14031 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
Check out the various classes we are currently offering.
Schedule your free initial consultation with our studio.
Reach out to our friendly office staff for more information.
Wear comfortable workout clothes that you feel ok sweating in. Keeping
your attire simple, at least at first, will help you figure out what works
best for you. One exception however, is fitness attire that is too loose.
Baggy is a problem in Pilates because it can be too revealing, and because
an instructor must be able to see your alignment and form. If you are
unsure about what to wear or about other standards at our studio, there
is nothing wrong with calling us or visiting the studio to find out what
other students wear. Soled footwear is not suitable for wear on the equipment
although you can wear grip socks if it is more comfortable for you. We
sell great grip socks. Bring a water bottle – we have water for you.
You will be building and toning your muscles and that muscle will continue
to burn calories, even after you have left class. Many of our classes
inject some cardio into them to help get your heart rate up and whittle
away pounds. Calories in, calories out – with proper diet and a
good mix of classes, you can definitely lose weight.
Absolutely! It was started by a fitness buff, Joseph Pilates, and it remains
a great workout for men. Our classes don’t have complex choreography
or dance moves – we keep it sporty and you’ll break a sweat.
Unlike some Pilates studios,
all of our instructors are trained and certified by STOTT PILATES® recognized
organizations. They each come with their own styles and we love the variety.
If you are brand new to Pilates, we require that you take advantage of
our free 30 minute combined consultation & instruction which is coupled
with a short Pilates session before jumping in to other classes. This
session allows the instructor and you to identify and discuss specific
health restraints that may exist and will enable you to additionally get
a hang of our style and familiarize yourself with our equipment. We think
a combination of a few Private sessions and a couple of basics is ideal
and your practice will benefit in the long run. Even if you have tons
of Mat classes under your belt, our free consultation and short Pilates
session is a must.
Our cancellation policy is 12 hours in advance for classes and 24 hours
in advance for Privates and Semi-Privates. If you don’t show up
or cancel with adequate notice, you will be billed for the class. We know
schedules can get crazy – try to remember to cancel the day ahead
so you aren’t billed.
Definitely hop on the wait list for a class – we’ll notify
you if a space opens up and you can decide then if you want to join us.
If the wait list is full and you really want in the class, stop by and
we’ll put you in if there is a last-minute no show. We do allow
clients who are signed up to join 10 minutes late so you may be “bumped”
if the signed-up client shows up (don’t worry you won’t pay
for the few minutes you got to work out).
Booking and scheduling classes on line is certainly available by
checking our class schedule here, or, you can get on the MindBody app on your smartphone and search for
Poway Pilates then add us to favorites. You can purchase or book sessions
here. We also love that you can add your scheduled instruction date and
time directly to your calendar.
We offer modifications to many exercises and encourage you to move at your
own pace. If you need to, take a little break during class, you will feel
comfortable doing it.
We ask you to take you take advantage of our free consultation and short
Pilates session before signing up for any of the classes. If you have
done Pilates mat classes before, then you are one step ahead, but you
still need to gain experience using the equipment. We want our classes
to be challenging for all levels, so we ask that people know the basics
before jumping into classes.
Please send us a note, call us or stop by to suggest times that work best
for your schedule and we’ll see if we can round up enough folks
to add a class in. Feel free to also put your own group of frinds, family
and coworkers together to
Yes, with up to 8 students in class, the instructors can suggest modifications
specifically to you. If you’ve done Pilates mat, yoga or gym classes
before, you’ll know that 8 students is an easily manageable number
class size. But if you have special needs or injuries, then we suggest
you take 1-on-1 (Private) sessions until you are comfortable modifying
exercises on your own.
Working out 4 to 5 times a week is ideal. Come a few times a week and mix
it up with a bike ride, swim or hike to keep your work outs interesting.
Joseph Pilates said: “In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference.
In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you’ll be on your
way to having a whole new body.” Of course, we would love to see
you every day!
Building your core can definitely help improve back issues. Many people
find Pilates is an excellent choice for preventing or managing back issues.
We’ll teach you how to fire up your core and gently use your back
muscles. We recommend a few 1-on-1s with a trainer before jumping into
classes if you have back problems. If you have major injuries 1-on-1’s
are advised and your doctor’s approval to exercise is requested.
Pilates is a great way to stay connected to your changing body, keep you
toned and prep you for delivery. After the first trimester, we recommend
Pre-natal Pilates classes or 1:1 Training. Our trainers understand what
exercises are safe to do how to modify exercises for each stage of pregnancy
and post delivery but always ask your doctor if it is ok.
For your own safety and as a courtesy to others, we do not allow people
to join the class who are more than 10 minutes late. We know schedules
can get harried, but please try to arrive to class on time.
You should show up at least 10 minutes early. We’ll have you fill
out a form and will show you around. And be prepared to have fun!
Minors aged 10 and up are welcome to attend class with parent or guardian.
Clients 16-17 years of age will require a New Client Waiver to be signed
by their parent or guardian.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the space for child care. We love having
little ones stop by to say “hi,” but we ask that children
do not stay there. This is for their safety and to ensure safe, fun workouts
for all by minimizing distraction for both trainers and clients.
We give you lots of time to ‘use ‘em or lose ‘em’.
Poway Pilates has a one to three month expiration depending on type of
purchase. Please enquire with your instructor which expiration time line
applies to your purchase.
For the most part we use Pilates equipment by STOTT® including reformers,
towers and springboards. We have selected the top-of-the-line models from
STOTT® and think you will enjoy the equipment as much as we do. A
small amount of equipment (MOTR’s) is from the Balanced Body brand
Let us know which classes you are interested in.