COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are Harvard and Fitchburg studios open?
A: As of 7/8/2020 the Harvard studio is open for small group classes and privates. Contact the office 978-772-2394 to schedule a private.
Q: What are the new COVID Policies & Procedures?
A: Here is a video …https://www.facebook.com/Bodylines-Pilates-Studio-126946208724
- Everyone enters the front door (community room)
- Mask must worn, NO EXCEPTIONS
- No admittance if traveled via airplane in the last 14 days or any signs of illness
- Arrive approx. 15 mins before class & be prepared to wait at a safe distance to enter the studio
- NO walk-ins, you must preregister as class size is limited to 5
- Instructors will not be tactiling
- Bring your own water
- Upon arrival, have temperature taken by instructor then proceed to self check-in stations (there are 2) (everyone MUST check in)
- Sanitize your hands
- Take a pen from the “New” bin
- Complete the “COVID” waiver/checklist & place pen in the “Used” bin
- Proceed into the Reformer studio
- Walk to the farthest station (Each station is outlined with blue tape)
- Each station will have a bucket for your belongings
- This is where you will take off your shoes, change into socks and wait for class to begin
- SOCKS must be worn, no exceptions.
- Upon completion of class or private
- Change back into your shoes
- Clean ALL equipment that was used – checklists are located at the front of the studio
- Cleaning supplies will be at each station
- Wipe down everything allowing the surfaces to remain wet
- Wipe down the bucket that your belongings were in
- Exit through the Reformer studio door where there is sanitizer for your hands
- No lingering in the studio, chatting with other clients can take place in the parking lot “social distancing
Q: Is Bodylines taking any other measures?
- NEW HVAC System installed which will increase the fresh air intake throughout.
- Additional HEPA Air filtration unit with UV light will be located in the reformer studio.
- When possible, front and back doors will be open for an increase in air flow.
Reformers & Towers have new vinyl straps that are easier to clean.
- The use of community coffee station, refrigerator and water dispenser will not be available for use until stated otherwise.
- Please refrain from gathering and socializing in community area, many chairs have been moved to discourage group socializing.
- Retail items- we have posted a sign stating that clients must ask staff for assistance. This is an effort to minimize touch points in the studio.
- Initially we will be a “prop less” studio. Therefore, if you are signed up for a ring/ball class you will be required to bring your own or purchase one.
- We will have props for sale.
- Stickies for the reformers will no longer be available. (These are really quite difficult to clean)You may purchase one for $5 or wear grip socks.
- Sponges will be provided but MUST stay in the ziploc bag and cleaned after use. New sponges are also for sale for $5.
- Our schedule will allow for ease of traffic flow and minimize how many clients are in the studio at one given time.
- Initially only the Harvard location is Open.
Virtual Studio FAQ's
Virtual Studio- Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will Bodylines be offering virtual classes?
A: As long as clients want virtual we will keep it going. At this point, it is unclear as to when we might re-open and in what capacity, so we plan on offering virtual classes for quite some time, perhaps indefinitely!
Q: What if I can’t make any of the class times?
A: Recordings are available for 24 hours. If you are on a virtual membership then you have access to an extensive library of ALL virtual recordings for as long as you maintain your virtual membership.
Q: What if another family member wants to take class with me?
A: On a virtual membership, have everyone in your house work out with you! They don’t need to be on a membership also. We would LOVE to see you spouse & children working out right next to you.
Q: Am I going to get enough out of it?
A: Clients are telling us that they are getting great workouts, a feeling of connection to the Bodylines community AND are more willing to try different classes because they can always rest when they need to and modify easily.
Q: Do I need equipment?
A: No equipment necessary for the Pilates Mat Classes. If you live in the area, we offer complimentary therabands (for pick up) if you want to take a Pilates theraband class. In Total Body Training (TBT) Classes- some weights may be used but bodyweight/theraband options are provided.
Q: What happens when the studio opens back up?
A: We will provide options for both in studio and virtual classes and we can adjust your account to adapt to whatever you prefer.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain. Professional dancers have known the benefits of Pilates for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Hollywood celebrities and supermodels use it to maintain beautiful physiques. Read more about our Mat Classes and our Equipment Classes.
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What is Barre?
Bodylines Barre is an intense total body workout that focuses on developing long, lean muscles, while improving posture and flexibility. The workout is composed of mostly body weight bearing exercises, combining elements of Pilates & Ballet, that push your muscles to fatigue. Each exercise is followed by stretching to develop a long, lean, dancer like physique. If you’re looking for a workout that burns fat, lifts your seat, & tones your thighs, abs and arms then Barre is for you!
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What is TRX?
Bodylines offers TRX classes with the precision and core control pilates emphasizes. The TRX is a suspension training system using your own body weight to build strength, power, flexibility, balance, and mobility. TRX combined with Bodylines Pilates expertise completes the workout making it safe and effective. Pilates principles are the foundation of every class: precision, control, breath, centering, concentration, and flow. Each workout gives you a full body workout while maintaining alignment with proper form using core engagement. Perfect for all fitness levels and particularly athletes.
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How do I get started?
We have a membership coordinator that is dedicated to assisting you find the right starting program or package that makes sense for your goals.
Call: 978.772.2394 to schedule an initial consultation for our programs.
What should I wear?
What you wear is based on personal preference. At Bodylines, we like to see how your body moves when we are teaching you. Therefore, wearing clothing that is somewhat form fitting will help us to see your alignment and adjust you so you have ideal form to maximize the workout.
What do I wear on my feet?
For the pilates classes we have a sock policy. For Barre, TRX and other combination classes we request that you wear clean sneakers for class. Wet and dusty sneakers make the floor
slippery and hazardous for you and others.
How long does it take to get results?
Like any fitness program. The more frequently you participate, the quicker the results. Clients that participate in Bodylines programs 3+/wk will quickly notice some changes in a 1-2 months. Typically around 30 sessions is when clients see their body start to transform. Although, within 5 sessions they already have noticed improved posture, breathing, abdominal engagement & body awareness.
What is the difference between yoga and pilates?
Although they are both, “mind-body” forms of movement. We find they differ in their movement and their approach to mindfulness. Yoga tends to focus on the lengthening of muscles and the mobility through holding poses and deepening into a movement. Pilates focus is on core strength while finding length and opposition. This creates a strong center in which to move from.
What is the difference between Bodylines and other health clubs or fitness programs?
At Bodylines we focus on the WHOLE body. Every class is designed to compliment the others — creating long & lean muscles, injury free. Read more about our programs and how they will change your body, and change your life.
I have a current injury, how should I begin at Bodylines?
With any current or previous injury we encourage you to start with a private lesson. Finding the proper form and alignment can make ALL the difference.
I have a bad back, will this help with that?
Pilates is notorious for healing back pain. The core strengthening will alleviate back pain. Many clients have experienced improvement or dissipation of pain in backs, hips, knees, and neck.
I just had surgery can I participate in your program?
Bodylines has a licensed Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant on staff that specializes in post-rehab recovery. Karen Luchini, P.T. and Kelley O’Conner P.T.A. offer private lessons and rehab based classes. For more specific information, email us with your questions, concerns, and aspirations.
Can I attend classes at both locations?
Yes! We encourage you to try both locations to capture the full Bodylines experience.