FAQs

How to book classes

For new clients, you need to set up an account so that you can book classes quickly and easily.

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What do I wear?

Wear something that’s comfortable and will allow you to move freely. Most people choose leggings or shorts with a t-shirt or sports top. You won’t need shoes – you’ll train in socks.  For hygiene reasons, socks must be worn when training.

How does Pilates fit into my life? Do I have to be fit/flexible to do Pilates?

If you’re not moving a lot at the moment, feel you are stiff or out of shape – that’s OK!  Pilates is an ideal place to start moving your body again, starting gently and building flexibility and strength.

If you are currently active, Pilates can fit very well into your life along with sporting activities like hurling, football and rugby, as well as golf, running, cycling. Pilates helps to align your body and facilitates all other physical activity, by training your body for optimal movement. With 2 classes a week, you will feel leaner, longer and stronger, walk taller and with better posture.

How often do I need to come?

At Elite Pilates, how often you come is entirely up to you.  However, it goes without saying that the more frequently you visit, the sooner you’ll be on the way to becoming a better you. Even though it’s different for everyone, we suggest that 2 to 3 times a week will give you the results you’re aiming for very quickly – that is why we have memberships which makes it cheaper for you to visit more often. We’d be happy to discuss what’s going to be best for you over the phone or in person. Call the studio today to book a consultation or enquire about classes.

I’m already fit. What can Elite Pilates add to my existing fitness routine?

More than you think! More and more professional footballers, rugby players and athletes are turning to Pilates to help them increase flexibility and core strength, enhance body conditioning, improve performance, reduce the risk of injury and add extra variety to their training. Whatever shape your body is in, we can help you feel, look and move better than ever before.

How fit do I need to be for the Pilates classes?

All of our group classes require a certain level of fitness, but with the different levels available there really is something for everyone, including complete beginners! The one thing we should say is that we wouldn’t recommend taking part in a group class if you have a very significant injury. If you’ve any doubts at all about an injury (old or new), disability or other medical condition then contact us to discuss how we can help you use Pilates in the most appropriate way.

Is personal training available? Is personal training right for me?

Yes, personal training is available. Elite Pilates trainers are all qualified to the highest level, with years of experience behind them. Whatever your needs, from elite sporting performance to rehabilitation from injury, we treat every client as an individual and will design a programme for YOUR needs.

What happens at my first private session?

At your first session, we will assess your posture and gait

Before my first class: What do I need to know?

Firstly, you should know that you’re going to absolutely love it! However, you should also make sure you arrive a few minutes early, at least 10 minutes before your first class to fill in a consultation form and chat to your teacher – our classes are small and we like to give every client personal attention –it is important that we know about any injuries etc. before the start of your class.

Wear something that’s comfortable and will allow you to move freely. Most people choose stretch pants or shorts with a t-shirt or sports top. You won’t need shoes – you’ll train either in socks or bare feet, whichever you prefer. We have changing facilities, and mineral water may be purchased from Reception.

Do I need to be very fit for the Pilates classes?

All of our group classes require a certain level of fitness, but with the different levels available there really is something for everyone, including complete beginners! The one thing we should say is that you shouldn’t take part in a group class if you have a significant injury. If you’ve any doubts at all about an injury (old or new), disability or other medical condition then contact us to discuss how we can help you use Pilates in the most appropriate way.

I have an injury - or am recovering from one - can I still do a Pilates class?

If you have suffered an injury, either recently or in the past, that you feel may impinge on your Pilates practice, you should speak to us before attending a class. Depending on the severity of the injury and your recovery from it, you may need a medical clearance form from your doctor/physiotherapist. We would also suggest that you avail of one of our movement assessments to allow us to see how you are moving through your body and suggest the best Pilates option for you.

Why would I do 1-to-1 training?

Whether you are suffering from a specific condition or injury, you want specialised Pilates to enhance your sports performance or you want to push yourself a little bit further, private sessions with one of our trainers could be ideal for you! Ask in studio now.

My doctor/physiotherapist/chiropractor/osteopath recommended that I do Pilates. What class is right for me?

Many medical professionals are now recommending Pilates and we have excellent relationships with many who refer clients to our studio. If you have been recommended to start Pilates, you should ring the studio and chat about your needs and then we can advise the best class / course of action for you.

How many people are in each class?

There will never be more than EIGHT people in any of the group reformer classes we offer.

There will never be more than 10-12 people in our group Mat or Barre classes. We believe that every client is an individual that deserves our special attention.

What kinds of Pilates training does your studio provide?

We have a fully-equiped, dedicated Pilates studio where we offer Reformer, Barre and Mat Pilates.

You can visit our studio page to see everything we offer on-site.

What Happens if the class I want is Full

we operate a waiting list system. If the class is full this will be offered to you. If you are on the waiting list  and someone cancels , you will receive a automated email to tell you that you have been added to the class. The same cancellation policy applies.

What is the Cancellation Policy

A 24 hours cancellation policy applies to all classes . Once cancelled the class will be returned to your package. This applies for all classes. All late cancellations are charged.

All cancellation can be done on our App, online or by Phone

How Long do my credits last

  •  5 pack  – 2 months
  • 10pack – 4 months
  • 20 pack – 6 month

How Long do I have to join as a member?

Our new Membership has a minimum of 3 month Commitment. After 3 months the Membership rolls unless 30 days notice is given. Once you have given notice your membership expires at the end of the following 30 days.