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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are just a few of our most frequently asked questions.
If you have a question which is not listed here, please get in touch with me

  • Where do classes run?
    I currently run at five different venues in West Sussex. Crawley United Reformed Church in Pound Hill Forge Wood Primary School Inspire Dance Studio in Copthorne Forge Wood Community Centre Woodgate Hub in Pease Pottage
  • What should I wear to class?
    Clothes that are suitable for exercise, something comfortable that you can move easily in.
  • Is there parking at the venues?
    Yes. There is FREE parking at all venues I hold classes at.
  • Do I need to bring my own equipment?
    No - I provide all equipment you will need in the class.
  • What do I need to bring to class?
    Just bring yourself and a bottle of water if needed. I provide all equipment you will need in the class.
  • I am a complete beginner! Can I come to a class?
    Yes, of course! I welcome individuals of all abilities to each of my classes. If you would prefer to come to a class with other beginners, please book my 6:15-7:15pm class on Wednesday's at Forge Wood Primary School by visiting the 'book online' page.
  • Do I have to be in shape to do Pilates?
    Not at all! Pilates is great full body conditioning exercise for everyone, you don't have to already be fit or 'in shape' to participate. The exercises have different layers to them in order to accommodate everyone's fitness and mobility levels.
  • What’s involved in the classes?
    I blend a mix of functional Pilates exercises that can aide us moving in our day to day activities, with traditional Pilates mat exercises. I bring small equipment for you to use to assist some of the exercises, ensuring you get the very most from them. Exercises are completed standing and lying down.
  • What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?
    Pilates and Yoga have similarities as well as differences. They both focus on mobility, strength, length, use of breath and improve posture. Pilates exercises emphasise core strength, energising exercises to lengthen and strengthen muscle and improve movement patterns.
  • How much does each class cost?
    I charge £11.50 a session. I also offer class bundles which can be found here.
  • Do you offer any discounts?
    I offer two different class bundles which will give you up to a 20% discount. The 5 class bundle is £48 (saving you 15%) and the 10 class bundle is £92 (saving you 20%). You can book a class here or purchase one of my bundles here.
  • How much do you charge for private 1:1 classes?
    Private classes start from £45. I offer 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 or 1:4 if you would like a couple of friends or family members to join you. You can find out more about private classes here.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to attend a class you have already booked, please let me know at least 24 hours beforehand. If I am notified after this time, I will be unable to offer a refund or for your space to be moved to an alternative session. All class bundles are valid for 4 months. Private 1:1's require 24 hours notice of cancellation or the full £45.00 charge will be payable.
  • How long is my class bundle valid for?
    Both the 5 and 10 class bundles are valid for 4 months from date of purchase.
  • I’m pregnant, can I come to a class?
    Of course! Moderate exercise is recommended throughout a normal, healthy pregnancy and I encourage you to work completely at your own pace. I shall advise you on exercises that will need adapting as your pregnancy progresses.
  • I have recently given birth, when is it safe for me to try Pilates?
    You can start exercising after your 6-week check with your doctor if you have had a normal delivery without complications. If you have had a Caesarean section there is a longer period of recovery. Once you have had sign-off from your physician to confirm you are safe to exercise, I can ensure you work at a steady level of intensity and pace to build your strength gradually and safely.
  • I have an injury/medical condition. Can I come to class?
    This would be entirely dependent on the type of injury you have sustained. Please get in touch with me to discuss further.
  • Are the classes suitable for children?
    Pilates is suitable for children, however, the classes currently available on the timetable are not suitable for under 16's. The benefits for Pilates in children is excellent. Correcting poor posture from overuse of tablets, phones and laptops, building strength in their growing bodies to support their joints. Pilates is also excellent for the prevention and recovery of injury, so children who partake in sports greatly benefit from undertaking Pilates. If you work for a school, or have children at school you believe would benefit from classes held at their school, please do get in touch.
  • I have recently had surgery, can I do Pilates?
    This is entirely dependant on the nature of the surgery and how recent it was. It is best to get in touch with me to discuss your needs further.
  • Is Pilates good for helping back pain?
    Yes! Pilates is excellent for back pain, working with the small muscle groups that support your skeleton, building a strong core and protecting your back whilst maintaining mobility.
  • What are the benefits of Pilates?
    There are so many benefits of Pilates including: body toning, improved posture, reducing aches and pains and many more. You can find out more here.
  • Do you sell the equipment we use in class?
    I do indeed. I have stock of foam rollers, Pilates soft balls, spikey balls, resistance bands and Magic Circles. Please contact me for more information.
  • Do you sell gift vouchers?
    I do. These can either be purchased for 1, 5, 10 classes or Private 1:1's.
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