Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)
I have no experience with pilates... where do I start?
We love beginners! If you have no prior experience doing reformer pilates or if it's been quite a while since you took a class, we recommend starting with our Reformer Foundations classes. These classes are targeted at beginners and will run you through everything from how the reformer works, to what settings to use, through a range of basic exercises at a nice even pace that will give you plenty of time to learn some of the foundation techniques and cues we use in class. We move our Foundations classes through a 10 week cycle, focussing on one of the 10 principals of Pilates each week. So stick here for up to 10 weeks before progressing :)
Do I need to do a private/individual class before I start group classes?
If you have an existing injury or are more than 6 months pregnant, we recommend starting and potentially continuing with private classes. This will give one of our experienced instructors as well as yourself an opportunity to learn more about your body and any limitations that you may currently be experiencing due to pain, restricted movement or pregnancy. Knowledge is power and the more you understand how your body moves and any modifications to exercises you may require, the better placed you will be to join our group classes. Please call or email us if you would like to book a private class.
I have an existing injury, can I do pilates?
In most cases, yes! Whether it be in a private class or group class, our instructors are skilled at providing modifications to suit your body and your injury. Always speak to your instructor before class to fill them in on any changes or updates to any existing or new injuries so that they can make the appropriate modifications during class. Our studio is fitted out with only 6 reformers for a specific reason, so that everyone gets the individual attention they require. If you have any doubts about whether you may be ready to start pilates post-injury, please call us to discuss it.
Can I do reformer pilates when i'm pregnant?
This answer often comes down to the individual. As with any sort of fitness regime during pregnancy, health practitioners will advise you not to start anything new. If you have experience with pilates and would like to continue during your pregnancy, we welcome you to start with an individual class or our Reformer Foundations classes. Our instructors are trained in making any modifications required to exercises during our group classes up to about 6 or 7 months in. Please call us with any specific questions about how to integrate pilates into your pregnancy.
How much does it cost?
Our intro offer is the best place to start. At only $38 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes, you can try as many classes as you like and get a good feel for our instructors and find a timetable that works for you.
Can I claim a private health rebate?
You are not able to claim a rebate from our pilates classes unless you are an EPC or Work Cover patient.
How often should I come?
Ideally, we'd love to see you at least twice per week to see great physical changes in your strength, stability, flexibility and general muscle tone. However, your fitness routine needs to fit into your lifestyle so if you can only make it in to see us once a week or every now and then, it is still worth coming in! When it comes to your health, every step in the right direction is a good one.
What are the benefits of pilates?
They are limitless! Reformer pilates will help you to increase your muscle tone, strength, stability, flexibility and to correct any weaknesses or imbalances that you may have. One of the things we love most about pilates is that it truly is for everyone, regardless of your age, experience or fitness level. You really can do it for a lifetime!