Frequently Asked Questions about Classes

 

 

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General Questions about Classes

In this section of the FAQs your find the 'practical' questions that often get asked about classes.

If you’re looking to a fitness class solution based purely on price Charlotte Brawn Fitness may not be the right fit for you. I believe in delivering exceptional value, knowing all my class participants by name, catering for individual needs & ensuring there is availability at class for all CBFitness members.

Your investment in classes starts from £27 per month depending on the membership & option that feels like the right fit for you.

If you’d like to have a chat about it classes are right for you please contact me here. Or give me a call or email on 07947910071/hello@charlottebrawn.com

Or Visit the main website for information about how to sign up by clicking here

Equipment will be supplied at class or will be gifted to you in your welcome pack however you will need to bring a yoga/exercise mat to all Yoga, Pilates & Barre sessions.

You may also want to bring a blanket for the relaxation section of our yoga classes

We never have more than 15 people in each mat based class, sometimes less depending on the venue. Groove-it Fit has a maximum of 20 people although we try & keep to a limit of 15 so the classes feel comfortable & everyone has their own room to move.

Anything that you are comfortable and able to move easily in. Socks or Bare feet (no trainers) for mat based sessions and trainers for Groove-it Fit.

Most people wear leggings and t-shirts. We recommend wearing layers that are easy to remove as your body gets warm in class.

Equipment will be supplied at class or will be gifted to you in your welcome pack however you will need to bring a yoga/exercise mat to all Yoga, Pilates & Barre sessions.

You may also want to bring a blanket for the relaxation section of our yoga classes & if you already have Yoga blocks & straps you are more than welcome to bring them to class & I will guide you through how to use them at class if you choose to bring them.

No. All classes have lots of exercises variations for all levels from beginners to more experienced. You don't have to have any experience of any of the classes to attend and enjoy the sessions.

This is why the 4 week introduction is a must for new class participants. It provides the opportunity to over come your first class fears, it gives me the opportunity to get to know you needs & requirements & it gives you the perfect amount of time to see if the class is for you & start to feel the benefits of attending. Click here to start your 4 week Introduction to classes

Pilates is great if you're looking to strengthen your core & back, improve your posture, wake up smaller, deeper muscles which help to correct imbalances in the body & improve balance & stability. It is a great practice to build a strong foundation for you body & improve muscles tone.

Yoga is for you if you are looking to release tight, tense muscles, move more freely through your body, find a calmer mind & cultivate a mind-body connection. It is also great to reduce stress & to find stillness & present awareness.

Most people think Yoga & Pilates are the same thing or similar but they are actually very different disciplines. One thing they do have in common is they create great body awareness & they do compliment each other.

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Pricing, Booking & Memberships Questions

In this section of the FAQs you can find pricing, booking & membership questions that often get asked.

If you’re looking to a fitness class solution based purely on price Charlotte Brawn Fitness may not be the right fit for you. I believe in delivering exceptional value, knowing all my class participants by name, catering for individual needs & ensuring there is availability at class for all CBFitness members.

Your investment in classes starts from £27 per month depending on the membership & option that feels like the right fit for you.

If you’d like to have a chat about it classes are right for you please contact me here. Or give me a call or email on 07947910071/hello@charlottebrawn.com

If you are on a Single Class Monthly Membership  or a Double Class Monthly Membership you are committed to attending the same class/s each week.

If you are unable to attend your regular sessions you will given the option to attend a different class on the timetable for that week, spaces permitting.

If you are on the Victory Membership (unlimited access) you can attend different classes each week & will be given the opportunity to book your sessions via the MyFitnessClass booking system.

If you are on a Single Class Monthly Membership  or a Double Class Monthly Membership you are committed to attending the same class/s each week & will be automatically allocated a place at that class/s. Therefore you will not need to book for that class every week, there is will a place for you until you cancel your membership.

If you are on the Victory Membership (unlimited access) you can attend different classes each week & will be given the opportunity to book your sessions via the MyFitnessClass booking system.

Single & Double Class Monthly Members:

Ideally please provide 12 hours notice if you cannot attend your regular class/s. You will be given the opportunity to attend another session to replace the session you missed with a 14 day period after your missed class. If you cannot attend an additional session you will lose any classes missed & cannot be refunded or credited for the missed session & the session cannot be transferred to another monthly period.

If you know you are on holiday or there are specific dates you cannot attend classes I can amend your monthly payment to a reduced price period or delay your next payment by a maximum of 2 weeks as long as I have been given 1 months notice.

Victory Members:

You can cancel classes you have booked for either via the MyFitnessClass booking site or by contacting Charlotte, ideally, 12 hours before. This give other Victory Members the opportunity to book a place at that class.

Again, If you know you are on holiday or there are specific dates you cannot attend classes I can amend your monthly payment to a reduced price period or delay your next payment by a maximum of 2 weeks as long as I have been given 1 months notice.

Annual payments cannot be transferred or amended if classes are missed.

