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Body Zen Pilates Studio

Frequently Asked Questions

I thought Pilates was only mat work:

Welcome to the world of Pilates, a method you will never get bored with!  Pilates matwork is the better known style of Pilates exercise as it is more accessible in gyms and requires no equipment. Pilates matwork is an effective bodyweight routine, using the resistance of gravity to work one's body.   Occasionally teachers incorporate the use of small props.

Then there is the variety of specially designed pieces of traditional Pilates equipment. Yes they look pretty weird but trust me when I say there is nothing like a spring driven work out - these apparatus offer resistance or assistance to an exercise. 

The benefits of using the Pilates apparatus

Body Zen is a fully equipped Pilates studio offering contemporary trained Pilates teachers.  The use of the Pilates apparatus brings a new level of resistance, variety to your Pilates workout and assists in achieving your results faster.

What Equipment is available at our Body Zen Studio:

  • Reformers
  • Cadillac & Wall-units
  • Ladder Barrel & Arc Barrels
  • Wunda/Electric Chair
  • Props:  Balls, Bosu, Rollers, Bands, Barre's, Magic Wheels, TRX and loads more....

How often should I do Pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise and all exercises are modified and adjusted according to your needs. We recommend the following guidelines to clients:

  • If you are combining your Pilates training with an existing exercise routine, then we would recommend 1 to 2 times per week
  • If Pilates is the only exercise program that you are doing, then we would recommend training 2 to 3 times a week
  • Private classes are available in 30 min slots for clients seeking rehabilitation or children.


What to wear?

  • Wear comfortable fitting clothing (neither too loose nor too tight, clothing that allows ease of movement).  The teacher needs to see your form.  We prefer to do Pilates barefoot or with non-slip foot socks or undeez.
  • Please keep your jewellry to a minimum.
  • All long hair needs to be tied up either in a high pony or in the nape of the neck.  
  • Please avoid sharp object clips, jewellry or gym pants with zips as they scratch and damaged the Pilates equipment upholstery.

We supply exercise mats, filtered water and hand towels, so bring along a positive attitude and we'll do the rest!

How do I book a class?

Our user-friendly online booking system offers clients flexibility and convenience.

  1. Register on Chidesk and create a profile or copy and paste the following link to your browser:
  2. Remember to bookmark the page

Once you've registered you'll be able to:

  • view the group class schedule
  • book classes, waitlist and/or cancel class bookings
  • purchase classes, products and packages
  • view account details and class visit history
  • update personal information
  • All class bookings, rescheduling or cancellations are the responsibility of the client and need to be done via our online booking system

What payment options are available?

  • Payments can be made via EFT, Debit Order, Cash or SnapScan
  • All payments are required upfront at the beginning of the month, prior to commencement of training;
  • Classes booked and paid for will not be refunded, carried over and are not transferable;
  • All billing or account information is available on your online profile
  • Packages cannot be shared or redeemed by another member, family or friend
  • Classes and/or packages need to be redeemed within the month of purchase, otherwise they expire
  • Prices are subject to an annual increase.


The is ample free parking available at the centre.

Teacher Accreditation:

All our teachers are accredited and registered with varied qualifications.  As there are many Pilates methods available, and each teacher's style is unique, should you prefer a more contemporary or traditional approach kindly let us know so that I can ensure that you are placed with a suitable teacher.


CATHSSETA, the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority

REPSSA, ensure that fitness professionals in South Africa meet the international health and fitness industry's standards.  REPSSA is affiliated with various REPS organisations worldwide, including but not limited to REPSUK and REPSEurope.

​Thank you for choosing Body Zen, we look forward to bringing fun into fitness, and happy to help you become a healthier, fitter you!