Frequently Asked Questions - Pilates
A: Everybody! Young or old, including those with:
It can also help athletes wanting to enhance their performance. There is no age limit on learning Pilates.
A: It is recommended at least twice a week. However, even one class a week is better than none and we will always encourage you to do some homework, especially if you are using Pilates to help with your rehabilitation.
A: The best way to start is by giving us a call or contacting us via email. We can then answer any questions you have. If you want to proceed, we will post or email you an enrolment form which asks questions about your medical history, current health, and fitness levels as well as your objectives.
We will also help you determine whether you would best be suited to private 1 to 1 lessons or a group mat work class environment. It may be that you start with anything from 1 to 3 private lessons before you are able to join a class. This will depend on the availability of beginners classes, current injuries, your fitness level, and any past Pilates experience. We assess you as an individual and your safety and wellbeing are always our number one priority.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
A: Because it really does work so it gets a lot of good press. It is endorsed by Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and some doctors and has a huge celebrity following, such as Madonna, Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Wayne Sleep, Pat Cash, Uma Thurman, Michael Crawford, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Belinda Carlisle, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Aniston, John Cleese, Patrick Swayze, Liz Hurly, and Gwyneth Paltrow to name but a few. In fact, it would almost be quicker to complete a list of celebrities who do not do Pilates!
A: Something that you are comfortable in and that does not restrict movement - leggings, tracksuit, t-shirt etc. We do not wear trainers in Pilates, but, ideally, socks will be worn.
A: All equipment is provided and includes the following, although all of it may not be used in every class: