Studio Membership FAQs

Packages and payment

In-person sessions are paid via a monthly subscription payment to spread out the cost of your classes. No joining or cancellation fees. Home practice programme and/or online matwork membership included free of charge.

Introductory packages

  • a minimum 9 session commitment
  • three monthly payments to cover the cost of 9 classes (121 or duet) over 12 weeks.

Ongoing membership

  • monthly payment 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
  • no contract, cancel anytime by cancelling your subscription.

FAQs

How does the 9 session introductory package work?

You’ll pay in three monthly installments – this covers the cost of 9 classes over 12 weeks. 

Your appointment time will be reserved for 12 weeks. If you’re able to attend every week there’s no additional charge, however classes can’t be carried over beyond the 12 week period.

If the studio is closed your redemption period will be extended. For example: if the studio is closed for a week you’ll have 13 calendar weeks to redeem your introductory package.

Can I swap classes or make up a class I’ve missed?

Yes, you can swap classes or change your class time if there is an appointment available.

Introductory packages and ongoing memberships allow for weeks when you’re unable to attend.  However, you can make up missed classes by attending twice a week (subject to appointment availability).

Not sure how many classes you have missed? Get in touch anytime and I’ll take a look for you.

Do I have to keep paying my subscription over the holidays?

Yes. Your membership spreads the cost of your classes out over a year – this means 12 monthly payments are due to continue your membership.

Can I attend more than 35 classes?

Yes.  The studio is open 40 weeks per year and you can attend every week at no additional cost.

Can I pause my membership?

No, but you can cancel your subscription any time after the initial 9 session (12 week) commitment. When you cancel your membership your class place/appointment time will be made available to other clients. Exceptions apply for serious illness or injury – please get in touch if this applies to you.

What if we go into another lockdown?

Your class will be held online instead.

When is the studio open?

The studio is open 40 weeks per year. Planned closure dates are currently as follows: 

  • Easter 2022 – 3 to 16 April
  • Summer 2022 – 26 June to 2 July
  • Autumn 2022 – 28 August to 10 September
  • Winter 2022 – 30 October to 5 November
  • Christmas 2022 closure date TBC – 10 or 17 December
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1. Studio memberships
2. Online classes and memberships
3. Prices and offers

All bookings & memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable
Except in the event of:

  • serious accident or injury
  • a change in your status requiring medical sign off for exercise (e.g. surgery, pregnancy).
    If this applies to you contact [email protected] or call on 07786 072 337 so we can discuss your individual circumstances.

1. Studio Memberships

121 and equipment duet classes.

Payment and booking

  • payment is by monthly subscription to spread the cost of your classes out over a year
  • price is based on the cost of 35 classes (121 or duet) spread out over 12 months
  • minimum 3 month (9 session) commitment then cancel anytime
  • you can cancel your membership anytime by cancelling your subscription. You are responsible for ensuring this is done with enough notice for your bank to process your request.
  • the studio is open 40 weeks per year so your membership allows for weeks when you’re unable attend
  • online matwork membership and/or home practice exercises are included free of charge.
  • you agree to read the Studio Membership FAQs on this page to ensure the membership is suitable for you

Health information

  • you agree to complete a Physical Activity Questionnaire before your first appointment
  • you agree that if you are in any doubt about your medical status and/or ability to participate in a movement exercise session, you will check with your doctor before booking.
  • you also agree to notify your teacher if your health status changes in the future.
  • you understand that the online membership classes offered as part of your subscription are not suitable for people who:
    1. are pregnant or less than 6 months post-partum
    2. have an active injury or are working with a special condition including, but not limited to, osteoporosis, disc injury, spinal condition, diastasis recti or heart condition
    3. are recovering from surgery e.g hip, knee, ankle or shoulder replacement; abdominal surgery.
    4. have any other health condition requiring medical sign-off for exercise

Covid-19

  • you agree to complete a Covid-19 waiver form and to comply with the studio guidelines and procedures.
  • you understand that, despite precautions, it is not possible to completely eliminate risk as Covid-19 can be spread by those showing no symptoms
  • you accept that there is a risk of transmission of Covid-19 as a result of attending class at the studio.
  • you agree that Catford Pilates Ltd and your teacher Rebecca Trowbridge cannot accept responsibility for transmission of Covid-19 (or Covid-19 related illness or injury) should you become infected.

