Back to community classes and a new booking system.

Exciting news updates….here we go, there is a lot to take in!! Please read all for important pilates information.

From Monday 28th September I will return to teaching face-to-face classes in Lyonshall and Titley village halls as well as a new class at The Assembly Rooms in Presteigne. One to one classes are also available in my garden studio. Group exercise is exempt from the rule of 6, but we will maintain social distancing, have reduced class sizes and work in a COVID Secure way. Masks are not required while exercising, but should be used on entering and exiting the community buildings. I do appreciate the ever changing Government advice may alter my plans!

To facilitate simpler payment process and keep everything cash and paper free, you will need to use a website called Gymcatch https://gymcatch.com/ To book and pay for any class, including my online classes, you will need to go to the website or download the app to your mobile phone or tablet and search for helenbpilates (all one word). Payment for October classes is due next week.

How much does it cost for more pilates?
After the initial super-bargain months of online teaching, it’s back to reality with a new pricing structure.

Access all areas pass.
£35 for as much pilates as you can do each month. It will auto renew each month, unless you opt out. This pass gives you access to all online and unlimited face-to-face classes.

Online classes pass – monthly.
£20 for as much online Facebook pilates as you can manage. It will auto renew each month, unless you opt out. Replays are always available if you can’t make a live class. During the first month, I strongly encourage you to book a 15-30minute one-to-one with me via Zoom or Skype. This is completely free and will give you and me the re-assurance that you need to master the basic pilates techniques. You can also ask me whatever you need to know about pilates and health. Join me in my Facebook teaching group here. You do not need to book a place for Facebook live classes. It is only payment for online classes required via Gymcatch.

10 class pass – community halls.
£65 for 10 face-to-face group classes, come to as many classes as you like each week! This package must be used within 3 months.

5 class pass – community halls.
£35 for 5 face-to-face group classes, come to as many classes as you like each week! This package must be used within 2 months.

1 class pass – community halls.
£7.75 for one group class pass. This is the same as paying outright with a debit/credit card, but this could also be bought as a gift for someone.

One to One Lesson – my studio.
From £25 per hour. Private lessons are available in my garden studio or in your home. Please contact me for more details.

In these uncertain times, there are many variables which could alter my best laid plans. If nothing changes this teaching class block will run from 28th September to 11th December. If we have to stop group exercise, I will move each class online to Zoom as well as extend all passes and packages so they can be used next year if needed.
Some people do have a small amount of credit remaining from March. If I have a record of your credit, I will credit the class or classes to your account on Gymcatch when you have registered.
If you attend group classes you will need to bring your own mat and wear socks, ideally grip socks such as these socks. I have mats and socks that you can buy at very good prices. Please get in touch for details before classes start. For each person that registers for a class, there will be a separate reminder email with all of these details on.

To help get you started on Gymcatch follow these basic steps.

You will need 10-15 minutes to complete the initial registration process and buy your appropriate package to pay for classes.

Register on the Gymcatch website and search for helenbpilates. Make sure you complete the Google.docs health questionnaire. The questionnaire must be completed by everyone for ALL classes including online.
Packages. Choose the package you want to pay for – buy your package, this is your class payment. Please read the package details carefully, they do expire within a time period and no refunds can be provided. You can also pay for individual classes using a debit/credit card if you do not want to buy a package.
Schedule. Review my schedule (online classes are not shown, you do not need to book a space for Facebook classes). Choose the community hall class you want to book in to. Book the class and pay using a package or a credit/debit card.
You will only need to register and complete your details once. The system will save your information for all future bookings.

If you are unsure about anything please do get in touch. There are still lots of previously recorded, short and free classes available, here are the links to my freebies on Facebook and YouTube, because whatever you decide to do, change happens through movement and movement heals.

I look forward to seeing you very soon, in real life or online.

Stay stretchy!


@helenbpilates schedule autumn 2020