No. 

If you know you are on holiday or there are specific dates you cannot attend classes I can amend your monthly payment to a reduced price period or delay your next payment by a maximum of 2 weeks as long as I have been given 1 months notice.

Or you can book additional classes to make up for the classes you will miss within the same month, this may mean doubling up classes on one or two weeks depending on how long you are away for.

I believe that regular attendance in class is the only way to see real results & reap the benefits of the classes you are attending, so the memberships are set up as a monthly subscription to help you stay consistent on your fitness & wellness journey.

There is a book as you go option at a premium rate & only if there are spaces available. Members have first priority at classes. If you would like the opportunity to book as you go you will need to join the wait list. Once you are on the wait list you will receive a weekly email with class availability & the opportunity to book single sessions.

Click Here to Join the 'Book as You Go' Wait List

Yes, all of our classes have an option to go on a waiting list if a class is full.

You can also Click Here to Join Be the First to Know about Availability at Classes

Yes, everyone on a monthly membership will get access to online sessions.

Single & Double Monthly Members will get access to specific online studios. E.g. those only booked in for one Yoga class per week will get access to The Online Yoga Studio only.

Victory members will get access to all online sessions and studios.

Online sessions are available on demand via Fit@Home with Charlotte and can be access anytime, anywhere through the membership site or app which can be played on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV.

You will get all log in details & video tutorials about how to access you online content when you sign up to a monthly membership.

If you're looking to only access online sessions & not classes you can find out more about Fit@ Home with Charlotte by clicking here

If you are on a Single Class Monthly Membership  or a Double Class Monthly Membership you are committed to attending the same class/s each week.

If you are unable to attend your regular sessions you will given the option to attend a different class on the timetable for that week, spaces permitting.

If you are on the Victory Membership (unlimited access) you can attend different classes each week & will be given the opportunity to book your sessions via the MyFitnessClass booking system.

If you are on a monthly membership your payment will automatically re-new every month until cancelled.

Monthly payments will automatically be amended to a reduced price payment on specific months where classes do not run for a full week.

You can read more able the monthly membership terms & conditions by clicking here

After your 4 week Introduction you will be offered a regular monthly place at class. Due to limited places at classes I only offer monthly memberships but if you would like to continue on a book as you go basis I can add you to the wait list where you will be notified if a space is available on a weekly basis. Single bookings are at a premium rate & are only available if there are spaces.

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Class Venue Questions

In this section of the FAQs you can find pricing, booking & membership questions that often get asked.

You can find more about where to park on the class venues page of the website. Simply click here to go there now

  • Sandy Roundabout Club - Parking is limited for this venue but you can park is several places near the venue. Suitable parking can be found down Kings Road (beside the venue), Bedford Road (leading up to the venue), in the in front of the church (in front of the venue), Co-op car park in town.
  • Southill Parish Hall - This venue has it's own car park and you can also park on the road just outside of the venue too.
  • Broom Village Hall - Parking is limited for this venue but it is a quiet village with plenty of places to park on the road outside of the hall.

I have tried to select the most comfortable venues possible in the community & I have invested in extra heaters & fans to make all classes a pleasant experience.

Please find venue amenities below:

  • Sandy Roundabout Club
    • Heated in the winter & air-conditioned in the summer
    • Toilets
    • kitchen for water available
    • Large stage so you can clearly see the guidance of your instructor
  • Southill Parish Hall
    • Heated in the winter
    • Fans & ventilation provided in the summer
    • toilets
    • Kitchen available
    • Car Park
  • Broom Village Hall
    • Heated in the winter
    • Fans & ventilation provided in the summer
    • toilets
    • Kitchen available

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Your Fears & Doubts about Attending Classes

In this section of the FAQs you can find answers to questions around your fears & doubts about attending classes. All questions below have been asked by real participants which is reassurance enough to know that you are not alone in feeling nervous or apprehensive about attending classes.

Yes. I give lots of different variations in Groove-it Fit, low options, higher options and opportunities to march it out and grab water. Groove-it Fit is a fun fitness class so chances are you will be so focused on enjoying the music and having fun that you won't realise you're working out!

In all honesty, any & all of the classes on the timetable are suitable for all abilities as options are provided for lower intensity & higher intensity options.

If you're looking for something that doesn't break much of a sweat but provides strengthening, flexibility & de-stressing benefits then Yoga is for you.

If you're looking to build a strong foundation for your fitness, improve your posture, strengthen & flatten your core as well as reduce any back niggles & tone your entire body in a way that won't exhaust your large muscles groups then Pilates is the classes for you.

If you're looking to break a sweat and get a it more fat burning then Groove-it Fit is your class - A combination of all would be your sweet spot as the classes compliment each other well.

This is a common concern for new class participants & I often get people say 'I want to get a bit fitter before attending classes'. 

I want to reassure you that there are an array of class participants of all different age groups & fitness levels & every one of them enjoys classes & is provided with an exercise variation that suits their fitness level.

