Callanetics Canberra | Frequently Asked Questions | Callanetics Canberra

FAQs and Studio Policy

Teacher availability

Callanetics Canberra is run by Virginia Cooke. Rarely, I may need to cancel a class in an emergency. If this happens I will text you with as much notice as possible. If a cancelled class affects your plans to finish a block of classes by a certain date, please talk to me about it. I will refund you for that class if other class times don’t suit you.

I don’t teach by terms as I want you to be able to do Callanetics at any time, and I don’t want to take my holidays in school holiday time! If I’m going away, I will provide adequate notice.

Will I receive a reminder about my class?

You’ll receive an emailed automated reminder the day before your booked class, and a text reminder (you can opt out if you don’t want to receive both)

Can’t get to a class in Harrison?

I teach from my home in Harrison so I can keep costs down, which are then passed on to students. If you can’t get to Harrison, I can do a 45 minute lunchtime class in your workplace, or a daytime class in your home or other venue. Prices negotiable.

How big are the classes?

Callanetics Canberra is a small studio and classes contain a maximum of nine students. This is so that I can provide personal attention to each student’s exercise and health goals. You won’t feel lost in the crowd in a Callanetics class.

What can I expect at my first class?

Please come on time to your first class with your Health Waiver form filled in (I will have emailed this to you when you book in). If you haven’t been able to fill it in, allow an extra five minutes to do this. I’ll then take you through a five minute orientation, including overview of the Callanetics Concepts. You’ll then have approximately 10 minutes to relax on a bolster before class starts.

What happens after my first class?

If you decide to continue Callanetics, the first 15 minutes is settling in/stretch time. You can stretch and relax on a bolster, or do a sequence of stretch exercises which I teach in either the introductory workshop, or in a special class when there are enough students to run it. The stretch sequences helps to prepare you physically and mentally for the class.

When can I do the stretch class?

I run the stretch class every six weeks or so when I have enough students. The cost is $12 each and this takes place on a Saturday morning.

What if I can’t get to my regular class?

Due to the small and personal nature of Callanetics Canberra’s studio, students book regular class time/s. This is so that you can plan your time, and I can plan class size. If something comes up and you can’t get to your regular class, log in to your acccount to access your classes and find a class time that suits you to reschedule to (subject to availability). You can access your account anytime to check how many classes you have left, or reschedule classes in advance.

How long do I have to complete my block of classes?

You have 12 weeks from the date of purchase to complete your 10 class block. Check the Book Classes page to book your classes. (*The Extra Flexible Package allows you an extra two weeks to do your ten classes, ie 14 weeks for $190)

I’ve paid for a block of classes. Why do I have to use them consecutively?

Regular attendance at class develops a good habit and means you’re more likely to get the great results that you want. Also, Callanetics classes are limited to nine participants. I need to guarantee places for students booking in for a block of time. If you don’t attend your booked class, I have allocated a place which I may not be able to fill at short notice.

Why don’t you teach by school terms?

I don’t teach by school terms so that students can join at any time. Also, I generally prefer to have time off out of school holiday times. I will always supply adequate notice of any time away and your classes will be suspended, and will continue when I return.

Liability Waiver Form

All students are required to fill in a Health Liability Waiver form noting any physical limitations so I can modify exercises if necessary. This must be brought to your first class. I will email the form to you when you book.

How can I earn a free Callanetics class?

If you’re doing a 10 class block, you can bring a friend to class, or tell them about it (booking required). Your friend’s class is $16 – a 20% discount for your friend. If your friend then signs up for a package of 10 classes, one class is credited to your account.

What do I wear to class?

Wear comfortable stretchy clothing (not too baggy), so that I, and you, can see your muscles working. If you want to wear baggier clothing to begin with that’s fine; you’ll soon want to wear closer fitting work out gear.

What do I bring to class?

I have mats available so no need to bring your own. Bring a water bottle, although Callanetics is known to be a no sweat class. In cooler weather, we wear socks as this is more comfortable on the mats. We don’t wear shoes. Also, don’t forget your Health Waiver Form if it’s your first class.

What equipment is provided in class?

Balls, foam blocks, belts, and foam half cylinders for stretching and as exercise aids.

Callanetics Canberra Studio Policy

  • There is no refund for change of mind.
  • In the event of extended illness or family issues, contact me. I will suspend your classes until you are able to continue. This applies to any package. Students are entitled to ONE only extension.
  • All students use the online scheduler to manage their classes. If this is an issue for you, contact me and I will reschedule class for you. NOTE: all class reschedules are subject to availability and MUST be completed within the agreed booking window, ie 12 weeks, or 14 weeks for the more flexible package.
  • You have up to an hour before your scheduled class to reschedule it. If you miss the class you rescheduled, you can’t do it at another time.
  • You can earn free classes. If you’re doing at least a five-class block and a friend attends a trial class and then purchases at least a five-class block, one free class will be added to your account.

Virginia Cooke. 0411 952 598.