Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I wear?
- Can I attend Pilates if I’m pregnant?
- Do you have changing facilities?
- Do I need to book onto a class?
- How do I book onto a block?
- How much does it cost?
- What are your qualifications?
- Can men attend your classes?
- What if I miss a class do I get a refund?
- Where are your classes?
- Do you have classes for beginners?
- Do I need to bring a mat?
- How does Pilates differ from other exercise?
- I’ve never done Pilates before, is it suitable for me to join a class?
- Do you offer one to one sessions and how much are these?
- How quickly will I see a difference?
- How many times a week should I do Pilates?
What should I wear?
It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing (t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms/leggings) and warm socks.
Can I attend Pilates if I’m pregnant?
Yes, Pilates is great for stabilising the pelvis and lower back which helps to support your growing bump. You must always seek the advice of your GP and/or midwife before commencing exercise during pregnancy and please make sure you advise the Pilates teacher as some exercises will need to be modified for you.
Do you have changing facilities?
Yes, There are changing facilities in the studio.
Do I need to book onto a class?
All mat work classes are taught in 6-week blocks. Each block must be booked and paid for upfront at week 1.
How do I book onto a block?
Booking is made by contacting Flex Pilates via email, facebook or phone.
How much does it cost?
A block of 6 weeks costs £60. This can be paid for in card, cash or cheque made payable to Mrs J King. Please see ‘Special Offers’ and ‘Prices’ sections for further information on costs.
What are your qualifications?
All teachers at Flex Pilates are fully certified Modified Pilates Instructors and are fully qualified Physiotherapists.
Please use the following links for more details.
Can men attend your classes?
Pilates is suitable for all ages, abilities and gender. More and more men are recognising the benefits of Pilates and find the exercises both challenging and rewarding.
What if I miss a class do I get a refund?
If you are unable to attend a class within the block we ask that you contact us to let us know. If we can accommodate you in another class in the same week we will endeavour to do so. Monies are non-refundable within the block.
If you fall ill long term or require surgery and cannot attend the rest of the block, we will allow you to carry the remaining classes over as and when you are ready to return.
Where are your classes?
321-323 Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 1TH
Do you have classes for beginners?
Yes there are beginners classes run through the week. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Do I need to bring a mat?
All equipment is provided for you so you don’t need to bring anything. You may however, wish to bring a bottle of water with you.
How does Pilates differ from other exercise?
Pilates is a non-aerobic, low impact activity aimed at creating length in muscles and stability of the core which helps with posture and balance.
It differs from Yoga in that Pilates involves long flowing movements rather than the more static poses of Yoga. The breathing also differs between the two forms of exercise, Pilates using the breath to encourage stability during the exercises.
I’ve never done Pilates before, is it suitable for me to join a class?
All new clients have an introductory 1:1 session which allows us to briefly assess smh injuries or issues you may have. We then teach you to correctly activate the core
Do you offer one to one sessions and how much are these?
Flex Pilates offers one to one sessions which are bookable in advance. The session lasts an hour and in that time the teacher will assess your posture, discuss your goals and also identify any existing pathology or condition which may require specific exercises. You will also be given a home exercise programme to follow to complement any work done within the session.
For 1:1 sessions - £50
For 2:1 sessions - £35p/p
How quickly will I see a difference?
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you will have a whole new body” Joseph Pilates.
How many times a week should I do Pilates?
The answer to this question depends on what kind of results you want. If you are looking to reduce low back pain, this can be achieved in 1 session, you can also relieve stress at the end of 1 session. If, however, you want to improve performance during a run, prevent injury or get back into pre-baby shape, you will need to commit to Pilates 2-3 times a week. This can be achieved by attending class and also doing some exercises at home.