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FAQ

There are many ways of teaching Pilates, and each practice is personal. To become more familiar with StudiQ and our approach to Pilates, please read the below FAQs.

If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing StudiQ@icloud.com or calling 07508 183883.
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"The mind when housed in a healthy body, possess a glorious sense of power."
 

"In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have

a new body."

"Change happens through movement and movement heals."

"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30 you are old; if its completely flexible at 60 you are young."

Joseph Pilates

  • What are the benefits of practising Pilates?
    Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not overdevelop some parts of the body and neglect others. Though Pilates focuses on core strength, it works the body as a whole. Pilates can be modified to work with anybody and any body. Movements pay attention to the core and full-body fitness, and includes the breath and the mind, to provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. Pilates is popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with sports professionals who find that Pilates is a great foundation for their own focused training. The key benefits of practising Pilates are: Improved flexibility. Increased muscle strength and tone Improved balance Improved posture Increased energy Strengthened mind-body connection.
  • Who was Joseph Pilates?
    Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883; he moved about Europe a lot and during in the early 1910s was in England teaching boxing and wrestling. As WWI broke, he was still in the UK teaching and helping within the medical camps as a nurse. It was during this time in the UK he started to develop the method he called ‘Contrology’. Also, during this time he started to develop the ideas for the apparatus. Later, in 1926, Pilates moved to the USA; in New York City he opened his first studio. Joseph Pilates continued to develop, train and teach using his method as a basis up until his death in 1967. His legacy is kept alive mostly in part of his first protégé Romana Kryzanowska (1923-2013) whose passion for the method meant that ‘Pilates’, as we now refer to Contrology, is now taught throughout the world.
  • What does Classical Pilates mean?
    Pilates instruction is easy to come by these days. The ever-growing popularity of Pilates has put it on the map all over the world. This means that there are now many ‘types’ of Pilates out there. These have been now defined into two groups: Contemporary and Classical. Classical Pilates means that we follow Mr Pilates’ original method and systems using the apparatus that he designed and patented to support ‘the method’. At StudiQ, we are proud to use the classical method. The training to teach the Pilates classical method is comprehensive meaning we learn the whole system, why and where the exercises link together allowing us to use the whole studio to challenge the client where they need it.
  • Why should I choose StudiQ to practise my Pilates?
    StudiQ is the Cotswolds’ first fully equipped classical Pilates studio. We offer Pilates to small groups, duets and 1-1s in the heart of Cirencester. We teach the classical method as created by Mr Joseph Pilates. Classes are conducted using the apparatus designed by him and still made to his patent, crafted by hand to highly engineered specifications. The apparatus includes the Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel. StudiQ offers bespoke packages for all, working with the springs on apparatus to enhance each and every workout and achieve personal goals. Whether you are taking 1-1s, duets or small group classes, we aim to keep your workout challenging and fun whatever your level or personal needs. Results you can expect from practising Pilates at StudiQ: An energised, pain-free, stronger body New or refreshed core connection Improved strength and flexibility Changed body shape and improved muscle tone Freedom from chronic pain and weakness.
  • Where and how do I book my class?
    For small group class, duet or 1:1 session, please click here to be taken to our online scheduler. Once you have purchased your private and duet package, you book by email the times for your 1:1s and duets by appointment with Lizzie, to be held during the day and evening.
  • How can I purchase a package?
    Please click the button to purchase select and purchase your desired package:
  • Can I join a class without completing a New Starter Introduction package?
    We ask clients to complete our New Starter or New Duet Introduction package before joining any classes. This provides us a chance to get to know your body and personal needs, and for you as a client to become familiar with the studio and its apparatus. Please go ahead and your New Client Introduction and we’ll see you in the studio. If you are spending time in the area or are on holiday and are experienced in practising Pilates and are keen to continue this practise here, please get in touch with StudiQ to see how we can accommodate your needs while you’re away from home.
  • I'm a returning customer, where do I book my classes?
    If you are a returning customer, please use the Log In button to see your account. You will be able to see past classes, your current package purchased and any remaining classes you have scheduled or those yet to be scheduled.
  • I have a coupon code, how do I use it?
    If you have the coupon code from your purchase order, this can be input at the payment point after booking your session.
  • What is the cancellation policy at StudiQ?
    We have a strict 24- hour cancellation policy and we ask that all sessions are paid for before you start.
  • What should I wear to a Pilates class?
    Comfortable form-fitting clothing is usually best to be worn during Pilates classes. For both men and women, we suggest leggings or cycling shorts to give you freedom of movement. We would prefer your clothing does not have zips or clips as this may rip or damage the apparatus. Please remember to bring socks to wear during your session. Pilates socks are not essential but will provide you with better grip and dexterity to carry out all Pilates movements fully. We advise clients to arrive in their workout wear. Please DO NOT WEAR SHOES in the studio. We do have small towels and water available for use during your workout, however, please bring with you your own water bottle.
  • Are sessions restricted to school term times?
    No, at StudiQ we operate all year round with only short breaks over Easter, Christmas, and the New Year.
  • Where can I find StudiQ?
    StudiQ is located in Suite 3, on the first floor of Bank House, 15 Gosditch Street, Cirencester, GL7 2AH. Access is via a secure entry system, please press the button marked 'STUDIQ' and 'Lime' to be let into the building.
  • Is there parking at StudiQ?
    There is limited parking available and is offered on a first come, first served basis. The parking spot is located to the rear of the building all the way at the back and to the rear of my Volkswagen Touran, which will have a StudiQ sign in the window.
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