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FAQ’s

6M Trainers

Do you provide Personal Training?

Some of the 6M trainers are available for private training sessions. For more information, please contact the studio.

Who teaches 6 Movements classes?

6M trainers come from varied fitness and athletic backgrounds and share a passion for helping others to become stronger and healthier. All are certified in their area of specialty and are part of the 6 Movements Team, because they excel in what they do.

Amenities

I forgot my water bottle. Can I borrow one?

We supply paper cups or can sell you bottled water, or other healthy drink. For hygienic reasons, we do not supply reusable dishware.

Do you have parking near by?

You can park right outside our door where you will find plenty of free, well lit parking. There are two handicap parking spots, near the studio entrance.

What's the atmosphere like?

The atmosphere at 6M is fun, inclusive and energizing with a combination of tech meets sweat. Class sizes are limited to allow plenty of individual attention. There is an open floor design, tall mirrors, thick rubber floors surrounded by brilliant colors and LED lighting that can be dimmed. A cozy lounge and great sound system as well as guest wireless network. There are large screens on either end of the studio that display heart rates and workout information and more. 6M founders come from backgrounds in computer science, electronics and robotics and it was their vision to create a comfortable, functional workout environment that could leverage technology, while allowing the focus to remain on the human body, movement and fun.

What kind of equipment does 6M have?

6M equipments include Concept2 rowers and skierg, TRX suspension straps, Kettlebells and a gymnastic rig equipped with pull up bars, stall bars, barbells and bumpers, rings, dips station, wall ball targets as well as functional equipment's including climbing and battle ropes, sled, stability balls, Indian clubs and Bulgarian bags.

Do you have showers?

There are no showers.

Attire

What is the proper class attire?

We recommend form fitted clothing that is breathable. It is best to tie up long hair. Baggy clothes and long hair can get caught in the rowing machines. You are welcome to train bare-foot, though some find the heel straps on the rower foot platform uncomfortable with bare feet. Shoes should be suitable for cross training, without wedges on the sides. Kettlebell wrist guards, which can be purchased at 6M, are recommended for classes that focus on overhead kettlebell training. Wrist guards are optional and unnecessary for other classes.

Can I buy a 6 Movements shirt?

We love to see 6 Movements bling about town. We stock a number of branded wearables, as well as heart-rate monitors, wrist guards and drinks. Much of this is self-serve and you pay on your next monthly bill or right then with a credit card using the secure 6M kiosk.

Class Info

How long are the classes?

6M classes are typically 45 minutes in length, unless stated otherwise on the class schedule.

Can I drop in for a class?

Drop ins are not accepted. All classes require pre-registration.

Can I try a class for free?

6M offers free trials for most classes. Contact the studio to get setup for your trial period.

What is Kettlebell Sport? I heard this may be offered at 6M but I don't find a class on the schedule.

KB Sport is an endurance lifting sport that involves lifting one or two kettlebells, as many times as possible, for a set period of time, usually 5 or 10 minutes. The lifts are technical in nature and include ``Snatch``, ``Jerk`` and ``Long Cycle``. Sport training classes will be added to the 6M schedule when adequate demand is present. If interested in learning more about this low impact, high intensity endurance/strength training sport, contact Renee at the studio.

I saw a group working out in the studio the other day but didn't find the class listed on the schedule. What's that all about?

Several area groups use the 6M studio for private training. If the activity is not listed on the class calendar, it is possible what you see is a private function.

What kind of classes are offered?

6M offers a variety of general ``functional fitness`` focused classes to develop strength, endurance and mobility for active, healthy lifestyles, as well as athletic cross-training and sport specific training for rowing, kettlebell sport and obstacle course racing.

In addition to group classes and personal training, 6M hosts clinics that deep dive into skills, for example learning indoor rowing, modern kettlebell methods and more. Clinics are listed under the ``events`` tab of the class calendar and are typically open to both members and non-members.

Do you offer CrossFit?

6M is not a CrossFit facility. The founders and some trainers have been involved in CrossFit, and the equipment and focus on functional fitness training is similar, but the 6M philosophy and approach are different. 6 Movements is a unique fitness training environment where only joint friendly low impact movements are utilized. There are no prescribed (Rx) weights. When lifting weights, the movements are conducted slowly and with emphasis on proper technique. 6M workouts are structured so that each participant trains at their individual fitness level and strength. Most 6M trainers have or still participate in CrossFit and if you want to try CrossFit we encourage you to work with a 6M trainer to prepare your body for this goal and when your ready, the trainer will help you find a good CF box.

Is 6M for me?

I'm pregnant, is 6 Movements for me?

As long as your doctor has cleared you for exercise and you are comfortable doing it - you can certainly exercise at 6M during your pregnancy. You will benefit from the strength and stretching 6M workouts offer. We advise that you inform your instructor you are pregnant and if any exercise recommendations or limitations from your Dr. There are a few movements that should be avoided during certain stages of pregnancy and we can provide modifications for you, if those moves are in your class.

If you are looking for Pre/Post Natal classes with other Moms' we can refer you to our friends at Fit4Mom. Fit4Mom holds some of their classes at the 6M Studio during inclement weather months.

I'm overweight, is 6 Movements for me?

Yes! Please do not let size hold you back. Our equipment is rated for up to 500 lbs and 6M programs are designed to accommodate adults of any shape, size, age or fitness level.

“I'm nervous! What if I’m not in shape? I'm not strong enough!”

We love helping people get into better shape! If you are a beginner or have been away from exercise for a long time, you will start in the Foundations program along with other students that are at a similar experience level. You may also opt for personal training. No prior experience is required. As you grow stronger and become familiar with the exercise and equipment, you will be amazed at your improved strength, flexibility and endurance. 6M Instructors are extremely supportive and knowledgeable and trained to work with each individual at their own level.

