If you've never been to Pilates Centre before, we recommend booking a private lesson initially. If this isn't possible, you can start with a 'Basics' level group class in Reformer (on equipment) or Studio Mat (on our Classical Mats with use of props and equipment to compliment) or Tower (using springs attached to a wall Tower). These are all suitable for beginners. We also recommend Basics classes if you've done Pilates before but not recently or are new to our studio. All of our classes are designed to support each other. If you plan to come to class more than once a week, we suggest you mix your classes. If you can only come once a week, then try them all and choose which class will benefit you most. You can always ask your teacher for advice after they've seen you in class.
When to move up to the next level:
If you’re thinking you might be ready to move to the next level feel free to ask your teacher for advice. As a guide (and it’s so different for everyone) people usually do a minimum of 12 Basics Reformer or Studio Mat classes before moving to Beyond Basics. You’ll stay in Beyond Basics for 6 months to a year before moving to Intermediate. Our Advanced Reformer and Mat classes are TRUELY Advanced - it’s a whole flow of body and mind coordination and you’re expected to know your stuff… You should be practising Pilates regularly and consistently for years and be injury free to join the Advanced classes. Tower classes only have 3 levels. It’s designed as a complimentary class to your Mat and Reformer workouts. If you’re doing Beyond Basics Reformer and Mat you’re probably ready for Intermediate Tower. If you’re doing Intermediate Reformer and Mat you’re probably ready to move to Advanced Tower. In short, your Tower classes are designed to prepare you to move up to those higher level Reformer and Mat classes.
We want to keep you safe in class as well as make sure you're benefitting from your lesson. At times your teacher may suggest you move to a lower or higher level if they feel you've chosen an unsuitable class level.