It can be daunting and scary thinking of starting something new, venturing into a new environment with people you don't know and machine's that look like they may be some form of medieval torture device.
Everyone who has walked into a new gym or studio has felt this way at some point. Perhaps if you knew what to expect before your first class, this experience would be a little less daunting.
Your First Visit to Pilates HQ
When you walk in the door you’ll see 7 Reformers, all lined up in rows and will be greeted with a smile from your Pilates Instructor. You will be asked to fill in a small pre-exercise questionnaire, so we can find out a little bit about you, and will be shown the Reformers. We will then explain a little about the Reformer and how to use it. If you forget, it’s not an issue, because the instructor will be there throughout the class to help you along. The Reformer Classes run smoothly from start to finish aiming to get you moving and working on each area of your body.
You will probably feel a bit strange gliding up and down on the reformer for the first time, and will no doubt feel somewhat vulnerable the first time you put your legs in the straps. Don’t worry though. I guarantee you that everyone in the class is remembering back to the first time they did these same things and feeling reassured that they aren’t the only ones that found it weird and awkward.
BUT you will be comforted by the fact that the other people in your class were all once in your position.
And YES they did came back a second, third, maybe even tenth time.
And YES they now look very comfortable on these strange machines.
And YES, this will be you in no time!
The longer the class goes on the more you will get used to the way the Reformer works and you will soon realise that the sweet Pilates Instructor who greeted you at the start of your class, is not as sweet as they seemed.
You will leave your class at Pilates HQ, surprised that such small movements could leave your muscles trembling. You will feel energised and invigorated and will be excited to book your next visit, or two or three or more.
Soon enough you will be the person making those once weird and awkward movements look easy, smooth and fluid.
So come on in and try your very first class at Pilates HQ, I guarantee you we will try to make your Pilates journey as enjoyable as possible.
We can’t wait to see you soon.
Steph & The Pilates HQ Team