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How much does it cost?
All of our Pilates Courses are priced at £48 for 6 weeks. There is also the option to book 4 out of the 6 classes in a course for £36 by inputting discount code HOL1 at the checkout. Courses are non transferrable.
How long are the classes?
All our classes are 55 minutes long.
Is it suitable for beginners / older adults?
All of our classes are termed as ‘Mixed Ability.’ Because of the flexible nature of the Pilates method, we are able to modify and progress exercises to meet everyone’s needs within the same class. This means that people of different ages, abilities and fitness levels can participate in the same class. As our class sizes are so small, we try to give everyone individual feedback and corrections and there is always the opportunity to ask the teacher questions at the end of class. All our classes are kept small and friendly for this reason.
Is the a minimum age required to participate?
Participants of our courses must be a minimum of 16 years of age if they are accompanied, or 18 years of age if unaccompanied due to child protection reasons. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a consent form signed by a Parent or Guardian prior to participating.
Why do some classes have more spaces than others?
A Target Pilates class will never have more than 12 participants. Some of our classes are a little smaller due to the size of the rooms.
Can I pay for individual classes?
Unfortunately at the moment we only sell our courses as a fixed 6 week block. This is because with the number of clients that we have it would be impossible to administer and also our overheads with regards to teachers pay and hall hire fees are fixed. If we ran our course fees differently at the moment it would mean that we would not be a viable business. As a result our prices are pitched at a very reasonable level. As an example of some other local prices, most studios and leisure centres charge £9-£15 per hour long class. Our sessions work out at £8.00 per class.
How do I book?
You can book by selecting the BOOK NOW link found next to the relevant course on our Equestrian Courses page or via the direct link given in an email or advertisement. If you would like us to add you to our mailing list for a course next time around simply send us your email address via our Facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Pilates for Horse Riders?
The Pilates Method was invented in the 1920s by a man named Joseph Pilates. From this original work the method has now expanded from 34 original exercises and evolved into a world renowned form of exercise which is used both as a form of fitness and rehabilitation. It has particularly well documented impact on people suffering with back pain. The method has a tremendous synergy with horse riding. The Target Pilates Equestrian Method applies specific elements of Pilates that are most relevant to the sports specific strength and flexibility that horse riders need to perform at their best.
What qualifications do the teachers have?
All Target Pilates teachers hold a Level 3 Certificate in Pilates Instruction (highest level available for this qualification) and also complete an additional in house training course on teaching the Target Pilates Equestrian method. All our classes are based on our own original research with horse riders so all our classes work on the specific elements of fitness that we believe riders need to perform at their best, whether this is recreationally or as a serious competitor.
How do I pay?
All payments are taken electronically at the time of booking. Unfortunately we do not accept cash or cheques on the night.
I have a serious back problem or injury and I have been told Pilates will help. Can I come to your courses?
Pilates has a strong and established link with the rehabilitation of injury, in fact this formed a very large part of the purpose of the method from when it was created. Generally speaking we do not recommend that you attend a class in a group setting if your injury is in the ‘acute’ stage, by which we mean if you are still under the care of a specialist consultant or you are in constant chronic pain, unless they have given you the all clear to participate. Everyone participates in our classes at their own risk – if you have any concerns regarding your health and the suitability of Pilates, we recommend that you speak to a medical professional prior to booking.
Do you offer 1:1 sessions?
Yes we currently offer 1:1 Pilates sessions which take place in your own home. If you are interested in this service, please contact us via email at email@example.com