Frequently Asked Questions

What You Need To Know

REFORMER | BARRE | PILATES

What should I wear?

Wear anything that you would feel comfortable moving in. It is advisable to wear material that allows you to stretch.

Equipment classes: Clean socks are compulsory for hygiene purposes.
Barre: Our barre classes can be done with barre socks, normal socks or barefoot. Barre socks can be purchased in studio.

How do I pay for my classes?

You can pay via our booking app, on the website or via eft. Please note payment is always made upfront, this secures your booking. Please contact us if you need assistance.

What is the refund policy?

Packages are non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-cumulative.

What should I do if I have medical condition?

Please notify your instructor of any medical considerations including past and present injuries, pregnancy or medication that might require exercise modifications before the start of class.

What should I bring to class?

Please bring a towel that covers your mat to all Mat and Barre classes. Socks are compulsory for Reformer classes. Filtered water is provided in Studio.

Is it necessary to book in advance?

Our classes have limited spaces and so it is advisable that you book in advance. If not, we cannot guarantee you a space in your class of choice.

What is the STOTT PILATES Method?

STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Lindsay G. Merrithew and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent three decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment.

This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science, fascial fitness and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and Certification programs. STOTT PILATES is used by rehab, post-rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.

STOTT PILATES exercises help both men and women of all ages develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation, STOTT PILATES can help you tone your body, feel revitalized, and move with ease.

I have a an injury. Will I be able to do Pilates?

Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle and controlled with a focus on core strength and stability.

It is also important, however, that you work with a qualified Instructor to ensure you are doing the exercises correctly and avoiding movements that may not be recommended for your condition. An experienced Instructor is able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your ability, and monitor your improvements.

Progress may be slow, but a consistent workout schedule with appropriately chosen exercises with attention and focus will ensure you see results.

Is STOTT PILATES like Yoga?

In some respects Pilates is like yoga. Both are considered mind-body methods of movement; both emphasize deep breathing and smooth movements that encourage the mind-body connection. The difference is that while yoga requires moving from one static posture to the next, Pilates flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically-based often incorporating resistance equipment. The goal with STOTT PILATES exercise is to strengthen the postural muscles while achieving optimal functional fitness.

Can I do Pilates while I’m pregnant?

The gentle, deliberate fluidity of Pilates is perfect for pregnancy—strengthening your pelvic floor, minimising lower back pain, and deepening your connection to breath. Not only is it a safe and low-impact way to support your body in blooming towards labour, but it can also be transformative in the recovery process postpartum. For your safety, we require all prenatal clients to begin with a private session before their first studio class and wait six weeks after labour to return for private sessions (12 weeks for group classes). A certificate from your treating doctor may be requested.