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FAQs

What is a reformer?

Created by Joseph Pilates, the Pilates reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame and works with spring tension resistance.

Core Kensington features only exceptional professional reformers. Above all, the highest quality equipment on the market STOTT PILATES® from Merrithew.

What do I need to bring for my Pilates classes?

We require full-toe covering socks for any reformer equipment class. Footwear should be removed before entry to the reformer studio area. Members must not walk around the studio barefoot in the interest of hygiene and safety.

Non-grip socks can be purchased at the studio for only £5

Participants are kindly requested to wear a form of dress appropriate to the practice of Pilates classes. Further, Core Kensington recommends that participants wear stretch pants or shorts and a T-shirt or sports top for sessions. As a courtesy for other members please wipe down your mat or equipment after any group classes.

Room temperature, filtered water is available and  chilled 500ml Evian water is complimentary for all participants.

Is there parking close to the studio?

Street parking is available close by.

What times are you open?

Opening times vary depending on the timetable
Mondays-Thursdays: 6:30am-8:30pm
Fridays: 6:30am-5:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-3:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am-2:30pm
For after-hour training,s we will strive to accommodate any request.

Am I allowed my phone on in Pilates classes?

No, we kindly request that you please turn your phones off and leave them in your handbag so as not to disturb the class

What do I need to bring to class?

Just yourself and socks, and some clothing! Filtered cold water is available and complimentary 500ml Evian bottled water in the fridge for you to grab.

What do I need to bring to a personal training session?

Just yourself and socks. We provide complimentary cold and room temperature filtered water and Evian bottled water.

I can’t make it to my session, is it ok to cancel?

Yes, within 12-hours for group classes and 24-hours for personal training sessions you can. We understand that at times you may need to cancel but please note that sessions outside the cancellation period will still be charged.

Do I have to pay a membership fee?

No membership. We work on a pay as you go system, what you use is what you pay for.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes of course, but if they are a complete beginner they will need to book our Basic reformer classes first. Please see our timetable. A friend can register on the booking system and sign up for a class online or on our app. Alternatively, please ring us or email us to ensure a place in class for your guest. Payment required at time of booking.

Can I do Pilates when I’m pregnant?

Absolutely. After 19 weeks you will be required to join our Pre-natal “Pilates for pregnancy”reformer classes. We offer Pre-natal Pilates classes 3 times per week. Pilates for pregnancy is a safe and fun form of exercising during your pregnancy. It will help you strengthen your core muscles and help you connect with your pelvic floor.

Strengthen your arms, gluteus, abdominal muscles and stay in shape. Due to your body producing hormones, such as relaxin, modifications will need to be made during this time. Additionally, you can book a personal Pilates training sessions, one-on-one if our timetable does not suit your needs. Please check with your doctor before booking that you are clear to do Pilates.

Do you have a sitting area?

Yes. We have a reception area and a sitting area. We also have dressing rooms and lockers. You are welcome to wait in the reception area or sitting area by the studio floor. Furthermore, feel free to come in and sit in the studio after removing your shoes.

What are your prices?

See our price list in more detail

Group classes

Personal Training sessions

Do you sell Gift certificates?

YES! Give the stronger and leaner Gift! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.        *A Member may only buy gift certificates for other Members.

Are you open on weekends?

YES. We are open on:
Mondays-Thursdays: 6:30am-8:30pm
Fridays: 6:30am-6:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-3:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am-4:30pm
For after-hour trainings, we will strive to accommodate any request.

What is the best class for me?

If you are a complete beginner and have never done Pilates before you must sign up for a Basic Reformer Class or a personal training session first. Please take a look at our Pilates class descriptions. There is something for everyone. Read more about choosing the right class.

Can I buy a gift certificate for a friend?

Yes, you can purchase gift certificates all year round. Please ask one of our trainers for more details.

Do you have any special offers?

YES. We run special offers throughout the year so please check our website or ask one of our trainers for details.

What are your terms and conditions?

Terms and conditions: A 12-hour advance cancellation period applies to all group classes. A 24-hour advance period applies to all personal training sessions. This applies to any cancellation, rescheduled or no show sessions. No exceptions (including unlimited package bookings)

  • * Unlimited package starts on the day of purchase and will automatically end after one calendar month. Limited time offer. Can not be combined with other discounts or discount codes. Normal terms and conditions for studio use apply. No show/late cancel charged at the normal rate
  • Half price first group class @ £15 expires 14 days from purchase. Only one per person.
  • Half price first personal training session @ £50 expires 14 days from purchase. Not combined with any other offer.
  • Any single session expires 1 month from purchase
  • 5 x group class/personal training block expires 3 months from purchase
  • 10 x group class/personal training block expires 6 months from purchase
  • 20 x group class/personal training block expires 9 months from purchase
  • 30 group class/personal training block expires 12 months from purchase
  • 40 group class/personal training block expires 18 months from purchase
  • *A Member may only buy gift certificates for other Members.
  • *Unlimited classes maximum one per day and no show and late cancel charged at a normal rate, special conditions apply for the rolling contract.
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