Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know coming to my first class?
Coming along to your first class can be a little nerving, but don’t be concerned. Our studio is filled with friendly clients and welcoming instructors. You’ll find quickly that it’s a place to enjoy coming along to, having a laugh and working on you. Here’s a few tips to get you through it:
- Arrive 5 mins before class
- Grab a reformer – first in first serve
- Bring a water bottle and a small towel for your workout
- Socks! Sticky socks are compulsory in the studio for hygiene purposes. We have these for sale or alternatively you can bring your own.
- Time to concentrate on yourself & enjoy.
I'm new to Pilates, is the Reformer right for me?
Absolutely! We recommend those new to Pilates & a Reformer take an Orientation class before heading into our group classes. Our Orientation will take you through Pilates Principals – setting you up with breath patterns, spinal positions & activating core muscles as a start. From here we introduce you to the equipment and pop you on the machine so you have an idea of what you’ll do in class. From here we would recommend Beginner classes as they are slower with more instruction on foundation work and technique. Don’t worry if you can’t make these classes though, our Instructors are very capable of modifying/advancing clients in our group classes, so you are always in safe hands.
Women typically do Pilates - will I be the only male in the room?
NO you won’t be! You are right though, our studios are predominately females taking classes but we have a wonderful group of men – of all ages, attending classes. Here is a great blog of why men should do Pilates:
Is it safe to practice Pilates when I’m pregnant
There is a long list of reasons as to why a woman should practice Pilates during pregnancy but here are what we believe to be the most important ones:
1. A stronger TransversusAbdominis and Gluteals.
2. A stronger connection to the pelvic floor muscles
3. Better breath control
4. Maintain healthy weight
5. Less discomfort due to muscular skeletal imbalances
6. A quicker recovery and return to your pre-pregnancy body
For a brochure or to discuss further, please email or call us at email@example.com
As always we recommend that you consult your doctor before beginning any pre or post natal exercise program.