HONE YOUR MIND. TONE YOUR BODY.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
We recommend wearing athletic wear (think yoga or dancewear) that you can get comfortable and move in.
Grip socks are required in the studio to prevent injuries and help you get the most out of all the precise, controlled movements.
If you have your own, bring ‘em – otherwise, we sell them.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
You’re gonna sweat, so bring water to stay hydrated. Come in your favourite workout gear and don't forget those grip socks! We provide everything else.
HOW FIT DO I HAVE TO BE?
As with anything in life, steady progress builds momentum and strength over time - through experience, not overexertion.
We’re proud to offer a welcoming, non-judgmental fitness environment, to participate within your own expanding limits and most importantly - always listen to your body.
Our certified instructors are here to help you along your Pilates journey. There are many modifications for each movement because everyone has to start somewhere. And wherever you’re at, is exactly where you’re supposed to be.
Nobody walks into the studio a pro, part of the fulfilment is in tracking your progress and witnessing real change over time.
it’s my first time. what should i expect?
For your first class, try to arrive 15 minutes early. When you arrive at the studio, let the front desk staff know that it's your first time so they can get you set-up. They’ll show you to our free, secure lockers where you’re welcome to safely store your personal items during class. They will give you a tour of the studio to see what other services are available in the Pilates System at Kiva Pilates.
To set up your work station, you’ll choose a REFORMER or a mat from the wall and set it in front of a KIVA STRONG BAR station depending on your class of choice.
Pilates posture, neutral spine, abdominals in and up– what does it all mean? Don’t stress over the terminology, everything will be well explained and demonstrated by your KIVA instructor during the class. We promise you'll pick it up in no time! Have questions? PLEASE ASK!!
Back pain? Recovering from surgery? Pregnant? Be sure to inform your instructor of any injuries or ailments before class begins. We encourage you to ask questions and receive modifications from our very knowledgeable teachers.
You’re now ready to take on your first Pilates equipment class – be prepared to rise to the challenge, discover new things about your body and have a ton of fun!
Remember, Pilates is absolutely suitable for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. PILATES IS FOR EVERYBODY!