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Frequently Asked Questions

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New Clients

Existing Clients

TYPP Anytime

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Yes! We are open. If you are an existing client/member please pop over here to see how you go about coming back 

Yes, we sure are:

  • 1-1 Pilates
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Therapy
  • Orthotic/Biomechanic assessments 

 

Covid has been a bit of a crazy time, so we have tried to make things as fair as we can. We have had to change how we run classes - any passes you had on your account prior tp lockdown that had not expired we will have added a store credit to your account for you. For coming back please see phase 3 rebooking. Please note as yet Mat classes are not running live in person. With restrictions as they are we are not sure when this will or how we will operate mat Yoga or Pilates classes. 

 

Link to existing members coming back to classes

 

You book the class the same way you normally do and then all you do is around an hour before the class you will be sent a link to join in live. 

When you are live we will talk to you, we interact, you can type to ask questions too. 

Good news is you will also have access to the online vault of classes - TYPP Anytime. If you are a monthly/package member you have this now all the time 24/7. If you are on passes when you book each class you get access to this for 24 hours. 

New Clients

Here are some FAQs for those new to TYPP...

We offer the following services at TYPP:

 

 

TYPP Anytime

This is our new on demand service giving you access to pre recorded mat classes, posture correction and other videos. 

Access is £7 for 24 hours, free 24hrs access if you book in for a class or unlimited access if you have a monthly package. You can purchase access from our store.

We use a system called Kajabi to host our TYPP Anytime on demand service.

You can access it via our website or by downloading the Kajabi app.

When you go to login, please enter your email address then click on "I don't know my password" so that you can the system will email you a link to create a Kajabi password.

1-1 Services

We offer the following services on a 1-1 basis:

  • 1-1 Pilates sessions
  • Podiatry HCPC Registered. Full Podiatry service from Ingrown nails, Nail Surgery, Foot Pain and Veruca treatments. 
  • Massage - Aromatherapy, Sports and Swedish 
  • MSK Injury Clinic
  • Posture & Biomechanics Clinic
  • Pre and postnatal sessions
  • Reflexology
  • Remedial Therapy Body Work (Sports Massage and Injury Rehab)

Classes

All of our class prices can be found within our TYPP Store (monthly subscriptions can be found under the "Contract" tab) and check our Offers page

TYPP Anytime (online) Passes cost: 

These passes are valid for live online classes and access to our TYPP Anytime on demand service.

Studio Classes 

Packages: See our store

Please note all class passes have a 6-month expiration unless otherwise stated.

For Health & Safety Reasons all new clients to the Reformer at TYPP must complete a Beginners Reformer Course either over 4 weeks or in the 2 1-1 sessions.   

ALL PASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

1-1 Services

We have a range of private health care services and pilates. 1-1 Pilates is £50 per session, MSK Biomechanics is £85. Routine care process range from £50 - £85 depending on needs and services required. 

Classes:

We use a system called Studio Bookings to manage TYPP Class Bookings. You can book in by clicking "Book Classes" on our website or by downloading the Studio Bookings App from your app store (add us in the app as TYPP then log into your TYPP account as usual).

Details of how to book/cancel your classes can be found in this short video (please note that we have just updated our website so the website in the video may look a wee bit different! As long as you click on 'Book Classes' on our website you'll be fine!).

Please note that you will have to sign an online waiver of liability before you can book into classes. You can do this by using your finger on smart devices and mouse on desktops. (please be aware no drop ins - all classes must be booked in advance)

We require a minimum of 4 hours notice of class cancellation to gain a refund of class pass onto your TYPP account.

 

1-1 Services:

We use a system called Cliniko for our private service/clinic bookings. You can book directly here - prices are displayed by each service.

TYPP Anytime:

We use a system called Kajabi to host our on demand service.

You can access it via our website or by downloading the Kajabi app.

When you go to login, please enter your email address then click on "I don't know my password" so that you can the system will email you a link to create a Kajabi password.

Please note that the system will not accept your Studio Bookings login to access it as it's Kajabi!

 

Cancelling Classes

We require a minimum of 4 hours cancellation notice in order to gain a class pass refund.

