FAQs

How do I join?

Contact us to arrange a call. We'll have a chat about your needs and goals and set you up with just the right programme for you. If you don't like to talk on the phone, we can chat by email instead. Please watch the video below for information.

What should I wear?

What should I bring?

All equipment is provided for reformer lessons; however you should bring a bottle of water and, if you tend to sweat a lot during exercise, a towel. For mat lessons, please bring your own mat. If you are just starting out you may prefer to borrow one from us; we also sell high quality eco-mats that are perfect for use in the studio and for self-practice as well as a range of small props. 

Can I do Pilates if I have an injury?

Our highly skilled teachers are able to modify exercises to accommodate a range of injuries; however if you do have an injury or medical condition, please discuss it with us before signing up so that we can ensure that you are exercising in an appropriate class or one-to-one lesson. Occasionally, we may recommend that you visit a medical professional for advice before attending our lessons.

Do I need prior experience?

All of our clients were beginners once! We offer different types of classes to accommodate people with different needs and abilities. It is our aim to place you in a class where you feel comfortable that you fit in! We can help you regardless of where you in your fitness journey - rest assured that you are in the right place. We recommend that you take a private lesson to learn how to use the equipment before joining a group reformer lesson.

How often do I need to attend to get results?

You will get the best results by attending three times per week - ideally one mat, one reformer and one private lesson per week. However, if you can only attend once per week you will still feel the benefits, particularly if you are doing Pilates alongside other activities to support your fitness such as running, dancing or weight training. If you cannot commit to attending once per week you are less likely to notice the benefits to your body.

Will Pilates help me to lose weight?

As a mind-body exercise Pilates can support weight loss in combination with a healthy diet by burning calories, building muscle (which increases your metabolism) and by helping with your mental health in ways that help to regulate your appetite (self-esteem, sleep and reduced stress levels). However, we are not a weight-loss centre and we believe that health is more important than size.

Why do I need to take a private lesson before a group reformer lesson?

Used correctly, the Pilates reformer is a safe and effective tool for exercise. However, it is a fairly complex piece of apparatus using powerful springs and a moving platform. A 1:1 lesson will teach you the skills to safely and confidently join a group reformer lesson. In our commitment to tailored instruction, we do not offer open level classes on the reformer. While our small group lessons allow for individual modifications, we believe that grouping individuals with similar levels enhances the effectiveness of the exercise programming and ensures the best progress. An initial session serves to get to know you, introduce our studio etiquette, and assess which classes align best with your level. 

If you have learned Pilates on the reformer elsewhere, a full 1:1 lesson may not be necessary. Instead we suggest that you may prefer a short induction. Since not all Pilates studios use the same apparatus, during your induction we will show you how to correctly set up our reformers, and refresh your knowledge on their safe usage.  If you take out a monthly payment membership with us, we include the cost of your induction in your membership plan, or offer a discount from your first private lesson.

While I understand that this approach may be unexpected, I am sure that once you experience our group classes, you'll see the benefits of this thoughtful process, knowing that everyone in the class has also been properly introduced to our way of working.

What can I expect from my first visit to Ease Pilates?

Directions to the studio can be found at the bottom of our contact page.

Please enter by the door between Coffee Tree and Formula One Autocentre and proceed to the second floor. Please arrive dressed to work out. There is a rack for you to leave your shoes on, and you can bring your personal belongings into the studio with you. You will be greeted by our staff and, during your first visit, you will be given a quick introduction to the studio. It's only small, but we understand the importance of knowing where everything is and where to put things! Our studios are 'shoes off', so we provide a shoe rack; however coats and valuables can be brought into the room with you. If you need a chair to help remove your shoes, just ask! You will be introduced to your teacher, and when you are attend your first group class, you will be introduced to your class mates. We strive to make you feel comfortable as part of our inclusive community.

You will be guided by our expert teachers through your workout. Our private lessons and small class sizes mean that you will get the attention that you need, and the opportunity to ask questions if you are unsure.

At the end of a reformer class, you will be expected to wipe down your reformer so that it's clean for the next user, as well as making sure that you have left your station tidy. After a mat class, you can return any borrowed equipment to the office and head home - or for a coffee with your classmates!

Please thank your teacher when you leave.

Where can I find your privacy policy and terms of service?

You can find them on our website here.