Contact us:
zestforlifefitness@gmail.com
Fleur Davis
fleurdavis@btinternet.com
Zoë Crouse
zoejcrouse@gmail.com
07721004122
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Frequently Asked Questions

"Do I need to bring my own mat?"

We supply all the mats & equipment for your use, although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

1.

"What shall I wear?"

 

You will need to wear comfortable, stretchy clothing. Trainers are not necessary for Pilates, most people go bare-foot, others use padded socks. It's your preference.

 

You will need to wear supportive trainers for more active fitness classes.

2.

"What if I can't do Pilates or I've never been before?"

 

Everybody is new to something at some point! Most classes has beginners & regulars. Your instructor will direct you through your moves with lots of teaching points, demonstrations & modifications for you, so you feel in control and at ease.

3.

"Do I need to be flexible to do the moves?"

 

NO!

Lack of flexibility & poor posture is responsible for many ailments that can affect your health. Initially most people notice limited range of movement but each week your flexibility will improve & you'll find you get more adept your exercises.

4.

"Can I come if I have a bad back?"

 

YES!

Pilates is especially beneficial for people with chronic back pain. The exercises strengthen the core which support your back as well as promoting good alignment with gentle stretches to loosen any tightness.

 

If you are currently under the GP or Physio, check if they recommend Pilates first.

Usually the answer is yes!

5.

"Do I need to book ahead?"

Some classes are really busy & require you to book ahead, others are less so and  you can just turn up.

Check the Timetable page here for availability.

 

6.

"What if I've recently had surgery or I am recovering from an injury?"

 

You will need to check with your GP or Physio that it is safe for you to return to exercising & then complete our Health Questionnaire.

7.

"What time shall I arrive?"

Before your first session, please arrive 10 mins before to complete your health questionnaire & ask any questions. Then after that just 5mins before to chose your mat & get settled in.

8.

"What if my commitments change?"

-If you've paid for a term of classes you can 'catch-up'  your missed classes that term anywhere on the timetable.

-If you've bought a 6x class pass, these can be used anywhere within 8 wks, but check availability.

9.

"Can I start mid-way through the term?"

ABSOLUTLY!

Start as you mean to go on! You can buy a 6x session pass or PAYG and when you're ready to commit to a term of classes you will benefit from the termly discount.

Further details here

10.

"How energetic are the classes?"

Pilates is low impact, mid intensity, core strengthening

 exercise designed to increase flexibility, promote alignment and is especially beneficial for preventing back pain with it's origins rooted in rehabilitation and healing. 

(Levels are specified in the timetable.)

-Boxtastic & Dancefit are energetic 

cardiovascular & muscular strengthening workouts, which can be adapted to suit all abilities.

-Step is the same but lower impact & easier on the joints.

11.

"Are all classes mixed?"

All classes are mixed unless specified.

(Eg : Men's Pilates is designed to suit the male physique.)

12.

"Do I need anything else?"

It is advisable to bring some water, although every venue has hydration facilities.

Extra stuff people like to bring:

-an extra layer for cooling down

- a headrest 

-a small towel

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