WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We provide mats for all students, set out prior to your arrival, if you prefer your own mat you are welcome bring it along. Wear comfortable clothing you can move easily in, classes are done in bare feel so please leave your shoes at the door. Finally, don’t forget a bottle of water.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE? WHAT IF I’M LATE?
We encourage you to arrive at least 10 minutes before your first class so we can introduce you to the studio, have a chat about your first class as well as any injuries or concerns you may have.
Our classes start on time and the door will be locked once class has commenced, please be on time so you don’t miss your class.
DO YOU HAVE STUDENT/PENSIONER RATES?
Yes we can offer special rates for students and pensioners, please see us in the Studio for these rates.
I’M NOT FLEXIBLE, CAN I DO YOGA?
Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not about being able to touch your toes or bend and twist into strange positions. Yoga is about strength, flexibility and stability of the body and mind, every body and mind is individual and we encourage and educate you to understand your own limits, listen and go at your own pace. Everyone starts somewhere.
I’M NOT INJURED, HOW CAN PILATES HELP ME?
Low back pain, postural imbalances, shoulder and neck pain…. the list goes on, are all common complaints of our modern lifestyles. A strong core, stable pelvis and well aligned posture are essential to reducing your risk injury and pain. Pilates teaches you to become more body aware and trains you to be stronger from head to toe. Prevention is better than cure.
I’M NOT A RUNNER, CAN I JOIN A RUNNING CLASS?
We’d love you to step outside your comfort zone and try running. And by running we refer to a pace that challenges your aerobic capacity, whether that is a brisk walk, a jog or a fast run. We encourage you to go at your own pace and build up gradually. We firmly advise running sessions are accompanied with a strength program, our pilates and yoga classes are perfect for this
HOW SHOULD I EXPECT TO FEEL AFTER MY FIRST CLASS?
More than likely you will have a few sore muscles, the day after and the day after that. This is normal, keep moving, drink plenty of water and be proud of yourself for making your health and fitness a priority
I HAVE AN INJURY, IS THERE A SUITABLE CLASS FOR ME?
Injuries can be serious and persistent if not treated correctly, it is important you make us aware of any injuries or niggles. Depending on the injury you may be okay to continue with your class at a modified level under the guidance of our qualified teachers. However, we may ask for the tick of approval from your Dr or physio. Please chat to us about your specific situation and we will advise you on the best course of action
I’M PREGNANT, IS THERE A SUITABLE CLASS FOR ME?
Yes, as long as your Dr is aware of your intention to exercise and your pregnancy is uncomplicated, our classes are safe to participate in at a modified level. It is important you keep us in the loop and stay in tune with what is right for your body. We advise a heart rate monitor be worn in running classes and most likely will encourage you to drop back to a brisk walk pace.
WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO DO YOGA/PILATES/RUNNING?
We prefer students to be 15 or older for regular classes. Teenage specific classes will be coming to the timetable early – mid 2018 and will be suitable for ages 11 and older. Stay tuned for details.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.