Pilates classes are done on either on a mat on the floor, or on specific apparatus developed by Joseph Pilates such as the Reformer, Cadillac or Chair. You can enjoy all of this equipment in our fully equipped studio.
Work with us on one to one basis or attend our group Pilates Classes. We recommend an initial assessment session prior to joining group classes.
Our group Pilates classes are only suitable for those who are injury free. If you have pain or underlying conditions, one to one sessions are more appropriate, initially at least.
Group Pilates Classes
We offer group Pilates Matwork and Pilates Reformer classes in our studio as well as Barre classes.
Classes are mostly on a drop in basis, you buy your plan or pass online and enrol in the classes you want to come to in advance to reserve your place.
The number of sessions you take per week will depend on your particular needs and goals, and these can be discussed with your instructor. We recommend at least two to three classes per week to stay in tip top shape.
View our class schedule for our current timetables.
If you’re not sure where to start, get in touch.
Our group mat classes use bodyweight and a range of small equipment to teach you the Pilates Matwork Repertoire. Mat is probably the hardest part of Pilates as you have to know where you are in space, without the guidance of the equipment.
Our Mat class passes also cover some of our specialist classes:-
Fit for Life – for our older clients
Women’s Health – Prenatal and Postnatal Mum & Baby classes
Barre Blitz – A high intensity class which is a mix of Pilates principles, ballet and yoga
Probably the most well known piece of equipment used in Pilates, the Reformer moves backwards and forwards on rollers, using springs for resistance. The Reformer facilitates a wide range of exercises and positions and it suitable for all levels of ability. The spring tension on the Reformer ensures long, lean muscles with a focus on both flexibility and strength.
Our Group Reformer classes have a maximum of seven people per class. During class we start with a warm up and then based on the advertised class level, we will work through a range of exercises through beginner, essential, mixed level and intermediate or advanced levels.
Reformer or Mat Classes?
We are often asked by clients should they do Matwork or Reformer. You will get different benefits from each so we recommend you mix it up and do both. Pilates is a full body system, if you do only one element of it, you can miss out on some of it’s many great benefits.
You don’t need any previous experience to join our Barre classes, but our classes are only suitable only for those who are injury free. We work on upper body, legs, bums and thighs and will include elements of ballet, Pilates and yoga. Barre exercises rely mainly upon your bodyweight for resistance, and the moves challenge your core stability and balance.
Classes offer a mix of Mat based exercises and / or Reformer to add an extra dimension to your workout. These high intensity workouts are designed to challenge your endurance – whilst having fun!
A quick guide to our class levels. If you’re still not sure what level to attend, please ask.
These classes are suitable for those who are new to Pilates or coming back after a break. Our friendly instructors will introduce you to the basics, which will be the basis of all your Pilates classes in future. Don’t rush through these classes, enjoy the fundamental exercises and familiarise yourself with them, as they will be the Foundation of your practice.
This class level is suitable after completion of 6-8 of our Foundation Classes or for those who have less than 6 months of regular Pilates experience. They build on your strength and flexibility, and start to challenge your endurance too.
3) Mixed Level (Essential and Basic Intermediate)
This class is suitable once you have done 3-4 months of regular Pilates and are already familiar with the basics. In this mixed level class we work through the Pilates repertoire giving modifications where required for all levels from Essential up to Advanced.
This class is suitable if you have been regularly been doing Pilates for 6 months or more and is the next level up from our Essential Level classes. It assumes you are familiar with basics and will increase the challenge in all areas of your workout.
This class is suitable if you have been regularly been doing Pilates for 18 months or more and the basics are second nature. During our Intermediate/Advanced classes we increase the challenge to your co-ordination, balance, flexibility and strength across all planes of movement. The class will flow through the repertoire, challenging stamina and endurance further.
One to One Pilates
Whilst there are many benefits to be gained from attending group classes, an ideal way for many people to learn Pilates and develop an exercise program for their individual needs is through one to one Pilates tuition. These are personal training sessions with just you and the instructor.
These are essential if you have any injuries or have been referred by a healthcare professional and new clients will benefit from an initial session before joining our group classes.
Duets are also available if you want to work out with a friend and share costs.
As well as our regular classes, we also run specialist workshops for our clients from time to time. View the Workshops section for details on upcoming sessions.