FAQs

Please get in touch if you have a question about the classes not answered here.

 

Is there a beginners class ?

All my classes are mixed ability but some are more suitable for someone who wants to work at a more gentle pace. Pilates is progressive and the levels I offer mean you can work hard whilst working at the right pace for you on that particular day.  The Tuesday afternoon class is at a more gentle level and ideal for beginners.  The Friday Yoga Pilates Fusion has a good element of stretch and release, an ideal end to the week. 

Do I have to bring any equipment with me?

Please bring a mat and small towel for your head. You will also need a stretchy band. For yoga classes, you will need also need 2 yoga blocks. 

Is there an age limit ? 

In short , no! My clients are in their 30s to their 90's.  Pilates is suitable for most people as it can be modified. Bodyweight exercises improve the strength & stability of joints and balance & flexibility is improved. It is an ideal system of exercise as we age. Please contact me to discuss a suitable class. 

What should I wear ?

Comfortable clothes such as leggings or shorts, tracksuit and t-shirt are ideal. Pilates is usually done in bare feet or socks (those with a grip are best). 

Is Pilates for men ? 

Definitely ! The number of men participating in my classes has steadily increased (The All Blacks, Andy Murray and David Beckham have all used Pilates in their training). Pilates stretches tight muscles, brings mobility to joints, increases core strength and helps relieve mental stress. If you're looking to improve your sport, combat repetitive stresses from daily life or simply to reverse or halt the effects of aging, then Pilates my be what you need.