There are two ways to get started at LIFT Pilates; by scheduling a private or duet appointment or by attending a group mat class (although we almost always recommend private sessions first whenever possible because it’s really the details which are so important in Pilates, and private sessions ensure a firm foundation—kind of like learning to add and subtract before attempting algebra!). FIND AN APPOINTMENT
Our Pilates Mat classes are “mixed level” and are for average healthy adults who have had some movement experience, such as group exercise, dance or yoga.
Our Reformer classes require that you do a set of private or duet sessions first. Because our classes are ongoing, you need to be able to assimilate into the group. We have found that it takes between five and ten private/duet sessions to get you ready for group reformer classes. If you have been doing Pilates at another studio, you may be able to skip the private sessions. Call or email us and we will give you a free evaluation.
Yes. You are welcome at any time to observe any of our classes before joining. Just let the instructor know that you are there to observe a class.
If you are new to Pilates and are unable to do a private session, we recommend that you try one of our Mat classes. Let your instructor know your experience level and she will tell which student to watch for visual cues. Watching an experienced Pilates student will give you the visual cues you need and will allow the instructor to give tactile cues and individual attention to you and others and still keep the class flowing. Our current Group Class Schedule is posted online.
Please don’t hesitate to email or call Laura if you have any further questions. We are always happy to talk to you about Pilates, it’s what we do!
FIND AND APPOINTMENT Click on the link then click on “Sign Up” (located in the upper right hand corner of the page) and you will be prompted to create an account for yourself, then you may request an appointment.
To request a private or duet appointment, go to the “Appointments” tab and search for an appointment time. Request the appointment, and then look for an email (within 24 hours) either confirming or denying your appointment request. If you would rather, please call the studio at (530) 753.4579 or send Laura an email to schedule your appointment.
A strong foundation is key to your success, and in your first private or duet Pilates session we thoroughly cover all the STOTT PILATES basics: These five biomechanical principles (5 Basic Principles) raise awareness of how the body moves and ensures focus on precision and control so that you can realize the full benefits of your exercise program.
During your session, we listen to you to find out what you want from Pilates, and help you to identify and clarify your goals. We assess your posture, and then make recommendations based on our findings and your goals.
From our website, click on “CLASS SCHEDULE," which is located in the upper right hand corner of the page. This takes you to our online scheduler and payment system, mindbodyonline.com. If you do not have an account, click on “Sign Up” (located in the upper right hand corner) and you will be prompted to create an account for yourself.
To reserve a class, go to the “Classes” tab, choose the class you would like to attend and click on “Sign Up Now”. If you need to pay, the system will prompt you to pay by credit card; if you prefer you may pay by check or cash when you arrive. If you have classes on file, but the system is asking you to pay, please choose the option "register as unpaid."
If a class is full, you will be “waitlisted”. You will get an email confirmation ONLY if you clear the waitlist.
Please go online to cancel your appointment or class at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel within the 24 hour window, we will charge you for the class or appointment. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
The answer varies for each individual. Many of our clients come in two to five times a week, and some of our clients come in weekly to supplement other athletic training such as free weights, running, soccer, skiing, swimming, etc. The true answer is that Pilates has a place in everyone’s life, and we will help you to figure out how it fits into yours.
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes. They may be semi-loose fitting but not baggy or bulky. Keep in mind that the more we can see of your body, the better we can correct your form. Many women choose athletic type tank tops and a legging type bottom. We recommend that men wear "sliders" which are tight fitting athletic shorts and are worn under regular shorts. You don’t need shoes or socks.
Some of our clients have environmental allergies, so we request that you do not use fragrances while in our studio (thank you!).
We have water and paper cups, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water container to reduce the landfill.
There is FREE parking in front of our studio.
If you’re a pedal pusher, you will be happy to know that there are bike racks near the studio!
LIFT Pilates | 803 2nd Street, Suite C-1 | Davis, CA 95616 | Tel: 530.753.4579