Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)
I have no experience with pilates... where do I start?
We love beginners! If you have no prior experience with pilates, we highly recommend starting with at least 1 private class, to get your head around how to activate your deep core muscles and learn the basic principles of pilates. We believe its important to build a solid platform to launch your pilates practice from. From here, you may choose to complete a block of private or semi-private classes with a physiotherapist who has additional pilates training, or you may be guided to progress straight to our group Reformer Foundations classes. These private or semi-private sessions are all rebatable if you have private health cover. Please call or email us if you would like to book a private class.
On the other hand, if you have some prior experience with pilates but 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. Ideally try and stick here for up to 6 weeks before progressing to our Reformer Open classes :)
Do I need to do a private/individual class before I start group classes?
If you have an existing injury, a prolonged history of injury or are more than 14 weeks pregnant, within 4 months post-natal (or are new to pilates as outlined above) 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?
If you have experience with pilates and would like to continue during your pregnancy, we welcome you to start with a private class, which will be taken by a physiotherapist with pilates training. From here, you can continue with private or semi-private sessions so that we can really give you the care that you need during this special time. 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 $48 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?
All private and semi-private sessions are rebatable with private health cover. You are not able to claim a rebate from our group reformer 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!