Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I get started?
- Purchase a single class or a package that best fits your needs and schedule.
- Sign up for a class at a time and studio that works for you (see options below.) When you arrive to your first class, we’ll have you complete a simple form so that we may understand your body and lifestyle, then we’ll get started!
- Arrive about 10-15 minutes early to sign a waiver form and we can help you get set up!
- Have fun and we look forward to seeing you!
Choose from any of our locations:
2. If I’m a beginner or haven’t worked out in a long time, what class should I start with?
You can start with whatever class best fits your schedule. Each instructor makes modifications and variations for all fitness levels, so each class includes the same amount of instruction and hands on assistance as the next. We’ll work with you as you listen to your body and work as hard as you can. Even if you’re doing 10% of an exercise, as long as it’s to 100% of your ability, you’ll receive 100% of the benefit and results.
3. What is DEFINE’s cancellation and late policy?
Class cancellation policy: All classes must be cancelled 12 hours prior to the scheduled class start time. (For example, a 6AM class must be cancelled by 6PM.) If a reservation is not cancelled in accordance with the cancellation policy, you will be charged for that class or workshop. Clients with unlimited packages who do not cancel in accordance with the cancellation policy will be charged a $5 fee for that class. Auto-Renew Member Cancellation policy: If you are a client on our auto-renew program and you would like to either cancel or pause your auto-renew membership, all modifications to your auto-renew must be done in writing by either emailing define@DEFINEbody.com or sending a letter to 1945 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019. The front desk staff at DEFINE is not permitted to cancel auto-renew memberships. Therefore, verbally telling a front desk staff member is not a sufficient way of canceling or modifying your membership.
4. What do I do if I am running late?
Please call if you are running a few minutes late and we can reserve a spot for you depending on the class capacity. Clients will not be admitted to class if later than 15 minutes in our body & mind classes, and not permitted to enter our revolution classes once started and doors are closed.
5. What do I need to bring?
Just yourself, a pair of socks and bottled water if you’d like. We provide the mats and equipment, as well as combination lockers for your convenience. Socks are available for purchase at $10/pair and spin shoes are available for rent at $3/pair. Fresh filtered water and cups are available at each studio.
6. What do I wear?
Basically yoga gear for body & mind classes. Cropped pants are best for revolution classes. If you feel good moving, stretching and bending in it, wear it. Workout clothes out of date? Don’t let that stop you. DEFINE provides an entire retail line of workout clothes for purchase in the studio!
Body & Mind
7. Why do we need socks?
Socks are worn not only for sanitation purposes, but also for added grip and traction on the floor and mat.
8. How often can I take classes?
The DEFINE method is a sustainable approach to exercise. We balance your body with strengthening and stretching so you can take as many classes per week as you see fit. A good goal is 3-5 times a week. The focus on stretching each muscle we work keeps your body flexible and minimizes soreness. The DEFINE mind class is a great compliment to the DEFINE body class as it enhances the stretching and lengthening of the entire body.
9. Do I still need to do cardio in addition to DEFINE classes?
This depends on your personal goals. While the DEFINE body class is both strength and cardio based, you will not be “huffing and puffing” during the class. Since we spend a large portion of the class on the legs and gluteus, which are the biggest fat burners in your body, you will quickly see and feel those inches dropping even without cardio. If you enjoy a good cardio workout, we recommend supplimenting our body classes with our new revolution classes! (see revolution for details)
10. Does this technique replace weight training?
The DEFINE method incorporates strength and resistance training for the entire body. If you are looking to build lean, long, and tone muscles, all DEFINE classes can help you replace the need for weights. Through the use of small hand weights as well as body weight, our classes strengthen every part of the body, largely focusing on the upper body, legs, the gluteus muscles, your abdominals, and the entire core. Our focus is on proper form while fatiguing the muscle group being worked, followed by rejuvenating stretches which helps tone and lengthen the muscles.
11. What results can I expect to see and when?
You can begin to see and feel results in as little as 10 classes. This varies depending on how often you attend class and what your lifestyle and nutrition are like. Our technique of concentrated muscle fatigue followed by focused stretching maximizes your efforts and helps the body’s system work together in a strong, powerful way. Our instructors are always happy to speak with you about your goals and help you to achieve them in a healthy, balanced manner.
12. Will any injuries or lack of flexibility prevent me from taking class?
Absolutely not. During your initial visit, we will ask for an evaluation of your body and any previous or current strains or injuries our team should be aware of. Any injuries or ailments will be communicated to the instructor, as well as noted on your profile for future reference. Each exercise can be modified to eliminate any strain or discomfort. With flexibility being a foundation principle of the class, we will work with you to ensure proper form and allow you to progress naturally.
13. Can I take DEFINE body and DEFINE mind classes if I am pregnant?
You may! However, it is recommended that you begin classes early in your pregnancy and you consult with your doctor before you begin any exercise program. Also, please tell your instructor if you are pregnant as we have several modifications that we do for each stage of pregnancy. As with all of our classes, we encourage each student to take it at their own pace. After the baby is born, we also offer a DEFINE baby class.
1. What is DEFINE revolution?
DEFINE’s spin on indoor cycling adapts the ultra-effectiveness of DEFINE body to the bike, combining principles of isometrics with cardio blasting high intensity fun. This 45-minute ride incorporates high-energy music with choreographed movements on a stationary bike for a full body workout.
2. Are shoes required for class?
Yes. Spin shoes with clips are required in the DEFINE revolution class. If you are interested in renting spin shoes, the rental fee is $3 per pair.
3. Which spin shoe clips are compatible with your pedals?
Our Schwinn bike pedals can be used with either SPD or Look clips.
4. Is water provided?
While we do not sell bottled water, we do provide an unlimited access to our alkaline water system! Alkaline water hydrates you faster, increases immunity and assists in your overall wellbeing. You are welcome to bring your own reusable bottle or purchase one of our stainless steel bpa-free DEFINE water bottles. Fill up as often as you like, and stay hydrated while limiting our carbon footprint!
5. How many calories are burned during a class?
Depending on your body weight and amount of exertion used, you can burn about 500-600 calories, on average, in a DEFINE revolution class.
6. Will revolution build my thighs?
The amount of cardio vascular movement in a DEFINE revolution class far outweighs the amount of muscle development that could take place. We do not spend enough time in big climbs to build and bulk.
7. What is the temperature in the room?
We keep the room temperature set to a comfortable 72 degrees.