Definitely not! We have clients of all ages and body types at our studio, and feeling unfit or inflexible when you start is completely normal. This is why most of us take up Pilates in the first place!
It's typical to feel nervous & self-conscious when beginning any new exercise regime. You'll probably feel first time jitters, but we will go out of our way to make you feel welcome so those nerves calm down quickly. In no time at all the studio will be like your second home, full of friends and familiar faces.
Most of our clients have been coming to us for years and we look forward to you becoming a long term part of our studio community too.
Nothing. We’ve got you covered. Mats, props and everything else you'll need are provided.
Some people like to bring a water bottle (especially for barre, power plate & HIIT classes) but we have a water filter with cups if you forget as well as bottled water for sale.
For online workouts, we recommend exercising on a floor mat or carpeted surface. If you don't have either of these options available, a couple of thick towels should suffice.
For Barre or Sweat classes only you'll want a stable chair (eg dining table chair) to use for support. We may also use light hand weights (0.5 - 1kg) during these classes. You can easily substitute 2 x 425g cans or 2 x 600ml water bottles if weights are not available.
Some of our group classes are specifically designed to include props. Where props are required they will always be listed in the class name & description (eg Foam Roller Pilates or Fitball Pilates). If you'd like to purchase props for use in these classes, the studio operates an online store with FREE next business day delivery within the Perth metropolitan area.
No props are required for private and semi-private studio lessons. That said, if you have items such as foam rollers, resistance bands or balls available, we may choose to integrate them into your class. We suggest placing these items nearby so you can access them if required.
Pilates was created by a man! Men love our classes and are always surprised at how challenging and rewarding Pilates is.
Over the years a perception has been built that Pilates is only for girls (possibly due to its early popularity among dancers). As a result, women do outnumber men in our classes but, in recent years, more and more men are flocking to Pilates.
We have men training with us who are professional footballers, swimmers, cyclists, runners and even pro surfers. Perhaps you'll spot a local WAFL player or member of our national cycling team. Athletes and actors including Chris Judd, Pat Cash, Hugh Grant, Brad Pitt and Tiger Woods are known to be Pilates fans.
Our male clients enjoy the strength challenge and control aspect of our Pilates classes – the exercises are harder than they look!