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Intro and Group Pilates Sessions FAQ

Pilates Equipment Intro Session FAQ

Why is an intro session required?

All participants must complete at least one private session before enrolling in our monthly Pilates classes at the Apex Center. Our Pilates studio is equipped with equipment that is unique to the industry. During your intro session, you will learn how to use the various pieces of equipment safely and how to make the equipment changes throughout a typical class.

This private session is also time for you to review your goals with starting a Pilates program and any injuries or health concerns you might be navigating. The instructor will be able to provide you with modifications and guide you toward a group class that would be the best fit for you. In some circumstances, you and your instructor might also customize a plan to do a series of private sessions to prepare you better for a group class or even a combination of private and group classes to meet your goals.

How do I purchase my intro session?

You may contact Josh DeCraene at [email protected], 303.463.4242, to purchase your session over the phone or stop by the guest services desk at the main entrance of the Apex Center.

What do I bring to my intro session?

Bring your completed client information sheet, health intake form, and payment receipt for your session. You do not need to bring your own mat. We provide all of the equipment and props you will need.

Where is the Apex Center Pilates Studio?

The Apex Center Pilates Studio is located at 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80005. The studio is on the east end of the upper level, directly above the ice rink.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my intro session?

Please let your instructor know within a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule. This allows time for the instructor to fill your spot with another client.

What do I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. Pilates is a barefoot workout. We love to use our feet. If you prefer socks, please ensure they have sticky grips on the bottom to prevent sliding.

Should I do private sessions or join group classes after my intro session?

Group classes are intended for participants who are overall healthy and free of acute injuries. Many people enjoy the camaraderie of a group setting, and the energy is motivating. Group classes are focused on general health and movement for all participants instead of your specific needs. Often, our participants choose to do a series of 5 or 10 privates to help them get more comfortable with the equipment and improve their overall body condition before joining a group class.

Private sessions are ideal for people with chronic pain or specific therapeutic or fitness goals. This can range from post-rehab for injuries and surgeries, helping someone manage a neuromuscular condition such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, or even helping someone improve their golf swing.

Group Class FAQ

Once I have done my intro private session, how do I register for group classes online?

Registration for group classes opens at 8 am on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for the following month. You must complete your intro session and be cleared by your instructor before you attend group classes.

Register online at

I missed my group class, now what?

Apex Park and Recreation District does not offer make-up classes. Your spot in class was reserved for you and was thus unavailable for someone else to use. Your spot is non-refundable if you do not show up for your class.

I won’t be able to attend all of my group classes for the month that I register for. Should I still sign up?

If you are traveling or otherwise know that you won’t be able to make all of your classes, we recommend you sign up for single classes. After the first of the month, we take any spots that have not been reserved for the month and open them for single-class reservation. You must register for these single classes. Please do not drop in without a reservation.

To register for single classes, contact Josh DeCraene at [email protected], 303.463.4242.