FAQs

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What is Grow and why is it different from other exercise studios?

At Grow, we don't believe that fitness is enough.

Health is a bigger picture. We’ve spent years and years personally nurturing people on their journey to better health, fitness and wellbeing. People from all walks of life, all backgrounds; motivated and demotivated. From our experience, we know that the keys to success are personal attention, expert knowledge and consistency. But before now, this was only possible on a one-to-one basis.

We created Grow as the next step in the evolution of yoga and personal training. Where we can offer all of the care and attention of a one-to-one session — the same care and attention our clients have been with us over a decade for — and bring it to everyone.

Grow is there for you; we offer the means, the attention, the guidance, the education and the support.

The version of you that you’re looking for is right here for the taking. Grow is simply here to help you take it.

Can I have a copy of your timetable?

Sure, just hit the link below to go straight to our timetables.

Timetables

Do you offer monthly memberships?

At Grow we offer ultimate flexibility with our pay as you grow options as well as providing monthly subscriptions which can be cancelled at anytime. All credits purchase whether as pay as you Grow or monthly subscription can be used for both strength + yoga classes.

Is there a cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel a class please do so by cancelling before 5PM the day before your class. If you fail to cancel before 5PM the day before your class you will lose your class credit.

If you book the class and do not show you will be charged a no show fee of £10 to your card on file.

What do I need to wear / bring with me? Is it okay if I bring my own mat?

You can wear whatever you like, as long as it’s comfortable and lets you move! In yoga we tend to advise bare feet. For our strength classes, trainers are a must. You are more than welcome to bring your own yoga mat although we also do provide the highest quality mats in the studio.

Do you have changing rooms and showers, and do you provide towels?

We do! We have showers and changing rooms that we ensure are dazzlingly clean at all times. On top of this we provide big fluffy bath towels to go with them. We also provide sweat towels for the classes themselves because trust us, you’re gonna need ‘em!

Do you provide lockers?

Lockers are available (and free of charge) so you can store your kit during the class. We also have valuables lockers for the communal areas.

Can I bring my children with me?

Unfortunately, we just don’t have the room to have little ones waiting in the reception area or anywhere else.

Can I look around?

Please do! You’re more than welcome to pop in and we’ll show you around. If our instructors are in-between classes, we’ll introduce you. If they are taking a class, you’ll get a chance to see them in action.

What's the difference between strength and yoga classes?

Strength classes are high energy sessions that utilise the power of the water rower to improve cardiovascular endurance and make you sweat. On top of that, you'll do weighted compound exercises to increase muscle tone and size. Everything's scientifically programmed to utilise time efficiently, increase ‘afterburn,’ and ensure all individuals reap the benefits of every workout.

The beauty of yoga is that it combines strength with flexibility, stretching with stability, and fluidity with mental stillness. Yoga comes in many forms, some of them dynamic, calisthenic; others very still, involving long, deep holds of stretches or meditation. Your body is unique, it talks to you, and you can benefit a huge amount - in mind and body - from learning how to listen. Our classes can help you to do just that.

Why rowing?

Rowing is a low impact, high intensity exercise for everybody and anybody. It works all the muscles of the body together, increases flexibility and conditions the body without straining.

On a mental level, rowing is a fantastic stressbuster due to the repeating, rhythmic and almost hypnotic motion. Bringing this activity out of the water and into a warm, inviting environment lead by a qualified and energetic rowing teacher will keep you interested, informed and motivated to keep coming back again and again!

I've never rowed before. Does this matter?

No way! Our expertly trained instructors are equipped to train both seasoned rowers and complete novices at the same time. You’re safe in our hands!

I haven't worked out in awhile. Will it be too much for me?

The great thing about our classes is that you can go at your own pace. You can increase the weights or row harder and faster as you feel ready.

We all have days when we feel tired or have low energy levels; we'll all advise that you listen to your body and do as much as you can.

