With regret Strong + Bendy has temporarily closed.

Government guidelines advise against unnecessary social contact, so we couldn’t in good conscience remain open.

Here’s some important info:

Class bundles:
  • Existing passes will remain on your account and as soon as we re-open you will have the opportunity to use them, in whatever time you had left. For example, if you currently have 3 passes left that expire in 2 weeks’ time, you will have 2 weeks to use those passes from the day we re-open.

Memberships:

If you have a membership with us it will immediately be placed on hold. No further payments will be taken from you whilst we are closed.

As soon as we reopen you can use your remaining class credits. For example, if you currently have 3 passes left that expire in 2 weeks’ time, you will have 2 weeks to use those passes from the day we re-open.

For unlimited passes whatever time you have left on this month’s membership you will be granted as soon we reopen. For example, if you are currently 3 weeks into your monthly unlimited pass, you will have 1 week remaining from the day we re-open.

On reopening your membership payments will resume as normal.

We’re so sad that we can’t provide feel-good exercise endorphins and stress relief when you’re all needing it the most. We must stress that this is temporary and we will be re-opening at the earliest opportunity so your passes will not go to waste.
If you have any questions please do email rhian@strongandbendy.co.uk but we kindly ask that you’re patient in waiting for a response as we’re communicating to hundreds of customers. We will personally respond to everyone over the coming days.

We provide everything you need for your class, but please bring your own water bottle.

If you identify as female, we have showers and changing. If you identify as male, we only have changing. Please bring your own towel.

Please arrive 10 mins before your class start time and remember to check-in on the iPad in the studio.

We have lockers, which take a £1 coin.

If you want to visit Strong + Bendy regularly, a membership is the most cost effective way to do so. If you sign up to a membership via our website your card will be automatically charged each month and your membership will renew.

However, you are not tied into a minimum period, just email rhian@strongandbendy.co.uk and you can cancel at anytime.

The classes included in your membership must be used within the month and do not roll over.

Classes are subject to our 12 hour cancellation policy; if you cancel your class more than 12 hours before the class start time you get to keep your credit to use against another class. However if you cancel less than 12 hours before the start time this will be use up one of your credits.

If you run out of classes more can be purchased either on our website or via Mindbody app. If you regularly use more than your class allocation you may want to discuss upgrading your subscription to unlimited access.

All classes must be booked in advance by logging into your account on our website, or by downloading the MINDBODY app and searching for Strong and Bendy.

Studio owner Rhian Cowburn offers Personal Training at Strong + Bendy.

In addition to a Diploma in Personal Training, Rhian is also qualified in POP Pilates, TRX, core conditioning, and kettlebells.  She has a long list of her own sporting achievements behind her including; endurance triathlons such as Ironman and The Warrior,  long distance swims such as the Dart 10km, along with extreme upper-body challenges such as Red Bull’s Neptune’s Steps (the world’s only swimming and climbing event held in ice cold water).

Strong + Bendy is kitted out with pull-up bars, gymnastic rings, kettlebells, battle-ropes, slam balls (+ more) so no session will ever be dull.  Rhian is also available for sessions outside of Strong + Bendy when needed (E.G. for triahtlon training).

Rates per hour:

1 session £65 / 10 sessions £600 / 20 sessions £1,100

No all classes must be pre-booked either via our website or MINDBODY app.  We cannot accept cash or face to face bookings.

You can cancel a class the same way you booked in; via our website or the MindBody app.

We have a 12 hour cancellation window. This means if you cancel 12 hours or more before the start of the class you’ll still keep your class credit and can use it against a future class.  If you cancel less than 12 hours before the class start time the class credit will be taken from your account.

If you book onto a session within 12 hours of its scheduled start time, you are unable to change or cancel it.

We are nice (promise!) but please don’t ask that we credit classes back onto your account you either cancelled late or did not show up for. It’s against our nature to be strict, but we have to be in order to run a viable business and keep Strong + Bendy open for the customers who love visiting us.

If a class is at capacity a waitlist opens up.

If you’re on a waitlist for a class, please regularly check your emails as if someone cancels their reservation you will be automatically added onto the class list and notified via email.

No, only show up if your account shows you as booked in.  We’d hate to have to turn you away.

Please bring your own water bottle and sweat towel, otherwise we provide any equipment you need to do a class. You’re welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you like, but we provide very grippy Lifeforme yoga mats.

If you miss the warm up (the first 5 – 10 minutes of class) it may not be safe to participate so we would have to turn you away. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the class start time.

If you identify as female we have showers and changing for you. We provide shampoo, conditioner and body wash but please bring your own towel. If you identify as male we have changing for you.

When pregnant typically you can continue exercising at the same level of intensity you were used to pre-pregnancy. However, as a general rule it is not encouraged to increase the intensity of your exercise once you are pregnant.

Please let us know if you are pregnant so we can give you the extra attention and reassurance you may need. Faye (one of our Studio Directors) is trained in pre and post pregnancy pilates and exercised all the way though her own pregnancy. She’ll happily answer any questions: faye@strongandbendy.org

For yoga we have classes specific to beginners – look out for those on the schedule. For all other classes we welcome beginners and there’s always modifications in each class to make the exercise appropriate to all fitness levels.  If you’re new to exercise or have any concerns about getting back into it – let us know. We’d be very happy to offer advice over the phone before you book in.

It’s often possible to accommodate an injury or pain you have by modifying the class to suit your individual needs. It’s really dependent on the severity of your complaint.

Often participants come with mild knee, ankle, wrist, and lower back pain; which can be worked around. It’s a good idea to come early to class to discuss your needs with the instructor.

You can buy one off classes or a bundle to tide you over until your subscription renews. You can buy them the same place you book into your classes (either via our website or the MindBody app).

If you’re consistently exceeding your class limit it will be more economical for you to upgrade your subscription to include more classes each month. You can email rhian@strongandbendy.co.uk to help chose the right package for you.

There is no end-date to your membership, payments will be taken on a rolling monthly basis until you email rhian@strongandbendy.co.uk to cancel.

You can cancel at anytime.

No if you don’t use all of your allocated classes in a month they don’t roll over into the next month.

If you’ve recived a text or email offering you to bring a friend for free the following terms apply:

The friend must never have visited Strong + Bendy before (either by booking directly with us, or via partners such as MoveGB and ClassPass)

Email rhian@strongandbendy.co.uk or reply the text you received to book your friend in, you must provide their full name, mobile and email

Does not include workshops or special events.