frequently asked questions
What is a Reformer and where do I start?
Firstly, welcome! Thanks for taking the time to check us out. The Reformer is a machine that uses a bed, springs and straps to give you a full body, low-impact workout. Combined with some banging beats, fellow movers and your incredibke teacher, you’re in for fun-filled small group fitness class!
If you haven't been to Sisu or on a Reformer before, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the class starts so we can give you a quick run down on the studio and equipment if you need it. If starting with a group class is a bit too much, check out our 1:1 sessions. We have a Solo Intro Offer so you can grab a solo session before starting our group classes if you want a little more time getting used to the Reformer. We also have a Reformer Intro class for those wanting a to spend a little more time easing into the equipment, so you can feel confident going to our other group classes.
Our teachers will provide plenty of options to ensure you feel supported to move fearlessly throughout the class. Please know you’re always welcome to take everything at your own pace and rest whenever you need to. We encourage you to listen to your body and move how you feel.
Do I have to be a regular mover or have a certain level of fitness to get started?
We all have to start somewhere and we encourage all levels of fitness and abilities to join us. Our group classes require you to be able to move through different body positions fairly easily, so if you are new to moving your body, or struggle to transition between laying down, sitting and standing then start with some Solo sessions before jumping into group classes.
How do I book my classes?
We use the PunchPass booking system for all account management, purchases and bookings. It is integrated into our website. We require booking and payment in advance of attending our classes - no booking or pay, no play.
PunchPass doesn't currently have an app, but you can bookmark it and add it to your home screen on your smart phone. Watch this video and learn how here:
Check out our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions.
How do I prepare for my first class?
- Make your account and book into your class via PunchPass on our website
Wear something stretchy and comfortable (avoid strings and zips), and please wear socks (no socks, no play. We have grip socks available to purchase via bank transfer at the studio)
BYO water bottle and towel
We have two toilets onsite which have space for you to get changed but no showers
How long are the classes?
Group classes are 45 minutes unless otherwise specified; private sessions are 50 minutes.
What are the studio expectations?
What if I need to cancel or don't show up?
Our cancellation policies are in place to ensure that everyone has inclusive access to classes. As part of the Sisu community, we hope you can understand this. Please be considerate of your community and cancel your spot to free your space so someone else has the chance to book!
What if I am feeling under the weather or have an injury?
How often should I come to class?
This is completely up to you. The American College of Sports Medicine (what we consider the ‘gold standard’ for exercise guidelines) recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate cardiovascular exercise, as well as two sessions of resistance training a week. Our Foundations and Dynamic classes are designed to increase the heart rate and build strength, therefore tackling both of these recommendations.
If you are new to movement, then 2-3 classes a week is a great place to start.
If you love what we do and just can't get enough, then come everyday!