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  • What is Pilates?
    Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening and lengthening the muscles through controlled movements, emphasizing proper breathing, posture, and alignment. It is designed to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength while reducing stress and tension in the body.
  • How is pilates different from other forms of exercise?
    Pilates is a unique exercise method that focuses on the body as a whole. Unlike other workouts, it is non-impact and safe, with practitioners typically lying on their back, side, or kneeling on the floor during exercises. Pilates emphasizes symmetrical, even movement to ensure that one side of the body is not overworked.
  • How will pilates benefit me?
    If you're looking to improve your overall fitness and strengthen your core muscles, Pilates can be a great option. Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that focuses on using your body as a whole and moving from your powerhouse, or core. It can help improve your posture, increase flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury. Pilates is also great for building strength and toning muscles without adding bulk. Whether you're new to exercise or a seasoned athlete, Pilates can be tailored to meet your individual needs and fitness goals.
  • Is pilates a cardiovascular workout?
    At first, Pilates may seem slow-paced as you learn the movements and techniques. However, once you become more familiar with the workout, it can become aerobic and provide a cardiovascular benefit. Advanced Pilates routines on equipment can be more physically demanding and increase heart rate. While achieving a cardiovascular benefit requires effort and dedication, Pilates has the potential to provide this type of workout.
  • What should I look for in a pilates instructor?
    When looking for a Pilates instructor, it's important to find someone who is certified by a reputable Pilates organization, has experience working with clients of different levels and needs, is knowledgeable about anatomy and injury prevention, and is able to tailor sessions to your specific goals and needs. Good communication skills, a positive attitude, and a passion for teaching Pilates are also important qualities to look for in an instructor.
  • How often should I do pilates?
    While it is possible to practice Pilates every day, it's recommended to have at least one day of rest in between sessions to allow your muscles to recover. However, the frequency of Pilates practice largely depends on your personal fitness goals and overall physical condition. Joseph Pilates' recommendation was of practicing three times a week.
  • How can beginners get the most benefit from pilates?
    Consistency is key when starting Pilates, so try it a few times in succession and make it a regular part of your routine. Use it as a reward or break from a hectic day and be sure to concentrate and listen to your body for a better workout. Arrive mentally and physically to each session, being present is crucial for optimal mind-body benefits.
  • Is Pilates good for the respiratory system, post-COVID?
    Yes. Pilates is great for improving your respiratory system post-COVID because Pilates exercises focus on breathing techniques and control to strengthen respiratory muscles and increase lung capacity. Pilatesaigon offers a variety of classes, including specialized breathing-focused ones, led by our experienced instructors. Pilates also reduces stress and anxiety, improves posture, strength, and flexibility. Try our classes for a safe and effective way to recover and improve your respiratory health.
  • Can I practice Pilates during pregnancy?
    Yes, not only is Pilates good to practice during pregnancy but it is generally recommended because it can help improve strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and alleviate common discomforts. However, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider and work with a certified Pilates instructor who has experience working with pregnant women, to ensure that the exercises are safe and appropriate for your individual needs. At Pilatesaigon, we offer prenatal Pilates sessions with our certified instructors who can guide you through safe and effective exercises tailored to your changing body.
  • How long are the classes?
    All classes and sessions last 55 minutes with 5 minutes to spare to allow for cleaning up, future scheduling and/or payment. All classes start on time. Please arrive early to prepare for class. It is up to the instructor to allow admittance if you are more than 10 minutes later for a group class as you may have missed the warm up.
  • Is there a schedule?
    Yes, all our group classes are shown on the website. Please visit our classes page to view the full and updated schedule.
  • How many people are in a Pilates class?
    At Pilatesaigon, each class has a maximum of 5 people, which allows for personalized attention and guidance from our experienced instructors. This means that you can receive tailored feedback on your form and technique to ensure that you are getting the most out of your workout. The small class size also allows for a more intimate and supportive environment, fostering a sense of community and accountability.
  • Do I need to book classes in advance?
    Yes, we recommend booking classes in advance at Pilatesaigon to ensure availability and that you get the program you desire. Due to the popularity of our classes, we cannot guarantee availability for walk-ins. We advise booking your classes at least 12 hours in advance to secure your spot and help us prepare the adequate program to meet your needs. Booking in advance is easy and convenient with our online scheduling system.
