NEW STUDENTS

If you're new to the Pilates method, or just new to our studio, here's what you need to know:

What can I expect from classes and private sessions?

Instruction at Rooted Pilates integrates movement, breath, and awareness to develop a stronger, more flexible, and more balanced body. Each body is unique and we're all working towards achieving our own unique goals. Expect your teacher to encourage you to explore your individual movement, challenge yourself, and leave with some homework for your time away from the studio.

I’m brand new. Where do I start?

If you’re looking to join a group class, we recommend getting started with our Movement Principles class where you’ll get a general introduction to the Pilates method and a good overview of the foundational movements and exercises. If you’re coming to Pilates during or after pregnancy, our Prenatal + Postpartum class is your best bet to get started safely.

For students starting Pilates post-injury or with a condition that may require special attention, or if you just want a personalized introduction, private instruction is always a great place to start. Request a session here.

How do I join a group apparatus sessions?

Prior to joining our Group Studio sessions, students must complete at least three (3) Private sessions and two (2) Movement Principles classes with us. See our schedule to register for a Movement Principles class and request a private session here.

What should I wear?

We'd suggest showing up in a t-shirt or tank with either yoga (ahem, Pilates) pants, long shorts, or joggers. You'll feel best if your clothes allow you to move freely, without them being too baggy. You'll leave your shoes in cubbies at the front of the studio and are welcome to wear socks or go barefoot.

What's transportation and parking like?

Our students walk, bike, and ride to the studio! We're located between the Eastern Market and Potomac Ave Metro stations on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines. If you're driving, there is metered parking on 11th Street and 2-hour non-resident parking in the surrounding neighborhood. 

What else should I bring?

We provide Pilates mats free of charge and filtered water. You are, of course, always welcomed to bring your own, but no need. You may also bring your completed new student form to your first session (downloadable below) or arrive a few minutes early to complete it in-studio.