Frequently Asked Questions


  • What kind of Pilates studio is Karen Lord Pilates Movement? We offer an athletic, contemporary approach to true classical Pilates. While we remain safe in our practice our group classes do not cater specifically to those with injuries, pregnant, or that require special modifications like other traditional Pilates studios as our classes are fast-paced. We do recommend private sessions to those special clients until a trainer can recommend you safely join a group class.

  • What if I'm pregnant or I'm recovering from an injury? If you are pregnant, injured, or rehabilitating from an injury, we ask that you please contact the studio first to find out what class, session, program or specific instructor will best suit you. We're happy to help, and will work to find you the best situation. Our trainers are certified in pre-natal Pilates, and many specialize in rehabilitative work specific to certain parts of the body. Just ask!


  • I'm new to Pilates, what do I do? We suggest when budget permits that first-timers take a private session to learn the basics. While our studio is always an all-inclusive environment (in every aspect) our Every Body class is designed to be the most accessible for all levels. That does not mean it's an entry-level class by any means, but you'll find more modifications and a pace that would lend itself to all levels.

  • How do I book classes? We suggest booking your classes online, but walk-ins are welcome too and you will be admitted to class if space is available.

  • What is your cancellation policy? A 12-hour cancellation policy always applies without exception for group classes and 24 hours for private sessions. Trainers are subject to change without notice. We have limited space and we turn others away to hold your spot for the classes you book. Thank you for respecting our studio and our staff.

  • When do I arrive? Kindly arrive several minutes prior to class to settle in, or if you're a first-time client, please allow ten minutes to sign in. Lateness is disruptive to the class flow and often a safety issue. Please be on time - we want you to get the most out of your class or session.

  • What do I do about parking? Parking on Washington and interior streets is free and easy to find. Our studio visitors never have an issue finding parking, but we also have overflow parking at Firestone Walker Brewery which is a block and half east (closer to Lincoln). Note that it's a few minute walk so keep that in mind. Park your car as close to the far cement wall. While there won't be any signs, we have a parking arrangement with them. So you know you'll always have a backup parking option any time of the day!