First Visit

Hello and welcome!

Whether you are new to Pilates or not, on this first visit there are a few things you will want to know.

1) Location
The Studio is located within my home, address is suite 416 at 1021 Howay Street in New Westminster.  Howay is an L-shaped street that connects to 10th Street and 5th Avenue.  I typically recommend coming here from the 10th Street side as it is easier for parking.  The best entrance to my building is in the elbow of the L.  Ring #416 and I will buzz you in.  Any issues, my cell number is 604-723-2309.  When I am teaching I leave the door open for your convenience – for my sanity, please do not enter without either buzzing or knocking first (should someone let you into the building).

Inside there is a waiting area complete with chair, shoe rack, coat rack and bins for your personal items.  There is a washroom around the corner to your left.  Please make yourself comfortable if I am teaching and I’ll be with you shortly.

The cat welcome wagon is usually waiting to entertain you.

Please note that as I teach out of my home I have curtained off certain areas for privacy and ask that you don’t go into those areas (no matter how much a cat may try and tempt you to).

2) Forms
There are two forms I will need you to complete and one list of guidelines for you to read and sign off on.  You can print them out and bring them completed to your first session or do them when you arrive.  If you are doing them here I recommend showing up a good 10 minutes early so that we can spend as much time of that first session moving as possible.

The forms are at the bottom of this page.

3) Clothing
If you are wondering what to wear to a Pilates class, you want something you will be comfortable moving around and bending in, such as something you would wear to yoga or really any workout clothes.

4) Booking a Time
If we have not already booked a time, please have a look at the availability schedule and email or text (604-723-2309) me your preference.

If there are other questions I haven’t answered, then contact me and I’ll be happy to answer what I can.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.  Pilates is a great journey and I would be privileged to share even a portion of it with you.

Violet