Can I park at the studio?
Wimbledon Studio – We don’t have off street parking but there is metered parking on Latimer Road, Ridley Road and Griffiths Road less than 50 metres from the studio.
Do I have to come at the same time each week?
We recommend that for the sake of simplicity and continuity, you try to book a regular time each week but we are very flexible and will always do our best to offer you a session at a time that works for you.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
We provide all the mats and equipment you need for your class so you just need to bring yourself.
How often should I take classes?
We recommend that you try to come two or more times a week but understand that this is not always possible. Like any form of exercise, doing some is better than none at all so even if you can only come once a month you will still notice the difference.
I am a beginner, how should I start?
The best way to start Pilates with us is to come for a private taster class. You can then discuss your goals with an instructor and they will help you to work out the best options going forward. Group taster classes are also available.
Is Pilates a safe form of exercise if I have a medical condition?
Pilates is a very safe form of exercise, but if you have a medical condition, we ask that you get prior approval from your doctor before you begin and you inform your teacher before the start of the class.
What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are:
8.00am – 9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday
9.00am – 3.00pm Sunday
What do I need to wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable gym style clothing. We do ask you to wear clothing without zips and to remove any sharp jewellery that may damage the leather on the machines. During your class you will wear socks or be bare foot, so no need to worry about shoes.
What’s the difference between mat based and equipment based Pilates?
Joseph Pilates designed the equipment to aid practice by providing support and resistance where required. The equipment makes it easier to master the exercises, so we recommend that if you have any issues in your body then equipment based classes are more suitable. The class sizes are also smaller, so you will have much closer attention from the instructor enabling you to get to grips with Pilates faster. Having said that, beginners can start by practising in either mat or equipment based classes.