Who are your classes aimed at?
I work mainly with people aged between 40 and 75 who usually lead an active lifestyle however, PilatesBody4U is for anyone who wishes to improve their way of life. Many people come to my classes for many different reasons, for example: –
- people who have been recommended Pilates by their Doctor, Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor
- retired people who want to keep active and improve their range of movement
- runners, cyclists and triathletes who want to improve their flexibility
- golfers who have back pain and want to improve their swing
- some people come to the classes just for the social aspect
What can I expect when I come to your classes?
Fun, I like to try and keep the classes as light hearted as possible but that said we are there to learn and improve quality of life. By keeping the classes enjoyable and sociable, I believe it provides a more relaxed environment in which to learn the principles of Pilates. Everyone that comes along enjoys the social aspect, it is a good way of meeting like-minded people, having fun and doing some good for your body.
What can I expect from PilatesBody4U?
Class sizes are limited to give individual attention. I will help and advise you giving alternative exercises when required so that you do not strain or aggravate any condition you may have. A screening form will be sent to you via email and any conditions are discussed before the class so that we both have an understanding of why you are attending and what goals you may have.
Do I need to book and reserve a place to attend your class?
Yes please, definitely, spaces are limited. Just turning up without booking may be disappointing if we are fully booked and unfair to existing members. We like to start on time.
How do I know if I’ll like it?
Why not try coming along to one of the free taster sessions, details of the next session can be found on the PilatesBody4U Facebook page or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I book on to a class?
Fill in the contact form below or on the contact us page and I will get back to you as soon as possible
Classes are paid in block sessions, can I come along and pay per class?
No, payments are made monthly. The reason for block sessions is that it gives you and your body the opportunity to progress at a sensible pace and secures your place in that class.
What if I can’t make a class?
If you are unable to make a class one-week due to medical appointments, annual holiday’s or bereavement, we offer a catch-up class at another time, space permitting. You will see on the PilatesBody4U calendar all the dates that classes are running in green, just click on handy info at the top of the screen.
Do you play music?
Yes, I play soothing music to help you relax.
What should I wear and do I need to bring a mat?
You should wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely but clothes that are not too loose that could hinder your movement or prevent us seeing what your body is actually doing or not doing. Your muscles and body should be kept warm so wear layers. We work in bare feet or socks and all equipment is provided. Bring some water to stay hydrated. Kitchens are in all venues so you can top up water if needed.
How do I pay?
We have an online booking system called Teamup which enables you to pay via the GoCardless Direct debit system, this is are preferred method of payment. However, if you wish, you can set up a standing order or bank transfer yourself, sorry we do not accept cash payments. All payments are made before or on the 1st of every month. We have 41 classes per year and the cost of all classes are divided over 12 months so as to spread the cost and make it easier for you. More details can be given when booking.
Can I cancel or put my payment on hold?
Yes of course, if you feel you need to take a break because of personal commitments you can stop your monthly payments, just let us know so we can put your account on hold and pass your place to people on the waiting list. However, I cannot guarantee your regular time or venue on return but we will do our best.
When can I expect to move easier?
It depends on any issues you have or how long you have been inactive but the majority of people feel some benefit in the days following the first class. Some exercises require moderate coordination that may take a few weeks to get the hang of. There is a great Joseph Pilates saying:
“In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference, and in thirty you’ll have a whole new body”
Joseph Pilates 1880-1967