FAQ's

ShapeUp is the place for progress and improvement, both physical and mental. Our main purpose is to provide a happy and stress free environment for our clients. To make sure that they will forget all their problems and daily stress once they enter our studio. The concept of the studio is specifically designed to create an environment for constant improvement and endless positive energy.  So, let us help you to improve your health, free your mind and reach your physical goals.

Megaformer is the only workout that effectively combines Strength, Endurance, Cardio, Balance and Flexibility training not only in one session but in each and every move. Thanks to its method, it is intense on the muscles, but low-impact and safe on the joints, spine, and connective tissues. 

The Method, simply put, is the most innovative and aggressive approach to full body conditioning. It integrates the key elements of resistance and counter-resistance in a sequence that allows for periods of zero-gravity at peak muscle contraction. By exercising against the spring resistance, not only your muscle strength improves, but also with fat burning and lean muscles you enhance your body composition.

The composition of this method is significant in that it encourages maximum exertion, while allowing for a low risk of injury. In addition, it supports you to reach maximum effort, and each move develops your cardiovascular endurance. The sequence also promotes flexibility and elasticity. 

After training with Megaformer, you’ll be leaving with a flexible and powerful body resistant to the everyday stress of work and life.

  • Arrive 20 minutes before your class to register and familiarise yourself with the class and ShapeUp.
  • Be prepared to enter the studio 10 minutes before class for an introduction to the Megaformer training. We take our health and safety requirements seriously, so there is no exception to a proper introduction before your first class.
  • Grip socks are required for Megaformer classes. Where your feet go, your head and hands will follow. Wearing socks ensures the cleanest surfaces on the machine and floor, but most importantly a safe workout. Regular socks or bare feet are not permitted in the studio. If you forget yours, we have them at the studio available for purchase.
  • Comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily and your muscles to stretch.
  • Please bring your towel with you, if you forget yours we have them at the front desk available for purchase.
  • Please silence your mobile phones in order to maintain the flow of the class. 
  • Arrive 20 minutes before your class to register and familiarize yourself with the class and ShapeUp.
  • Be prepared to enter the studio 10 minutes before class for talking to your instructor about your yoga and injuiry (if you have) background.
  • Bare foot are required for Yoga classes, if you have shoes or socks with you, you can place in the closet in studio.
  • Comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily and your muscles to stretch.
  • Please silence your mobile phones in order to maintain the flow of the class. 
  • We suggest not to eat anything 1 hour prior to your class.

Full Body: This class is basic Megaformer class that makes you gain strength and improve your muscular endurance with variety of movements and exercises that are integrated into each session. Also your cardiovascular endurance increases as you keep your heart rate up.

Core & More: This class focuses on strengthening the core, which includes the abdominal and low back muscles. Additional exercises that incorporate the upper and lower body are added as a way to add more to your core, giving you a full body workout.

Lower Body: This class focuses on a lower body and core strength. It includes a wide variety of exercises targeting every muscle in your lower body: hips, hamstring, quadriceps, thighs and abs.

Upper Body: This class focuses mainly on building strength in your upper body. It will also help you with improving the mobility and reducing the risk of injury in your arms, shoulders, chest and back.

Yoga Fundamentals: A yoga class for someone who is new to yoga or someone who want a basic class. This class introduces the alignment of foundational yoga poses, teaches you how to breathe and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice due to its slower pace. If you have never practiced yoga before, we definitely recommend you to attend at least 2 months of Yoga Fundamentals before joining other classes in the schedule.

Intermediate Yoga: In this class that we keep the poses a little longer, you will try to connect the poses by combining breath and movement. You’ll also experience slightly more advanced poses such as hand, arm balancing, inversions, and backward bending, therefore we strongly recommend attending Yoga Fundamentals classes for at least 2 months to participate in this class.

Advanced Yoga: This class builds upon Intermediate Yoga classes, while offering more advanced poses and transitions along with intensity of movement. The strength, balance and flexibility of the attendants will increase through deep intentional breath and consistent flow of corresponding movement while remaining fully present in the moment.

Yoga All Levels: It's suitable for anyone who has participated Yoga Fundamentals classes for a month or more. This class is carefully integrating movements and breathing, and aims to help beginner-level participants gain experience while supporting other-level participants to improve their practice.

Yin Yang: This class blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yin is feminine energy, more internal, passive, cooling and downward. While Yang is masculine, more external, dynamic, warming and upward.

Ashtanga: This class teaches attendants the most basic and fundamental parts of a yoga asana practice including breath, bandhas, and drishti. You can expect this practice to be invigorating and dynamic with a strong emphasis on the breath and movement connection, while utilizing an intelligently designed sequence to create flexibility, strong body, and a quiet mind.

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Power Yoga: This class includes sequences that targets the muscles of your entire body, while activating your cardiovascular system. It offers a practice with the combination of breathing and dynamic postures and has stronger, more physical and endurance focused content than other types of yoga.

Movement: This class is focused on increasing your movement potential and body awareness to get a new and complex movement references, to explore your capabilities and find new ways to move. The subjects we will explore during the class are, spine vocabulary, coordination & manipulation, fundamental, locomotion patterns (quadrupedal & bipedal) & floor work.

