How it works
The original Pilates studio worked somewhat like the ultimate gym. You would begin with more personalised instruction and gradually start to take on more responsibility for your training. Teachers would be available to assist you in your practice and give you physical help in stretches and spots for stronger exercises. Proper Pilates' studio runs very similarly. We work to a system that offers you continued personal training, plus offers monitored workouts so you can train yourself under supervision, enabling you to develop a strong and personalised practice.
But first, are we a good fit?
What you should first know is that we consider Pilates a discipline- it is fun, we have a great time, but it requires respect and commitment. If you've experienced 'Pilates' before, chances are it would not have been like this... Just like in learning an instrument where you only improve if you commit to practice of your scales, so too with our system of Pilates.
We welcome everyone, regardless of your condition. Anyone can take up Pilates, but growth only comes through dedication and a willingness to learn. This is the type of client we have a synergy with and indeed the only client that we will take on. Because we maintain a successful schedule and close working relationships with our clients, we want to make sure we build in clients who also fit with this ethos, which means we don't take on everyone who enquires. Ask yourself these questions first:
-Do I really want to change?
-Can I make it to the studio at least twice a week?
-Can I work in a no-excuses environment?
If you answered yes, and taking this all on sounds like it's a fit for you, read on!
Step One: Get in touch with us and then we'll chat on the phone or via email, make sure we seem like the right fit for you, and if so, we'll setup a date for Step 2
Step Two: Come in for a free15 minute interview where we can discuss our methodology, culture, you can see how the studio works, and if we are the right fit, we'll establish initial training dates and times to get you started
Step Three: You'll complete 6 introductory, one hour appointments within three weeks. This establishes consistent practice, the beginnings of Pilates fitness, and helps you feel safe and ready to navigate usage of the studio in a more independent way going forward
You can continue with Private lessons or have the option of shifting into our Open Haus program which enables you to combine Private Lessons and monitored group workouts where you work through your own, specially tailored program. This regularity in training will bring about greater wellbeing and vitality. We want our clients to aim for at least two workouts per week to ensure continued growth in both fitness and overall wellbeing.
What is Open haus?
Open Haus Workout sessions bring groups of clients together to workout under supervision, but in a self-directed practice, as was experienced in the original Pilates studio. These sessions are capped at four clients maximum, and a teacher is present to assist, push, pull, correct and help you deepen your training. Open Haus sessions are not classes in the common sense. In these workouts every client is navigating their own regime based on their own program, designed to meet their needs, and that is continually sculpted during Private Lessons. Open Haus enables members to refine their practice, stay safe and correct under supervision, and meet the needs of their body and mind each time they enter the studio.