You can cancel your Class Bookings:

  • via the Studio Bookings App: click on the green 'Booked' class that you wish to cancel, then you are taken to another screen where you can cancel
  • via our Website: when you are logged into your TYPP Studio Bookings Account click on 'My Schedule' (towards the top of the page) to see all of your bookings that you can cancel

Cancelling 1-1 Services

Please email [email protected] to cancel your appointment as soon as you can.

We require 24hrs notice in advance of cancellations in order to gain a full refund. Refund requests must be requested by email.

A late cancellation fee of £25 will be charged for cancellations out-with this period.

 

There was quite a bit to cover on this question so we put together a blog post to help answer how you can get started, if you have a health condition or injury. Pop over HERE.

 

Our main studio is located in Kinning Park, Glasgow. Group classes and 1-1 appointments are all available here.

We also have a small 1-1 studio located in the West End of Glasgow (open for pre-booked appointments only).

Check out our Contact Us page for more details.

 

What is pilates?

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Wunda Chair.  With its system of pulleys and springs, handles and straps, the apparatus can provide either resistance or support, depending on your needs.

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called "contrology" – for several decades.

Who is pilates for?

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body.

If you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury, seek advice from your GP or a health professional before starting any exercise programme.

What are the health benefits of pilates?

There are many reports on the health benefits of pilates. Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.

Can pilates help reduce back pain?

There's some evidence that pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. The use of apparatus enables someone with back pain to perform exercises with support.

For the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to the individual.

Can pilates help me lose weight?

Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout. 

Can I injure myself doing pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, so injuries are uncommon. However, it's important to find a qualified teacher and a class suited to your level of fitness and ability.

Pilates teachers are not medically qualified so, if you're recovering from injury, you're advised to check with your GP or relevant health professional on the suitability of certain exercises or movements before starting a class.

What's the difference between pilates and yoga?

While the methods are different, pilates and yoga both develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique.

Both systems emphasise the connection between physical and mental health, although yoga places more emphasis on relaxation and uses meditation. Pilates is performed both on apparatus and mats, whereas classic yoga doesn't require any equipment.

Pilates exercises are performed in a flow of movement without the static poses associated with yoga.

What's the difference between apparatus and mat work?

Joseph Pilates originally devised more than 500 exercises for his system, of which 34 were mat exercises. 

Mat work may involve traditional pilates equipment, such as magic circles or hand weights, as well as non-pilates gear, such as stretch bands, gym balls and foam rollers. Pilates with apparatus uses equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel.

Mat and apparatus pilates can be adapted to suit different levels of fitness and ability. However, if you cannot lie down on a mat for whatever reason, the apparatus can provide alternative ways to exercise.  (courtesy of NHS.uk)

Reformer 

If it's Pilates you want to get started with then Reformer Pilates is superior to mat based Pilates as the repertoire of exercises available is greatly increased providing far more variety. 

Reformer exercises work muscles through a large range of motion which is ideal for building and toning muscles as well increasing stability through the joints.

It works more areas than matwork as matwork is mostly core whereas reformer works the entire body and more the peripheral muscles of the arms and legs.

Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes too as it allows you to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs. 

For example if you have had knee surgery or a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables you to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using a lighter resistance than their body weight, speeding up recovery through controlled movement.

Reformer Pilates can be used as a sport specific cross training tool. Reformer Pilates works on core stabilisation which is vital to any athlete as well as muscle endurance, lactate tolerance, peripheral joint stability, muscle strength, balance, co-ordination and much more.

Our Kick Start Reformer Pilates package is all you need to get started on the reformer.

  1. For your first class try to arrive on time and wear a face covering before class starts ready to exercise  
  2. Please try to arrive ready for your class. We have small changing facilities, but we recommend you arrive ready.
  3. The studio is based on the 2nd floor at 32 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ. Parking after 6pm directly outside the studio is free of charge. If you are coming before 6pm please park at the junction next to Rise as that side of the street you can park all day for free.

 

Pre natal (and post natal!) on the Reformer is a great place to ensure you stay active during your pregnancy and after. Using the Reformer is an ideal way to keep your pelvis stable and also build pelvic floor strength.

