Below is a list of our most commonly asked questions. If you have a specific question that is not listed here, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.
Firstly, you can email, message or contact me on 07989 333620 with any queries or with your interest in any classes. We can arrange an initial assessment and discuss what will be the best course of action for you with regards to booking private sessions or joining a class.
Unless I am running a taster class, a one-to-one initial assessment must be attended. In this session, we go through the basics and I give you a postural assessment. If you have previous experience with Body Control Pilates, you are welcome to try a class if you are looking to book onto a course.
If you have never done Pilates before you should take a Beginners class, regardless of fitness level. If you have done Pilates before you would enter an Improvers or Intermediate level class. This is something that I can give you guidance with at your initial one-to-one assessment.
Classes are small with a maximum of 12 people, usually 10 in a class. Beginner groups are usually smaller than this with six or seven. Small groups allow me to make sure that everyone is working safely and at the right level for them.
Wear something comfortable and preferably form fitting (leggings, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and a T-shirt or vest are ideal). Layers are good in case you get warm. Pilates is done without shoes however for hygiene reasons, socks should be worn. Toesocks are ideal but not essential. Gentlemen, if wearing shorts, I advise wearing cycling or lycra shorts underneath.
Classes last between one hour and one hour fifteen minutes.
Initial assessment is one hour thirty minutes.
Private sessions one-to-one, two-to-one or three-to-one are one hour.
Classes are bookable per block in either five, six or seven week blocks.
A six week block in Skipton is £60
A six week block in Barnoldswick is £54
Initial assessment One-to-one - £40
Initial assessment Two-to-one - £25 each
One-to-one - £40
Two-to-one - £25
Three-to-one - £20
Six week block of one-to-one's - £200 (last session free)
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACs and is payable in advance when booking onto the block.
Please refer to the timetable to see times and venues.
45 Otley Street
Barnoldswick Civic Hall
Barnoldswick Baptist Church
You should start to see results within the first couple of sessions. The more regularly you practice, the quicker you will see results.
"In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference. In 20 you'll see the difference. In 30 you'll have a whole new body."
Joseph Pilates, Return to Life through Contrology.
A block of classes is usually five, six or seven weeks. I run in conjunction with school term times. If you miss a class you can catch up within any class of a similar level at any time during that block, space permitting.
No! Remember, Joseph Pilates himself was a man and originally designed the Pilates method, or 'Contrology' as he named it, for Gymnasts and Boxers.
I am qualified to teach pre and post natal Pilates. At present I do not have a specific class but postnatally am happy for you to join once you have had your post birth health check and are cleared to exercise. If there are a few of you interested in a specific Pre or Post Natal Pilates class I am always open to setting up a small class.
Yes. Pilates can help with the recuperation after an injury depending on the type of injury. It has also been proven to have a significant benefit in easing low back pain and in helping with back issues. We would need to discuss your injury and make sure you are safe to do Pilates. I can also devise a specific private programme to aid recovery through a series of one-to-one sessions.