Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book a class?

Find our time schedule here, or book via the MINDBODY App.

Still having trouble? Contact us directly and we will help you out by booking you directly into a class. Our email is

How much do classes cost?

To see our pricing options, click here.

How many people are in each class?

Up to six people are able to attend a class at one time. Our studio is small and boutique and we love it that way :)

What do I wear to Pilates? Should I bring anything special?

Just yourself and clothes that you would feel comfortable in going for a walk, or doing regular exercise. 

Pilates is done in bare-feet or socks (whatever feels right for you).

Our studio is intended to feel low-key and welcoming, please wear whatever makes you feel comfy!

You might like a drink bottle or towel as well.

I am a total beginner and have never done much exercise. Do you have classes for beginners?

100% yes. We have classes to cater for all levels of experience. Try starting with the Essential Classes. 


You can also contact us to book a 1:1 session before joining classes. This way, we can take you through the fundamentals and introduce you to the Reformer at your own pace.

Our classes have a maximum of six participants so we will do whatever we can without disrupting the rest of the class to make sure you're looked after and your needs are catered to.

What actually is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates is a form of non-impact exercise using the Pilates Reformer machines designed to strengthen, tone and lengthen the whole body.

It's popular with athletes, celebrities and physiotherapists because of the tremendous effects it has on improved movement, strength, flexibility, injury rehabilitation, posture and toning.

Although traditionally there is more emphasis on the core region, our classes work to effectively target a range of muscle groups throughout the whole body, building lean muscle without creating bulk.

Do you teach Mat classes and Movement Pilates? What is the difference between Mat and Reformer Pilates?

Mat Pilates is such a wonderful form of movement but we specialise in Reformer Pilates and don't offer Mat classes. With the Reformer, we utilise any of the same movements as used in Mat Pilates, plus a huge repertoire of specific Reformer Pilates exercises as well. 

The Reformer Machine was invented by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's, and it has been greatly improved over time.  At Movement Pilates we use top of the line Balanced Body Allegro 2 machines, made in the USA.

What is your cancellation policy?

We know that cancellations are sometimes unavoidable, however our studio size is small and personal and this means that our classes often have a Waitlist.

So we ask that you please cancel from your class with more than 12 hours notice, or risk forfeiting payment/concession for that class. Thank you for your understanding.

How often should I aim to do Pilates to get results?

This depends on your lifestyle and what else you do aside from Pilates. 

Consistency is key and between 1-3 classes per week is wonderful.

Two to three classes p/w will yield great results, which is why we created our membership option ($65 p/w for up to three classes). 

have had a back/shoulder/neck/hip/knee/ankle injury - is Pilates good for my needs?

Medical practitioners tend to love Pilates because it covers so many rehabilitative exercise in a controlled manner with an emphasis on form.

We see particularly good results with shoulder, back, hip and knee pain through Pilates.

Should I start with a group class or a private 1:1 session?

Ideally, we recommend you take a 1:1 session but it is not a requirement. This way, we can introduce you to reformer Pilates at your own pace and take you through the main core activation, breathing techniques.

What does it mean "Waitlist?"

If the schedule shows as "Waitlist", this means the class is currently full but you are able to add to yourself to the Waitlist.

If there is a cancelation to your class earlier than 12 hours before the start time of your booked class, the first person on the Waitlist will automatically be added to the class and be notified via email (check spam folder if you don't receive the email, or check on your Mindbody App).

If there is a cancelation within 12 hours of the start time of class, the system will not automatically assume you would like to be added at such short notice, and you will receive a text from us to check whether you would like to be added to the class, or not. 

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123 Main Highway 

Ellerslie, Auckland