FAQ

We all have children so we understand how important Childcare is. Core body is the only Pilates studio in the area currently offering childcare. You can find the requirements and hours here.
1) SCHEDULING - Classes are booked through our online scheduling portal powered by MindBody. You can always try walking-in but without a paid reservation... we can't guaranty there will be a spot available for you. If you join the Wait List, the system will notify via email or text message that you have a reserved a spot in the class.
2) REFUNDS - All packages are nonrefundable... However, they are transferable 🙂
3) CANCELLATIONS - In order to avoid a late cancellation charge - You must cancel your class in the online booking system at least 8-HOURS in advance of a class if you cannot attend. When you Late Cancel (i.e. canceling online less than 8 hours in advance of a class you cannot attend) one class credit is deducted from your package, and no additional fee applies. If you No Show (i.e. failing to show up for any reserved class and failing to cancel online) you deduct one class credit & your account will be charged a $25 fee.
4) *Classes do not roll over month to month.
 
- For safety and sanitary reasons, we REQUIRE EVERYONE to wear socks — ideally non-slip tread socks. If you do not have any, we have them available for purchase at our studio. No tennis shoes are needed for class unless you want them for a CARDIO SLIDE CLASS.
- We have towels & water at the studio but if you would like to bring your own feel free to do so.
- Wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move in, much like you would for a yoga class, or to workout at the gym.
- Try to avoid wearing jewelry and/or strong perfumes.
- Your credit card will be on file, so no need to bring your wallet.
 
This depends on the individual. Listen to your body to find a routine that works for you. We recommend three sessions per week to see results while allowing your muscles to properly recover and repair.
Core body limits our reformer pilates classes to 8 people. Our group classes like mat pilates, barre, piyo, & yoga classes will be limited to 10 people. This is less than half of what other studios allow. We are committed to personalized attention and maintaining the safety and effectiveness of each session for our clients.
Our workout is designed to improve strength, flexibility and posture, to build lean muscle, and to keep the body mobile. While our sessions do include Pilates-inspired moves, we also incorporate exercises from other fitness disciplines. We do not focus on reps and sets; instead, we use continuous movements and combinations of muscle groups working to fatigue. Our energy-filled sessions, complete with music and detailed instruction, make working out fun, safe and completely addicting!
Unless you have injuries or restrictions private sessions are not necessary. Our workouts are specifically designed for group settings. You don’t need any previous Pilates, yoga or dance experience to attend a class, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be an all-star right off the bat. The first class is never your best class, and that’s okay. Just come give it a try and you'll love the results.
The combination of strengthening, cardiovascular and lengthening exercises develops long, lean muscles, improves posture, increases metabolism and adds flexibility to the spine. Pilates changes body composition (muscle to fat ratio). It attacks excess bulk in the hips and thighs and tightens the body’s core muscles for rock-hard abs. Our clients consistently report a significant loss of inches from attending three sessions per week.
PILATES is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core— the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, butt, and so on. For this reason, Pilates develops much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise. Pilates emphasizes correct form as well as going for the burn. With so many exercise variations and progressions, you may have a hard time getting bored! Pilates moves require you to engage virtually your whole body. At times, you may try to strengthen one muscle while stretching another. The moves take lots of concentration; you can’t simply go through the motions like you can on gym equipment. And then, for every move you think you’ve mastered, Pilates has another version that’s a little different and a little harder. Core Body Pilates is known for being a real, down-to-earth pilates studio. If you live in the Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek or Mesa area... we hope you'l come experience the East Valley's premiere pilates studio!