What are Extend Fitness Studio's COVID-19 guidelines?
The health of our instructors and students is our highest priority. Extend Fitness Studio has implemented the following guidelines:
Masks are optional when working at your apparatus, please continue to wear them in common spaces.
Students must wash/sanitize their hands before class.
Students must bring their own cleaning towel, yoga mat, and any other items needed for training.
Crash mats will be provided, but must be sanitized by students after use.
Students must not attend class if they are sick, have a fever, or have experienced COVID symptoms in the past 14 days.
What makes Extend Fitness Studio different?
Extend Fitness Studio is Dallas’ longest-running pole and aerial fitness studio located in the heart of the Design District. Our students are trained by award-winning instructors who make each class both challenging and fun! At EFS, we like to think of ourselves as a family– if you ever need help with a trick, have a question about a class, or just want someone to grab a coffee with, you never have to look very far.
What’s the best way to reach EFS?
Where are you located?
We moved! Extend Fitness Studio is located at 136 Glass St. Suite 140 in the Uptown Myotherapy building in the Design District. We are no longer on Greenville Ave.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of free parking in the lot behind the building and along Glass Street.
What are your prices?
It’s my first time at EFS, what do I do?
Yay! We are so excited to help you start your aerial fitness journey! First timers, please read the prerequisites on the class descriptions to make sure you signed up for a class that fits your skill set. Please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure plenty of time to get checked in and settled into your class. When it’s time for your class, grab a rag and a spray bottle (for pole only), find an open apparatus, and introduce yourself to your instructor. They will be happy to get you checked in and answer any questions you have. If you need additional help, ask anyone around you– we are proud to say that our students are typically a very friendly bunch!
Are your classes co-ed?
Although the majority of our students are female, we welcome all genders in all of our classes. EFS is an inclusive, respectful, and body positive space.
Do I need prior experience with anything to start?
Nope. Our beginner classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels. If you don’t know where to start, a beginner pole or Lyra class is best. For all other classes please read the prerequisites in the class descriptions. Still not sure? Reach out on Facebook or Instagram and someone will be happy to chat about your best option.
What do I wear and bring to class?
All students should wear athletic leggings and a T-shirt/tank top– pole students must bring shorts and lyra students must have the backs of their knees covered. Students may also wish to bring a water bottle, grip aids or chalk, and socks. Do NOT apply lotion the day of your class and please remove all jewelry from hands and wrists (smart watches and exercise trackers are okay, but please ensure any metal clasps do not come in contact with your apparatus.)
I’ve taken some classes before but it’s been a while, which class should I take?
Please check the prerequisites on our class descriptions. Each description will indicate the skills that you need to be safe and get the most out of your class.
Is pole/aerial safe?
Like all physical fitness activities and sports, there is a risk for injury. The most common pole injuries can be avoided by doing a thorough warm up and stretching before starting any apparatus activity, using proper technique (hand grip, shoulder engagement, etc.), and complying with all instructions. Students should also consider skill level when selecting a class– please only take classes that you meet the prerequisite requirements for.
Who is pole for?
Everyone! Pole (and other aerial apparatuses) is an empowering and inclusive community, welcome to all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, body types, etc.
When can I start Intermediate Foundations?
Intermediate foundations is the stepping stone from beginner to intermediate pole. Although you will learn many fundamental moves in this class, students must be comfortable with a basic pole climb, pole sit, and jasmine.
When can I start Advanced Pole?
Students must be comfortable with aerial shoulder mounts, and intermediate tricks and transitions on both static and spin pole. Every student progresses differently, if you have questions, please contact the instructor through the Mindbody app.
Can I record myself?
You are welcome to record video and take photos of your combos and tricks. Only records other students and instructors with permission.
How do I sign up for classes?
We utilize the Mindbody platform for all scheduling. It’s a free mobile app that gives scheduling access and deals to thousands of classes nationwide. Simply make an account to book. Make sure to add Extend Fitness Studio to your “favorites.” Then you will be able to easily book all of our classes. MindBody can also be accessed on desktops here.
What is your refund policy?
Once a purchase is made, NO refunds will be given. Passes and memberships are not transferrable
What happens if I miss a class or cancel late?
Well first, we’d be sad that we missed you. To ensure we meet the minimum number of students for each class you must cancel at least six (6) hours prior to the start of class. Cancelling less than 6 hours before or failing to attend class without cancelling will result in the loss of a pass. Those who excessively late cancel or no show (4 or more times in a 30 day period) will be assessed a $10 fee for all subsequent late cancellations/no shows, evaluated on a case by case basis. Fees will be charged on a weekly basis. In the event that EFS must cancel a class, students will be notified at least 2 hours in advance via email. Passes will not be deducted from pass holders and no fees will be charged. View all of our studio policies here.
How do I keep up with things happening at the studio?
Our social media fairies keep our pages fresh with information. Also, for members, make sure that you are on our student facebook groups