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IN-STUDIO CLASSES

YOUR FIRST CLASS

  • Our classes are tailored to suit every body, whether you are a regular gym goer or brand new to classes.

  • To ensure you get the most from your classes, we highly recommend you book into a private class – here we work at a slightly slower pace and make sure you get the hang of our class fundamentals

  • Our workouts are inclusive and progressive across mixed levels

  • Before and after every class, we ask you to clean your reformer/equipment with the disinfectant wipes provided  Hand sanitisers are also available

  • We suggest zip free, comfortable and stretchy clothes – so that you can enjoy the freedom to move in your comfiest gear. 

  • We will not require you to wear a face mask unless otherwise advised by the government. However, if you feel more comfortable with a covering and/or gloves, you are welcome to bring your own and wear during class. Please arrive ready to move in your leisure/sports gear to keep the common areas safe and clear

  • Throughout your class, our team will offer form-adjustment cues, however, these will be solely verbal until further notice

  • For the time being, please feel free bring your own sweat towel

  • At The Barn, we are committed to making your experience as enjoyable as possible and we’re here for you if you have any other questions. Just send us an email to info@thebarn.academy  and we will get back to you. 

BOOK, BUY AND CANCEL

  • You’ll need to register/login and buy a class or pack online before you can book in

  • You will need to sign the Covid-19 Disclaimer form before booking, this should pop up on your screen as soon as you click ‘book’ 

  • To cancel your appointment, please contact us at least 12hours prior to your booking. Any cancellations within less than 12 hours of your booking are non-refundable. To reschedule due to illness, please contact us at least an hour before your appointment and we will reschedule your booking. 

  • Any appointments unattended or that are not rescheduled will be charged and are non-refundable.

IN-STUDIO 

  • Your class is YOUR TIME, we ask that you leave your phone for the hour, or on silent close-by

TRAINING PRE- OR POST-NATAL

  • If you’re new to our classes, we ask that you book a Private session for your first visit with your doctors approval. 

  • We follow the official recommendation for your return to exercise, with your doctor’s approval at a minimum of 6 weeks following a natural birth and 10-12 weeks post C-section. Again, we recommend your reintroduction with a Private session.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST PILATES CLASS?

The first class can be as much a mental workout as a physical one. However no one expects you to be perfect straight away so don’t panic – the instructor leading the class will make sure you’re exercising safely and at the correct level, so long as you are still breathing that’s a good enough start for the first few weeks. Don’t worry if you cannot seem to co-ordinate everything straight off. As with learning any new skill it takes time and practise. Pilates is non-competitive so you will work at your own level during each class. We’ll progress your exercises gradually and encourage you to move up to more intermediate exercises/progressions when you are ready.

It can take 6-8weeks to build muscle, and much longer if you’ve had pain or weakness in an area for a long time so whilst we can’t expect an overnight body transformation, you will notice the difference if you continue to come to class each week. You will feel; an increase in flexibility, reduced back pain, improved balance, improved muscle tone and strength, better posture and improved confidence to exercise as just a few of the benefits of our classes.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Other than yourself, not much. We suggest you wear comfortable clothes such as comfortable leisure wear; a t-shirt with long shorts, bike shorts, leggings or joggers. We don’t wear shoes in Pilates so you must be in socks, we advise grip-socks . Mobile phones must be turned off. No cameras, or videos are permitted.

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I HAVE AN INJURY. IS PILATES A GOOD IDEA FOR ME?

Pilates is excellent for someone who has finished physical therapy and has been cleared by their physician to go on with more movement conditioning. It is a system of body conditioning that is both gentle
and athletic, known for its rehabilitative and body transforming results.

Testimonials

"I am not one that likes doing things on zoom but find silver swans very easy and Zoe makes it feel as if you have your own personal tutor in the room. It is relaxed and fun."

—  Ann, Adult Ballet

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