Equipment: Balanced Body Studio Reformers
Students should bring: We offer complimentary mat, towel, water, and tea
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Natalie, Owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our classes are student-focused, and our highly trained instructors are able to meet each individual at their unique level and offer modifications and recommendations.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Yes, we've found that certain styles and genres resonate with our different offerings. Students can expect to move to original playlists.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
The experience varies depending on class level and instructor.
Our classes are taught by nationally certified instructors. Students can expect the classes to be challenging but accessible.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We strive on building community by collaborating with local food, wine, wellness, and art communities to create our studio lifestyle events.
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