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FAQ

I've never done Pilates before, how should I get started?

Are you interested in group mat classes or working on the pilates apparatus (reformer, chair, tower)?  For specific issues and individual attention, you might prefer private trainings. If you have done pilates before and want to work on the machines in a small-group setting, then the Equipment Circuit is best-suited. If you are new to pilates and want to get a feel for the method then start out with mat classes.

Can I attend every class as a beginner? 

Mat classes are designed to be open-level with some classes being more challenging physically than others. We recommend beginning with the Pilates Fundamentals class if you are brand new to the method. 

Do I need to bring anything with to my first class? 

You are welcome to bring a towel if you would like but we are equipped with mats and everything you need.

What are your dressing facilities?

We do not have showers and have just a small changing area so keep that in mind in case you need to bring other clothes to change in to.

How do I find the studio? 

The Base Pilates is located within the courtyard of Chausseestr 36. To access the courtyard go through the metal gates to the left of the main entrance. If the gate is locked you need a code to get in: type in 36142. The studio entrance is a glass door on the right side of the courtyard with stairs going down.

What time should I arrive before my class?

As we are a small private studio with classes sometimes running back to back we ask that you do not 

Please note:

 

Mat classes takes place in small groups of maximum 6-7 participants. Classes are designed to be open-level but if you are a total beginner or have injuries, please modify as needed.

 

For group lessons on the machines (including Reformer), please sign-up for Equipment Circuit classes (pilates experience is  prerequisite) Classes take place with 3-4 people

 

Duo's are semi-private sessions for two people only, meaning you have to sign-up together with a partner or friend and each purchase a credit. Please do not purchase a Duo credit if you intend to have a personal training.

 

Private clients accepted based on availability. With any questions please reach out for a consultation call.

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Personal/Duo Training

WHAT ARE PRIVATE SESSIONS?

  • 55 minutes long

  • one-on-one with a certified instructor, or as Duo together with your partner.

  • a personal program tailored to your body’s needs and your goals

  • takes place on the Reformer, Chair, Tower and Mat as needed

  • paired with your scheduling needs; book ahead!

 

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Individuals that prefer one-on-one attention

  • NEW clients

  • those recovering from an injury or surgery

  • Pre and Postnatal individuals 

  • Athletes or those with specific goals

WHAT ARE EQUIPMENT CLASSES?

  • 50 minutes long

  • Semi-private session with 3 people  

  • Challenging full-body workout on the pilates Reformer and/or Chair & Tower

  • Resistance training using springs in a variety of positions.

 

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Those who like semi-privates with individual attention and corrections

  • Individuals who like working on a machine with resistance 

  • Some pilates experience under your belt

  • HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • Develop core strength

  • Improve coordination and posture

  • Increase flexibility and range of motion

  • Reduce tension and alleviate stress

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Equipment Classes

Mat Classes

WHAT ARE MAT CLASSES?

  • 50 minutes long

  • Small group training with max 7 people

  • Convenient series of floor exercises

  • Own body weight used as resistance

  • Use of various props such as rings, balls and bands for increased resistance

  • Easily adapted for all body sizes and heights

  • Focus on breathing patterns and spinal alignment

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Those who like small group classes

  • If you prefer Mat to Machines

  • Those who like to find an inner flow

  • Newbies as well as seasoned practitioners

HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • Develop your "Power House"

  • Improve posture

  • Increase flexibility and range of motion

  • Reduce tension and alleviate stress

What are ELDOA & MFS classes?

  • 50 minutes long, small group training on the mat  

  • Method developed by an Osteopath with the goal of creating more space in your joints

  • Self-regulating exercises using myofascial stretching, tension, and muscle contraction.

  • Specific postures held for 1-minute targeting a specific region to provide pain relief and restore balance

 

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • People who want to achieve better joint health 

  • Interest in body-awareness 

  • Clients in need of rehabilitation or with back pain.

  • Those who want to develop better posture

HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • improve joint mechanics, muscle tone and posture

  • mobilise and hydrate the discs

  • Reduce tension and alleviate stress

  • improve mind-body connection

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Eldoa & Myofascial Stretching 

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