Getting Started

I’ve never done Pilates before, where should I start?

If you are brand new to Pilates (or to our studio), choose one of our 3 Introductory Packages here. Not sure which one is right for you? No problem! Give us a call at 413-586-3504, and we can help.


What does AutoPay mean?

All memberships and packages automatically have autopay enabled. This means that when it expires or is used, Mindbody will automatically purchase you the same membership or package.

You can turn AutoPay off by logging into Mindbody and going to the "account" section. You can also ask Julie to turn it off for you.

Classes & Sessions

What happens in a Private Session (in-studio & online)?

That depends on what you need! Some examples:

  • A customized workout based on your needs, and goals.
  • A private meeting to discuss any concerns/issues you have going on in your body
  • Tactics to combat any new aches and pains
  • Maintain the progress you've been making towards your goals. Your instructor can teach you ways to adapt your in-studio workout to your home environment.

    If you have booked an online private session, your instructor will email you a zoom link just before your scheduled time. 

How long are your sessions and classes?

All sessions and apparatus classes are 50 minutes. This allows for cleaning and sanitizing equipment between clients. 

How do I schedule sessions and sign up for classes?

What is the difference between sessions and classes?

We offer Private (in-person and virtual), Semi-Private, Small Group, and Independent Sessions, scheduled by appointment, and Group Mat (virtual) and Group Apparatus Classes, which happen on a regular weekly basis.

During Sessions, clients work on their individualized program- even if sharing an instructor. These programs are workouts based on the client’s goals, injuries, and how their bodies feel on any given day. Sessions typically utilize the Pilates Apparatus; however, some clients choose to focus on just Pilates Mat work.

In Group Classes everyone is being guided through the same workout.

Smiles & Success: Client Reviews That Say It All:

 started Pilates last year in recovery from a herniated disc and sciatica, upon recommendation from a number of people including my sports medicine doc. Wow, what a life changing event--and I don't mean the back injury. I've had low-grade back pain for ~30 years since starting martial arts practice in my 20's, and my back is now better than it's been since before then! Katrina has helped me really understand how my body works and moves, and I quickly got back to my routines in dance, rock climbing, splitting wood, etc.--and general embracing of my physical life--even better than in the past. My regular workouts on the Pilates apparatus at the Hadley studio are a fixture in my life, and occasional series of independent sessions with Katrina help me on my path toward continued improvement in feeling good and moving strong and free.

And one more thing: the studio is so wonderfully laid out and managed, with such attention to detail, that it's a pleasure just be there. I feel very taken care of!

Bobby D.

Ann H.

I have been going to The Pilates Studio for several years now and can only say great things.  I wish I was more consistent with going, but when I do return I find that the mat and reformer classes all help with my low back and hip tightness.  I especially love the atmosphere - I find that those sneaky instructors make my core work double just by making me laugh in nearly every class! The instructors are super knowledgable, and every class seems to have something new or different to keep it interesting.  I recommend TPS to nearly every person I talk to who wants a good, balanced workout with fun and creativity. 5 Stars!!

Marla L.