Polite Practices

These are some things we hope contribute to a positive experience for every body. Thanks for reading and sharing the warm, come-as-you-are spirit of Remedy. Please let us know how we can keep getting better by sending your comments to us at info@remedybarre.com.

  1. If it’s your first time at Remedy, plan to arrive 10 minutes before class starts to orient yourself to the studio, and most importantly, fill-in the instructor on anything they should know about your body. They want to know if you have any tweaky or tender spots so they can support you and personalize class. You’ll feel more at ease and can focus on your practice.

  2. Always check in with either the front desk manager or the instructor when you arrive to take class. If you’ve arrived to class late, we are happy you made it! But, please make sure that you have been signed-in after class.

  3. We have one lovely restroom and a cozy changing area which we encourage you to use when you’re switching outfits. This way the restroom is available for you and others when you really need it, you know, to freshen up with our thoughtful accoutrements.

  4. Give yourself the freedom to be in your body for 60 minutes, just 4% of your day, and leave your tech outside. We provide ample storage for personal items in our lounge and secure the studio door during class. Please let us know if you need an exception.

  5. If you need to leave class early, let the instructor know before class begins so they don’t worry about you. You can just leave your props at your spot and we will wipe them down for you. This way others can stay attentively blissed during the final minutes of roll-down.


Policies

Cancellations

  1. You have up to one hour before class start time to cancel a reservation without penalty.

  2. If you cancel within the 60-minute window before class start time:

    1. A class will be deducted from class package holders. This includes single classes and introductory class offers.

    2. $10 will be charged to the card on file for unlimited members. This includes new client introductory unlimited months.

    3. This policy applies regardless of whether you call or email within the 60 minutes immediately before the start of class. Thanks for understanding that we are able to pay our teachers as employees at a rate that honors them as professionals because we can anticipate class size. You are supporting a small, women-owned business with an experienced team of body professionals.

Late Arrivals

  1. We lock the studio door 5-10 minutes after class start time or once all reserved clients have arrived.

  2. If you are more than 10 minutes late to class, it is up to the teacher’s discretion if it is safe for you to join.

Classpass

  1. Please make sure you provide ample time to make a reservation for your desired class and refer to Classpass policies for this window.

  2. We have a few Classpass spots for each class. If you can’t come to class, please cancel your reservation so someone else can make use of an available spot. If you forget to cancel your reservation, we will mark you as absent.

  3. We cannot trade class times or manage your class credits with Classpass. Please contact Classpass, not Remedy, for these issues.

  4. If you arrive for class and we do not have a record of your reservation on either Classpass or Mindbody and you do not have an email confirming the reservation, you will need to pay for class. Thanks for understanding that this is a small business that relies on class fees to pay our experienced team of teachers and maintain our safe and beautiful space. Thanks for paying for this service.

Waitlists

  1. You’ll need to opt-in to receive email notification that you have been added to a class from the waitlist. Go to your profile in Mindbody (it’s the site you use to reserve classes) and check that you want to receive “Schedule Changes and Reminders” in the “Contact” section.

  2. Once you opt-in to those particular email notifications, you will receive an email notification that you have been added to the class if a space becomes available.

  3. Once you are added to the class, your reservation is subject to our cancellation policy regardless of notification settings.


Studio FAQs

1. What is parking like around the studio?

Like most neighborhoods here in Oakland, you’ll want to allow some time to find parking and you may end up parking three or four blocks away. Lunchtime and evenings are routinely busy with restaurant traffic. Monday and Tuesday mornings are tricky because of street cleaning. There is metered parking on Telegraph and free (for now) street parking on the residential blocks of the neighborhood.

2. Do you have showers?

We do not have a shower at the studio, but our bathroom is equipped with simple amenities to have you feeling your freshest. We do have one roomy changing station and one restroom.

3. Do I need to bring anything to class?

We have everything you need for class right here in the studio! Please wear comfy, flexible clothing that isn’t too drapey as we are moving a lot in both Barre and Roll classes. Grippy socks are welcome, but many of us take classes barefoot.

Barre + Foam Rolling FAQs

1. Why does foam rolling hurt? 

Any time you’re trying to change the current state of your myofascia*, it can feel uncomfortable. Just as if you’re working out and “feeling the burn” because you’re literally trying to firm your tissue, compressing it with a foam roller also “burns” because you’re trying to soften it, as does stretching because you’re trying to lengthen it. Different treatments of your tissue feel differently, but they all feel like something.

2. Why do I get sore after working out, stretching or foam rolling?

If you’re in a particular routine and you change it, your myofascia* will always try and go back to the state it was in before, because that’s your body’s idea of what “normal” is. Your fascia is an extremely sensitive system, in the way that it adapts to whatever activity you provide it with, whether that’s constant sitting or avid running. After several days of doing the same activity, your fascia starts to read that as your body’s new normal activity, and it trains itself to be able to do that activity efficiently. Soreness is your myofascia*’s way of trying to contract back into it’s “normal” state, unless you keep up your activity to create a new state of normalcy. Extreme soreness is a sign that you’ve tried to change your tissues too much and too fast, in which case they will inflame and act as though they are injured.

3. What does the foam roller actually do?

The foam roller compresses your myofascia. By applying prolonged compression to your myofascia*, trigger points and tension are released by way of heat, ischemia/hyperemia (blood rushing out and back into the area) and forced softening (think meat tenderizing). When there are trigger points in the fascia, entire fascial lines can get tripped up and feel the effects, tightening up other trigger points as a result. Fascial stretching can open up the fascial lines but cannot always completely unravel trigger points, which is when pressure applied to them is the best way to release them.

*myofascia is the term used for muscles and fascia, because in regards to exercising, stretching and foam rolling the muscles and fascia behave the same way and are in many ways the same thing. 

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