FAQ

Why should I choose Core Reform?

You should choose Core Reform Pilates® because we are the best. At Core Reform, we work hard to deliver a positive experience each and every time a client visits the studio. We have two Newport Beach locations. We offer a robust class schedule in addition to private Pilates training. Our classes are fun! We try to keep things fresh and innovating. Our studio spaces are also amazing — bright with plenty of space between our machines (so you won’t touch your neighbor).

Tell me about your machines. What is special about them?

Our studios use Stott Pilates machines. We believe that Stott makes the best Pilates equipment. Their quality is excellent, and they are easy for customers to use. Clients of all fitness levels can easily adjust the foot bars and springs. With accessories like the CardioTramp, platform, and box, we can do thousands of exercises on our machines. Core Reform Pilates® also takes pride in the upkeep of our machines. We clean and inspect our machines regularly. 

What can I expect during my first Pilates class or Private session?

At your first Pilates class, you may feel like there is a lot to learn! You’ll learn about the Reformer as the instructor leads you through various exercise. Most students do just fine during their first class. If you feel like you need extra attention, please contact the studio to schedule a few introductory Private sessions. If you start with Private training, you can expect that your first few sessions will be introductory – we’ll show you the basic exercises and you’ll learn how your body responds. As you progress, we’ll add on. 

How much personal attention will I get in class?

This varies by location. Our Fashion Island classes are small group classes and there is opportunity for individual attention. We will try to learn your name and a little bit about you. Our Westcliff location is more geared towards Pilates fitness classes and an instructor’s ability to give individualized attention is limited. Corrections to form are generally spoken. For clients wanting extensive individualized attention, we always suggest private training.

Can I do Pilates & participate in other sports?

Yes, absolutely! Pilates is a whole body workout. Many people who do Pilates regularly find that their performance with other sports/activities is enhanced as they develop greater strength and body awareness through their Pilates practice. Pilates is an excellent compliment to any clients’ walking, running, swimming, biking, golf, or just about any other workout routine.

I am not sure if I need to take Privates before classes. How can I tell?

If you are not sure if you should take classes or privates, send us an email and ask us to give you a call. We can help you on the phone. If you’re still not sure, you can schedule either an introductory Private session or a 20 minute evaluation. Class students are expected to be able to keep up with the class flow and adjust their own Reformer springs & accessories. Clients with injuries are not always a good fit for group classes. 

What if I have an injury?

One of the most amazing things about Pilates is that it can be done by almost anyone, even those with injuries. That being said, some clients will find that an injury can make it difficult to keep up with a class and private training is a more ideal scenario. A good rule of thumb is that clients with any sort of injury should have a quick chat with us before signing up for a class. One of our trainers can help the client understand how their injury might impact their class experience. 

What if I’ve been doing Megaformer?

The Megaformer is similar, yet very different to the Pilates Reformer. Both machines offer a full body workout. Clients who have Megaformer experience will find it easy to drop into a Pilates class and keep up. Many (but not all) clients with Megaformer experience prefer our Sculpt and Burn.

What if a class is full?

If a class is full, you can use the waitlist to stand in line for a spot. If someone cancels when class is 12 or more hours away, then you’ll receive an email confirming your reservation. If class is less than 12 hours away, you can still add yourself to the waitlist to be informed of any cancellations. When class is less than 12 hours away, open spots are open on a first come, first serve basis.