Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?

Joseph Pilates studied bodybuilding, Yoga, Martial arts and Gymnastics to design the Pilates exercises.

We can recognise the influence of the Yoga activities in the Pilates exercises we do today,  but there are many differences due to the many other disciplines he studied.

You can read more about his history at – https://www.bemoore.co.uk/pilates/pilates-history/

There are so many different types of Yoga that it is very difficult to describe the Yoga exercise system as a whole.

My advice to anyone would be to try both Yoga and Pilates and see which you enjoy most and which feels good for your body.

For anyone with Back Pain, I would recommend Pilates to begin with (or private tuition if pathologies or nerve damage exist) and I would recommend Yoga on a case by case basis.

Yoga and Pilates also support each other. Pilates is great for increasing the strength around the joints and the core to support our body’s through the flexibility of Yoga. Yoga is great for that added level of flexibility, but also strength and flow depending on the type of Yoga.

Why not book in for a FREE week and explore our timetable to see what you think?

Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

So that we can fit in with everyone’s timetable, all our classes are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced (unless otherwise stated in the name of the class on the timetable).

We always offer modifications for injuries and progressions for those more advanced.

I am a beginner, will I be OK?

Lots of people start with us for the first time and we pride ourselves on making sure new starters feel welcome, safe and well guided.

Your teacher will make sure that you are doing the exercises correctly and safely, giving you alternatives for anything that does not feel right for you or might not suit your body.

Everyone gets the same treatment and all our members are very welcoming of newcomers.

We love to see the BeMoore community grow with more wonderful people!

Can men and women join?

Pilates and Yoga are very well suited to both men and women.

Joseph Pilates was a professional boxer, circus performer, and self-defence trainer, you find out more about him and his flamboyant personality here.

Some Pilates teachers teach in a ‘dance’ style because the exercises were picked up by dancers living close to Joseph,  but I made the decision to use a Sport and Physiotherapy style to appeal to all.

Yoga was originally only practised by men but is now practised by men and women of different, ages, cultures and abilities across the world.

How many people are there in a class?

Because we are flexible and you can book into any class you which (even 5 minutes before) it is not possible to advise the size of our classes.

We have plenty of space, and we work in a circle so the teacher can see and assist you all.

Does BeMoore close for the holidays?

BeMoore runs classes 48 weeks of the year.

Please book in via the booking system and this will keep you up to date with closures.

We have such a wide variety of classes now that we hope we can accommodate for all and then give you a little rest during the important holidays.

We generally close for the following  –

  • Christmas – New Year Break – 10 consecutive days
  • Easter/Spring Break  –  Extended Easter Weekend –  5 consecutive days
  • Bank Holidays  –  Closed
  • August Bank Holiday  – Extended Summer Weekend – 5 consecutive days
  • Autumn Break  –  5 consecutive days

What should I bring with me?

All equipment is provided.

Please come wearing gym clothes or something comfortable that you can move in i.e. shorts/ leggings and t-shirt.

Footwear is not required.

Please always try to carry water with you for hydration.

Can I join you if I have an injury or back pain?

Yes, however, if you have back pain or injuries and you are concerned you are more than welcome to call Becki Moore to discuss before joining classes.

If you would like a private session you are more than welcome to book in for a private appointment.

Which Style of Pilates do you Teach?

Becki Moore has been teacher trained by Future fit, APPI and is currently trained by Miranda Bass, Body Control.

With her background being very similar to Josephs (in Gymnastics, Weightlifting and Yoga) she combines this with her knowledge of rehabilitation and takes her own style to the classes making them challenging, safe, suitable and a lot of fun!

We are growing as a business and we are excited to announce we are taking on more Pilates teachers going forward and will have a range of styles, and personalities for you to choose from.

Why not come along and TRY A FREE WEEK, to see what you think?

How far in advance can I book?

As far in advance as you wish, you can even book your favourite class for the next year.

You can also book or cancel your class 5 minutes before the start of the class. We are very flexible!

Do you do ‘pay as you go’?

We do not. We want you to be the best version of you and we want you to reach your goals!

We appreciate that life happens and people go on holiday so we do not restrict you to particular days or weeks, but we aspire to motivate and support you with your commitment to achieving your goals.

Our minimum membership requires attending 4- 5 times a month.

We offer so many classes now: morning, lunchtime, evening and weekend classes.

We hope there is something to fit into everyone’s timetable.

Can I change my class at the last minute?

Yes!

We know that life happens, so at BeMoore you can rebook your class at the last minute with no penalty fee.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, we would love you to bring a friend!

If you would like to share your experience with a friend please direct them to www.bemoore.co.uk and ask them to book in for a free week.

What is your refund policy?

If you are unable to attend for any reason you can:

  • freeze your membership
  • gift your class pass to a friend
  • or we can honour your purchase at a later date if you are unable to attend due to injury or illness.

How do i freeze, change or cancel my membership?

You can cancel or amend your membership at any time with 7 business days notice by filling out the form below:

Membership Amendment Request Form

Thank you so much for spending time with us, we really appreciate every single one of our members and we strive to provide the best service we can. Your feedback is very important to us.