Thank you so much for your interest and support of C.O.R.E. Our goal is to be the most comprehensive Pilates studio in Greenville, offering both Classical and Contemporary modalities to target what works best for you and your personal goals. Please see below for answers to many of our Frequently Asked Questions.
I’m new - what should I expect?
A welcoming environment where the goal is for you to learn, grow, and have fun, all while being safe. Here at C.O.R.E. we focus on building a community of supportive and encouraging clients, who help one another on their Pilates journey.
What class should I take if I have no Pilates experience?
Depending on how you want to invest in yourself, you can either attend Laura’s “Beginner - Reformer Pilates 101” Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM or Jasmyn’s “Level 1 Classical Flow” Wednesday mornings at 8AM.
You can also choose to take a private lesson with any of our qualified instructors to work specifically for any injuries or physical limitations you may have until you are ready for a group equipment class.
We have two new client specials: a first-time single class for $25 and a new client 3 pack for $75.
What should I bring to my first class?
- Grippy socks are required for all C.O.R.E. Pilates classes. Grippy socks are sold at the front desk in various sizes.
- Open-mindedness and confidence!
What should I wear?
Whatever you typically feel most comfortable working out in - C.O.R.E. is a no judgment zone!
What’s your cancellation policy?
We understand that things come up and plans change. If you can’t make it to class, we ask that you cancel your booking at least 12 hours before the start of class for any group equipment classes, and 24 hours for private lessons. This makes way for other on the waitlist to be able to adjust plans and attend class.
If a late cancellation is made outside of the timeframe, or the booking results in a no-show, it will result in a loss of one class credit from the existing package on file, or a $20 fee charged to clients with unlimited memberships.
When should I arrive to class?
We recommend arriving to class 5-10 minutes before the start of class. This ensures you are ready to-go and can speak to your instructor about any injuries or Pilates experience!
What if I’m running late?
We have a 10 minute late policy. We understand traffic and unexpected delays, but the least amount of class distractions, the better!
How long do the packages last?
All package options are valid for 6 months from purchase.
How far in advance can I sign up?
6 weeks in advance
What’s included in the unlimited pricing?
Monthly unlimited memberships include all Group Reformer classes, Pilates Chair Classes, and Mat-Tower classes. The memberships also include a very select few Small Group Classical Equipment Classes (Reformer and Mat-Tower). All monthly memberships also include a bring a friend pass each month for free.
How long is the commitment for the monthly membership?
The month to month membership is $250/month, only charged one month at a time. With a 6 month commitment, the rate is $225/month, and will be auto charged to your account on the same date each month.
Do you offer Aerial Yoga?
Yes! All aerial classes are limited to 6 people per class, and are not included in any of the equipment packages. A separate Aerial Yoga package must be purchased. See more info HERE about Aerial Yoga.
What is the difference in Classical and Contemporary reformers?
Classical reformers have a few very distinct features. Some of which include: leather straps and handles that sit lower than contemporary ropes and risers, the springs are all the same weight resistance (no color coding here...) and most importantly, you need to use your body and core a lot more to get the carriage to fully close. Unlike contemporary reformers that have evolved to keep safety first in larger group classes, the classical foot-bar does not lock down, and is meant to move up and down during transitions, for efficiency and flow. Many people note that classical reformers may feel “harder” than contemporary machines found in group studios. This is because the classical carriage rolls on wheels that are “grittier,” like sand paper, which requires engaging much deeper core muscles in order to close the carriage. For more info on differences between Classical and Contemporary Pilates, READ HERE
What is a Mat-Tower?
The Mat-Tower conversion unit is a piece of classical Pilates apparatus created by Joseph Pilates that transforms and converts the Reformer into a completely different piece of equipment. It was designed to help deepen and engage muscles in order to better work through all exercises across the Pilates system. The Mat can be used by itself for classic Mat exercises such as the Hundred and the Stomach Series, and the Tower adds the challenge of leg and arm springs, adding resistance and support to mat exercises such as the Rollup and Saw. When you sign up for a Mat-Tower class, you can expect to work at least half of the class on this equipment. Some instructors may choose to incorporate Reformer exercises as well, but the majority of the class, if not all of it, will utilize the Tower. Tower units have been added to all the Reformers downstairs, and the Classical Reformers upstairs also have Tower attachments.
Is Mat-Tower on the Reformer?
Yes! The reformer converts into the “Mat-tower” by removing all the springs, sliding the carriage to the back of the frame, and placing a large, stable mat in the open space from the center of the frame to the foot-bar. It’s like a transformer!
What’s the difference in Mat-Tower class and Small Group Mat-Tower Class?
“Mat-Tower” classes take place downstairs in the group reformer room, and hold 8 people. “Small Group Mat-Tower” classes take place upstairs on the classical equipment, and these classes are limited to 3 people.
What is that other stuff upstairs?
We also have a Ladder Barrel, High Chair, Spine Corrector, and Small Barrel, which are all classical Pilates apparatus mostly used during private lessons and typically for very specific client needs. Book a private lesson to try them all out!
Where do private lessons take place?
We utilize all the equipment in the studio for private lessons, but also have a separate room for lessons on the reformer and Cadillac. Don’t want to come by yourself? Bring your friends to a private duet or group of three! We now have room to accommodate small private groups!
Thank you so much for your interest, and for your support of our small, local business. We are so honored to further offer our love of Pilates and Mindful Movement to the Greenville community. Please reach out by email or call the studio at 864-923-5974 if you have any additional questions. We look forward to growing strong together!
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