Frequently Asked Questions
Where are classes held?
We mainly use local community halls. This keeps the cost of classes down for members.
We also have a private studio for small group courses.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
We find that people tend to prefer using their own mats, so we ask that you please bring your own mat and a towel. A drink of water is a good idea also. Everything else you need will be provided.
How many people are in each class?
Each session has different class numbers - the nature of pay-as-you Pilates classes means session sizes can vary but will typically have between 12-18 attendees. Pre-booked courses have a maximum of 12-16 people (Hall Dependent), and our Boutique Small Group sessions have a maximum of 5 members.
Are there classes for different levels and abilities?
Yes indeed! We work hard to offer different ability levels in each session as everybody has strengths and weaknesses that can be programmed for. This enables everyone to work to their own abilities, and push themselves to the next level when able. We find Pilates lends itself well to this style of teaching.
If you are brand new to Pilates you are welcome to join Mixed Ability Stretch & Strength Pilates sessions or join a Foundation Course. If you have injuries or have recently had surgery please contact us so we guide you to the most appropriate session.
Do I need to book in advance?
For Pay as you Go classes, please email to register. You will be sent a registration form that you will need to complete and return before you can attend a class.
For pre-booked courses, please contact us in advance to reserve your place as these fill up quickly and have maximum capacities.
How much do classes cost?
The price for each class varies depending on the number of attendees you share the instructor with. Please see our sessions page for individual class and course costs.
Are classes hands on?
All our classes - whatever level or class size - are corrective; we will be hands-on any time it is necessary to improve your alignment and technique and thereby execution of the Pilates method.
If you prefer not to be touched- that's no problem- just let us know and we will hlep you learn and improve in different ways.
Do you use equipment in class?
We use a wide range of Pilates small equipment in class - from magic circles to resistance bands and small balls. We also provide padded cushions to aid alignment and comfort.
Do you run classes over the summer?
Yes we run a reduced timetable over holiday periods to help keep you moving!
What qualifications do instructors have?
All our instructors have completed a minimum of a Pilates Level 3 Matwork Qualification as well as additional qualifications for a full diploma- please see our team page for each individual's specialisms.
Jo, who manages the team, has done many Pilates training courses including (amongst others) Stott, CYQ, Future Fit, Modern Pilates and Fitness Pilates as well as workshops with Rebecca Leone from the USA and Michael King. She also trains Pilates instructors nationally and has been involved in setting national occupational standards on which qualifications in the UK in Pilates are based.