I'm over 50, is 6 Movements for me?

At 6M we believe age is truly only a number. 6M's Founder was 63 when she created the studio with a goal to be the areas fitness resource for adults of all ages, including those with extra miles on their bodies.

Do you offer Silver Sneakers or Silver & Fit or other health insurance paid plans?

We have applied for Silver & Fit and Silver Sneakers and are awaiting approval. 6 Movements offers a significant discount if you are 65 or over in years.

I have arthritis. I have had joint replacements. Are 6M classes right for me?

6M classes are all designed to be friendly on the body and joints. The 6M founder has lived with arthritis for many years, has had a knee replacement and other joint repairs and understands the struggle involved in staying fit with arthritis. This was why she founded 6M - to provide a safe and effective fitness training environment inclusive to all.

6M is committed to providing an environment where those with joint issues can achieve challenging, low impact workouts, without irritating the joints. Studies have proven the best way to live with arthritis is to Move the body regularly, through full range of motion and with intensity, but without impact. By utilizing only low-impact training methods, 6M fosters an environment where everyone can get a good workout, come back later and do it again and again.

I am in pretty good shape and looking for a challenging workout. Can 6M provide that?

The beauty of the 6 Movements method is it allows everyone to achieve a challenging workout, each at their own pace, skill level and intensity. There are no prescribe weights or metrics expected in a workout. Each individual chooses the weight, pace and intensity they want to use to achieve their goal. Most 6M workouts are conducted for time, allowing one person to work at a bit slower pace, while another person may choose to push harder. Both of you will achieve your goals and improve your overall strength and endurance. While we do not foster competing in classes, we do sponsor fun rowing races and assist athletes who are training for competitive sports and special achievements.

Money Stuff

Do you offer free trials?

6M offers free trials and discounted trial memberships to allow you to try us out.

How do I cancel my monthly auto renewing membership?

We are sorry to see you leave, but understand that priorities change. Unless you purchased a discounted membership under a set term contract, 6M memberships are in effect for one-month periods with payments deducted automatically on the 1st day of each month. To cancel simply send an email to info@6movements.com or a letter to the study at least 10 days prior to the next renewal date, to avoid charges on your account. If your account is charged after the expected cancel date and 6M was provided timely notice, let us know and we will credit your account. We want you to feel as comfortable about canceling as you did about joining and hope that one day you will return.

How do I get a refund?

All purchases are final. There are no refunds. If you purchased an auto renewing monthly membership, simply cancel the next renewal. See ``How do I cancel my auto renewing membership?``

Can I freeze my account?

If you need to take a break from training to travel, due to injury or other life events, you are welcome to freeze your membership. Send an email to info@6movements.com indicating the duration of the freeze and the month it should begin.

Be aware that during the freeze period, you will not have the ability to register for or attend classes. To return, simply send an email (or call the studio) and we will toggle the system to let you sign up again.

Do you offer discounts?

6M offers discounts for those who are 65 years or older. To receive the discount, enter the code Forever Strong during sign up or contact the studio for more details.

I bought a 10 session pass package and can't use all the passes before they expire. Can I get a refund or share a session pass with someone else?

Session passes are not refundable but they may used by others who are registered in the 6M system and have signed a 6M waiver. Shared passes must be used for Foundations classes unless the individual has passed Foundations proficiency tests.

What payment methods do you take?

6 Movements accepts electronic funds transfers (preferred) and Visa and Mastercard credit cards. A $25.00 USD charge is levied for bounced or returned checks or cc payments. All sales are final.

How long are the 1 and 10 session passes good?

All 6M session passes expire three months from purchase date. Sudden illness and injury may allow passes to be extended on arrangement with 6 Movements management.

New to 6M

I am unfamiliar with 6M equipments. Will someone teach me how to use this?

We will train you on the use of all of 6M equipments. We focus on proper use of equipment and form in the 6M Foundation program and revisit handling and form in each class.

I'm new, which class should I take first?

Welcome! Everyone starts with the 6M Foundations program. This ensure you the opportunity to learn basic movements and familiarize your body with endurance and strength training before we turn up the intensity. Dont' worry you will still get a great workout in Foundations. You may participate in 6M Foundations until you decide to take the short proficiency test and demonstrate you are ready to move on.

I am already experienced with the types of equipments used in 6M classes; Do I still need to sign up for Foundations?

If you have experience with our type of equipments, we still need to verify your proficiency and fitness baseline. Contact the studio manager to discuss options.

Scheduling

What is a waitlist?

If a class is full, you can choose to be placed on the waitlist during the reservation process. You will be notified via email if a spot opens.

Do you host company, holiday, or private events?

Yes, we can support private events during hours when there are no regularly scheduled classes. For more information send an email to info@6movements.com

Do you offer drop in classes?

We do not support drop ins. You must reserve a spot in class ahead of time.

What is the best way to book my classes?

Go to 6Movements.com | Classes and scroll to the Calendar to sign up for a class.

Studio Use

Do you allow personal trainers to use the studio to train their clients?

We partner with a limited number of qualified personal trainers who use the 6M studio during hours when there are no regularly scheduled classes. For more information send an email to info@6movements.com

Is 6 Movements affiliated with Fit4Mom? I saw some F4M classes were at the 6M studio.

Fit4Mom is a separate fitness organization that occasionally uses 6M studio space for some classes.

What are your open gym hours?

There are no open, unsupervised hours. The 6M studio and equipments may only be used during trainer led classes or events.