During class

  • you agree to take responsibility for your own body during class, to stop exercising if you need to and/or if you experience pain.
  • you agree to discontinue any home practice exercises immediately if you experience pain, discomfort or an aggravation of your symptoms.
  • you accept that any client who is unsuitably dressed, or whose behaviour is disruptive or abusive, will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
  • you understand that your teacher may offer you professional advice relating to your ability to exercise and may consider it unprofessional to continue teaching you if you do not follow that advice.
  • you agree that Catford Pilates Ltd and its employees or contractors cannot accept liability for loss or damage to your personal property at any venue or location where classes and sessions are delivered.
  •  you understand that any exercise carries a risk of injury and agree that Catford Pilates Ltd and its employees or contractors cannot accept liability or responsibility for any injury or discomfort sustained during online or in-person classes.

2. Online Classes and Memberships

General  Terms

  • memberships are paid via monthly subscription.
  • there are no contracts, joining fees or cancellation fees.
  • you can cancel your membership anytime by cancelling your subscription. You are responsible for ensuring this is done with enough notice for your bank to process your request.
  • in line with statutory requirements, you have the right to cancel your membership within 14 days of purchase and receive a refund of your membership fee so long as you have not accessed prerecorded classes or other content, in which case no refund will be offered.
  • you accept that all online classes remain the property of Catford Pilates Ltd.  You agree that you will not download, store, share or distribute any content provided as part of your individual membership.

Health information

  • you agree to complete a health screening questionnaire.
  • you agree that if you are in any doubt about your medical status and/or ability to participate in a movement exercise session, you will check with your doctor before booking.
  •  you agree to contact Catford Pilates Ltd if your health status changes in the future.
  •  you understand that the online membership classes are not suitable for people who:
    1. are pregnant or less than 6 months post-partum
    2. have an active injury or are working with a special condition including, but not limited to, osteoporosis, disc injury, spinal condition, diastasis recti or heart condition
    3. are recovering from surgery e.g hip, knee, ankle or shoulder replacement; abdominal surgery.
    4. have any other health condition requiring medical sign-off for exercise

During class

  • you understand that during online ‘group’ movement sessions the teacher will not be providing individual support and guidance.
  • you understand that any movement variations and options given may not be suitable for you and agree to take responsibility for your body.
  • you agree to stop if any movements do not feel right for you.
  • you understand that any exercise carries a risk of injury and agree that Catford Pilates Ltd and its employees or contractors cannot accept liability or responsibility for any injury or discomfort sustained during online or in-person classes.

Availability of classes

  • if your teacher is unable to provide a scheduled live class you agree to a class taught by another teacher or an additional pre-recorded class.
  • while reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure uninterrupted access to online classes, you accept that things sometimes do go wrong and access to your membership content may be temporarily unavailable due to technical faults.

3. PRICES AND OFFERS

  • current prices and offers are advertised on www.catfordpilates.co.uk
  • prices, packages and deals can be withdrawn or changed at any time.
  • any offers or packages purchased before changes are made will be honoured under the original terms of the offer.

Privacy and Data Protection Policy
Catford Pilates is committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.

We only collect and process information needed to provide you with services you request and for the smooth running of our business as outlined in this policy. The data you provide is always treated as confidential.

We will never share your personal information with any other person or organisation without your consent. Your personal data will only ever be shared:

  • with other therapists and health professionals with your prior agreement and written consent.
  • with substitute teachers so they can provide an appropriate service if your usual teacher is unavailable.

When you complete a Physical Activity Questionnaire, Covid-19 Declaration or book and pay for classes online you will be submitting your personal data to one of our third party providers (data processors). Read on to find out what this means for you.

