3555 Lexington Ave N Arden Hills
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How much is a monthly membership?
We are a non-membership based facility, meaning there are no monthly membership fees in addition to your Pilates, Personal Training, Massage or Group Class sessions. All services are sold separately. See rates page.
Can I work out at BFL on my own?
No*. All clients of BFL work on an individualized program or class with a trainer based on their fitness goals. There is no self training. At BFL we believe that every second of your workout should be all about you and should be executed by a trained professional and that a private environment is essential for effective communication and a great workout.
*Clients do have full access to all cardio equipment for their use 30 minutes before or after each scheduled session or class.
What is the benefit working with a Trainer or Instructor?
Working with a Trainer or Instructor provides accountability and ensures the exercises performed are specific to your goals and are executed safely. Our team has the knowledge and skills required to work around injuries and medical conditions that make effective exercise difficult. One-on-One Training offers a schedule that is flexible and based on your needs.
Is my fitness level high enough to work with a Personal Trainer?
Of course! The Personal Trainers at BFL work with clients of all fitness levels. The exercise selection is based on YOUR fitness level to provide the appropriate workout during your session with the trainer.
How many times each week should I work with a Trainer or Instructor?
If you are new to exercise, working with a trainer 1-3 times/week is recommended. If possible, training should not occur on consecutive days to allow the body time to rest and heal.
I want to lose weight, can a Personal Trainer help me with that?
Weight loss IS Personal Training. Weight loss is the number one goal clients mention when joining a gym and working with a trainer. The BFL Personal Trainers will create a program that includes the appropriate amount of resistance and cardiovascular training to maximize your weight loss.
What are the qualifications of the Trainers & Instructors at BFL?
All Personal Trainers at BFL are required to have a national certification and/or College degree. These certifications gives our trainers the skills and knowledge necessary to prescribe safe and effective exercises.
How Long is a Session or Class?
Private and semi-private sessions are 25 or 55 minutes. Pilates Reformer and group fitness classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted. (10-15% longer than our competitors 45-50 min classes getting you more results)
What Should I Wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable, breathable clothing that will allow you to move freely and stretch. Bring clean shoes to change into for personal training. No shoes for pilates. Grip socks for Pilates are available in our store but not required.
My Gym Offers Pilates….Why Should I Pay to Come to Your Pilates Studio?
We specialize in teaching Pilates and have comprehensively certified Pilates instructors who are committed to teaching Pilates. This means that in general, the classes offered here will be superior to those offered at gyms or general fitness centers.
The most noticeable difference between the two typically is seen in education, teaching style, skills and experience of the instructors. Our classes are also limited to 6 students to provide for the highest quality instruction and individual attention.
Is Pilates the only form of exercise I need to do?
No, you should also do some form of aerobic exercise, but preferably done in a way that does not place damaging strain on your body.
In fact, included with all our classes is full use of our cardio equipment for 30 minutes before or after a scheduled class at no additional cost.
Is Pilates mainly for women?
Far from it. Pilates, after all, was invented by a man, Joseph Pilates, originally for his own benefit.
Men, what’s more, tend to be less flexible than women, and so to need Pilates even more.
What is the difference between a Beginner, Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate & Advanced classes? (Group Reformer and Mat)
Beginner (for both Group Reformer & Mat) will move a bit slower and take the time to explain exercises so each client knows how to execute the movement in a safe manner. Clients are challenged by working on the fundamental exercises in Pilates in a deep and connected manner.
Beginner/Intermediate class is tailored to the more experienced student. Clients will continue to work on Beginner exercises while more advanced exercises will be introduced and integrated. Clients are expected to know Beginner exercises and are challenged by a class that flows.
Intermediate & Advanced classes will challenge the client with flow, focus, concentration, control and stamina. The client must know all Beginner/Intermediate exercises and have instructor approval to advance to these classes.
All cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to scheduled appointments, or you will be held responsible for full payment. Our policy is a courtesy to our instructors who have made a time commitment to our schedule and are compensated on a per-client basis.
I am fit can I skip to an advanced level?
No. You must master the beginner and Intermediate levels so you can keep up and not disrupt the flow of class. You must establish your foundation first. Being fit doesn't help you if you don't know your exercises. Those classes move at a faster pace with less direction.