Why do you offer set week courses?
Offering set week courses means that the classes will be much more structured, focused on gradual progression and meaningful change. Everyone can then start and advance at the same pace. It means that you will learn more, experience a greater variety of exercises and notice more of a difference in yourself. It also means I can get to know you better, plan classes which are more effective and tailored to the overall goals of my class members compared to flexible drop in classes.
How do I get started?
Prior to starting classes with me you will need to complete my Client Assessment Enrolment Form, which I will send to you by email. This is so that I can assess your experience of Pilates, fitness level, check your medical history and determine your aims and objectives. By letting me know what you would like to work towards before starting classes, I can help you take steps to make those goals a reality through the course of your sessions with me. Please then sign up on my online booking system.
How many people are in your group courses?
I take a maximum of 10 people in any one class. Small numbers means I can focus on delivering a high quality class and give students the individual attention they require. The size of the class also depends on the venue. For example at Form Physio I will take 6 maximum.
What if I am recovering from an injury or health issue?
Please check with your medical practitioner first before enrolling with me to check that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to start Pilates classes without aggravating your health. Clients must keep me informed of any changes in their health, including medical conditions, injuries and if they become pregnant. I may recommend a private class with me first before joining my group classes depending on the injury or medical condition.
What if I am a complete beginner?
All levels are welcome including complete beginners. If you are a complete beginner, please indicate this in the Enrolment Form and I would recommend that you attend my beginners class rather than intermediate level class.
What should I wear?
You can wear anything that you feel comfortable working out in, either with socks or barefoot. Close fitting clothes are best so that I can easily check your posture and alignment. Most people wear leggings or long shorts and a comfortable top.
Do I need to bring any equipment with me?
I provide all equipment in my Hammersmith and Fulham venues, but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer. For my Chiswick social pub classes, you will need to bring your own mat.
What are your booking terms and conditions?
All classes must be paid for in full when making a booking. Payments can be made via my booking system, by bank transfer or in cash during the class if needed. No payments retrospectively will be accepted.
Private classes: These are non-refundable once booked. Classes cancelled by clients within 24 hours of the private class will be charged the full fee. Classes cancelled outside of this 24 hour window may be rearranged for an alternative suitable time.
Group classes: These are non-refundable once booked. Please note that I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations for Pilates classes made within this window will be charged the full rate. If you cannot make one class of your block of 6 weeks, please notify me in advance of this 24 hour cancellation window by cancelling your place in the class that week via my booking system and by emailing me. You are then welcome to attend an alternate Pilates class within your 6 week block, provided there is space. Please contact me the day before the class you would like to attend to check whether I have space for you. Make up Pilates sessions are limited to 2 Pilates sessions per person per course. Ante-natal clients are able to book single sessions as no replacement classes are available.