Your information
This section outlines what information we collect, why we collect it and how it is stored.

We use a small number of third party providers (data processors) so that we can offer you services such as online booking and payment. This means that you are consenting to some personal data being transferred outside of the European Union.

We have selected third party providers who have agreed to protect your information in the same way as if it were being used in the European Economic Area. However we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Information about each provider and links to further information are provided below.

All our third party providers use cookies. You can change your browser settings to reject some or all cookies. However blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

1. Catford Pilates Website

1.1 Information collected and why

  • We use Google Analytics to understand who visits the website and to improve the information we provide online.
  • Google analytics uses cookies to collect information about your computer and about your visits to www.catfordpilates.co.uk (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation). This information is not used to identify individual people.
  • If you sign up for a membership your personal details, health questionnaire and membership information will be collected.  This is so that you can access member content and manage your own subscription.

1.2 How your information is stored

  • The Catford Pilates website is hosted on secure servers outside of the European Union. The website hosting provider does not collect or store information about website users.
  • Website usage data collected via Google Analytics is stored on Google’s secure servers.

1.3 Further information

2. Physical Activity & Covid-19 Questionnaires

2.1 Information collected and why

  • Your contact details – so we can provide you with the services you have requested and contact you in the event of service disruption.
  • Information about your occupation, health and physical activity – to do our jobs we need to ask you for information about health conditions and injuries, this is for your safety.
  •  Your age group, the area you in live in and how you found out about Catford Pilates – to understand more about our customers and which forms of marketing are most cost effective
  • Your data consent response – by law we need to obtain your consent before sending you newsletters or details of offers and discounts.
  • Your acceptance of our policies, terms and conditions – for the smooth running of our business. 
  • For 121 and private clients we also collect next of kin contact details, this is in case of emergency

2.2 How your information is stored

  • If you completed a questionnaire before January 2018 these are stored in hard copy in a locked filing cabinet.
  • If you completed an online questionnaire, these are stored by Jotform on secure servers in the European Union. Or, if downloaded from Jotform, stored within a password protected cloud environment or in a locked filing cabinet.

2.3 Further information

3. Mailing lists

3.1 Information collected and why

  • If you consent to receiving emails your first name, last name and email address will be added to mailing lists held on Mailchimp.com – this is so we can keep you informed of changes to classes, policies, terms and bookings.
  • We also use Mailchimp so that you can easily unsubscribe from the Catford Pilates mailing list if you change your mind about receiving emails from us.

3.2 How your information is stored

  • Your name and email address are stored securely by Mailchimp on servers outside of the European Union.

3.3 Further information

4. Business records and accounting

4.1 Information collected and why

  • Your first name, last name and a record of your attendance is used to maintain a register of each class or private session, the register is used only for confirmation of your attendance, to maintain records of business activity and for health and safety requirements.
  • If you pay in cash or by bank transfer your first name, last name and email address will be added to our online accounting system. This in order to maintain accurate business records.

4.2 How your information is stored

  • Business records are stored in a secure, password protected cloud environment. Access to this information is via password protected devices on a secure network accessible only to Rebecca Trowbridge. Devices are stored in a locked safe when not in use.
  • For cash and bank transfer transactions your name and email address are stored securely by Quickbooks.com on servers located outside of the European Union.

4.3 Further information

5. Online booking and payment

5.1 Information collected and why

  • Your contact details – so we can provide you with the services you have requested and contact you in the event of service disruption
  • Your acceptance of our policies, terms and conditions – for the smooth running of our business. 
  • Next of kin/emergency contact details – in case of emergency
  • Health status – for your safety

5.2 How your information is stored

  • Information you provide when you book and pay online is stored securely by providers Acuity.com (online booking) and Stripe.com (online payment). Some data may be transferred to servers outside the European Union.

