Studio FAQs - Old School Pilates

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be flexible or strong to do pilates?

Of course not! Pilates is for everyone. Pilates helps to balance the body to help you gain strength and flexibility. These will increase naturally the more you practice!

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates (1880 – 1967). It has proven to be tried, true and effective over the past 80 years. Influenced by both eastern and western practices, Pilates involved a sequence of corrective exercises performed on various pieces equipment with focus on a strong center and proper use of breath.

Pilates connects the mind and body and is incredibly safe and effective for all. When practiced consistently and correctly it will correct imbalances, postural alignment, improve strength, flexibility and overall well-being.

Do I have to become a member to come to Old School Pilates?

Nope! Membership is just one of the many ways you can get involved at Old School Pilates. Check out our What We Do page to learn more.

What is your “Civil Servant Discount Program”?

All civil servants with valid identification will receive 20% off all sessions and services at Old School Pilates. (Civil Servants: Full-time students, full-time teachers, firemen, policeman, military personnel, peace corps, and other government workers with verification.)

What are our Studio Policies?

All packages expire in 90 days.

Students must be cleared before taking class. You must take at least 1 private session or have prior approval from the studio. Please be sure to not book a group class until after you have taken a Private Lesson. We reserve the right to turn you away from a group class, if this prerequisite has not been met. For more information, please email us at .

All sales are final. We accept cash, credit card, bank transfers and checks as payment for services. Services are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. All services must be used within the assigned expiration date so please note expiration dates prior to your purchase.

We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. All sessions cancelled within 24 hours will be lost.

As a small studio, cash and check are preferred. Card payments made in studio will be charged Squares  3% processing fee.

A standard waiver and client information form must be completed before taking your first session. All packages are non-refundable, however transfers may be requested.

Group Equipment Classes are limited to 4 students on a first come first serve basis. You must sign up for class in advance in order to secure your spot.

Auto renewal of packages and memberships are charged on the 1st of the month . You must give one months notice to cancel.

Old School Pilates is committed to providing an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, subcontractors, and vendors.  We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive environment for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category.  We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any of our classes, retreats, workshops or other activities. We take violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.

Old School Pilates does not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct may include offensive and unwelcome sexual comments and offensive and unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature.  We have adopted these guidelines which provide principles for the type of conduct that we expect at Old School Pilates

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination or actions of any person who have violated our Ethical Guidelines, please immediately inform the owner of Old School Pilates, Daniela Caesar-Roden, by filling out the form below and/or emailing it directly to Daniela.

Old School Pilates will investigate every report  promptly and impartially.  The parties who are involved in the complaint will be informed of the results of the investigation. If Old School Pilates finds that its policies or Ethical Guidelines have  been violated, it will take appropriate action, up to and including discharge of offending employees and/or similarly appropriate action towards offending contractors or clients.

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