Is this pilates?

While at first there may seem to be similarities, the workout method and results are very different. The MegaFormer M3™ and class structure provide an intensity and cardiovascular elements that cannot be achieved with traditional Pilates. With Motivate you get the intensity of weight training plus the therapeutic benefits of Pilates all in one 45-minute class.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST class?

  • Arrive 10 minutes before class so you have enough time to meet your instructor, get orientated to the equipment, and sign a waiver.  Please understand that for your safety, and the safety of the other members in class, we cannot allow first timer late arrivals past 5 minutes of class starting.

  • Grip socks are required for safety and hygiene - no exceptions.  These are available for purchase at the studio and at local retailers like Target, Sport Chalet, and Whole Foods.  They are also available with many online retailers.

  • Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing that you can easily move in.

  • Loose jewelry is not a good idea.  It can get caught on the machine.

  • Please bring a water bottle.  We have a water-bottle filling station for your convenience. 

  • A small towel is a good idea, as you'll probably get sweaty!

  • No cell phones during class. Please be respectful of the instructor and other class members.

Should my first class be a private lesson?

We do not require you to start with a private session due to the fact that classes are designed to work in a group setting. Our classes can accommodate all fitness levels and our certified trainers are excellent at adjusting exercises to meet your physical fitness needs.  We also offer a beginner class that is slower paced and focuses on orientation to the megaformer and the Lagree Method.

Please notify your instructor of any physical limitations or injuries.  If you have chronic back pain, painful joints, or a severe medical condition, it is recommended to take a private session first so that your certified instructor can assess your fitness level. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know and we will take care of you.

How do i make the most out of my class?

One of the keys to an effective Motivate class is transition time.  The less time we take transitioning from one exercise to the next, the more time you spend stimulating muscle fibers and keeping your heart rate up.  This translates to more calories burned and making your body into a calorie burning machine throughout the day.  Listen for your instructor's cues and learn the crazy names of our exercises, this will make a big difference in utilizing your time in class effectively. 

How often should I take class?

We want to workout smarter with the goal of effective muscle stimulation.  Listen to your body!  Depending on your fitness level and the intensity of your workout, you will need more, or less, time to recover. We recommend 3 times a week to allow yourself proper recovery and repair.  If you feel great and want to come more, we'll be here!


Can I workout at MOTIVATE if I am pregnant?

For clients who are pregnant and new to the workout, we do not advise starting our classes. However, clients who have been regularly attending classes may continue working out with us as long as you have received approval from your doctor. Please contact us if you have any questions.


How do I schedule a class?

It’s easy! We have a user-friendly and extremely secure software system to assist you in reserving a class. Click SIGN UP, select your location, create a username and password, and use it to schedule, purchase and track your visit history. If you forget your password or need more information, please send us an email.

WHAT IF CLASS IS FULL?

You can add yourself to the wait-list for any class that is fully booked.  If a spot opens up 24 hours before class time, you will get an automated confirmation email.  HOWEVER, do not depend on this email.  With spam blocking, server hiccups, etc, these emails can get lost and Motivate wants to ensure you have the opportunity to cancel a class if you are unable to attend and not be subject to the late/no-show fees.  ALWAYS log in and check your schedule to see if you have been added whenever you sign up on a wait-list.

Will my spot be given away if I'm late?

Yes. Please try to arrive a few minutes early. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the scheduled class time, your space may be given to someone who is waiting.

Where do I park?

GLENDALE:  We have free underground parking!  The entrance to the parking lot is on Jackson St just south of Broadway.  Please park in the spaces labeled "Retail."  There is also plenty of 4-hour metered street parking in front of the studio on Broadway, and non-metered parking along Jackson and Kenwood. 

MONTROSE:  We have free underground parking and free street parking!  the entrance to the parking lot is through the alley on Broadview St.  There is free 2 hour parking along Verdugo

Where will I put my personal belongings?

We have cubbies where you can place your belongings during class.

What if I can't make it to class?

We offer an 8 hour cancellation period.  If you know you won't be able to make it to class, simply log into your account and cancel your reservation free prior to 8 hours of your class time.  "Late Cancel" is cancelling a class less than 8 hours in advance of the class you cannot attend.  "No Show" is failing to attend any reserved class and failing to cancel ahead of time.  We enforce this policy to ensure all clients have a fair opportunity to reserve a class.  Please do not call to cancel your class.  All cancellations must be done online through your account on mind-body.  This helps prevent any miscommunication or missed calls/messages.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

For our members on any class package or membership that is NOT unlimited:  LATE CANCEL One class is deducted;  NO SHOW One class credit is deducted and $15 fee applies.

For the "Unlimited" Monthly members: each LATE CANCEL will incur a $15 fee; each NO SHOW will incur a $25.00 fee.  PROMOTIONAL UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIPS there is a 50% courtesy discount on the unlimited member fees.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR HOLD MY MEMBERSHIP?

Our Auto-pay memberships are eligible for our hold program.  Hold periods must be a minimum of one week and a maximum of two weeks.  We will adjust your payment renewal date accordingly.  Auto-pay memberships are eligible for one hold per year at no charge; each additional hold is $25.00.  Single month memberships are eligible for one hold per month at no charge; each additional hold is $25. 

To cancel your Auto-pay, please email us 5 days prior to your renewal date to cancel.