Interview With Jo
- 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?
- 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?
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. We have a specially designed Prenatal Pilates class for you to attend at any stage of pregnancy and we would recommend you swap into this class from the general classes as it is much more suitable and safe. You must always seek the advice of your GP and/or midwife before commencing exercise.
Do you have changing facilities?
Yes we have a small changing room which you are welcome to use. There are toilet facilities but no shower.
Do I need to book onto a class?
We use Mindbody Online for the payments and bookings of classes and we will send you a link to your own account where you can manage your own bookings and memberships. It is your responsibility to book classes and also cancel sessions you are not intending to use so another client may be able to take your place.
What are your qualifications?
All teachers at Flex Pilates are fully certified Modified Pilates Instructors and are fully qualified Physiotherapists.
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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?
Our clients pay for membership packages and there are Unlimited and Limited options. These will be explained in detail when you attend your first session with us and Terms and Conditions are available on our Mindbody site. If you fall ill long term or require surgery and cannot attend classes for an extended period of time, your membership will be suspended at the discretion of the Studio Manager.
Where are your classes?
All our classes are held in a beautiful purpose-built studio on Middlewood Road. Hillsborough, Sheffield (opposite Asda).
Do you have classes for beginners?
Yes there are beginners classes during 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 our new clients have a complimentary introductory session where we can discuss any worries or issues you may be having and check that the classes are suitable for you to attend.
Do you offer one to one sessions?
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.
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.
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