Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

We would recommend comfortable clothes, tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirts, shorts, t-shirts to suit the weather. Generally the classes are taken barefoot.

Where can I get a mat from?

Bring an exercise mat. You can use a yoga mat to start with as they are considerably cheaper than Pilates mats. Once you have decided to stay with Pilates then you should consider upgrading to a proper Mat. This should be thicker than a yoga mat as it offers more protection to the knees and spine. We would recommend a minimum thickness of 6mm. The Opti Air Flow Exercise Mat from Argos is a good option at a reasonable price.

How much does it cost?

Generally there is a £12.50 per lesson charge for online classes if you book for the entire course. Partial bookings, where permissible, will be charged at £14.00 per lesson.

How can I pay?

You can pay by BACS transfer, cheque or cash. Book your preferred course online and if there are spaces available we will provide you with a booking reference and instructions on how to pay with any of these methods.

Our office address is: Pilates in Chiswick, 28 Wykeham Avenue, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1UB.

What happens if I miss a class?

When possible you are welcome to join another class at your level to make up for any class you have missed. Please confirm with us first. This is not guaranteed but is a courtesy we are sometimes able to offer. Unfortunately refunds are not possible. So, if you want to do a course but will be unable to attend all the classes you still need to pay the full fee in order to guarantee your place.

Do you have drop in sessions?

No. Courses need to be booked and paid for in advance.

How many people are there on each course?

Numbers are restricted. We accept a maximum of twelve (12) people per class. This means that class numbers are kept low which means that your teacher has a chance to give you the attention you deserve.

We also need a minimum number of people to book for a course before running it. We will advise you if this happens and where possible offer an alternative.

Are the classes suitable for pregnant women?

Pilates is certainly suitable for pregnancy, however we do not offer classes for pregnant women at the moment. Please visit our Pilates for pregnancy page for more information and advice.

I'm going away and won't be able to make all the classes, can I pay less?

Priority is always given to pupils booking for the full course. Please contact us if you have a specific request and we will see whether anything can be organised. Should a partial booking be possible then classes will be charged at £14.00 each.

Do you have a Privacy Policy?

We have a privacy policy which sets out you details of the information we hold and how we manage this. You can read this here Pilates in Chiswick Privacy Policy