classes

This is my first time, do I need a private lesson first?
NO! You don’t need a private lesson unless you just want some alone time with us… PLANKrva is new to Richmond, so you won’t be the only person who has not done this before. The Megaformer™ will soon be your best friend. Our capable trainers will guide you through each exercise, insuring your form is correct with lots of encouragement!

Can I show up right when class starts?
Please don’t! We highly recommend you coming 15 minutes before class starts. Your instructor will run through that day’s workout so that you will be familiar with the flow and form. Whether you are new to this or if you’ve done this several times, we offer you a new workout with new exercises each and every time you are here. Being late causes disruption and can cause safety concerns which will prevent trainers from assisting the others in class. You will have missed proper form recommendations if you are late.

I don’t workout often, do I need to get in shape first before trying a class?
Absolutely not! We can’t wait to introduce you to the Megaformer™! Our trainers will give you all the modifications you need. It is ok to take more breaks at first. You will see quick improvements in your strength and endurance which will keep you coming back for more!

What should I wear to class?
Wear comfortable active wear, making it easy to move. No shoes on the machine, so you are welcome to go barefoot or wear sticky socks. Please, no perfume! Our trainers won’t even be wearing perfume (sorry). Breathing is so important with exercise, and the cleaner the air the better! No jewels please. Jewelry can obstruct your movements at times, as well as tear up our machines. You have no idea how much we love our machines!

What is Lagree? Why do I keep seeing this name?
Sebastien Lagree is the mastermind, the mad scientist behind this amazing Megaformer™. He designed the machine to create a total body workout which combines strength, endurance, cardiovascular, balance, flexibility, and core training in not only every workout but in each and every move. We teach the Lagree Training Method at PLANKrva. Go ahead, ask us more! We could sing his praises for days…

Is this pilates?
No it is not! This is not pilates. If you are looking for pilates, Richmond is lucky to have great studios we can recommend. Now don’t get us wrong, we love pilates! Sebastien Lagree created a machine because he loved the foundation on which the pilates reformer was built. He has created something completely different to answer different needs. 

Can I take a class if I’m under 18?
We would love that! If you are 16 or older, yes! Please bring a guardian with you on your first visit. We will have a waiver and liability form to sign.

I don’t have great coordination, can I handle this?
Without a doubt. Will there be times you are wobbly? Yes! It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve taken a class, it continues to challenge, but you will get stronger very quickly. Isn’t that the point? To become more coordinated?

I’m pregnant, can I take this class?
If you are pregnant and new to the Megaformer™, we do not recommend taking a class. That being said, if you have been regularly coming to PLANKrva, we’d love for you to continue working out with us with a consent from your doctor. Always consult a physician before starting a new exercise plan!

I’m in great shape. Will this be challenging enough for me?
Ha! There are no words… The Megaformer™ will challenge everyone from a beginner to an elite athlete. We will load the springs on for you! Come try it to see what we mean…

I have a bad back, would this be good for me?
This workout is great for spinal alignment and increased flexibility as well as improved posture, but it is not intended for rehabilitative work. If you have injuries, please consult with your doctor.

How often should I take a class?
That ALL depends on your fitness level. Beginners will want to start slowly, giving your body time to heal in between classes. If you are advanced in your fitness level, feel free to take it much more!  Remember to give your body rest days, we need to repair those muscles to be able to see changes and remain injury free!

 

MEMBERSHIP AND POLICIES

Can I cancel my membership?
If you need to cancel before the end of your 3 or 6 month contract, there will be a $100 cancellation fee and you need to email your cancellation request to plank@plankrva.com 14 days prior to you next billing date.

I’m going on vacation, can I freeze my membership?
If you are enrolled in a 3 or 6 month contract you can elect to freeze auto pay 1 time per year. Your account must be in good standing to do so. Please email the request 14 days before the next billing cycle.

Can I cancel a class I signed up for?
Due to our small class size (10), there is an 8-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel up to 8 hours before a scheduled class, no problem! Your class is credited back to you. If you have individual or class packages and late cancel or no show you will lose your class. We are so sorry our unlimited package peeps! There are policies for you as well. A $15 fee will be charged for late cancellations and no shows.  This is our commitment to you - to offer a small class size with individual attention. If you late cancel or no-show, it prevents another person from having the opportunity to take the class. Remember, we only have 10 machines!

What is this whole waitlist thing about?
Did we mention we only have 10 machines? These classes fill up fast. You should definitely put yourself on the waitlist (via MindBody), it usually works! You will receive notification by email up to 8 hours before class time if you’ve been added to the class. It is your responsibility to remove yourself from the waitlist (again, via MindBody) up to 8 hours before class if you’ve changed your mind in order to avoid being charged. 

I see snow in the forecast, will you be open?

No one likes the weather to come between them and their workout!  However, we need to keep safe so if there is bad weather our inclement weather policy follows the public school closings. There may be times an instructor can get to the studio to teach so we will keep communication open with class participants. You will not be charged or lose a class if you have signed up and cannot make it to class and schools are closed. 

Will I fall in love with PLANKrva and the Megaformer™ and will I want to marry it?
Ha! Just making sure you read through all of our frequently asked questions… But the answer is yes! You will!