How do I book onto a class?
To book onto any of the pole/aerial/fitness classes please visit our booking page.
If this is your first time using Gymcatch you will need to set up an account - to do so, you need to select the first class you wish to attend, then select: "Sign In", then "No, I need an account". This will then lead to an account set up page.
You will need to sign a waiver before you can complete registration for the class, but this is to help keep you safe. We also only take online payment so you will be prompted to pay to make your booking.
Can I do a free taster session?
We don't offer free taster sessions, however all classes can be booked as one-off PAYG sessions, so you need only commit to the one class, not a whole course.
What is the cancellation policy?
You MUST cancel on the booking system if you can no longer make a class, if you don't, or you cancel within the late cancellation period, you will be charged a cancellation fee.
How do I prepare for a class?
Make sure you have eaten well during the day, before your class. Don't have a huge meal straight before coming, but do make sure you eat something a couple of hours beforehand. Also make sure to have something to eat after. Moreover, bring a bottle of water as you will get hot and will need to stay hydrated!
What do I wear to a POLE class?
For your first few classes, leggings and a vest top or t-shirt is absolutely fine, after that we recommend wearing a vest top and shorts. The more skin contact you have with the pole, the better your grip will be. The more advanced you become, the less clothes you'll wear to class! This class is generally carried out barefoot, although there are opportunities to bring in heels if you want! NO jewellery is allowed as it can damage the poles and be dangerous for yourselves, this includes belly bars and wedding rings. Please do NOT moisturise the day of your class as it makes your skin slippy, preventing you from 'sticking' to the pole!
What do I wear to an AERIAL HOOP class?
The hoops are covered with fabric tape, so we advise you wear leggings or tights and a vest top. Socks and legwarmers are also a good idea on your first few classes to reduce bruising! NO jewellery is allowed as it can damage the hoop and the tape and be dangerous for you, this includes belly bars and wedding rings.
What do I wear to an AERIAL HAMMOCK/SILKS/SLING class?
The hammock fabric can cause friction burns to your skin so we recommend wearing leggings, or shorts and tights, and long top (long enough to tuck into your bottoms) or a leotard, preferably covering your shoulders and armpits. NO jewellery is allowed as it can damage the fabric and be dangerous for yourselves, this includes belly bars and wedding rings.
What do I wear to a FITNESS class?
For strength and conditioning, just wear appropriate fitness gear, including trainers.
For stretch & flex, wear layers, you will need to keep warm during this class for some of the deeper stretches.
Am I fit/flexible enough for a pole/aerial class?
YES! We hate hearing people say that they are too big, too inflexible or too unfit to do pole/hoop - they are fitness classes - they are designed to help you get fitter and bendier, while having fun and learning a new skill! We run beginners courses, so you will be with all beginners, and we all start somewhere!
Do I have to be sexy? Or try to be sexy?
We know that pole comes from a history of clubs and dancing, and if sexy is your style, or you want to try and have a go - AWESOME - we love body waves in our classes (for adults!) and sometimes we will dim the lights and have a go at a sexy flow, if the class is up for it! HOWEVER, pole is a lot of things to a lot of people now, so there's a wide range of different styles out there, and we try to cover a bit of everything for you so no you don't have to be sexy - and you don't even have to try to be if you don't want to!
Will I fit in?
We like to think all of our students are friendly, supportive and welcoming! We are all completely normal people, a bit nutty, chatty, and all different ages and backgrounds, so everyone is welcome and you will probably fit in fine! Amongst our students and instructors we have mums, grandmas, students, business owners, teachers, office workers, Harry Potter fans, Gin lovers, teetotallers, animal lovers, self-confessed nerds, engineers, beauticians and Doctors!
What if I'm not very good at it?
Everyone has to start somewhere - and that is why you come to lessons! Progress can feel slow but you will get there, and then when you do succeed at inverting, performing a tinkerbell spin or a wrist seat, or a back balance then it feels amazing!
What if I'm progressing fast, or am already at a high level?
Most lessons are mixed ability - we keep our numbers low so that we can give you the attention and focus you need!
How do I get involved in competitions and performances?
Speak to any of the instructors about competing/performing and they can give you all the information you need!