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FAQ'S

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I'M A COMPLETE BEGINNER. PILATES SEEMS TRICKY AND CONFUSING!

Pilates can be a little confusing at first, but with good education from the start and with a little practise, it will soon become second nature, I promise.

Take a look at my 8 minute video  Readiness An Introduction to the Pilates Principles. Here I talk about the fundamentals to Pilates; lateral breathing, neutral spine, centering and body alignment. I explain in depth, why we do it and how to do it. Have a watch, it will really help.

WHY DO YOU OFFER COURSES AND NOT PAYG?

As a beginner or an improver to Pilates it can be a little confusing, trying to get your head around the basic principles; the breath work, centering, finding neutral spine etc.

However, it is extremely important that you understand these fundamentals thoroughly before embarking on Pilates exercises. As a beginner or an Improver and over a 6/7 week block I will gradually teach you the method of Pilates, so you will gain a solid understanding, therefore getting 100% more out of your class and future classes.


I find new people coming to class every week can be very disruptive to the flow of a class, so I much prefer to offer courses. This way you get to know your classmates and I promise you will leave having made some great new friends.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Something comfortable that you can move well in such as leggings, tracksuit bottoms and t shirt. Bare feet is preferable, but if you prefer to wear socks, that's fine, just be careful of slipping.

Bring along a Pilates/Yoga mat (the more sticky ones are best for Pilates Conditioning), a large towel which you can roll up and use for cushioning if you struggle on your knees and a bottle of water

AM I TOO OLD TO DO PILATES?

One of the best things about Pilates is that it can be tailored to suit each person, whatever their age.

I teach all of my classes using three levels; mobility, progression and Improver. So no matter what exercise we are doing, I can adapt it for you so that you can do manage it.  

Whether you are a runner or dancer, wanting something that will help with your strength and flexibility or a little older, wanting some postural help and mobility, Pilates is for you.


Many of my clients are middle-aged plus. In fact, more than a few start Pilates specifically because they have reached peri or menopause and al of a sudden their joints are feeling very stiff.  Basically, Pilates is good for you whatever age you are.

PLEASE NOTE

Older clients may have to get medical advice before taking up Pilates and may have to start more slowly. A beginners class would suit you best.

If you have many health issues I will need GP and/or Physio referral for you to exercise.

I am NOT a Physio or a clinical Pilates Instructor and so I can not "fix" a "bad back" 

General Pilates classes like mine are more about encouraging good posture and teaching you methods to prevent getting a "bad back" in the first place. If you need help with current back pain, you will need to see your GP or Physio.

I HAVE A HEALTH ISSUE, CAN I JOIN?

Older clients or people with current health issues will have to get medical clearance before starting Pilates and may have to start more slowly. A beginners class would suit you best.

If you have many health issues I will need GP and/or Physio referral for you to exercise.

If you have clearance from your GP/Physio to exercise, I always say that before you join my class you will need to know your own body/medical issue well; know your capabilities and know when you need to stop. You know your body better than anyone.


I will be teaching a variety of level of participant in one class, so knowing what you can and can not do on a personal level is essential. I will always try my hardest, but unfortunately I can not always adapt each class to your personal capabilities. 

PLEASE NOTE

I am NOT a Physio or a clinical Pilates Instructor and so I can not "fix" a "bad back" 

General Pilates classes like mine are more about encouraging good posture and teaching you methods to prevent getting a "bad back" in the first place. If you need help with current back pain, you will need to see your GP or Physio.

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