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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 info@movementpilates.co.nz

How much do classes cost?

To see our pricing options, click here.

How many people are in each class?

Reformer Studio - Up to six people are able to attend a class at one time. Yoga Studio - Between 8 - 10 people depending on the class. Our studios are small and boutique and we love it that way :)

What do I wear? Should I bring anything special?

Just yourself and clothes that you would feel comfortable moving in. You can exercise in bare-feet or wear grip socks, available to purchase at the studio.  Our studio is intended to feel low-key and welcoming, please wear whatever makes you feel comfy! All props & equipment is provided, however, feel free to bring your own yoga mat. You might like to bring a drink bottle or sweat towel as well!

How early should I arrive?

We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before class to check in, set up your mat, chat with the teacher about any injuries or concerns you may have and prepare yourself for practice.

Is there parking?

Yes, we recommend parking on Arthur Street - there is free 1 hour parking on the street & also a free 3 hour carpark. 

Do you have gift vouchers?

Yes we do, give the gift of Movement! Please email us at info@movementpilates.co.nz or talk to us in studio if you are interested. 

I am a total beginner and have never done much exercise. Do you have reformer 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.

I 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.

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

This depends on your lifestyle, your goals and what other forms of exercise you do. Consistency is key and between 1-3 classes per week is wonderful. 3+ classes p/w will yield great results, which is why we created our weekly membership options.

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.

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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Ellerslie, Auckland

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