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  • What is a Pilates Reformer?
    The Pilates Reformer is a spring-based piece of exercise equipment that enables us to greatly expand the repertoire of exercises as well as the ability to significantly increase or decrease the challenge level compared to the matwork classes. I also find the Reformer work to be more of a whole body workout, where the matwork tends to be more 'core.' Lots of people in the UK and all over the world use the Pilates Reformer regularly - it is popular with a range of people from physios, who use it in their rehabilitation work, and professional sports teams - you will find Reformers in the gyms of premier league footballers - and of course people like you and me. Sometimes people think the machines look a bit scary, but I promise you they are great fun! You don't have to like it it, but it's worth giving it a try to see if it's something you might enjoy.
  • How long are the classes?
    All the classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise specified.
  • How do I know which level is right for me?
    If you are unsure, contact us to chat about what class would be best for you. The classes are listed as gentle, mixed-level, dynamic, and dynamic challenge. The gentle classes are slower paced and involve balance, light strength work, and stretching. These are appropriate for almost everyone! The mixed level class has some more challenging variations thrown in for those who can take them, but are still appropriate for most people. If you haven't done any Reformer work before, or are unsure which level is right for you, the mixed and gentle levels are a great place to start. The dynamic and dynamic challenge classes offer a bit more of a workout - this is a faster paced class and not suitable for anyone with significant injuries or limitations.
  • How do I book?
    Please use the online booking system which can be found on the timetable page or by visiting this link to reserve your place; if you struggle with the system or have any queries just send us an email at or call/text 07757907025. Reserving your place is essential for all classes. Classes are ongoing throughout the year except on bank holidays and for a short time between Christmas and New Year, and I will notify the group of any other cancellations with as much notice as possible.
  • Can I pay as a drop-in?
    Yes, our booking system is really flexible and we don't do anything based on term times. You can pay as you go or the class pass options reduce the price paid per class. The class pass options are still really flexible as you have a whole year to use them and you can use the pass to book onto any classes in the class pass category (Reformer or matwork). You can also pay in person (we have a card reader) or online using our booking system. Please see the timetable and prices page for more information or to book.
  • What do I wear?
    Comfortable exercise clothing that you can move around in. You won’t need shoes for the class – either socks or bare feet are fine. If it’s cold, layers are recommended as some of the locations can get a bit draughty.
  • What do I bring?
    Yourself! If you are coming to a matwork class, please bring your own mat and perhaps a small cushion or folded up towel if you like to use one. I recommend bringing a bottle of water as well. All equipment is provided for the Reformer classes.
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