FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1.) What should I wear?
Something comfortable that allows for freedom of movement. For women, leggings and a T-shirt are a good starting point. For men, tracksuit bottoms or cycle shorts and a comfortable top tend to work well.
If you don't have any Pilates/Yoga clothing, don't worry we sell it at the studio. ILU in our house fit wear supplier make beautiful, soft, comfortable pieces for pilates, yoga and everyday wear. Their signature look is modern, feminine and sophisticated. All of their garments are designed in the UK and made in Europe, in factories they know and trust. They also respect the environment, sourcing responsibly and reducing their carbon footprint as much as possible.
2.) Do you have parking?
Yes, we have plenty of onsite parking, please use the Egerton Arms Pub car park.
3.) Which class should I join?
If you are new to Pilates our beginners classes are a great place to start. If you have done Pilates before and had a short break or if you are looking for a new local class then our improvers groups would be a good place for you. If you have been doing Pilates regularly and want a bit of a challenge then our intermediate and advanced groups would be a good fit for you.
4.) Can you modify classes for those with injuries or medical conditions?
Every new client fills in an enrolment form, allowing us to look over your medical history before you arrive. From there we plan alternatives for clients where necessary and can advise you on exercises to avoid or to practice regularly for your rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on our classes being inclusive and individualised.
5.) Should I go straight into a class or have a private session first?
Private sessions are a great idea if you are new to Pilates and want to go over the basics or if you have a specific injury or pain problem that you are looking for some advice on. If you are generally fit and well and have some Pilates experience, you should be fine to book straight into our classes.
6.) How does Pilates differ from Yoga?
Pilates focuses more on core strength, whilst Yoga leans more towards developing your flexibility ( each practice covers aspects of both). Yoga has more of a spiritual focus, whereas Pilates is more about functional movement. Yoga has lots of different styles and many of them involve going into a pose and then holding it. Pilates focuses more on flowing movements. Both practices are great and they complement one another. Helping you to feel more in touch with your own body.
7.) I am not very flexible, have poor posture, and have a weak core, can I still do it?
Absolutely! Pilates is adaptable to all fitness levels, ages and abilities. In fact, if you are all three of those things, then Pilates can help and have huge long-term health benefits for you.
8.) Do you offer Pilates for seniors/older clients?
Yes, we have two classes for older clients. We offer a seated chair class on a Thursday afternoon from 12:00-12:30pm, all exercises are taught in a chair with a couple of standing exercises to finish. We also offer a semi-private class for older adults on a Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-3:30pm. This is a small group class with a maximum of six clients. The intimate nature of this class allows for personalised corrections and a greater amount of individual attention, think of it as a halfway house between a full class of twelve clients and a private one-on-one session.
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