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FAQs

FAQ’s

Here are our most Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot see your questions here please Contact Us at Active Mind Body Studio, we are very happy to help.

Where are you located?

We are at Level 1, shop 3, 324 Kingsway in Caringbah (above Gloria Jeans). Directly opposite the station, with plenty of parking nearby.

Where can I park?

You can park in the coles car park and enter via our back door next to the wall art, or across the road in the council carp park.

What should I wear to a yoga class?

Tie back your hair and wear light, stretchy clothing that allows you to move comfortably. You may get sweaty so please bring a towel and change of clothes. We have showers and fully equipped change room. No shoes, turn phones off, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

What should I wear to a pilates class?

Tie back your hair and wear light, stretchy clothing that allows you to move comfortably. Please bring a clean pair of socks. No shoes, turn phones off, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

What should I wear to a meditation class?

Clothing that allows you to sit comfortably plus an extra scarf or layer to keep you warm. No shoes, turn phones off, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

What do I do when I get to the studio?

Say hello to our friendly front desk crew, tell them your full name and let them know that it’s your first time at the studio so they can show you around.

When does my Intro Pass start?

It will be activated on your first visit to the studio and is valid for 10 consecutive days. After that you have the option to buy class packs or even just visit us on a casual basis. We have some of the best deals in The Shire.

Can I gift an Intro Pass or Class Pass to someone else?

Yes! They are such great value why not come together!

Can I buy or use a Gift Card?

Yes! You can buy gift cards online here

Do I have to book into class?

Yes. Bookings are open 7 days before a class, you can check the timetable and book into class online up to an 30mins before class begins. Please be aware that you will be charged a no-show fee if you fail to attend. See the terms and conditions when purchasing memberships or class packs. If you are interested in forming your own small group training class of up to 5 people just call or email us here

I’ve never practiced yoga before. Which class should I take?

Our instructors are highly qualified to advise what adjustments to take. Please speak to your instructor before the class to advise you are new.

I’m an experienced yogi. Which class should I take?

Yoga Open classes are for experienced practitioners, offering an energetic flow and creative sequencing designed to challenge and inspire both physically and mentally. Classes vary in focus and pace, from teacher to teacher.

I’ve never practiced pilates before. Which class should I take?

Our instructors are highly qualified to advise what adjustments to take. You will learn how to use the Reformer machines and equipment, and build your foundations gradually and safely, with a focus on instruction and alignment. Please speak to your instructor before the class to advise you are new. If you are new to Reformer we recommend a Technique Reformer class first.

I am new to yoga. Can I practice while I am pregnant?

Yes. If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor, you will need advise the instructor before the class to allow for modifications.

I am an experienced yogi. Can I practice while I am pregnant?

Yes. If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor. If you have any questions please let us know and we will put you in touch with our highly qualified instructors.

I am new to pilates. Can I practice pilates while I am pregnant?

Yes. If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor, you will need advise the instructor before the class to allow for modifications.

Can I bring my children to the studio?

Unless we are running a special class or event, children under 13 are not permitted. Any children visiting the studios must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and are not permitted in the practice room. Teenagers aged 14-16 are welcome to attend class if accompanied by an adult (concession rates apply – no child pricing is available). Remember we do have our Mums and Bubs Reformer Class that you can bring bubs to.

Where do I put my belongings while I practice?

Please place your belongings in the lockers provided, please remember your code. No shoes, No phones, No bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

Do you have child-minding facilities?

No. Children are not permitted to wait in the studio while you practice.

What happens at the end of my Intro Pass?

Ask our desk crew about our Class Pass or Memberships available or Check out our flexible options online. You are always welcome to join us for Casual Visits as well.

Can I bring my pets to the studio?

haha! No

What are the benefits of yoga?

Practicing yoga three to four times a week can stave off anxiety and depression, by lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. It also reduces inflammation, boosts energy and has the power to lift your mood. Yoga improves cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the flow of blood to the heart, and speeds up digestion, which can assist in weight loss.

Suffering from a sore neck or back?

When you hold a yoga pose your muscles contract and then relax, easing tension and relieving pain. Regular practice not only benefits your body, it’s also good for your brain. Focusing the breath maximized the flow of oxygenated blood to your head, increasing memory performance, concentration, creativity and focus. Remember we do have a great Chiropractor onsite for a little extra care!

