Here are a collection of questions that we are often asked and may be helpful for you to know in advance

Pilates suits all ages and fitness levels and is particularly beneficial for those with back or neck pain, poor postures, sports injuries, arthritis, stress-related illnesses and before, during and after pregnancy.

It is particularly beneficial for the prevention and rehabilitation of back injuries, as it retrains the deep abdominal and spinal muscles. As such, it is advantageous to see a Physiotherapist for Pilates, as they have a vast knowledge of anatomy and can adapt exercises according to your own individual needs.

No! Pilates is used to compliment training for a wide variety of sports from long distance running to squash; for those with niggling knees to skiers striving to enhance their performance on the slopes. It is highly adaptable so it can be tailored to meet your needs and the demands of your sports or activities, whether you are male or female.
To ensure that you get the most out of attending Pilates, and before you can join a class, you are required to have a 45 minute Pilates’ assessment with Moira. She will assess your suitability for Pilates and modify your exercises according to your needs. During this assessment, we will take a thorough medical history so we can be made aware of any past or current injuries. You will also be taught the principles of Pilates, including how to achieve neutral body alignment and how to correctly activate your deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, along with several other fundamental Pilates’ concepts.

Moira’s Pilates classes are usually booked in courses of 5/6/7 sessions according to the school term. They are extremely relaxed with people of all ages working at their own comfortable pace. Numbers are kept small with a maximum of 12 participants.

To find out more information about the classes – visit the Classes & Prices page

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in – you will get warm so a t-shirt or vest worn under a sweatshirt is probably a good idea. Pilates is done in bare feet so that you can grip the floor or you can wear special gripping socks (we do stock socks for this purpose). Initially you need only bring a mat, a hand towel, a cushion and a bottle of water. As you progress, bands, balls, blocks and Magic Circles will/may be integrated into your programme. Initially, these can be provided, however ultimately you would be expected to purchase these for your own use.

Some clients prefer a one-to-one Pilates session to learn the concepts of Pilates and receive some individual attention. Alternatively, you may also like to bring a friend or partner with you to share the experience, and cost, in a two to one session. Contact me to discuss

Moira’s Pilates Missed Session Policy – we all have busy lives and understand that unforeseen events can prevent us from attending sessions. Therefore, if you have to miss a session you may attend a different class in that block of sessions, if there is room – so you don’t lose money on missed sessions.

If you know you will be absent from your regular class, please let Moira know ASAP so we can arrange a swap session at another class for you if space allows. We cannot guarantee to fit you in, but we will try!

If you can attend but just not in person, you can log in to zoom and join your class remotely.