Frequently Asked Questions
New to Pilates and wondering how to get started?
All our clients who are new to Pilates are required to follow at least four private classes working with the undivided attention of your Pilates instructor. This enables us to carry out a postural assessment, to discuss any specific needs that you may have and to define your objectives in coming to Pilates classes. All classes last for 55 minutes including time to warm-up at the beginning and to stretch at the end. These private classes allow us to teach you the breathing and stabilising exercises that are the basis of the Pilates programme. After the first four classes you will have a good grounding in a range of Pilates exercises to build on in semi-private classes – or you can opt to continue with private sessions or a combination of the two. Our clients usually take between one and three Pilates lessons a week.
Private or Semi-Private?
All of our classes, both private and semi-private, are tailored to your specific goals and requirements; you work at your own level and we aim to constantly build and develop your strength and flexibility. In a semi-private class you are in the class with one other client, thus sharing the time of your instructor, enabling you to be more autonomous and accordingly making the price of the class more accessible.
What do I need?
You will need comfortable clothes, ideally quite close fitting as this will help your instructor to monitor your movement better during an exercise. You do not need shoes but we ask all clients to wear socks. Our studio has changing facilities, toilets and a water fountain.
When can I have a lesson?
We will find a class time that suits your schedule when we set up your initial Private classes, and this timeslot then becomes yours. If your schedule changes we will look for an alternative regular timeslot for you and you can of course change your class depending on availability. If you need to cancel a class we ask you to give us as much notice as possible and all classes are payable if cancelled with less 24 hours notice.
Contact us to discuss an outline programme or studio visit.