Do I need to bring a yoga mat or towel?

You are welcome to bring your own mat or loan ours, towel hire is $2.

How should I prepare for class?

Drink water throughout the day and avoid eating heavily for two hours prior to class. Please arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes before class so you can check in, store your belongings in a secure locker and get set up.

What happens in a Yin Yoga class?

Yin Yoga offers long, meditative yoga holds that release stress and tension from the body, explore subtle energies and penetrate deep into the connective tissues of the body. Positions are held from 3-7 minutes and may be enhanced by supportive props like bolsters, blankets or blocks.

Do you offer private classes or corporate sessions?

Yes! We offer Private Classes with one of our experienced Peronal Trainers, we also offer Small Group Training and Semi Privates for up to 5 people – bring a group or join in one! For Corporate days please email your enquiry to info@activemindbody.com.au or call 0401 793 619.

Can I claim my classes through my health fund?

It depends on your fund.

What type of pilates do you offer?

We practice Reformer Pilates on state of the art resistance-based machines and Mat Pilates.

What are the benefits of pilates?

Practicing pilates three to four times a week can stave off anxiety and depression, by lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. It also reduces inflammation, boosts energy and has the power to lift your mood. Pilates improves cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the flow of blood to the heart, and speeds up digestion, which can assist in weight loss. Suffering from a sore neck or back? When you hold a pilates pose your muscles contract and then relax, easing tension and relieving pain. Regular practice not only benefits your body, it’s also good for your brain. Focusing the breath maximized the flow of oxygenated blood to your head, increasing memory performance, concentration, creativity and focus.

How many people are in the classes?

Classes are limited to fifteen people however we do offer Small Group Training for up at 5 people for an additional fee.

Will Pilates help my yoga practice?

Yes. Pilates will dial up your core, strengthening the deep muscles in the abdominal and obliques. It will also increase stability in your shoulders and hips, supporting your joints, and helping you to move with greater efficiency and control.

Can I practice pilates if I am injured?

Please check in with our instructors. Classes are not specifically designed for those who are injured or for rehabilitation. If you are interested in Private Sessions please email info@activmindbody.com.au or call 0401 793 619.

What Personal Training options are available?

Whether you’re interested in taking your practice to the next level, or have a specific injury that requires extra personalised attention, our 1:1 private sessions are a great option to give your training an edge. These sessions are held with one of our experienced instructors, in our studio at a time that is convenient for you. Book here

What is Small Group Training?

With dedicated rooms for Small Group Training you can train with a maximum of 5 people where you are led by a Master Trainer. Much like private personal training sessions, these are specifically designed to meet the participants needs in the group to cater for varied fitness levels. Our instructors are qualified to teach any of the styles we offer at the studio. We have state-of-the-art Reformer machines in our purpose built studio where we run Semi Private Reformer Pilates. We also have a new completely fitted out cardio, cross functional studio where we run our newest session – AMB Squad!

What does my Unlimited Membership Package include?

Access to all group classes for Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Reformer – excludes AMB squad small group training, Privates and Semi Private Sessions.

Do you offer massage?

We have hand-picked some of the Shire’s best qualified and experienced health practitioners chosen for their wonderful reputations, friendly personalities and expertise in their fields. WE have a massage therapist, chiropractor, Reiki practitioner and Kinesiologist. You can learn more here or call 0402 645 498 for an appointment.

How does billing work?

Membership payments are direct-debited from your account on a fortnightly schedule from the day you sign up, or you can nominate a date that syncs with your pay cycle. You can also pay as you go for casual classes, small group training or private personal training.

Can I pause my membership?

Yes. We need seven days notice. Please email info@activemindbody.com.au with your full name, phone number and the start and finish dates. You can pause your account for a minimum of seven days and a maximum of 56 days for year.

Can I cancel my membership?

Unlimited Package Membership is a 7 days cancel period only,and payments will be taken in this period.

What does automatic top-up mean?

Automatic top-up means that when you run through your all your class pass, our system automatically stocks you back up with five or ten classes, depending on your preference.

More membership questions?

Email info@activemindbody.com.au with your full name and phone number or call 0401 793 619.

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