Frequently Asked Questions

Classes and Fees FAQs

How does your weekly membership work?

Our weekly membership gives you access to unlimited classes at one studio for only $30 a week. This $30 is charged from your nominated credit card or bank account every week. If you would like to pause or cancel your membership at any time, you are only required to provide two weeks written notice in the form of an email to hi@premiumpilates.com.au. You can still attend classes during this two week period.

Will I be charged a cancellation fee if I receive a spot in a class I am on the waitlist for and cannot make the class?

There is no penalty for cancelling out of a class if you are added with insufficient notice from a waitlist. If you receive an email within 12 hours of the class commencing stating that you now have a spot in the class you will NOT be charged a cancellation fee for not attending the class. However, you still need to cancel the reservation in order for the next person to be added to the class. Please ignore any late cancellation emails you receive regarding the cancellation of your waitlist reservation within 12 hours or less of the class commencing; you will not be charged a late cancellation fee.

Please note, however, that if you are added to a class with more than 12 hours notice and then cancel out of the class at the last minute, this qualifies as a late cancellation and our cancellation policy will apply.

We also ask you to please treat classes you are waitlisted for as booked classes. If you are on a waitlist for a class and have planned something else during that class time, please take yourself off the waitlist for this class. This ensures equality and fairness for all members.

Can I be on the waitlist for multiple classes?

Yes, however, if you are on the waitlist for multiple classes (for example the 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 classes) and get into more than one please choose the class that suits you best and cancel the others without penalty.

What do I do if I want to attend a class that is full?

Don’t be afraid of the waitlist! While there is no absolute guarantee, it is very likely that you will be added to the class from the waitlist. So, if a class is full, please add your name to the waitlist. When a space becomes available you will be notified by email and a push notification via the Premium Pilates & Fitness App.

Do I need to accept a waitlist booking once I receive the notification?No action is required to accept the booking; you are automatically added to the class.

What do I do if I can no longer attend a class I have been added to from a waitlist?If you are unable to attend a class you have been added to from the waitlist, please cancel out as soon as possible so that the space can be offered to the next person on the list.

What is your class cancellation policy?

To promote fairness and ensure all members have the chance to attend their desired class, we enforce a strict cancellation policy of a minimum of 12 hours before your class commences. If you are unable to attend a class, we kindly ask that you cancel online outside the 12-hour cancellation window, via the Premium Pilates & Fitness App or website, to avoid fees and allow our waitlist guests the opportunity to attend a class.

Please do not use social media or email to cancel your booking, as cancelling via our booking system is much faster and again allows a client on the waitlist to be given a space in the class.

If you are feeling unwell please cancel your class as soon as possible and outside the 12-hour window. Repeat breaches of the cancellation policy due to illness may require a doctor’s certificate. We hope you understand that this helps us ensure everyone gets a chance to enjoy our classes (safely!)

What do I need to bring to class?

Socks MUST be worn to all Pilates classes for hygiene purposes. You can wear any socks, however, we do sell grippy socks which are great for minimal slipping on the mat or reformer. Sneakers must be worn to our HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes. Learn more.

What is the membership cancellation policy?Our Weekly Memberships are part of a no lock-in contract. You may pause or cancel your membership free of charge at any time, provided you give us 14 days notice via email at hi@premiumpilates.com.au. You may still attend classes in this 14 day period.

I have never done Pilates before; can I book into any class?

If you have never done Pilates before or if it has been a while between sessions, we highly recommend you attend an Introductory class. This class will teach you the fundamentals of Pilates, take you through a short workout on the mat and on the reformer and will help you get the most out of your future Pilates classes.

Pilates FAQs

What is better for me, Mat or Reformer?

Both are excellent! We recommend a combination of both Mat and Reformer classes for optimal Pilates benefits. Both class types will work the whole body strongly. Pilates on the mat uses body resistance and props, whilst the Reformer machine uses springs as resistance. Our PIT classes, Pilates Interval Training, which is exclusive to our studios, is Pilates on the mat. Each exercise is timed and the class follows a circuit style. Learn more.


What is the best way to get started in Pilates?

We advise purchasing our First Week trial and trying all different types of classes! Your first week will not start until the day you attend your first class. Try our Pilates offerings; Matwork, PIT (Pilates Interval Training, which is Matwork exercises timed in intervals) and Reformer but also see if you like our other fitness classes, such as Barre, HIIT, Yoga and Stretch. You may be surprised by what you like!

Attending an Introductory class first is a must if you are a Pilates beginner or if it has been awhile between sessions. This class will teach you the fundamentals of Pilates, take you through a short workout on the mat and on the reformer and will help you get the most out of your future Pilates classes.

We've written a great blog about what to know before your first Pilates class; reading this will help get you started too!

Lastly, just jump in and try it! You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.  

Can I do Pilates if I have an injury?

Yes you can! Pilates is designed to be gentle on the joints and great for improving joint pain, such as lower back, knee, neck, etc.

Our PPF instructors are excellent at modifying exercises for injuries. It is great to get into the habit of informing your instructor/s of your injuries before a class starts, as this will help them to be prepared with a modification for you (if needed). Saying this, you must have medical clearance from a doctor or medical professional to attend group Pilates classes.

How is Pilates different from other forms of exercise?

Pilates is different from all our types of exercise for so many reasons. Pilates improves flexibility, endurance, core control and muscle strength, all whilst being low impact, gentle on joints and improving posture, which reduces the chance of injury. Pilates involves a strong mind-body connection, as well as improving breathing and it can be practiced throughout all stages of life! Imagine all the best benefits every form of exercise has to offer, put these benefits all together and you get Pilates!

What are the machines in Pilates?

The machines are called reformers. A reformer class involves performing Pilates Matwork exercises on a piece of equipment, similar to a bed which has moving parts, springs and straps to help assist in movement. The reformer was actually designed to make Pilates' Matwork exercises more accessible for all. For example, as reformer machines are about chair height off the ground, it is much easier to get on and off than the floor.  

The moving parts, springs and straps on a reformer machine can be a little scary, until you understand how they work. That is why we recommend attending an Introductory class if you have never done any reformer Pilates before, as you will learn all about the machine during this session.

Prenatal and Postnatal FAQs

I’m a new mum, when can I start doing Pilates?

You can start doing Pilates as soon as you are cleared by your medical practitioner. This is usually not until six weeks postnatal, if not longer. If you have never done Pilates before or if it has been a while between sessions, we highly recommend you attend an Introductory class without bub. To see when these classes take place, view our timetables.

Can I bring my kids to the studio while I work out?

We run specific Mums n Bubs Reformer classes at both studios, where kids from newborns up to just before school age can attend.

Bring your bub in a pram, bassinet or capsule, whatever they are comfortable in. We also suggest bringing a bouncer or a mat for your bub to use if they don’t love the pram. You can also bring toys, snacks, whatever your bub/child may need. Bring that nappy bag that goes everywhere with you too! We recommend you bring headphones for your older children if they are watching on an iPad, as these classes can be noisy!

At our Camp Hill studio, we have a reception in which kids who are old enough to sit unattended can do so whilst you get your workout in! Unfortunately, we do not have this space at our Coorparoo studio so kids can only attend the Mums n Bubs classes.