Getting ready for your first class

How our Top Tips will ensure your first Pilates class will be successful

It is important that you get the most out of your first class. With our years of experience of teaching new students we have narrowed our top tips to help you prepare for your class.

Book your class

Once you have chosen the class that best suits your needs, you can Book yourself directly into the class using our convenient online booking system. For Private Appointments use the Private appointment booking calendar.Take care when you are booking to ensure your choice of place is correct - many classes can be attended either in person or via zoom.

Dress to move

Wear something you can move in freely. Bare feet or socks, or flat shoes - if you wear insoles maybe keep your shoes on for foot support - choose whichever you prefer and are most comfortable with. It is advisable to have a light snack in advance of your class, and to be well hydrated, it is recommended you also bring a small bottle of water with you to your class.

What you will need

Classes start promptly so allow yourself time to arrive, and settle in. Depending on the class you are attending, you may need to have your own mat, stability ball or hand weights. We will let you know in advance if you need to bring anything with you to class.

We have measures in place to keep you safe when attending a class in person, see our Measures to Keep You Safe.

If you are attending one of our classes online, see our Tips for your first Online Class.

Meet Rachel

Having done little exercise during lockdown Rachel decided she was going to try Pilates for the first time. She rang ahead with some health related questions and checked what class would suit her. Throughout her class she participated in all the exercises, rested when she needed to, and restarted when ready. Rachel enjoyed her class so much she has incorporated a regular class into her busy schedule. She found the class gave her more energy and some breathing space for her mind and her body in an otherwise hectic weekly schedule.