Hughes Studio - Physio Led and Traditional Pilates

Frequently asked questions

How can I enrol for these classes?

  • There is currently a waiting list for classes.
  • Contact Hughes and Associates at the number below and ask for availability in your preferred class.
  • If space is not available immediately, we will add you to a waiting list and will contact you whenever a suitable vacancy arises.

What is Physio-led Pilates?

  • Pilates is a low impact conditioning exercise that strengthens core muscles of the body to provide you with improved strength, balance and control.
  • Pilates can also ease and prevent muscular aches and pains.
  • Our Physiotherapists are also qualified Pilates Instructors and may prescribe Pilates exercises as part of your overall treatment if you would benefit from greater core stability.
  • With their knowledge of how the body works and of your condition, they can modify your Pilates exercise to best suit your ability and fitness levels. This ensures your exercised will be safe and effective for you.

What conditions is Physio-led Pilates used to treat?

As you're under the expert guidance of a Physiotherapist, Physio-led Pilates is suitable for almost everyone. It can be used to increase flexibility and to alleviate pain and stiffness caused by:

  • Sciatica
  • General neck and back pain
  • Weak stomach muscles
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions
  • Pilates can also promote wellbeing and good sleep. It's ideal for any age from young adult upwards, and any ability and fitness level.

What should I wear?

What clothing to wear for a Pilates workout is very much up to you. Comfortable exercise clothes that let you have full range of motion is fine. You don't need anything special. A few things to consider if you are going to a class at a studio.

  • Most Pilates studios are casual. Keeping your attire simple, at least at first, will help you figure out what works best for you and what the norms are at your studio.
  • One exception however, is fitness attire that is too loose. Baggy is a problem in Pilates as well as yoga classes because it can be too revealing, and because an instructor must be able to see your alignment and muscle use. If you are unsure about what to wear or about other standards at a studio, there is nothing wrong with calling or visiting to find out what other students wear.
  • It is always a good idea to keep jewelry to a minimum when you workout. Bracelets, long necklaces, and even dangling earrings can be distracting or, worse, get caught in the equipment.
  • It is a courtesy to other students to refrain from wearing strong scents.

Is there parking?

You can park for free at our premises, but please park outside The Courtyard.

How do I pay?

You can pay by cash or cheque at our studio. Payment for a block of classes is due in advance at the first class of the block.