A few questions that are probably on your mind as you read through my website are:
What equipment will I use with you?
Our apparatus work will centre on a beautifully hand crafted Studio Reformer with a Tower at one end. This includes a padded jump board and padded long box along with all of the graduated springs. When we want to use the Tower end of the Reformer, I can change the Reformer by adding two padded bed bases which transform the Reformer to a full Trapeze bed (Cadillac). I also have a Combo Chair, which can be used as a stand-alone or wheeled up to the end of the Trapeze bed for additional exercises. All of this equipment is handmade custom built to my specific requirements. I also have top quality extra thickness floor mats and additional bits and pieces of equipment for your use.
Will I be judged if I can’t do anything, since it is all new to me?
No, you will NEVER be judged. Rest assured, all of us have been beginners at some point in our lives. And I can also assure you that Pilates has many wonderful benefits, but most importantly for me I want you to have fun in each session. You will work hard, but it should be fun.
If I book for a Pilates session, what happens at the first meeting?
You will be asked to fill out a simple form with questions such as who are you (name and address). Do you have any medical problems that I should know about? And, of course, who to contact in case of an emergency? We will then have a relaxing chat about you and what you would like to gain from your sessions with me. After that I will devise your own individualized programme.
Do I need to have had any experience in Pilates to book?
Absolutely not. I work mostly one-to-one which means that you will have lots of individual help and attention with your individualized programme. Pilates consists of hundreds of different exercises, so your programme will be updated as and when appropriate.
Are toilet and private changing facilities available?
Yes, of course. My Westhill home studio is small, warm, well-ventilated and cosy, and has private en-suite toilet and hand wash facilities right there to hand for your use at any time. This en-suite is also a warm (underfloor heated) private room for you to change clothes in (should you wish to do so) before and/or after your session.
Is parking available?
Yes, I have guaranteed, free, easy, on-site parking. There is an abundance of private free on-site parking! The parking area, and my easy-access ground floor studio, both face onto the beautiful backdrop of the Moray Firth and the mountains in the distance. When you arrive please just drive through the entrance of the property and turn immediately right, straight into the parking area. For your initial visit (and most times thereafter) I will be waiting to greet you personally at the front door (which faces directly onto the parking area). Under no circumstances is parking allowed on the grass, or on the shared private road leading to the house itself.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to introducing you to the world of Pilates and Functional Movement.