Archives What do I need to know for my first class?

Please arrive 10 minutes early to your first class. This is so you’ll have time to familiarise yourself with the studio, fill out a registration form, meet your Trainer and have a quick run down on the Reformer Bed you will use during class. If you’re late to your first class you might not be able to train. No mobile phones during classes (please be respectful to others).

What facilities do you offer?

We provide complimentary towels, drinking water and have changing facilities on site. Some of our locations also offer shower facilities – please check with your local studio.

What do I wear to class?

Appropriate clothing is essential as you are going to work up a sweat! We recommend gym tights, leggings or shorts and either a t-shirt or singlet top. Although most clients prefer to train in bare feet, socks are most welcome.

What class do I start with?

You must always start with a Beginner class, even if you have done Pilates elsewhere or are quite fit. KX Pilates uses a lot of small muscle groups, you’ll be surprised how challenging the class might be and may need to build up your strength. You also need to familiarise yourself with the KX Pilates dynamic training method, basic principles and exercises, so that you don’t hold up the pace of a more advanced class.

I have never done Pilates before. Should I do a group class or a private session first?

That depends on the individual. Ninety nine percent of our new clients do just fine attending a Beginner class. With classes ranging from a maximum of 12-16 clients, the Trainer can modify exercises to suit differing abilities. Although still quite intense, classes are broken down using simple exercises so all individuals get the most out of their workout. If you have chronic back pain, are coming back from an injury or are pregnant, a one-on-one session would be best to assess your situation.

We do however reserve the right for Owners and/or Trainers to restrict clients to a particular class type for safety reasons if necessary.