“As a sixty-year-old woman in recovery from breast cancer I found the prospect of joining a class quite daunting. I could have looked for something gentler, more obviously suitable for ‘someone like me ‘but I just wanted to get on with my life and that meant getting stronger and fitter, so I signed up for Cardio Pilates in Oslo. I have rarely felt more welcome anywhere. Yes, I am the oldest and the least strong in my class, sometimes I struggle but my twice weekly sessions have helped me turn a major corner in my life. Quietly and discreetly my amazing teacher Pamela suggests alternatives so that I am pushing myself but never going beyond what my body is capable of.
Not only have I built up my strength, I have also build up my confidence.”
Are you a beginner?
We understand how daunting it is for beginners or people that haven’t worked out in a while to come to class! We pride ourselves on small intimate classes, this way our teachers will get to know you and your level of fitness very quickly. Our introductory offer of 2 classes for €20 is the ideal way to start. We recommend trying different classes; from barre to HIIT Yoga, we have something to suit all tastes.
Talk to your instructor
Most of our classes are mixed levels so it important as a beginner to chat to your instructor before the class begins, we’ll start you off slowly & set you personal goals. For example, you might start with light or no weights & as you get stronger & fitter we’ll load you up!
Recovering from an injury
If you are recovering from an injury we would highly recommend starting with a private session. This way our highly trained team will get to know your requirements & give you safe & suitable exercises to practice at home. Our team will put you on a programme to help get you back to your pre-injured self.
We’d love to hear from you, please e-mail us with any questions or queries you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently asked questions
I’ve just had a baby; my back is sore & my GP recommended Pilates. Where should I start?
Come to Mummy & Me. This class is on Tuesdays at 10.30am & Thursdays at 10am. Bring your baby with you. This class focuses on postnatal recovery. The class is a fusion of Pilates, yoga & barre with a strong focus on pelvic/core strengthening. Its advisable to come 10 minutes before class to chat to the instructor & settle your baby before class starts.
I have just had back surgery & I was told by my physio to go to Pilates.
We would strongly recommend investing in a private session. Let’s get you back on the road to recovery in a safe & gentle way. You may only need a few sessions before you join a class.
I need to lose weight & tone up, but Cardio Pilates sounds hard, I’m not sure I’ll stick the pace
I won’t lie, Cardio Pilates, HIIT Yoga, Barre & Conditioning are really challenging classes... they never get easy! The aim for a beginner is to stick with it and rest as much as you need to. Come to class early, chat to the instructor & set some goals. If weight loss/healthy eating is your goal why don’t you check out our burn programme.
I’m still worried that high intensity is just too much for me?
Why don’t you start with a gentler class? For example;
Remember to keep an eye on our website for suitable workshops, some of these are particularly suitable to beginners and a great way to start your fitness Journey.