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.
Yoga is an ancient practice of meditative movement that originated in India around 2,500 years ago. The practice has certainly evolved around the world since 500 BCE and now takes on many forms, all of which generally emphasize meditation, breathing, and stretching to varying degrees. Whether you’re taking a Vinyasa, Hatha or Yin class, the goal is mostly the same: It’s a journey towards finding your true essence by learning how to control your body, breathe and mind.
Most classes at ShapeUp has a dynamic style, which has a strong emphasis on movement. Our classes not only lengthen and strengthen the muscles and offer breathing exercises to calm the mind, but can also increase the heart rate. On the other hand, we also offer classes, which are much more static and grounding, meaning there is less overall movement. For more detail, please check out our class discription question listed above.
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 I: 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. This class contains the basics of yoga, breathing and meditation techniques, and also moves at a slower pace than the other classes, and allows you to improve both mentally and physically. It’s suitable for all levels.
Yoga II: This class builds on the poses that attendants learn in Yoga I classes. In Yoga II class you’ll not only start exploring more advanced poses, but also your alingment, power and endurance will be improved. You’ll start learning how to connect each pose with one another. We recommend Yoga II class to our attendants who attended Yoga I classes at least for 3 months.
Yoga III: This class builds upon Yoga I and Yoga II, 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. We recommend Yoga III class to our attendants who participated in Yoga II classes at least for 6 months.
All Levels: It’s suitable for all levels, except for absolute beginners to yoga who should start with Yoga I. In this class poses will not be explained as much as they will in Yoga I classes. As you mindfully integrate movement and breath, this class is aimed at the beginner who has only Yoga I experience and other practitioners who are ready to expand their yoga practice. At least 1 month of Yoga I class attendance is recommended.
Yin Yoga: This class invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Yin is yoga at deepest, quietest, stillest moments. This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props needed to create as little effort while holding poses. Poses are held for 2-4 minutes allowing joints and fascia to release. This class will complement your Yoga practice and will open and release areas in need of more stretching. It’s suitable for all levels.
Ashtanga (Led) Yoga: 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.
Attendants can expect to practice the same sequence every week as a way to build familiarity and confidence with the poses, and also they are led through the flows in a continuous action, with an emphasis on pose names and breath counts. Practitioners who have not completed the full primary series will be instructed on where to stop by the instructor. It’s recommended to have some yoga experience before taking this class.
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. When these terms are applied to yoga, Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice working on the muscles and blood flow, building strength and stamina. It’s suitable for all levels.
Intern Yoga: Our intern classes are taught by graduates of 200 hour yoga instructor program that have been selected to participate at ShapeUp. These classes are taught at Yoga I level and suitable for everyone.
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:
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.
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:
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.
No it’s not, but it also depends on how you define "religion". The physical and psychological benefits of Yoga are real and don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, political persuasion or any other way people like (or dislike) to categorize themselves. It all began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. Patanjali who wrote the Yoga Sutras provided a framework for spiritual growth and mastery over the physical and mental body. On the spiritual side, most mystical traditions -East or West- draw similar maps of the spiritual path. Therefore, many people feel they can practice Yoga without conflict with their religious beliefs. It is not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga either. Don’t forget yoga is for everyone!
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.