The whole point of attending classes is to improve your fitness & well-being & at Charlotte Brawn Fitness Classes your fitness level will be cater for.

I give lots of opportunity throughout all classes to take a break & the freedom to go at your own pace.

This is why the 4 week introduction is a must for new class participants. It provides the opportunity to over come your first class fears, it gives me the opportunity to get to know you needs & requirements & it gives you the perfect amount of time to see if the class is for you & start to feel the benefits of attending. Click here to start your 4 week Introduction to classes

This is another common concern for new class participants. The honest answer is this: no one is looking at you because every one is either concentrating so much on what they are doing or spending the class worrying about the same thing.

I understand your fear completely, I feel the same as the instructor standing at the front of the class, every one sees & knows when I go wrong (because even instructors get it wrong).

Here's a few things to reassure you:

  • Groove-it Fit is in a darkened room so no on can really see if you go wrong
  • In Groove-it Fit you can march it out anytime, just do the arms or the legs in the routines instead of sychronising both.
  • In yoga & pilates I give 2 - 3 variations of all exercises so you can start from a very basic level.
  • Finally, there is no 'keeping up' in my class because I don't run bootcamps or fear based classes. I provide a safe space in classes for participants to explore their own level of fitness & provide lots of options to grow to new levels when the time is right.

No. All classes have lots of exercises variations for all levels from beginners to more experienced. You don't have to have any experience of any of the classes to attend and enjoy the sessions.

This is why the 4 week introduction is a must for new class participants. It provides the opportunity to over come your first class fears, it gives me the opportunity to get to know you needs & requirements & it gives you the perfect amount of time to see if the class is for you & start to feel the benefits of attending. Click here to start your 4 week Introduction to classes

The honest answer is this: no one is looking at you because every one is either concentrating so much on what they are doing or spending the class worrying about the same thing.

I understand your fear completely, I feel the same as the instructor standing at the front of the class, every one sees & knows when I go wrong (because even instructors get it wrong).

As to being criticised or judged, this is something that I will not allow to take place in my classes. I'm extremely lucky to have the most welcoming, kindest & loveliest class participants who welcome new participants with open arms & warm conversation. It is a wonderful community to be a part of!

Here's a few things to reassure you:

  • Groove-it Fit is in a darkened room so no on can really see if you go wrong
  • In Groove-it Fit you can march it out anytime, just do the arms or the legs in the routines instead of sychronising both.
  • In yoga & pilates I give 2 - 3 variations of all exercises so you can start from a very basic level.
  • Finally, there is no 'keeping up' in my class because I don't run bootcamps or fear based classes. I provide a safe space in classes for participants to explore their own level of fitness & provide lots of options to grow to new levels when the time is right.

This is a common concern for new class participants & I often get people say 'I want to get a bit fitter before attending classes'. 

I want to reassure you that there are an array of class participants of all different age groups & fitness levels & every one of them enjoys classes & is provided with an exercise variation that suits their fitness level.

The whole point of attending classes is to improve your fitness & well-being & at Charlotte Brawn Fitness Classes your fitness level will be cater for.

I give lots of opportunity throughout all classes to take a break & the freedom to go at your own pace.

This is why the 4 week introduction is a must for new class participants. It provides the opportunity to over come your first class fears, it gives me the opportunity to get to know you needs & requirements & it gives you the perfect amount of time to see if the class is for you & start to feel the benefits of attending. Click here to start your 4 week Introduction to classes

There is no guarantee that this will be any different to your past experiences but I have set up classes in a way that makes it easier to stay committed & consistent.

Firstly, the classes are set up as a membership which helps you to stay consistent know that you've paid for classes to attend.

Secondly, this is very different to a gym membership that you may have had before. You are not tied into any contract & can cancel your membership at anytime. Even on the Victory (Unlimited) membership I closely monitor class attendance everyone is guaranteed to get a place at class, unlike busy gyms where it may be difficult to book classes.

Thirdly, You have an instructor & small community of other class participants who are invested in you & your wellness journey. I like to think we provide a more personal touch to your wellness journey which makes it easier to attend every week, & hopefully look forward to attending too!

There is a misconception that you need to be flexible to to attend a Yoga class. This is not true, in fact the opposite is true. If you're not flexible then Yoga is exactly what you need!

Tight muscles, tension & lack of flexibility in the body lead to injury, postural problems, joint inflammation, mobility issues & a host of other physical ailments.

You will be surprised at how quickly you will see the differences in your body after just one yoga class.

In Yoga we do not focus on touching your toes or tying ourselves in knots but finding space & room in the body to move more freely & relax the muscles.

Why not try a 4 week Introduction to Yoga -Click here to find out more

Yes, you will be fine coming along on your own. Classes are a great place to meet new people. I'm extremely lucky to have the most welcoming, kindest & loveliest class participants who welcome new participants with open arms & warm conversation. It is a wonderful community to be a part of!