Please read carefully and adhere to our conditions of use and etiquette. This ensures the respect, safety and comfort of our clients and instructors.
Conditions of Use
All sessions must be pre-booked. Please book online or contact the studio to reserve your spot.
All sales are final. Purchases are non-refundable, except under extenuating circumstances. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and upon the absolute discretion of Pure KL Pilates.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy on privates and semi-privates, and a 12-hour cancellation policy on group classes. If you cancel your class within the cancellation window, we reserve the right to charge you for the session regardless. If you cancel before the cut-off time, you can reschedule for another session within the next month. No refunds.
Respecting our cancellation policy respects our teachers’ time and allows others to take your spot in the class.
Please note the validity period of packages. Expiration dates will not be extended.
Absolutely no filming or photography allowed while class is in session.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time of class. You will not be admitted if you arrive 10 minutes after class has started - this is for your own safety. Our instructor will not extend your session if you are late.
Ensure appropriate clothing is worn - think clothes that allow you to move easily and are slightly form-fitting to allow our instructors to observe your form better. Long hair to be tied back. No jeans or zips on clothing please as they may catch on our upholstery.
Personal hygiene should be at a good level - please be mindful of body odour and feet! We provide deodorant, hair ties, and antibacterial wipes / shower area for washing your feet.
Please put your phone on silent (no vibrate) when you enter our studio and leave it in your bag / locker / back of the class when class is about to start. Absolutely no filming or photography allowed while class is in session.
Once your session is over, please wipe down equipment you have been using.
RMCO STUDIO PROTOCOLS
(8 June - 31 Aug 2020)
● No person (teacher or client) with ANY sign of illness will be allowed to enter the studio. Cancel/reschedule if feeling even ‘a little under the weather’.
● Please arrive just before your appointment time. Avoid coming early and leave promptly after your session to avoid contact with other clients.
● Please bring clean socks (NOT the ones you wear when you enter), personal towels and water.
● Procedure: Wear a mask when entering or leaving the studio. All clients should wash or sanitize hands upon entering the studio and have your temperature taken.
● Cleaning: Regular, vigilant surface disinfection of high-touch surfaces, daily disinfection using UV light sanitation system, thorough cleaning of all apparatus and props after each usage.
● Your instructor: checks temperature daily, will wear a mask at all times in studio, wash hands thoroughly between clients, will guide you with minimal tactile cues for safety (unless you prefer completely hands-off - please let me know)
● Private (1:1), semi-private (up to 3:1) and small group classes available in studio in separate areas.
● Sessions end on the dot at 55 minutes with 10 minutes staggered scheduling so that there is sufficient time for cleaning.
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable, form-fitting workout clothing that allows your instructor to observe your form. No clothing with zippers or studs that may catch on our upholstery please. Take off your jewelry and tie up long hair. You may wear grippy socks or go barefoot.
Where do I start and how often do you recommend doing Pilates?
With any form of exercise, consistency is key. The optimal recommendation is 2-3 times a week. However, once a week on a very regular basis can also be beneficial combined with other exercise. It is also easy to practise the matwork at home!
We recommend you start with our Starter Package so you can learn (in a one-to-one setting) the foundations, key concepts, exercises and setup. Then you can consider taking a combination of privates, apparatus and mat classes.
Mat vs Apparatus Classes
The matwork can be the most challenging series in the Pilates Method as you do not have any assistance - it is just you and the mat. When practiced in a Classical way, it is a dynamic, flowing workout, often with transitions that are like exercises themselves. You should feel as though every muscle in your body has been worked.
In an Apparatus class, you will use the Mat, springs & bars of the Cadillac in a specialized Tower unit, Wunda Chairs and barrels. The Cadillac and Chair exercises were not created in any particular order and flow can be lost from one exercise to the next to set up the equipment. Working with springs can help you find connections and build awareness in your bodies so that the matwork can be done more efficiently.
Who was Joseph Pilates and what is the Authentic / Classical Pilates method?
Joseph Pilates never trademarked his method (originally known as Contrology), so there is quite a variety of classes taught as Pilates - some quite close to the original method and some so far removed that it is unrecognizable as Pilates.
Classical/Authentic programs focus on preserving the exercises as Joseph taught them. Although there are slight variations between Classical schools as to the real version and order, the overall method is largely the same. Contemporary programs vary more widely and may incorporate new exercises and variations, or pull from other modalities such as physical therapy and yoga.