Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where are classes held?

We use local community halls. 

We also run Zoom online live-coached sessions.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes. Over the course of your sessions we may use the following to either support you or challenge you:

A mat-ideally a padded one between 10-15mm deep

A soft Pilates ball

A resistance band

A tennis ball/massage ball

A cushion for optimal alignment and comfort

 

How many people are in each class?

Each session has different class numbers dependant upon the hall size to be Covid-safe.

St. Peter's in Hersham allows for 12.

All Saints in Hersham allows for 15.

Online sessions are based upon the technology the instructor is using to ensure they can clearly see you ot coach and correct.

Are there classes for different levels and abilities?

Many of our sessions are Mixed Ability Pilates.

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 would work at the lower levels on offer until you build your understanding of the exercises and strength and flexibility.

We do have a Core Connections session on Friday mornings in Herhsam which is a specific gentle class perfect for beginners, returners, and post-natal (unfortunately no babies in class).

If you have injuries or have recently had surgery please contact us so we guide you to the most appropriate session/instructor.

 

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes all courses are pre-booked attendance only.

How much do classes cost?

Face to Face classes cost £10.50 per session, pre-booked in termly courses.

Online sessions cost £9 per session, pre-booked in termly courses.

 

Are classes hands on?

No: Current Covid-safe guidelines do not allow us to help clients with their alignment by touch.

 

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. You can see all our instructors HERE