Frequently asked questions

Why Pilates?

Perhaps you want to have fewer aches and pains, or address back and joint discomfort. Maybe it’s been a while since you exercised regularly and you’ve lot some confidence in your body’s ability to move.

You may have realised that your lifestyle and work are affecting your health and well being, and you want to do something about it. Or you need some dedicated time to reconnect with your body and yourself.

Pilates can help people from all walks of life to get stronger and feel fewer aches and pains. It can help you stay fit and active as you age, improving mobility, balance, strength and flexibility.

It can support your return to movement after illness or injury as well as preventing future problems. It’s an amazing way to tune in, de-stress and create a strong mind-body connection.

Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and General Practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the most effective forms of exercise.

Who are your classes for?

I work with men and women age 18 – 80 who are looking for personalised, effective movement sessions to help them achieve their goals. They are people who want to commit to a regular movement practice so they can stay active and keep doing the things they love.

What results can I expect?

I can’t predict exactly what the results will be for you, but I can tell you what my clients say. They say they leave class feeling strong, energised and connected to their bodies. In everyday life they notice that they move more easily and are more aware of their posture.

If pain returns they don’t panic, because they know what to do to help themselves and that regular Pilates will reduce their pain episodes. They feel more confident in themselves and have learned to trust their bodies again.

However, as with anything in life, you get out what you put in. Pilates is not a cure or a miracle - consistent, regular practice is essential. The people who get the best results are the ones who come to class every week as well as doing their exercises at home.

I’ll be there every step of the way to guide and support you, and we’ll work together towards your goals. But you are in control of your own success.

I’ve never done Pilates before, I’m worried I’m not fit enough

There’s no need to get fit before you come to Pilates. In fact a lot of my clients find that Pilates is the first step towards a more active lifestyle. We’ll begin at a level that’s right for you, work at a pace that you feel comfortable with and gradually progress as we work towards your goals.

Remember, you’ll be learning a new skill and a new way of moving so it will take some practice. Try to be patient with yourself and your body.

How do I know which class is right for me?

Please get in touch to arrange a free phone/Zoom consultation where we can discuss your goals and what you would like to achieve through Pilates.

What classes do you offer?

I believe that one size most definitely does not fit all, which is why I offer personalised sessions and movement options in all my classes so everyone can work at a pace that suits them. Our bodies are different and what’s right for one person may not be right for another.

From my own experience I know that the most effective way to learn Pilates - especially if you’re dealing with a bad back or aches and pains - is with 1-2-1 sessions.

When you have learned the basics and know what to do to look after yourself, then equipment classes (currently suspended due to Covid-19) and matwork classes are a great way to keep progressing.

I can say without hesitation that 1-2-1 Pilates sessions are best investment I’ve ever made in my own health and wellbeing.

Do I need to wear leggings or the latest exercise gear?

Absolutely not. Just wear something comfortable that you can move in easily. My classes are about getting to know your body from the inside out - they’re for everybody and every body type.

Do I need any equipment?

It’s a good idea to have some water nearby, especially during the summer. For online classes a cushion to support your head and a towel for wrist support can be useful. 

Where are your classes held?

All classes are currently online.  When face to face teaching resumes classes are held at the following locations:
  • 1-2-1, private and Equipment Classes are held in my tranquil home studio on Faversham Road SE6 4XE.
  • Matwork classes are held in the Dance Studio at St Dunstan’s Jubilee Ground, Canadian Avenue SE6 4SW.
  • Both locations have free parking and are 5 -10 minutes’ walk from public transport