FAQ|Pilates Studio B&B



What is Pilates?

What kind of exercising method is Pilates?

Pilates coordinates movement and breath to exercise the whole body while activate inner muscles. In Pilates workout specific equipment and various kinds of props are used (Please see "About Pilates" page for more details).

Who is Pilates good for?

For those who want to get a lean and shaped up body or better posture. For those who want to improve their golf or running performance. For those who want relief of lower back pain or stiff shoulders discomfort. For those who want to improve their athletic performance. Our private lessons are tailored to every client's personal needs to guarantee full satisfaction.

I tried Pilates before but found it too difficult...

Let's start admitting that the Pilates mat work requires strong core muscles and flexible body. Having said that, the fact is that the mat group Pilates classes prevalent in the past in gyms and fitness clubs used to be "the form oriented" and thus "difficult". Recently this tendency has changed and effective group classes become available, nonetheless a personalized class using versatile equipment is much easier to follow and better results can be achieved. Our clients are often astonished at the effectiveness of Pilates.

Looks like there are many different styles of Pilates...

The teaching program that B&B Studio adopts is mainly based on PHI Pilates, a school that can be characterized as "safe exercises based on current medical knowledge". Although we do believe that each school and style of Pilates has its advantages, we encourage to choose the Pilates school that is registered within the Pilates Member Alliance (PMA), which is the professional association defining standards for safety and competency in the Pilates community. Of course, PHI Pilates is a member of PMA.

How many times a week should I do Pilates?

You can do Pilates as many times a week as you wish. Especially for new clients, even as often as every day. However, it will also depend on your schedule, as well as budget. Most clients do one or two classes a week.

Can Pilates be done during pregnancy or after giving birth?

We definitely recommend prenatal and postnatal Pilates, as it strengthens pelvic floor another core muscles groups vital to having a healthy pregnancy and birth, and to recovering better after delivery. Please ask your gynecologist for permission to exercise in advance, and we welcome you in our studio.

I am new to Pilates. Can I train at your studio?

A large part our clients are people who had no previous experience in Pilates. Our team of highly skilled and dedicated instructors will introduce you to Pilates step by step. No matter what your previous experience or current level is, every lesson should be a new discovery for you.

What is B&B Pilates?

What kind of exercising system is it?

Catering to individual needs of each client, our lessons are tailored based on your posture, fitness level and prior Pilates experience. We explain why a particular exercise has been chosen for you, not just insist on memorizing the "shape" or "form" of it. We do our best to make sure that you see the improvement and get the results you want.

How does a trial lesson at Studio B&B look like?

A typical trial lesson is a 60 minutes session, and it consists of the following:
① Completing a health questionnaire (5 mins)
② Changing clothes (5 mins)
③ Posture assessment - photo shoot and counseling (5 mins)
④ Pilates training (40 mins)
⑤ Post-counseling (5 mins)
60 minutes in total.

What should I wear to a Pilates Class?

Any cloths that are easy to move in will work. Generally, the training is done with bare feet, but you can wear socks optionally.

Services offered

Do you have a regular closing day?

No, we have irregular holidays, which we inform our clients about directly in the studio, and in our official blog.

What are your opening hours?

All our studios open from 10:30am to 10pm on Monday - Friday, and from 10am to 8pm on weekends and holidays.

Do you have rental articles?

We offer rental cloths (top + bottom) for ¥2,200. All studios also have rental towels free of charge.

Do I need to bring my own drinks?

All our studios have water servers with cold/hot water (free of charge). You are free to bring in any other kinds of drinks if you wish so.

Do you have lockers?

Yes, all our studios are equipped with lockers. We ask clients to leave a locker key at reception.

What is your Cancellation policy?

We ask you to cancel your lesson by 6pm of the day before. Cancellations made after that, as well as no-shows will be charged at the full rate.

Cancellations on the day of a lesson will be accepted in the event of a sudden illness requiring visit at a hospital. Please bring your hospital receipt, and we will reschedule your lesson with no additional costs.

Membership System

Do I have to take a trial lesson (60 mins) before becoming a member?

We encourage all first-time clients to take a trial lesson. A part of it is completing a health questionnaire, so it helps us to find out about a client's medical history, current fitness level, previous experience in Pilates, etc. A trial lesson fee is ¥5,400 (cash only).

Why do you have "Monthly Membership" and "Ticket Membership"?

Some clients want to train at a steady weekly pace, other can afford less time for their workout. We offer two membership types to fit better into everyone's current lifestyle. Both memberships have different advantages. If you are not sure which one to choose, please feel free to ask the studio staff for advice.

Can the tickets be shared?

The tickets can be shared between two persons. For example, couples or friends can purchase a 20-ticket package and each of them can use 10 tickets out of the package. However please note that a Membership Fee for 2 persons is required.

From what age can I be admitted to the studio?

Anyone from the age of 16 can join our studio. However, for those under the age of 18 a parental written consent is required.

Is there an upper age limit for being admitted to the studio?

There is no upper age limit.

What do I need when applying for a membership?

・A Membership Fee (¥10,800, required only once for the initial registration)
・ In case of a person under 18, a parental written consent

Do the tickets have expiration date?

The ticket packages are valid for one year.

Can I pay with a credit card?

You can use a credit card for purchasing ticket packages as well as for monthly membership payments. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB, DinersClub and Discover are accepted.