Do you offer a free trial?

Our intro offer gives you 2 weeks unlimited classes for just £30 - so you can test out different yoga classes and strength classes!

Can I work out if I'm pregnant?

We would recommend that you check with your doctor before attending our classes.

Is there any reason I wouldn't be able to take part?

Our classes are all embracing and we welcome one and all to our studio. However, if you have any pre-existing conditions or concerns, we would advise that you speak to your GP before attending, just to put your mind at ease.

Sometimes I struggle to leave work on time, will I still get in if I’m a little late?

We're focused on starting classes on time for a number of reasons. Keeping the studio flowing smoothly matters to us but most of all, we've specially designed our classes to warm you up ready to work out. If you miss this section, not only is your workout likely to be less effective, but you also put yourself at greater risk of injury. For this reason, we operate a strict no late entry policy.

We reccomend you arrive 10 minutes before the class start time.

Should I eat beforehand?

You need to make sure you’ve got enough energy to keep you going throughout the class, but make sure you’re not too full to train – that’s never fun!

It is generally recommended to eat around 300 calories, 30 – 60 minutes before a class. A post-work out snack is also essential to replenish the stores that have been depleted during your training session. Between 30-60 minutes after exercise is when your body is most receptive to receiving and absorbing nutrients. Prioritise protein to rebuild the muscle that has been broken down during your training.

I’ve never done yoga, do I need to come to a beginner class?

Everyone is different, and you are of course welcome to jump into any class, but we suggest that if you’re new to yoga, you would benefit from a beginners’ class or two. These are taught at a slower pace and take time to explain the foundations of the practice and poses, so that you will feel confident in class and get the most out of your flow.

How do I know which yoga class is for me?

There are so many great styles of yoga, we know it can be hard to choose! Again, this is something that will likely be very personal, so we suggest you give a few styles a go, and see what works best for you. Check out our teacher biographies - they will give you an idea of their style and influences - and check out the timetable to see which classes are most suitable for your experience. Class descriptions will also help you by explaining which are focussed on long, slow stretching (such as yin), which are more dynamic (such as Rocket or Ashtanga) and which are somewhere in the middle (such as Slow Flow). If you’re stuck, give us a call or an email and we can talk you through!

Can I do yoga if I’m pregnant?

If you have practiced before your pregnancy, then, as with most forms of exercise, yes absolutely, you can. Speak to your teacher if you are unsure what you should and shouldn’t do in class, as there will be slight modifications (such as not twisting, and being more careful of the pelvis) that will be helpful to you. If you did not have a yoga practice before your pregnancy, you can still practice, but take advice before you do, and choose a style that is slower, and that you can modify where needed.

What is an ‘assist’ and what if I don’t want them?

In many yoga styles, it is common for the teacher to assist students physically in postures. There are many reasons for this: to help newer students understand where they should be placing their limbs, pelvis and spine; to draw attention to a particular element of the posture they should be feeling; or to take an experienced student gently deeper into the posture they’re already in. Traditions such as Ashtanga often use physical assists, where as others like yin and slow flow tend not to be so ‘hands on’. For many students this is an excellent way of ensuring they are being safe and efficient in each pose. However, we also realise that for a whole myriad of reasons, you may not want to be assisted in this way. So here at Grow, we have “please don’t assist me” pebbles! These little wooden pebbles are in a jar at reception, and if you don’t want to be assisted by your teacher today, you just pop one on your mat, and you’ll be left to flow in peace!

What happens if I lose something at your studio?

We check our facilities after every class, so if we find something that's been left behind, we should be able to reunite it with its owner ASAP! If we can't track down its owner and its not claimed, lost property will be donated to charity after 7 days.

How do I row correctly?

Don't worry. We have you covered. The rowing technique will be demonstrated by our instructors at the start of every class. We have also written a blog that you can read prior to turning up to Grow so you can learn the basics prior to your first class.

Rowing Technique