FAQ

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Why is it called Speakeasy Pilates? (Weird name for a Pilates studio.)

A

Because the studio is housed in a former gambling den in the way back of Center of Gravity Yoga Studio. 

Q

What kind of safety precautions are in place due to Covid?

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Only three individuals are ever in the nearly 1,000 square foot studio at a time so tight quarters and close proximity are not an issue. Reformers are spaced more than 6 feet apart. Classes are performed in masks (clients and instructor). Equipment and props are disinfected between each use. We ask that clients stay home if they show signs of fever, cold or flu. This includes the instructor.

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What type of Reformer classes does The Speakeasy offer?

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Right now, we offer three different Reformer classes, all of which are booked as Duets (Private sessions are a separate thing).

Q

I have never done Reformer, should I take a Private session first?

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Private Sessions are recommended since it’s truly the best way to learn Pilates equipment specific to your own body, but we understand Privates are not in everyone’s budget. Fundamental Reformer classes, booked as a Duet, are a perfectly acceptable substitute. The class is taught at a slower pace and focuses on the basics. 

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What if advanced students book the Fundamental Reformer class?

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If both duet partners are advanced, then the class can be taught at the advanced level. If only one of the partners is advanced, the class is still taught at the beginner level. 

Q

I don’t understand how to book classes online. Can you help me?

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Allow me to hold your hand, my child. Basically, if you want to book a Private Session, email the studio at speakeasypilates@gmail.com and write “I would like to book a Private” [or 4 or 8 Privates] in the subject line and someone will get back to you pronto. If you want to book a Duet, you do it through Mind Body. If you're having trouble booking, you can email the studio and we can provide assistance.

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What kind of equipment does The Speakeasy use?

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Only the best! Right now, we have two heavy duty steel and leather Stott Pilates Reformers equipped with Towers, one Stott Pilates Chair (soon to be two), two Jump Boards with Cross Bows and a variety of smaller props: Boxes, Platform Extenders, dowels, Toney-bands for the wrists and ankles, hand weights, fitness circles and resistance bands, not to mention a great sound system.

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Do I have to be flexible or already in shape to do Reformer?

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Nope. You can be a professional chair sitter and reap major benefits from the Reformer. Our Foundational Reformer classes are designed specifically for this type of client. 

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What should I wear?

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Yoga pants, sweat pants or biking shorts. Regular shorts are not recommended. Grip socks, regular socks or no socks for the feet. No dirty socks or dirty feet, please!

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How often should I do Reformer?

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In an ideal world, three times a week is the sweet spot. In the real world, once a week can be a fantastic complement to other types of fitness you may do (yoga, running, golfing, dancing, walking, boxing, etc).

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What’s your late policy?

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Classes begin and end on time regardless of the time the client arrives. 

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What is your cancellation policy?

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We try to be accommodating because we understand that life can get in the way of working out, but we ask that clients cancel a minimum of 12 hours beforehand to avoid being charged in full for the class.

Q

Why are classes 50 minutes, not an hour?

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We need time to set up and clean for the next session, and we find that most clients are wiped out after 50 minutes anyway.

Q

Can I get a refund on my purchase or share a package with a friend?

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No, sorry, all sales final—no refunds, exchanges or transfers.

Q

What do I do if my package of classes expired before I was able to use them all? 

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The unused balance transfers to the Drop-In rate ($60 for a Private, $36 for a Duet) and can be used only by the person who purchased it (no transfer or exchanges, see above). Any remaining balance owed to the studio has to be settled prior to taking the Drop-In class. Such transfers are scheduled through the studio directly, not Mindbody.