Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

After class my clients say they feel stronger, more energised and connected to their bodies. In everyday life they notice that they move more easily and are more aware of their posture.

They feel more confident in themselves and have learned to trust their bodies again.

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.

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.

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.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLASS

My classes are for everybody and every body type.  I work with men and women age 18-80 who are looking for personalised, effective movement sessions.

They are people who are ready to commit to a regular movement practice so they can stay active and keep doing the things they love.

I believe that the best place to start – 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 duets and my online matwork memberships 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.

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.

Virtual 121 sessions can be tailored to meet your needs and are the best place to start if you’re new to Pilates or working with a movement restriction.

My Mindful Matwork membership classes are suitable for people who are injury-free and who know how to look after themselves when they move. They’re not suitable:

  • during pregnancy or less than 6 months post-partum
  • if you have an active injury, are recovering from surgery or are working with a special condition such as osteoporosis, joint replacement, disc injury, spinal condition, diastasis recti, heart condition.

USEFUL INFORMATION

In-person classes are held in a tranquil private studio on Faversham Road SE6 4XE, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Catford and Catford Bridge railway stations. There is free parking on the street.

  • a monthly subscription payment to spread out the cost of your classes
  • you can change your class time, swap classes and make up any classes you have missed
  • price is based on the cost of 35 classes (121 or duet) spread out over 12 months
  • the studio is open 40 weeks per year so your membership allows for weeks when you’re unable attend PLUS  you can attend every week at no extra cost
  • minimum 3 month (9 session) commitment then cancel anytime by cancelling your subscription. 
  • no joining or cancellation fees.
  • For more information take a look at the Studio Membership FAQs

You’ll pay by monthly direct debit – there’s no contract, no joining fee and no cancellation fee.

You can cancel your membership anytime from directly your membership area at www.catfordpilates.co.uk

Exceptions apply for serious illness or injury.  For more information take a look at the terms and conditions.

For in-person classes you’ll need

  • water bottle
  • clean pair of socks (ideally grip socks)

For online matwork classes you’ll need a resistance band and Pilates ball which are provided as part of your membership.  You may also want to have the following ready for class:

  • a hand towel (for wrist support and cushioning)
  • optional: hand and wrist weights

COVID-19

In-person classes are being run in line with Government guidelines for physical activity – including social distancing, hand hygiene, masks and cleaning routines.

Please note:

  • If you or anyone in your household is unwell, do NOT come to class.
  • Facemasks are worn for in-person classes (unless you have a medical exemption).

See the Covid-19 guidelines and procedures for more information.

Telephone:
07786 072 337

Email:
[email protected]

Address:
29 Faversham Road SE6 4XE

Member of:

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