Frequently Asked Questions
Below you'll find the questions most frequently asked at Balance Fitt. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact us.
What is Pilates?
At Balance Fitt we offer Pilates in a small group setting at our private studio or one to one sessions for those who need extra support.
Pilates is a mat based exercise class If practiced with consistency helps improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.
Our Pilates teachers are very passionate about their practice and have been practising Pilates as well as teaching Pilates for many years. We also specialize in working with populations who suffer from injuries such a back issues, knee, hips & shoulders to just name a few.
Before starting any exercise programme, it's advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.
What is yoga
At Balance Fitt we offer a variety of different styled Yoga classes which means that there is something for everyone.
Yoga is not just about fitness but also about developing a strong spiritual awareness with yourself and the earth, this is taught throughout our sessions. You do not need to be flexible and you do not need to have exercised prior to attending. Read more about the different styles of yoga we offer.
We recommend that you try all the different classes and find the style that you feel most comfortable with. All of our wonderful teaches have years of experience in practising as well as teaching.
What's the difference between Pilates and Yoga?
While the methods are different, pilates and yoga both develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique. Both systems emphasize the connection between physical and mental health, although yoga places more emphasis on relaxation and uses meditation. Pilates is performed both on apparatus and mats, whereas classic yoga doesn't require any equipment. Pilates exercises are performed in a flow of movement without the static poses associated with yoga.
What class should I do?
We recommend that try all of our classes buy purchasing our ‘New Client Offer’ Our classes are mixed ability so they are suitable for beginners or those who may be suffering from injury.
Am I fit enough to do classes?
By practising Pilates & Yoga regularly it will help improve your fitness levels. Our classes are mixed ability and suitable for beginners.
How much is it? How do i pay?
We operate a membership system which allows you the flexibility to choose the number of classes you would like to take a week, block bookings or pay as you go. Payments are made via standing order Our current prices are shown on the class prices page.
How do I book a class?
All classes are booked online via the book a class page.
What do I need to bring/wear?
We have both mats and equipment at the studio that are cleaned regularly, if you would rather bring your own that's fine. You should arrive at the studio in comfortable clothing – lose/moveable bottoms such as leggings or shorts and the same for the top half. Gripped socks or bare feet only are allowed in the main studio.
Do I need to be flexible?
You do not need to be flexible both Pilates & Yoga will help to improve your flexibility with regular practice.
I am pregnant can I do a class?
If you are a regular member then yes its fine to continue attending classes unless your GP advises otherwise. We recommend that you inform your teacher as soon as possible. If you are pregnant or you have just had a baby or you are new to fitness then we recommend that you sign up to our pre and post natal Pilates.