5.3 Further information

Your rights
Unless subject to an exemption under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to:

  • see copies of all personal data held by us
  • ask us to amend, delete or correct your personal data
  • withdraw your consent to use your data e.g. removing your name from our mailing list 
  • object to our use of your data where we rely on our ‘legitimate interests’ to do so. ‘Legitimate interests’ are the reasons why we collect data e.g next of kin contact details in case of emergency.

How long we hold your data
Data you provide may be stored in hard or electronic copy for as long as you remain a client of Catford Pilates and for a period of seven years after. It will be accessible only to staff directly involved in data entry and client records.

We will ensure your personal data is deleted from systems that we no longer use e.g. if we change third party providers.

Changes to this policy
Changes and updates to this policy will be published on the website.

Concerns and complaints
To raise any objections or to exercise any of your rights, you can send an email to Rebecca Trowbridge at [email protected]. When you get in touch, we will come back to you as soon as possible and where possible within one month. We may also ask you to verify your identity before we provide any information to you.

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.

Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures
These guidelines apply to in-person classes.  If you live with others I rely on your honest reporting of their status as well as your own.

If you are attending online sessions and have had Covid-19 or suspect you may have it now, please notify your teacher and check with your GP before continuing with classes.

Anyone who is unwell should not come to class. Do NOT attend your session if:

  • you – or anyone close to you – have cold, flu or virus symptoms or have tested positive for Covid 19.

Contact me to switch to an online session or to reschedule your appointment.

Please contact me by 8am on the day of your appointment.

FAQs

I’m not sure if I have a cold, COVID or hay-fever/sinusitis?

I can’t advise or diagnose in this situation. Please consider the following when making your decision:

  • are you able provide a negative lateral flow test?
  • would you choose to visit an elderly or vulnerable relative with your current symptoms?
  • are you well enough to keep wearing a mask throughout the 60 minutes of your movement session?

What if I normally attend with a duet partner?

  • your duet class can be held online,
  • you can both reschedule your class OR
  • a 45min 121 session (online or in-person) can be arranged for you both individually.

What about overseas travel?

If possible/available please take a lateral flow test on the day of your appointment if:

  • you have travelled overseas or been at crowded venues/events in the 7 days prior to your appointment.

Attending in-person classes

Your teacher will take and record her temperature each day before the studio opens.  She will also complete regular lateral flow tests (subject to availability of tests).

Face Masks

  • face masks are worn in the studio and during class (unless you are exempt on medical grounds)

At the studio

Transport & parking

  • Free parking is available in the surrounding streets.
  • Cycle storage for up to two bikes is available at the studio entrance.

Arriving and leaving the studio

  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.
  • Your temperature will be taken when you arrive and you will be asked some health screening questions.

Hand sanitising

  • Sanitiser is provided – please use this when you arrive and when you leave after class.
  • Your teacher will wash or sanitise her hands between sessions.

Distancing

Your teacher will maintain social distancing unless:

  • adjusting the equipment for you
  • providing hands-on support during your session
  • required for your safety.

Please say if you would prefer that your teacher does NOT provide hands-on adjustments during your appointment.  Your personal preference will always be respected.

Cleaning and ventilation

There will be a minimum of 15mins between appointments for cleaning and ventilation of the studio.

Windows will be open to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the studio. If you are sensitive to the cold, please bring an extra layer of clothing.

A disinfecting solution will be used to wipe down all equipment and common surfaces after every client.

Changing & toilets

Please come changed into your movement clothing – changing facilities are not available at the studio.

A toilet is available if required.

What to bring

Bring some water with you.

Remove all jewellery and avoid clothing with zips as these can damage the studio equipment.

Please keep your mobile phone on silent.

Cancellation policy

Due to Covid-19 we need to plan for the possibility of temporary closure or another period of lockdown – in this event your class will be held online instead.

Studio packages allow for weeks when you are unable to attend. All packages are non-transferrable and non-refundable – except in the event of serious illness or injury.

Telephone:
07786 072 337

Email:
[email protected]

Address:
29 Faversham Road SE6 4XE

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