We have many mums-to-be can taking part in our Pilates classes all through their pregnancy. We require mums-to-be to book in for a 1-1 appointment with our Studio Owner Sarah Jane at each trimester.

We generally recommend Pilates Reformer as it is much easier to do while expecting than Mat Pilates. The Reformer machine is higher off the ground (easier to get on and off) you can pretty much do most of the class without any issue and as long as your pregnancy remains low risk - our mums work with us right up to due date.

Our Kickstart Reformer Pilates package is the best way to get you started as it contains a 1-1 with SJ plus group class passes.

If you are less than 12 weeks pregnant you'll no doubt be feeling low on energy, possibly sick. So it might be best to book once you're at that 12 weeks stage coming into your second trimester - your energy will come back. It's really a personal preference.

For post natal, you are welcome to join us 6 weeks after normal delivery and generally 12 weeks with c-section. 

 

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Existing Clients

Classes:

We use a system called Studio Bookings to manage TYPP Class Bookings.

Book:

  • on our website 
  • download the Studio Bookings App (add us in the app as TYPP then log into your TYPP account as usual)
  • Video on booking/cancelling (please note that we have just updated our website so the website in the video may look a wee bit different! As long as you click on 'Book Classes' on our website you'll be fine!).

Please note that you will have to sign an online waiver of liability before you can book into classes. You can do this by using your finger on smart devices and mouse on computers.

We require a minimum of 4 hours notice of class cancellation to gain a refund of class pass onto your TYPP account.

1-1 Services:

We use a system called Cliniko for our private service/clinic bookings.

  1. Book in as normal for class via Studio Bookings software (see previous answer for help with this).
  2. Check your emails for a link to join us. The link will be emailed approx 30 mins before the start of class. Check your spam/junk folder!
  3. We use Demio for live broadcasts so please make sure your device supports this.

Cancelling Classes

We require a minimum of 4 hours notice in order to gain a class pass refund:

  • via the Studio Bookings App: click on the green 'Booked' class that you wish to cancel, then you are taken to another screen where you can cancel
  • via our Website: when you are logged into your TYPP Studio Bookings Account click on 'My Schedule' (towards the top of the page) to see all of your bookings that you can cancel

Cancelling 1-1 Services

Please email [email protected] to cancel your appointment as soon as you can.

We require 24hrs notice in advance of cancellations in order to gain a full refund. Refund requests must be requested by email.

A late cancellation fee of £25 will be charged for cancellations out-with this period.

TYPP Anytime is our new on demand service allowing you to view mat classes again plus view other freebee content so you can practice whenever and wherever!

Access:

If you are using individual passes to book into live classes you will be granted access for 24hrs after your live class booking. 

If you have monthly pass/package with us then you'll get unlimited 24/7 access!

Logging In:

We use a platform called Kajabi to host our on demand content.

You will be able access TYPP Anytime by logging in via our website or via the Kajabi App.

When you go to login, please enter your email address then click on "I don't know my password" so that you can the system will email you a link to create a password.

Please note that the system will not accept your Studio Bookings login to access it as it's Kajabi.

Welcome to TYPP Anytime On Demand:

TYPP Anytime On Demand is our new service allowing you to view mat classes again plus view other freebee content so you can practice whenever and wherever!

Access to TYPP Anytime On Demand:

  • New Clients - Please purchase a package to access.
  • Existing Clients - if you are using individual passes to book into live classes you will be granted access for 24hrs after your live class booking. 
  • If you have monthly pass/package with us then you'll get unlimited 24/7 access!

 

Logging Into TYPP Anytime On Demand:

We use a platform called Kajabi to host our on demand content.

You will be able access TYPP Anytime by logging in via our website or via the Kajabi App.

When you go to login, please enter your email address then click on "I don't know my password" so that you can the system will email you a link to create a password.

Please note that the system will not accept your Studio Bookings login to access it as it's Kajabi!

No, as TYPP Anytime is an on demand vault of our previous online classes.

Please purchase class passes and book in for live classes via Book Classes on our website or via the Studio Bookings App.

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