FAQs

How often should I do Pilates or Gyrotonic®?

Training two to three times a week will provide maximum results.  If you consistently come once a week you will still see progress.  As with any workout, your best results are achieved through your commitment.  Our dedicated staff and the versatile Pilates and Gyrotonic programs will keep you wanting to exercise more!

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

Yes, all our sessions are by appointment only.  We keep our mat classes small, so we require reserving a spot in advance.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.  Clothing, such as those used for yoga, which allows you to bend, stretch, and breathe works best.  For men, we suggest long pants or shorts with long liners.  Socks are required.  We ask that you forgo perfume and heavily scented products for the comfort of others.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No, we provide all the necessary equipment, including mats.

How long is each session?

Each session is 55 minutes long from the scheduled start time. However, plan on an hour for scheduling and payment.

Where can I park?

Since we are located in the heart of downtown Montclair, there are several parking options. The N Willow lot is ‘behind’ us on Glenridge Ave and offers 1, 2 and 3 hour metered parking. The Crescent Deck is located off of S. Fullerton Ave behind Church St. and charges hourly. There is also street parking on Bloomfield Ave, Glenridge Ave, and Forest St. with metered and free parking for up to two hours, respectively. 

What is the difference between Pilates and Gyrotonic®, and which should I try?

Both methods focus on lengthening, strengthening, and coordination of breath and movement. The two methods differ in range of motion, repetitions, and teaching styles. The equipment is different as well. Pilates uses springs for resistance, while Gyrotonic® utilizes a weight and pulley system. However, the results are similar, and we recommend trying a few sessions of each to see what you like best. The two systems are complementary to one another, and many of our clients find that they attain maximum results using both.

Are the instructors trained to work with clients with injuries?

Yes!  Whether you have an ongoing condition or are in recovery, you can still participate in these methods.  Physicians often recommend Pilates as part of the rehabilitation process.  Our trainers can make modifications based on your individual injuries and limitations. We highly recommend taking a Private session before joining a group class in order to learn how to modify exercises appropriately for your condition.