Mobility: This class is intended to increase the range of motion and flexibility of the facial system, to acknowledge your body, to study its movements and aims to strengthen breathing and the coordinated work of the core muscles. It will help improve your performance in Running, Yoga or Megaformer classes and prevent spine and joint discomfort that can be caused by inactivity in daily life.

Deep Stretch: This class includes sequences that targets the muscles of your entire body, while activating your cardiovascular system. It offers a practice with the combination of breathing and dynamic postures and has stronger, more physical and endurance focused content than other types of yoga.

There is no magic number, but we have seen that clients who get the most desirable and most dramatic results are training with us 3 to 4 times a week, with one day of recovery time between sessions. Yet, if you are professional athlete and want to shed a lot of fat quickly, you will need to train more frequently. At the same time, don’t forget that you cannot out train a bad diet.

Our attendants practice yoga for all sorts of reasons, but they generally fall into the following basic categories:

Primary: For those who use yoga as their primary wellness, daily practice is ideal. Also, look for various workshops we offer throughout the year to expand your practice.

Complementary: If you’re pairing yoga with other forms of exercise, you’d do well with minimum two to three sessions per week to build strength and flexibility.

Recovery: Whether coming back from injury or trying to avoid one, one to three session of Yin Yoga is smart. The more active you are, the more important it is to build recovery into your weekly routine.

In order to buy your package, you need to sign up through our website or application. Later on for booking, access our weekly schedule to check class avaliabilities and find your spot. You may also purchase your package at the studio. However, don't forget all classes must be prepaid and for all group classes online booking or cancellation is required.

As ShapeUp, we are at a different status than other yoga studios. The purpose of limiting number of attendees for yoga classes is all about improving the quality of service. Once we completed our market research about yoga, the data showed that many people are disappointed in the quality of service or lost their interest towards yoga for the following reasons:

  • Overcrowded classes.
  • Poor instructor comunication/interraction.
  • Instructors are unaware of attendants’ physical issues or yoga experince.
  • Lack of ventilation in a studio.
  • Non-hygienic equipment.
  • Small changing rooms with isafiicient number of lockers.

So, we just wanted to create a concept that can solve customers’ dissapointments mentioned above. Our main purpose is creating a community basis of “Yoga for all” motto with high quality of service.

  • The package is not transferable and cannot be shared.
  • There is a limit of one session per day, including waitlist.
  • ShapeUp is not responsible for any bank overdraft or credit card limit fees due to insufficient funds.
  • You may not pause or freeze Unlimited memberships.
  • Monthly Unlimited Package will be auto-renewed at the same date as you purchased your previous membership, and the amount will be deducted from your credit card.
  • If you want to cancel your Monthly Unlimited membership at any point, please email our studio prior to the expiration date of the current membership and we will cancel the auto-renew. 
  • At each late cancellation or not showing up to the fully booked class, your membership might expire one day earlier (In case of informing us in advance, and someone took your spot there won't be any deduction).

We do not require new clients to start with a private session, since Megaformer classes are designed to be done in a group setting. Our classes accommodate a wide range of fitness levels and our team is trained to work with a variety of clients to meet your individual physical needs.

Private sessions are great for those who are new to doing sport, recovering from an injury, or simply love the freedom to book outside of the Megaformer class schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know so we can take care of you. 

Are you sure you have enough time? While the number of studies and articles focusing on benefits increases dayly  we prepared quick and short list just for you:

  • Builds muscle strength
  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases endorphin level
  • Increases flexibility
  • Builds core muscles
  • Improves mental health
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Fights depression
  • Protects joint and cartilege deteriroation
  • Improves posture
  • Contributes to restful sleep
  • Lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow
  • Improves balance
  • Contributes to heart health
  • Improves bone health

One of the best things about the Megaformer is that it can be adapted to any fitness level. With the ability to adjust the resistance level on the Megaformer, the workout can suit each person’s abilities. Also, all of our instructors at ShapeUp are trained to offer modifications and more advanced options for each and every move. With every class comes increased confidence and strength, so we encourage everyone to improve their own pace and have fun.

At our studio, we encourage existing clients to spread the word of “ShapeUp”! Any existing client that introduces a new paying client to ShapeUp will receive one free class for any new client purchase of a 10-Class Package or more. 

If you have been regularly active during your pregnancy, yes you can, but we recommend you to check with your doctor first. All of our instructors are trained to work with prenatal clients and offer modifications throughout the class to ensure the utmost safety and comfort.

Classes cannot be switched less than 12 hours prior to the start of class. However, you may show up as a walk-in for another class that same day and if a spot is available, it’s yours!

Each Megaformer class takes 45 minutes. However, the short period of time shouldn’t fool you. Don’t forget, the body does not respond to time spent at the gym, but to the intensity of the workout.

Megaformer participants must be at least 14 years old.
* Please note, if you are under 18, your parent or guardian will need to sign a waiver in person.

Yoga can be practiced at any age. Yoga knows no age, most important thing is to start your practice with a level that fits you. You can start your Yoga practice at any age, and practice forever! We are all at a different "level" in our practice, but there are options for just about everyone. Please don't let your age be a limiting factor in your development with Yoga.

However, there’s a 14 years old age limit for the participants under 18.
* Please note, if you are under 18, your parent or guardian will need to sign a waiver in person.

There’s a secure locker system, so that you can store and lock up all of your personal belongings.