Proper Pilates is excited to be at the forefront of online studio training for Classical Pilates. As well as offering Private Lessons online, our clients are also able to join our Open Haus sessions virtually, via our Zoom platform. It’s incredibly simple, and while it does not replace the great work that can be achieved within the studio, it is an excellent way of ensuring you maintain a practice with PP when you’re unable to visit us due to distance, as well as work and holiday travel.
When you join Open Haus classes online we see you at the studio on our large monitor positioned in the center of our room. You’ll be a feature of the class just like everyone else in the room. You’ll be able to see and hear us as we have a high-definition camera and microphone positioned above our screen in order to capture what’s going on in the studio. We’ll be using this to see and hear what you’re doing, and provide teaching support back to you just as we would if you were right there with us in the studio. If other clients are also joining the class online you’ll be able to see and chat with them too.
Online Private Lessons link up just like our classes do, however our staff are able to take these from both in and out of the studio, so at times can offer lessons outside of regular studio hours. Read below for instructions on setting up online lessons.
open haus classes online (available from 21st jan 2019)
To join one of our Open Haus classes online you must first be approved by the studio to ensure you meet our physical and independence requirements. New clients as well as teachers we are unfamiliar with must first begin training in-studio and then be approved for online training. This safeguards the integrity of our Open Haus system, and ensures you are equipped to get the most out of your online session with us.
To join a class once approved, follow these easy steps. Ensure you’re using a device with a camera and microphone such as your smart phone, tablet or laptop.
Ensure you first book into the class time you are after through our Mindbody scheduling system.
When it’s time to join the class click here or click on the link provided in your appointment reminder email. You’ll be taken to our Zoom portal.
If it’s your first time using Zoom download the App if using your phone or tablet, or the software package if on PC or laptop. You will only need to do this once.
You’ll immediately link up to our online video-chat portal and join the class straight away. If we’re not there yet when you arrive, wait a moment, we just have to login too!
It’s that simple! You don’t have to tell us prior that you’re intending to take the class online as we’ll open our video portal for each Open Haus class we run and will immediately be able to work with you.
private lessons online
Online Private Lessons are available to regular clients who have completed their Introductory series with us at the studio, or to teachers that we have seen for a private assessment lesson in-studio (at times we may require more than this before we allow you take online lessons).
To schedule an appointment follow the directions below. Ensure you’re using a device with a camera and microphone such as your smart phone, tablet or laptop. You don’t need to download any applications, our pathway takes you straight to our video portal.
Book your Internet Private appointment through our Mindbody scheduling system.
When it’s time to take the lesson click on one of the links below to join the portal with your relevant teacher. Your appointment reminder email also provides these links.
You’ll immediately link up to our online video-chat portal and join the private lesson straight away. Once your teacher joins the conversation you’ll be able to begin the lesson.
To join an online Private Lesson with Wade Edwell click here
To join an online Private Lesson with Trevor Buckingham click here
tips and conditions for online training
Make sure you position your camera to cover a side or angular view of whatever apparatus you’re working on. This gives us the best view of your practice
Ensure you don’t have too much background noise
Make sure you’ve contacted us before the class if you need us to email you a copy of the program you train with at the studio
Join classes online even if you don’t have any apparatus- you can perform your Mat exercises anywhere so long as you have some padding available under your back. A towel on your hotel room floor is absolutely sufficient!
If you’re heading away speak with us at the studio about first borrowing some pieces of small apparatus that you can take with you such as Magic circles, bands and toe-correctors
When booking a Private Lesson online search for Internet Appointment availability on our scheduling system as we have times available that are outside of our regular studio hours
To calcute time differences when you’re booking appointments from another time zone, see this website for assistance
In the event of Internet outages:
If your internet drops out during a Private Lesson the studio is not liable to offer you a refund or make up appointment
If our internet drops out during a lesson for under 30 mins we’ll provide you with a complimentary half hour Private appointment credit
If the drop out lasts for over 30 mins we’ll provide you with a complimentary 55 min Private appointment credit
If either yours or our internet drops out during an Open Haus class and you have purchased the sessions casually (only available to teachers once approved) then we will refund an Open Haus credit to your account so you can book again at another time
Online Private Lessons and Open Haus classes are governed by our Cancellation Policy. Cancellations must be made online through our booking system. Private Lessons must be cancelled within 24 hours, and Open Haus classes within 6 hours, in order for you to not be charged the full credit for the session
Regular clients of our Open Haus Contrology package program can book into and cancel out of online classes without any penalties
You are responsible for ensuring that you do not miss sessions mistakenly by not accounting for time differences when taking the lesson in another time zone. Our Cancellation policy applies in these circumstances