Where and When
Plenty of free parking is available at all locations. Please arrive 15 minutes before the class starts if you are new, or 5 minutes before the class for regular participants. Please respect others and turn up in plenty of time. All classes last 1 hour. (Map links below open in new window.)
Wednesday mornings at 11:30 am
at Shepway Close Centre, Shepway Close, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5SJ. Click here for Google map. Additional directions and location map is available from our Media Downloads page.
Thursday mornings at 9:30 am
Thursday mornings at 10:45 am
Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm
at Hythe Cricket and Squash Club, The Grove, Hythe, Kent. CT21 6AX. Click here for Google map. Additional directions and location map is available from our Media Downloads page.
Cost of Classes
- Single classes cost £7.00
- Block of 4 classes costs £26.00.
- If it is more convenient, you may purchase larger blocks of e.g. 6 or 8 classes, in which case the block rate of £6.50 per class will also apply.
Turn up and pay on the day
- If you wish to just turn up without having paid at least 1 week in advance, places are subject to availability on a first come first served basis, so it is best to arrive early, You can of course contact Jane beforehand to see how busy we are, but we can’t guarantee your place.
Book in advance
- Pay for your place at least 1 week in advance to secure it. Either for single classes or a blocks of classes.
- Advance payments may be made by bank transfer, or by cash at your previous week’s class. For bank transfers, please contact Jane to request her bank details.
- If booking a block of 4, classes do not have to be on consecutive weeks. Just let us know the dates you wish to attend.
- IMPORTANT. Please note that once you have booked and paid, your class dates may not be changed, and class fees are non-refundable. If you are concerned that you may not be able to attend sometimes, please pay on the day.
- If you have booked a block of 4 classes and are unable to attend one week, we will however endeavour to fit you in on a different class during that same week (subject to availability only).
Please also see our full Terms and Conditions for payments and class availability.
Booking or Enquiries
Please contact Jane to let her know if you would like to come to a class, to check latest availability, and so Jane has a better idea of expected numbers. Please also feel free to contact Jane regarding any questions or concerns you may have.
Jane will then give you the option to either book (guarantee) your place by paying in advance, or you may simply just turn up on the day. Please remember that places are subject to available space if you have not paid for your class in advance, but Jane will let you know whether advance booking is advisable.
Finally, don’t forget to complete your Health Screening. Doing so in advance is quickest and easiest, but you can fill in a paper form when you first arrive if you prefer.
Safety and Health Screening
Everyone will be asked to complete a health screening form prior to attending their first class. This enables us to ensure it is safe for you to exercise, and to account for any particular health issues you may have. It is also an insurance requirement. A verbal screening will also be carried out each week to check there are no changes to your health.
If you do have any changes to your health status, please inform Jane before your class. (Some medical conditions, injuries and illnesses and may require you to visit your doctor before starting or continuing with exercise.)
The quickest and easiest way to complete your health screening is by using our Secure Online Screening Form. Or you may download a paper copy to complete in advance and bring with you to your first class.
What to Wear and Bring Along
Please wear comfortable exercise clothing. You don’t need trainers and will be doing the class in bare feet or socks depending on the temperature. Please also bring along a mat, towel (for neck support if needed) and a water bottle, which you can fill at the venue (we want to encourage everyone to drink plenty of water).
Mats are available to use if you don’t have your own, but for your own hygiene (as well as to practice at home), we do encourage participants to purchase their own. We have high quality 6 mm Pilates Mats for sale in their own carry case available for purchase in a variety of colours. Pilates blocks are provided, but if you would like to purchase your own, we also have Pilates Blocks for sale.
The sound of mobile phones ringing or other notification noises can be very distracting for people during classes, and reduce enjoyment for all. We therefore ask that if you do bring your mobile phone with you, you respect our other participants and ensure it is on ‘Silent’ or ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode for the duration of the class.
A bit Nervous or Unsure?
You really don’t need to be. Jane ensures that exercise classes are suitable for all participants, and where necessary will provide alternatives to account for your specific needs. These classes are not a competition, they are for you, and are designed to help you develop your fitness at a rate suitable for you. Expect a relaxed, happy and informal environment, without any pressure on you to try anything you are not comfortable with.
Jane Mackenzie is Kent’s most experienced exercise professional, and has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. She is highly qualified and fully insured. Jane is a Level 3 Fitness Trainer and a qualified teacher (Cert. Ed. MA), and has trained many other instructors in gaining their own fitness qualifications. Jane is very happy for you to give her a call and talk to her personally if you wish.
Your other Questions
Do your classes run in a series as ‘courses’?
No, we run classes on an individual basis, so you are free to start and stop classes whenever you like, subject to availability of course.
How fit do I need to be to do Pilates with you?
All our classes are multi-level, meaning that we cater for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced. At every class, Jane will offer a range of variations for each exercise, so you can exercise as gently or as hard as you need to. If you have specific health issues that you would like to discuss, please contact Jane.
I am a wheelchair user. Can I still do Pilates with you?
Most of our venues have wheelchair access and disabled parking and toilets. We fully embrace Equality and Diversity, and will make every effort to ensure you can enjoy Pilates with us. Jane is fully qualified in working with disabled clients, and chair-based exercise, and in most cases will be able to offer you seated exercise variations. Clearly, your personal level of functional ability will ultimately dictate whether Pilates is an appropriate form of exercise for you, so please contact Jane to discuss your requirements.
Do you have any age restrictions?
Older children under 16 may attend classes only if accompanied by a parent or guardian, and provided they are old enough to follow and participate in the exercises without disrupting our other clients. There is no maximum age, although suitability to attend classes will depend on your personal functional ability. Please contact Jane to discuss.
Prefer not to attend a group class?
Unable to or prefer not to attend group classes? Do you have complex health issues? Do you require rehabilitation after orthopedic or other surgery?