Studio Etiquette

What do I wear?
Please wear clean and comfortable athletic wear that you can move freely in. For women, sweatpants or leggings and a fitted comfortable top. For men, sweatpants or workout shorts and a t-shirt. Please refrain from wearing overly potent perfumes and oils as they can be distracting to the experience of other clients in our intimate space.

Do I have to wear socks?
Socks are not necessary. If you prefer to wear them, socks with a sticky bottom like Toesox are recommended.

Where do I park?
The studio is located in the Bank of the West shopping center in El Cerrito with ample parking spaces available free of cost.

What time should I arrive for class or a session?
If you are new, please come 10 minutes early to fill out necessary paperwork and get acquainted with the studio. All other clients should arrive to class 3-5 minutes before the start of the session to take off shoes and get settled in.

How long are classes, privates, FST?
Classes and privates are 50 minutes in length. FST is 55 minutes in length.

Can I bring my child?
No - Unfortunately we do not provide childcare.

Do you have showers?
We do not have showers located in the studio, but we do have a large bathroom with select amenities to help you freshen up.

Do you have lockers?
We provide cubbies for you to store your items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

How can I create and account and book online?

We use the MINDBODY booking system. You can download and book either via the MINDBODY App for iPhone and Android, or through the 'Schedule' link on our website (which links to the MINDBODY system). Once you’re logged in you can make purchases, book, waitlist, reschedule or cancel your classes as well as view your account details, schedule, and history.


Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

How should I prepare for my FST session?
Please come as hydrated as possible. Consuming at least half of your weight in ounces of water per day is necessary to keep your joints lubricated. Drinking water or consuming water with electrolytes before a session will help enhance the results of the session.

What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes, i.e, t-shirt and sweatpants or leggings. If you are coming from a workout please change into a fresh set of clothes. Our therapists should be able to move your legs and your arms without restriction.

Do you use lotions or oils?
No oils or lotions are used during the session.

What should I do after my sessions?
You can go about your normal day after a session, but we recommend drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins, similar to recommendations after a massage. Rest is also beneficial, but not necessary after an FST session.

Can I workout right before or right after my session?
You can workout before or after an FST session. Our recommendation is to work out first then stretch after.

Is FST painful?
Your stretch session should be pain-free. There will be moments during the session where you will feel a deep stretch, but it should not be painful. Please notify your therapist if you are feeling any pain throughout the session.


On Your Movement Practice

What do I need to do to prepare for classes or sessions?
Hydration is key to daily life, but especially prior to taking an exercise class or having Fascial Stretch Therapy. Please come to class hydrated and ready to move. Please silence cell phones.

What if I have never done Pilates before?
If you have never done Pilates we recommend you schedule a private session first. This is the best way to ensure you understand how to use the equipment as well as get tailored information regarding alignment, movement and form. If you prefer to go straight into class, it is required that you join a beginner class first.

What if I have an injury?
If you have an existing injury or a past injury that still bothers you or flares up regularly please inform us of the details by sending an email to hello@movewithstudio.com or call us at: 510-232-4885. We will do our best to accommodate you in classes, but it may be recommended that you come in for a private session first.

What if I am pregnant?
If you are pregnant and new to the studio we require a doctor’s clearance before you join classes or sessions, and recommend that you start with private sessions first. Those who have been coming to Pilates at Move With Studio can continue on with their regular sessions and should ask instructors for modifications through the different stages of the pregnancy. It is recommended that private sessions be supplemented so that you get tailored instruction through each trimester.

How often should I come to Pilates?
3 times per week is the ideal recommendation to see the best results in the shortest amount of time. If you are adding Pilates into an already existing exercise regimen 1-2 times per week is also effective. If you are only doing Pilates we also recommend adding in any form of cardiovascular exercise such as walking, running spinning.

Studio Policies


Class cancellations at Move With Studio require at least a 12-hour notice in order for the class to be early canceled and remain in the client’s account. Class canceled within the 12-hour period will be considered a late cancel and clients will lose their class.

All cancellations of private, duet, and Fascial Stretch Therapy appointments require a notice of 24-hours in order for the session to be saved and remain in the client’s account. Anything under 24-hours will result in a loss of the session.


1 class per day, 30 days. Add on classes are $25. . Auto renewal memberships are required a minimum of 3 months. Pauses can be made on Unlimited accounts if clients are gone for over 5 days three times a year. must email hello@movewithstudio.com about exact travel dates. 


All sales are final and we do not offer refunds for class packages or private sessions. Please be aware of expiration dates on all purchases as they may vary depending on the type of package, class, or session that is purchased.

Waitlist Policy

There are 4 spots on the waitlist. Adding your name to the waitlist provides you a great opportunity to get into class! We will contact you via email or phone if a spot opens up and you can decide if you want to join the class. If you want to stop by to see if there is a no show, please do so.

Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only to attain it but to maintain it.
— joseph pilates