Pilates is an exercise method, which relies on strengthening core postural muscles. It works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. To find out more information on prices & terms and conditions, please click here.
DROP IN PILATES CLASSES – see timetable & book
- Mixed Level Pilates
- Beginners Pilates
- Core Strength Pilates
- Postnatal/Women’s Health Pilates
- Pilates for the Older Client
- Pregnancy Pilates
- Pilates for Dancers
PILATES COURSES – see timetable & book
- Rehabilitation Pilates
- Pilates for Back Pain
- Beginners Pilates
- Improvers Pilates
- Flexible Strength Pilates
- Intermediate Pilates
- Advanced Pilates
- Mother & Baby Pilates
- Women’s Health/Postnatal Pilates
- Pilates for Men
ONE TO ONE OR SMALL GROUPS
Most of our classes are booked in 6 week term blocks, however we do have Drop in sessions available which must be booked and paid in advance.
Please click on the link below to see more details on your preferred class.
Beginners: For people with no or very little experience of the Pilates Method. This level deals with the basic fundamentals and how to begin to achieve some core stability, how to use breath correctly and how to apply the Pilates principles.
Flexible Strength: For all levels from beginners to advanced. it is advisable to attend a beginners course before embarking on these classes. The focus of this exciting class is using Pilates moves to strengthen the core muscle group, utilise free weights to strengthen muscles and a yoga influence to stretch the body, creating a long lean body.
Core Strength Pilates: These classes are for those with Pilates experience. This class will focus on moves from the classical repertoire of over 30 advanced exercises; the Classical Mat. Your core strength will be challenged as well as your coordination, control, balance and overall strength. These exercises are considered to be the very essence of the Pilates Method. We do not suggest these classes if you suffer from any back or neck pain.
Pilates for Men: Developed in the early twentieth century by accomplished boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method — named by many lifestyle and fitness magazines the hottest workout of the decade — aligns the body, builds long, lean muscles, and develops core abdominal strength.”Intense enough to engage seasoned athletes yet gentle enough to alleviate chronic pain and help prevent/heal injuries.”
Mixed Level: For people who have completed a beginners course and feel confident with the breathing techniques and engagement of the core muscles.
Improvers: For people with a little more experience and for those who have mastered the basic principles. They must understand placement and have good core stability.
Intermediate: These classes are for those who have been doing Pilates for at least a year. The classes are designed to challenge the whole body and are conducted with increased flow of movement.
Advanced: These classes are for those who have mastered the principals of Pilates and have been practicing Pilates confidently for over two years. These classes are not recommended for those with any back injuries.
The Classical Mat: Experience Joseph Pilates’ original exercise routine! Made up of over 30 advanced exercises performed in sequence, the Classical Mat is considered to be the very essence of the Pilates Method. Preserving the integrity of Joseph Pilates’ original work, it maintains the highly athletic and dynamic style of ﬂowing movements. Applying the Body Control Pilates method in approaching the advanced work, exercises will be broken down into their essential components to enable participants to perform them safely. Previous Pilates experience is necessary.
Rehabilitation Pilates & Pilates for Back Pain: These smaller classes are for those recovering from injury, an operation or with back pain. We work closely with Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths & Podiatrists to ensure your specific needs are met. It would also suit those with osteoporosis. These smaller classes are taken by a Chartered Physiotherapist lead modified Pilates instructor
Mother and Baby Pilates: Postnatal classes for new mothers where your baby comes too and lies next to you. The classes will target the abdominals and pelvic floors as well as stretch out all those tight muscles.
Mat Based Pilates
Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. Mat based classes build strength without excess bulk and teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement, improving flexibility and agility.
The benefits of Pilates include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Greater joint mobility
- Improved posture
- Stress and tension relief
- Less incidence of back pain
- Improved balance and co-ordination
- Greater strength
- Core Stability
- Improved flexibility
- More efficient circulatory & respiratory system
- Increased bone density
- Reduction of risk of injury
Who is it for?
- Anyone wishing to improve his or her total fitness, posture and appearance.
- Professional sports-persons using advanced conditioning programmes to enhance performance
- Any athlete can be given an extra edge.
- Performers (actors, dancers, musicians)
- Chronic back pain sufferers.
- R.S.I. sufferers
- First-time exercisers
- Those suffering from the menopause/the elderly
- Those wishing to prevent and treat osteoporosis (some exercises use light weights)
- Those with stress-related illnesses, eating disorders, weight disorders
- M.E. sufferers