Can I book just one class to try?

Yes and No. For Pilates, experience has taught that investing time in individual instruction results in the best start with Pilates classes. Clients feel more confident and successful having completed a Intro to Pilates one to one session before joining a class.  For ballet, it is possible to trial one class as it is easier to follow along. However, if you have never been to a ballet class before, you might like a one to one session first.

What to expect in the Intro to Pilates session?

  • Review your health information and chance to describe more in-depth past or present conditions/injuries
  • Assessment of posture, skeletal alignment, muscular balance, joint mobility and further discussion of presenting issues or concerns, if any
  • Learn about what is your 'Core' and how to engage it as well as breathe at the same time
  • Learn neutral spine and pelvis
  • Learn all the start positions (back, side, front, kneeling, seated and standing) and skeletal alignment in each one
  • Practise a few simple exercises in each position to test your understanding and strength
  • Through out the session, your movement patterns will be closely observed to understand what: triggers pain, may or may not be efficient or effective, restrictions are present, explains some imbalances, etc.
  • You will be offered suggestions to get the most out of Pilates and/or Corrective Exercise and your body
  • Homework to do until your next session or class

What should I wear?

Dress for class in comfortable clothing or gym kit that is not too loose. During the winter months, choose non-bulky layers as the studio may be chilly. Shoes are not worn, so wear socks (grippy, best) or go barefooted.  If you wear shorts, please ensure that they are knee length and close fitting ie cycling shorts. 

What should I bring?

Studio mats are provided (cleaned after use) but you are welcome to bring your mat (10mm thick, best). Optional: water bottle if you tend to get thirsty and a hand towel for a cushion.  Studio small equipment will be used occasionally in class and sanitised afterwards.

Are there changing areas?

It is best if you can come dressed for class, however there are two toilets available for privacy.

Is there a place to store my possessions?

There are storage benches for shoes and small items as well as wall hooks for coats, clothing, bags, etc. Please set your phones to silent.  Valuables should be safe behind a locked door; however you may ask permission to bring these into the studio. 

What can I take into the studio?

In an effort to keep the studio clear and safe, only a minimum of items should be brought in: bottle of water, hand towel, and mat. Ask permission to bring phone (RINGER OFF), wallet/purse and keys.

Where is the studio located?

The studio can be found at 110 Cadzow Street, Second Floor, Hamilton ML3 6HP.  It is along the street from the Town House. Look for the clock on the building, the entry door is just below.

Is there parking nearby?

There are many parking options. Two car parks near the Town House have spaces and lower rates (free after 19:30) with a very short walk.  On street parking in front of the building and along Cadzow street is also available (free after 18:00) but can be busy in the evenings.

What is the accessibility at the studio?

There are a few flights of stairs to the second floor.  If this will be an issue, please contact Lisa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07735024078 to make arrangements for a home visit or different venue.  

If the front door is locked, please use the intercom system to call and be ‘buzzed’ in.