STUDIO FAQ'S

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Q: Are you a Pilates studio near me?

A: Our Pilates and yoga studio is located within our integrative healing center on

Hwy 50 in between Kenosha and Lake Geneva at 7510 288th Ave. We share a parking

lot with Breezy Hill Nursery Garden Center and Healing Grounds Cafe & Juicery.

 

Q: What type of Pilates classes are offered? 

 

A: We were the first equipped Pilates studio in Southeastern Wisconsin (20 minutes from Lake Geneva & Kenosha!) and therefore offer a variety of studio Pilates classes that utilize wall towers, Pilates reformers, and spine correctors, magic circles, bands, weights, and Pilates mat work.  

Q: How is mat Pilates different from equipment Pilates classes? 

 

A: We always start students off in equipment Pilates class first to help build the foundation and body mechanics needed to properly, effectively, and safely perform Pilates.  The equipment will help provide feedback to allow you to really learn the foundation of Pilates.  With mat work, you are using your body weight as resistance for the movements and performing them solely on a mat.  

 

Q: Why Pilates? 

 

A: The focus of our studio is founded on the foundation of Pilates. We help students become aware of their bodies and teach them to have a good understanding of body mechanics. This focus allows for them to get the most out of their sessions in a safe manner, not only in the Pilates classes, but in other fitness classes, students might pursue (ie. Yoga, SUP Yoga, Zumba, Barre, Toning Cardio, etc.).  

 

Q: Is Pilates the only option? 

 

A: Not a chance!  Our studio space is ever evolving with fresh new classes and instructors popping up often and seasonally (re: SUP Yoga, Barre, Workshops, and special series)!  The best way to stay apprised of all of the latest offerings is to sign up for our monthly newsletter:   (link) as well as follow us on social media at (lin insta and Facebook) 

 

Q: Can I just sign up for 1 class or do you offer packages or memberships? 

 

A: All of the above! You can always sign up for a single Pilates, Yoga, Tone Up, or other group fitness class (as long as there are openings of course).  We also offer a Wild Card Package that allows you to buy 10 single-day passes to use for any studio classes.  However, the best bang for your buck and the program that we see the most change for students in is our customizable BALANCE membership program.  All info is available here: (link to balance page on the website)

 

Q: Am I going to be the only guy in class?

 

A: You might be, but is that necessarily a bad thing?! We have a handful of men that join our group classes or sign up for private sessions.  All genders are welcome, teens, young adults, and even our 90-year-old grandmothers!  Another perk of small class size is individual attention and direction! 

 

Q: I’m pregnant, can I still join Pilates, yoga, or other group fitness classes? 

 

A: First of all, congratulations on this beautiful time in your life!! Second of all, the baby is going to need a strong momma in mind, body, and soul, so while the answer is yes, it’s always recommended to speak with your doctor first before taking any classes.  We also would love to see you for a private session before so that we may discuss your goals throughout pregnancy and any modifications to ensure your safety and success! You can sign up for your session here: (link to a private session in MB)

 

Q: It’s my first time in class, any tips? 

 

A: Welcome!! We are so thrilled to have you with us for Pilates, yoga, or our other group fitness classes! While our instructors are pretty tuned into our new clients, a reminder that it’s your first time is always welcomed.  We prefer a back-of-the-room spot so that you can sneak peeks at those around you for guidance in your new poses! 

 

Q: What should I wear? 

 

A: For starters, something that makes you feel your best!  That might be an old t-shirt and yoga pants or a new matching set, but whatever it is, we want you to feel great while you’re amping up those endorphins!  We prefer yoga pants over shorts for most classes to allow for optimum flexibility and comfort.  Pilates and yoga can be practiced barefoot or in a grippy sock.  

 

Q: Do you have a locker room/shower? 

 

A: Our quaint setting & intentionally small class sizes are what set us apart.  We do not currently have either option on site but you’re always welcome to change and freshen up in the bathroom! 

 

Q: Can I bring a cell phone into class? 

 

A: We adore and encourage a social media tag but ask that you hit the silent button and take your photos pre or post class so as to not disrupt other clients. 

 

Q: I love my Pilates/Yoga/Tone Up Classes, can I bring a friend to try with me? 

 

A: Of course!! There is even a slick way to sign them up under your account in MindBody by following the steps below: 

  • Login to Mindbody account on the computer

  • Click on the Studio Classes tab along the top of the page

  • Find the class you wish to sign up for and click Sign Up Now

  • On the Make, a Reservation page, click “Someone Else”

  • Type in that person’s name

  • Click Make a Single Reservation

  • This will then take you to the payment screen where you can complete the sign-up and payment process!

 

Q: I’m running late for class, what should I do? 

 

A: Please don’t rush- simply call our front desk at 262-586-0199 and let them know your new ETA.  They will alert the instructor to expect your tip-toe arrival and save a mat for you! 

 

Q: I’m struggling to get to your location with my schedule some days, but I really want to take a class…

 

A: Well you’re in luck; a bright side to the pandemic last year brought us into the virtual class world!  Virtual classes are listed on the same schedule as our in-person studio classes through MindBody: (link). 

