Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a sequence of exercises, focusing on core strength, designed to strengthen and condition the entire body.Benefits of Pilates include, but are not limited to: increased strength and flexibility, improved balance, coordination and posture, enhanced mind-body awareness, less aches and pains from day to day, and Pilates can be used as rehabilitation for previous injuries and/or surgeries, with medical approval. Classic HB Pilates exercises are low impact with high results and are designed to accommodate children and adults up to 100 years old. YES, we have worked with a client that was literally 100 years old! To find the best Pilates class for your specific needs, please visit our Class Descriptions page.
What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
While there are many different forms Yoga, Pilates classes contain exercises that are continuously moving. While some Yoga exercises and poses flow, many Yoga poses, stretches, and positions tend to be held for longer periods of time. Yoga also incorporates meditation and mindfulness while Pilates focuses on strict concentration to achieve proper movement techniques while firing very specific muscles and muscle groups. Both are great additions to any fitness routine! To read more about the benefits of Pilates, please visit our Benefits of Pilates Page.
What do I bring to class?
Please the following items to each class:
- Pilates Mat, Prenatal/Postnatal Pilates, & Pilates Barre with Cardio Classes: mat, grip socks*, sweat towel, & water
- PILOXING: mat, grip socks* or supportive athletic shoes, PILOXING gloves optional, sweat towel & water
- Lean & Fit: mat, supportive athletic shoes, dumbbells/hand-weights, sweat towel & water
- Ab-Core Blast: mat, grip socks*, med-large exercise ball (65cm recommended for most), sweat towel & water
- Pilates Chair (all 3 levels): grip socks*, sweat towel, & water
- Restorative Yoga & Power Yoga: mat, sweat towel, water, 2 yoga blocks & yoga strap
Any additional equipment used will be provided for the appropriate class.
*Please note that grip socks are REQUIRED in the above listed classes for your health and safety.
To see our full class schedule please visit our Class Schedule page.
What do I wear to class?
Please wear form fitting clothes so that our Pilates instructors can see your body to make helpful corrections and adjustments during our classes.
MEN: Please wear compression shorts under loose fitting shorts.
Where is your studio?
Contrary to popular belief, HB Pilates & Fitness does not have a studio. We are a mobile company that utilizes both public and privately owned facilities in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Cypress, and Orange County, CA. For the location nearest you, please visit our Locations page.
How do I sign up for classes?
How to Register and Pay:
Buena Park Residents: Sing up online HERE or in person.
Cypress Residents: Sign up online HERE or in person.
Fountain Valley Residents: Sign up online HERE or in person.
Huntington Beach Residents: Sign up online HERE or in person at any Huntington Beach location.
Los Alamitos Residents: Sign up online HERE or in person.
To sign up for Private Lessons: Email: email@example.com
Making a Class Reservation:
Due to the extensive number of classes offered in the City of Huntington Beach, we have are now using an Online Scheduler to make reservations for classes held in the City of Huntington Beach.
New Clients: Please make your first reservation as “unpaid”. All payments will be made through the City of Huntington Beach, and your online account will be updated after your payment has been processed.
Can HB Pilates & Fitness come to my business or place of residence?
YES! HB Pilates is mobile, so we are equipped to offer Pilates classes at your business or place of residence. For further inquiries please email Jillian directly at firstname.lastname@example.org