What if I haven't done exercise for a while?

If you took a long break from exercise, or haven't done exercise for some time - you are not alone. Whatever your reason for starting your fitness you will find a warm welcome and lots of class options to help you make the journey easy.


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Restarting your fitness

Many of our classes are suitable for beginners or those returning after a break. All exercises are demonstrated and clearly explained. We keep an eye on you, your form, and technique. We will cue ways to enable you to safely perform the exercises - which may mean taking a different approach to make things more accessible, or more challenging depending on your ability. To get the most out of your Pilates classes, and to avoid injury, aim to take two to four weeks to get your body used to moving.

Muscle memory

If you had good fitness before your break, your muscle memory reduces fitness restoration time.

Muscle memory refers to the efficiency of our muscle/brain connection when certain movement patterns are repeated. The more times a certain thing is done, then the less brainpower is needed to repeat it.

Taking a break from exercise may result in a reduction in any muscle/brain efficiency gained through exercise.

However, restarting exercise allows you to rebuild and develop this muscle/ brain efficiency.

Take things at your pace

During your class, work at the level that is right for you now, not where you were before your break.

Listen to your body, do your best, and be consistent over time to improve your fitness. Listening to your body can be hard - particularly if it wants to take things easy when you never had to take it easy before.

Ask if you are unsure - our aim is for you to get the most out of each of your sessions.