FAQs

Do I need to bring a mat?

Yes – due to covid-19, we are asking that you bring your own mat.  If you do not have one, you can purchase one from the studio for £20.  You are welcome to use one of our thicker studio mats underneath your mat to give you the right level of cushioning for a Pilates class.

What measures are in place to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic?

We have made several changes to the way things work at York Pilates People – you can view them all by clicking here.

How does membership work?

Our memberships are super flexible, allowing you to combine online and studio classes. Payments are automatically taken monthly, but there is no commitment.

We now also offer class passes, for those looking for maximum flexibility without the monthly payment.

For full details of our membership types, click here.

Do you do drop ins?

No, we don’t do drop ins. However, if you’d like to try a taster class for £10, email hello@yorkpilatespeople.com. 

After that, you must have a subscription or class pass to attend. However, you don’t have to book the same class each week, and you can do any combination of online and in-person classes.

Do you have a changing room?

You are welcome to get changed in the loos at the studio.  However, if it is possible for you to arrive ready for class, we recommend that you do so.

Can I park nearby?

The nearest car park is a 3 minute walk away at Clifford’s Tower – click here for the car park location and pricing.  There is also limited pay and display parking on Cumberland Street, directly outside the studio.

Where can I leave my bike?

There are bicycle racks directly opposite the studio, on Cumberland Street.

I’d like to speak to someone before attending, how can I do that?

As we don’t have a reception desk, our instructors are not available by phone.  However, they are always more than happy to speak to you in person about any concerns you may have.  When you request a taster class, please leave a note letting us know that you’d like a chat – we’ll make sure we’re available 10min before the class starts.

You can also email hello@yorkpilatespeople.com

I have an chronic health condition, can I still attend?

If you have any concerns about your ability to take part in a class, it’s best to book a 1:1 session to start off with.  This allows you to work through some of the exercises at your own pace, and to find any adaptations that you might need for class.