  • Do you offer Private sessions?
    Yes, we offer private sessions at Pilatesaigon. Our expert instructors provide personalized attention to help you achieve your fitness goals and cater to your individual needs. Whether you're a beginner looking to build a strong foundation, or an experienced practitioner seeking to deepen your practice, our private sessions offer a customized experience to suit your unique needs. Our private sessions can be booked individually or as part of a package, and we offer flexible scheduling options to fit your busy lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about how our private sessions can help you reach your fitness goals.
  • What should I wear for a Pilates class?
    For a Pilates class, it is recommended to wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely. Avoid clothes that are too loose or baggy, as they may get in the way or shift during exercises. Pilates is generally practiced barefoot or socks with a non-slip sole. If you have long hair we recommend tighteing it up for better comfort when laying on the floor.
  • Where are you located?
    Pilatesaigon is located on the 2nd floor of the Intercontinental Saigon Residences - Nguyen Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • What other benefits does Pilatesaigon provide?
    At Pilatesaigon, we offer a range of benefits to our clients that go beyond just the classes. Here are some of the additional benefits that you can enjoy when you choose to work out with us: Changing room & Locker: We provide comfortable changing rooms with secure lockers to store your personal belongings while you work out. Fred Parking: We offer convenient parking options for our clients with scooters or cars, with 4 hours of parking available at the Intercontinental Saigon Residences basement B3, gate Le Van Huu street, District 1, HCMC. Sauna, Shower, Towel: After your Pilates class, take advantage of the sauna and shower facilities to relax and refresh. Fresh towels are provided for your convenience, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own.
  • What methods of payment are accepted?
    At Pilatesaigon, we accept the following payment methods: Visa or Mastercard via our POS, bank transfer or other e-transfer, and cash. For bank transfers, please make a payment to: A4 Movement Co. Ltd MB Bank Acc. 06811 2324 2526 Reference: (your name, and class or package)
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    To ensure smooth scheduling of classes and appointments, please inform the studio in writing at least 12 hours prior to the scheduled time. This helps us notify instructors and clients on the waiting list. In the event of cancellations made after the stipulated time or no-shows, the full charge of the service will be levied. However, in the unlikely event of last-minute instructor illness or emergency, we will make every effort to arrange for a replacement instructor or inform you of class cancellation. If a class is cancelled at the last minute, no charges will apply.
  • Do you offer any packages and do they have an expiration date?
    Yes, we do offer packages for both Group and Private classes at Pilatesaigon. Our packages are designed to provide flexibility and affordability to our clients. We have three packages available: 5 CLASSES PASS - validity 2 months 10 CLASSES PASS - validity 3 months 20 CLASSES PASS - validity 6 months It is important to note that our packages start from the purchased date and do not accumulate. Additionally, we automatically extend packages during national Vietnamese holidays to ensure our clients get the most out of their investment. So whether you are looking for a quick workout fix or a longer-term fitness solution, Pilatesaigon has a package that fits your needs.
  • How much do classes and packages cost at Pilatesaigon?
    The prices of classes and packages at Pilatesaigon as of March 2023 are as follows. Group class matwork: VND 330,000 per single sesson Group class reformer: VND 600,000 per single session Private sesson: VND 1,200,000 per single session. Group Matwork - 5 CLASSES PASS - VND 1,650,000 - 10 CLASSES PASS VND 3,300,000 - 20 CLASSES PASS VND 6,600,000 Group Reformer - 5 CLASSES PASS - VND 3,000,000 - 10 CLASSES PASS VND 6,000,000 - 20 CLASSES PASS VND 12,000,000 Private Session - 5 CLASSES PASS - VND 6,000,000 - 10 CLASSES PASS VND 12,000,000 - 20 CLASSES PASS VND 24,000,000 During the year, we run promotions several times where you can save up to 20% so don't hesitate to contact us. We reserve the right to change the prices at any time. Please contact our Admin to get updated pricing.
  • Can I transfer or get a refund of a class package?
    Unfortunately, all sales are final and we do not allow the transfer of packages. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please keep in mind that our policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency for all of our customers. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing you with a great class experience.
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