Frequently Asked Questions

 

Pilates
  • How long are the classes?

The classes last one hour - this includes a warm-up, various exercises, some stretches and sometimes a short relaxation

  • How much are the classes?

The classes are £10 a session.  After your taster session they are both bookable in half term blocks

  • When and where are the classes?

All classes are in the large hall at Weeke Community Centre, Taplings Road, Weeke, Winchester, SO22 6HG

Mondays 12-1pm mixed ability pilates

Wednesdays 6.20-7.20pm mixed ability pilates

Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm pilates for cyclists

  • Who are the mixed ability classes suitable for?

The classes are both mixed ability classes and are suitable for most fitness levels and can be adapted within class for individual needs.  You will need to be able to get on and off a mat on the floor once or twice during the session

 

  • Who is the pilates for cyclists class suitable for?

The classes are suitable for cyclists who wish to work on posture, core strength and flexibility to balance their cycling training.

  • What do I wear?

You need to wear something comfortable and stretchy to exercise in - if it's reasonably fitted I can see your posture and positioning more easily so I can help you with it.   On your feet it's best to wear socks with sticky bits on the bottom for grip.

 

  • What do I need to bring?

Please bring a mat to exercise on - the pilates mats which are usually 15mm thick are more comfortably than the thinner yoga mats.  

This is the link for the ones I bought:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thick-Cushioned-Pilates-Yoga-182cm/dp/B00L92EXJ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505140473&sr=8-3&keywords=thick+pilates+mats

Please bring water and a large towel to use as a cushion.  

I used to provide other accessories like balls or theraband but since covid I am asking you to purchase your own to use.  You don’t have to have these when you start but it is useful to get them.

 

Details of sample places you can purchase these:

Latex Free Red theraband:

https://www.onogo.com/theraband-exercise-resistance-band-latex-free-red15m.html

 

Small pilates ball: 7inch £6.50 inc P+P

https://www.mad-hq.com/7-exer-soft-ball-blue

Tai Chi Inspired Exercises

  • How long are the classes?

The classes last 45 minutes - this includes a warm-up, various adapted tai chi movements and relaxation.

  • How much are the classes?

The classes are £7 a session or £8 a class to book fewer sessions.  They are both bookable in half term blocks.

  • When and where are the classes?

Both classes are held in the large hall at Weeke Community Centre, Taplings Road, Weeke, Winchester, SO22 6HG

Mondays 1.15-2pm

Wednesdays 5.30-6.15pm

  • Who are the classes suitable for?

The classes are very gentle and suitable for most people.  The exercises can be performed in standing or sitting.

  • What do I wear?

It is advisable to wear something comfortable and loose or stretchy.  You are best to have flat, comfy shoes that won't fall off or socks with sticky bits on the bottom for grip.