Consent forms are required for health and safety and insurance purposes.  It allows me to ensure I understand your body and any health issues before you attend any of my classes.  Should you have any questions, please do contact me.

Yes!  HOWEVER, if you would like to do the class via Zoom, please book as per usual and contact me either via email (hello@marinapilates.com) or mobile (07930 350981) and I will send you a unique link.  Up to 4 clients can participate via Zoom and your request and confirmation must be sent to me no later than 24 hours before your scheduled class.  This will ensure that anyone on a waiting list will be given the opportunity to take part in a class.  If I am not informed and you do not attend class in person, you will unfortunately lose the credit .

Please note that the link I send you is unique to the date and time of the class that you will be attending, it will not be the same for any other classes. 

Zoom is a cloud-based video-conferencing service that enables me to provide you with a live class online in the comfort of your own home.

When you book a class you will receive a Zoom link via email.  You need this link in order to join the class, so keep it safe!  

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from Zoom’s Download Centre. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

You can also join a test meeting to familiarise yourself with Zoom.

Please note that the link I send you is unique to the date and time of the class that you will be attending, it will not be the same for any other classes. 

No problem at all!  Please do contact me with your convenient times and I will do my utmost to meet your needs.

No, however, if a class is not available, please text me and I will add you to a waiting list or give you the opportunity to participate in the class via Zoom. Should you choose to wait for a place in the studio, I will inform you if a place becomes available.

Ideally, I would appreciate it if knowing you are due to be on holiday, you purchase enough credits so that this is not the case. Please do contact me should any issues arise with this matter.

Your class packages will be assigned to your account using a unique code within 24 hours. You will then receive an email from me confirming this code. Please make a note to keep this code safe. Once you have received this email, you will be free to book any of the classes on the timetable. Please note if you have booked onto a Beginners Course, you will simply purchase the x4 class package, as the course is for 4 weeks. For any other classes, any of the class packages are available for your convenience.

Class Packages expire 28/56/84 days in respective to 4/8/12 class packages.

In order to be considerate to my neighbours, I would be most grateful if you could park your cars weekday evenings and Saturday mornings on Molyneaux Avenue and walk the rest of the way to my studio. It’s a short walk! Daytime classes, when most neighbours are at work, please feel free to park considerately either in the layby behind my garden or on the ‘main’ estate road.

The Studio address is 20 Lysander Close, Bovingdon, HP3 0RY.

Pilates focuses on cultivating core strength in the body, lengthening the spine, breath, balance, flexibility, coordination, control, stamina, toning, posture and overall health. Yoga aims to unite the body with mind and spirit. Yoga is often considered therapeutic, when compared to Pilates, as it helps people find harmony and release stress. However, from personal experience, I find Pilates can do the exact same.

Pilates is famous for creating long, lean, fit bodies. There are many ways that doing Pilates supports weight loss and a trimmer appearance:

  • Engaging in an exercise program, like Pilates, promotes self-esteem and heightened lifestyle consciousness.
  • Creating lean muscle mass, as Pilates does, is one of the best ways to increase your calorie-burning potential.
  • Pilates tones and shapes the body.
  • One of the best ways to look and feel thinner is to have beautiful posture. Pilates creates a leaner look by emphasising both length and good alignment.
  • Pilates promotes deep and efficient respiration, which is essential for calorie burning and tissue regeneration.

Absolutely not!  Anyone can start Pilates and at any level. Pilates can be modified to meet you in whatever shape or fitness level you are currently at.

The ideal practice of Pilates is 2 to 3 times per week. However, I am conscious and aware that you may need to take into consideration – your time, finances, work and lifestyle commitments.  I would suggest starting with one session per week which is, let’s face it, 100% more than what you are doing now!  Then when you can, add more sessions.  Remember, the more sessions you do, the quicker you’ll see results!

Joseph Pilates stated – “10 sessions – Feel the difference. 20 sessions – See the difference. 30 sessions – Have a new body!”

In next to no time at all you will feel a difference and hopefully even see one. Everyone responds differently but amazing results will happen if you commit to doing Pilates every week!

It depends on what type of surgery. A medical release form will be required from your doctor and then we can work together to begin strengthening and getting you back to your best self.

No problem at all, please do contact me on 07930 350981 and I will be happy to assist you.