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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.




How long are the classes?


All my classes, both matwork and studio, are 55 minutes long. Private sessions are also 55 minutes long. The online express matwork class is 40 minutes.




How do I book?


Please use my online booking system bookwhen.com/movewithgrace to reserve your place, but if you struggle with the system just send me an email at movewithgracepilates@gmail.com or call/text 07757907025. Reserving your place is essential for all classes. All available classes are able to be booked up to 1 month in advance (if the class isn't on the booking system it isn't running). If your preffered class is full, just pop your name on the waiting list so you will get notified if someone cancels. 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, all my classes are run on a drop-in basis rather than by term, but you do have to reserve your place in advance for in-person classes. Online classes can be booked right up until the time the class starts and in-person classes need to be booked at least the day before (booking closes at 11pm the day before) - sometimes these classes fill up well in advance, so do make your booking as soon as possible.

For matwork classes, pay as you go price is £9 per person or you can buy a 10-class card for £80 (valid for any of my matwork classes).

For studio classes you can pay as you go for £16 per class or purchase a 5-class card for £70 or a 10-class card for £120 (both studio passes are valid for any studio class).

All class cards have a one year expiry. All forms of payment accepted. You can choose to pay online via the booking system or in person at the class. For online classes, payment is required upon booking - £4 for express classes and £5 for normal length classes - and no class cards are available. The booking system uses PayPal to checkout, but you do not need a PayPal account; just checkout as a guest.




How do I know which level is right for me?


If you are unsure, contact me to chat about what class would be best for you. I also offer private sessions where we can get a better sense of your level and any modifications we might need to make for your body in a class setting.

Currently I list my classes as either 'gentle,' 'dynamic,' or 'advanced.' The gentle classes are slower paced and involve essential stabilisation and stretching. The dynamic classes offer a bit more of a workout, and the advanced classes are to really push our bodies to see what they are capable of doing!




None of the classes work for my schedule, but I still want to try Pilates


I am always looking to add more classes to the schedule, so contact me and we can look into getting another one up and running. Alternatively, private sessions are a great way to get a customized program suited for your body and can be scheduled at at time that suits you.




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.





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