FAQs

What if I need to cancel my class? If you wish to cancel a class, you must do so at least 12 hours in advance or your class credit will be forfeited. If you miss the cancellation window we welcome you to drop in to any of our other classes the same day as your original reservation. 

How do I know the workout is safe? We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of perinatal fitness. All our classes have been developed using the most current, science based research.  We offer small classes for optimal attention, a range of modifications to meet all fitness levels and our instructors are trained with up to date pre and post natal certifications.   

Do I need approval from my doctor or practitioner before taking class?  While we don’t require documentation, we ask that you get your practitioners approval before beginning our workout.  We are happy to speak with your provider should they have any questions.

Do you offer privates? Yes!  We love one-on-one time!  We especially recommend starting with a private if you have any medical conditions such as chronic back pain, painful joints, a former diastasis, pelvic girdle pain, SI joint pain, etc. 

At FPC we are looking to act as a community for mothers and mothers-to-be so even if you are taking advantage of our private sessions, we encourage you to participate in our group classes in order to build relationships with women who are in the same stage of their lives.  

How do I get more instruction on your Pump & Kegel Foundation?

Pump & Kegel is the foundational technique incorporated into all our classes at FPC. We offer a monthly Pump & Kegel workshop to help you gain a deeper understanding of the activation, make us aware of any special circumstances in your pregnancy and address specific questions or concerns.  Check out Workshop calendar for dates and timing. 

This workshop takes the time to break down our trademark “Pump & Kegel” but is still a great workout.  We recommend working it into your weekly fitness regime.  Learning to incorporate all the muscles of your core during pregnancy leads to a stronger pregnancy, easier labor and faster postpartum recovery. We want you to walk out of Pump & Kegel feeling confident to take on all of our multi-level classes.

What if I feel ill, or a movement doesn’t feel good in my body? First and foremost, we ask you always listen to your body and do what feels best. We encourage interaction and feedback in all our classes..  If you begin to feel ill, experience pain, or a movement doesn’t feel good (as is common during pregnancy), the instructor can guide you into a restorative pose or offer a modification.  Your comfort is a priority.  We ask that you inform us about anything that seems out of the ordinary or you have a question about.  Our instructors are well versed in common pregnancy conditions and have modifications that will safely guide your through our classes.  

How often should I take class? As often as you’d like.  We are huge proponents of moving every day during your pregnancy!  Our classes are designed to suit all energy levels during your pregnancy from tired to high energy.  It's also never too early to start and safe to continue up until your delivery. 

Are your classes Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Floor safe? Our Pump & Kegel foundation is the key to moving safely through your pregnancy and postpartum recovery.  It was developed specifically to prevent AND rehab Diastis Recti and protect the pelvic floor.  

Will my spot be given away if I’m late? Yes. We keep our class sizes small in order to provide you with the best personalized instruction.  Please arrive at least 5 min before class.  Otherwise your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.  Please note that no one will be admitted more than 5 min after class begins.  This is done to ensure your body is properly warmed up and ready for the progression of exercises.  *If it's your prenatal first class or first postpartum class back, we require that you arrive at least 10 min prior to the start of class in order to check in with the instructor.   First timers won't be permitted to take class if you arrive after class begins.  Thank you in advance for understanding!

What should I bring/not bring to class?  Mats, towels and all equipment will be provided.  While we have a water cooler, but we recommend you bring your own water bottle.  Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in and no shoes are needed.  We also ask that you please be respectful of the instructor and other class members and not use your cell phone during class, but DO take advantage of gushing to your friends about us via social media before and after!

Are babies permitted in the studio? We welcome pre-crawlers into all our postpartum classes!  We have a changing table station and we are nursing and pumping friendly.  

Do you offer a monthly unlimited membership? Our FPC Membership is a monthly unlimited membership that includes a 6 hr cancelation policy (vs 12), reduced fees to our weekly workshops and discounts on retail and with our affiliate partners.  Our unlimited membership auto-renews each month. You can book up to 1 class per day and are subject to no-show and late cancelation fees.  Memberships can be placed on hold 1 time for up to 3 months.  If you need to pause your membership, please email classes@fpc-nyc.com BEFORE your auto renewal date.