 

Q: Class is full!  Is there a waitlist? 


A: Yes! If a class is full, MindBody will prompt you if you’d like to join the waitlist… and really, why say anything else but yes?  Also, now is a great time to double-check the schedule to see if there is a virtual Pilates, Yoga, or Group Fitness Class offered at that time to join just in case!

 

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

 

A: Class cancellations must be done 24 hours prior to your scheduled class (early cancel). You can cancel online, via the Healing Grounds app, by phone call (262-586-0199) or by email (rootsandleavessalem@gmail.com). If you don't show up, or if you cancel a class less than 24 hours ahead of time, that class will be removed from your package, and you will not be able to make it up (late cancel) and there will be a $10 late fee.

PLEASE NOTE:

Our Pilates classes have grown so much over the last year, so starting in Spring 2022, we are launching a Pilates teacher program. We will be training new teachers so that we can add more classes to the schedule AND re-open the BALANCE program to new members.

 

If you're interested in being added to our waitlist for Pilates and/or BALANCE membership, please email us at rootsandleavessalem@gmail.com or call 262.586.0199.

ACUPUNCTURE  FAQ'S

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WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It developed into a complete medical system to treat most illnesses. Acupuncture is a technique that is used to help balance the body's flow of energy, called qi. Every living creature has qi! In the body, qi flows through pathways, called meridians. Meridians are similar to interconnected roads and highways. They run along the body's surface and link into the body's interior where they connect to organs, bones, joints and tendons. The surface channels on the body have areas where qi collects, these ares are called acupuncture points. There are a standard 359 points on the body. In addition, the ear and scalp have microsystems with extra points. Once these points are needled with very thin and small needles, the qi can be rebalanced to bring the body back to homeostasis. Qi affects the physical, mental and emotional states. When qi gets blocked or stagnated, the body manifests it as physical pain, disease or emotional/mental distress. Many things can cause qi stagnation, a few examples are: emotional or physical stress, poor diet, or lifestyle.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ACUPUNCTURIST?

There are varying levels of education to practice acupuncture. Acupuncture should only be administered by a practitioner that has had proper training. Ask your practitioner about their educational process to ensure the best care possible.

  • A typical Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) who received a degree from an ACAOM accredited college has passed the national certification exams from NCCAOM*. They had 3-4 years (1500-2000 hours) of contact hours in acupuncture education.

  • A typical medical doctor, osteopath, naturopath, or chiropractor who uses acupuncture as another treatment modality have 300 hours or less in acupuncture education.

  • A typical physical therapist who performs dry needling technique has 40-50 hours of continuing education hours in dry needling.

  • Many providers also may have a certificate from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This is a nonprofit group that promotes standards in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

  • Have more questions? Check out www.ccaom.org

CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP ME?

Acupuncture has been used over 2,000 years to treat ailments. The World Health Organization acknowledges acupuncture to treat over 100 conditions.

 

Mayo Clinic states that it can be used for:

  • Chemotherapy – induced nausea and vomiting

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Labor pain

  • Low back pain

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Migraines

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Dental pain

  • Tennis elbow

For more information click here: Mayo Clinic

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE FEEL LIKE?

Acupuncture needles are thin and very small comparable to human hair. When inserted through the skin there is minimal to no pain. Once the needles are in place there should be no pain.  People experience different sensations once the needles are set, sensations can vary from warmth, chills, tingling, or heaviness

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT

During your initial acupuncture consult, we will do a thorough intake on all organ systems, including tongue and pulse examination to gain insight of your health. Once the treatment plan is chosen, the treatment will begin. You will be asked to lie on the treatment table, and depending on the treatment you may need to change into a gown. Wearing stretchy or comfortable clothes to a treatment are optimal. After the needles are placed, you will rest on the table for about 30 minutes. The room will be darkened with relaxing music being played. Most patients fall asleep during the treatment. The practitioner will check in half way through the treatment to make sure you are still comfortable. The needles are then removed and the treatment is concluded. Most patients find the treatments to be relaxing.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Every person’s health is different, therefore, they respond differently to acupuncture and their treatments will vary. Generally, acute (short-term) illnesses will respond to acupuncture quicker compared to chronic (long-term) illnesses.  A typical recommendation is to get acupuncture 1-2 times a week for three weeks to access treatment response. Some conditions will be healed after one treatment and others may take months. There are some rare cases that patients don’t respond to acupuncture or show any improvements.

DOES MY INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?

Yes- see Insurance page to verify coverage.

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?

After a treatment some experience what is called a "healing response." A healing response is the body eliminating toxins at a faster rate than the body can dispose of them. It can appear as if a person getting treatment becomes ill in the process of becoming more healthy.

 

Some symptoms of a healing response:

  • Symptoms of a past injury / illness or more intense symptoms of current illness

  • Common cold

  • Rashes

  • Fever

  • Depression, anxiety, mood swings, crying, anger

  • Insomnia

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Diarrhea or constipation

 

These symptoms come on shortly after a treatment and can go away within hours or up to 3 days. A healing reaction indicates that your body is in the process of healing. The best way to get through a healing reaction is to rest and drink plenty of water.