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Beginners Course

A group beginners Pilates course is the ideal place to start your Pilates journey or a refresher if you haven't been to our studio before. We'll teach you the intro level Classical Matwork exercises and transitions, along with some Pre Pilates mobility exercises and a look into the small props and apparatus on the Reformer. Please note our group courses are not suitable if you are in pain from an issue or injury- please refer to 1:1 training for this- Click here to find out more or see below for the next course dates.

Forthcoming Intro to Pilates Courses:

Wednesdays: 8 - 9pm. 4th - 25th May > BOOK NOW
Tuesdays: 7 - 8pm. 10th - 31st May > BOOK NOW
Thursdays: 10 - 11am. 9th - 30th June> BOOK NOW

Pre and Post Natal PilatesHad a baby? Choose Postnatal Pilates to flatten your tum and recover your body from the inside

Our instructors are not only great Pre and Post natal Pilates teachers, but we are also specialists from Carolyn Anthony's Centre of Womens Health for helping with things such as healing for Caesarean section, Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation) and Pelvic Floor Dyfunction and weakness.

Caesarian Section and Diastasis Recti
(Abdominal Separation) healing workshop
Saturday 30th April 12:00 - 1pm > BOOK NOW

Are you suffering from the 'Mummy Tummy?' Have you had a diagnosed or suspected abdominal separation or recovery from c-section?

Poor alignment and the wrong abdominal exercises ie sit ups or crunches can make the problem worse. Learn how to safely and effectively release, realign and strengthen the abdominal muscles with specific healing exercises for C section recovery, diastasis recti (aka abdominal separation) and pubic symphasis derangement.

Pelvic floor health and dysfunction workshop
Sunday 12th June 12:00 - 1pm

Many people suffer in silence with incontinence issues, prolapse and back pain as a result of having a weak core. Join us in a special workshop where we will teach proven exercises to release, strengthen and stretch along with breathing and relaxation techniques to improve the function of the pelvic floor muscles.

Pregnancy Pilates class - from 13 weeks
very Saturday 11am-12.00 > BOOK NOW

Post natal Pilates class (babies welcome!)
Mondays 10.30-11.30am.
Starts 18th April - 16th May > BOOK NOW

Discounted £50 for the 4 week term, or simply use your regular class credits to book in for the weeks you wish to attend during that term.

We recommend that you stay working at Post natal level for at least your 4th trimester (first 12 weeks after baby is born) or at least 8 weeks of classes. Suitable from 6 weeks after normal delivery, 10-12 week post C section. Ask your midwife for advice.

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Joseph Pilates...

  • Joseph Pilates created his Pilates method with men in mind! He was a boxer and this passion for strength and conditioning continued into his ethos behind Pilates to make you strong. It was reported that well known boxers used to train with Joe in Pilates to harden their abdomen for the strong boxing blows they would receive!

  • Pilates used to be known as 'Contrology' and was later named Pilates after Joseph Pilates died.

  • In Joe's studio, he taught the Pilates method on special apparatus. Using these machines made all the difference, helping the muscles and mind learn and respond quicker. This meant faster results! Matwork exercises would be given as homework to practice inbetween the 3-4 weekly studio sessions.

  • Pilates has been well documented to provide excellent core strength and lower back stabilisation which helps prevent and improve back and joint pain.

That's why we're dedicated to all aspects of Pilates and it's traditions. It's not just a class for breathing and stretching but a unique dynamic way to give you full body conditioning and strength, joint mobility and freedom, muscular flexiblility and suppleness, balance, co-ordination, grace and control.

Plus it's load of fun!

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Pilates will make you feel GREAT!

The Pilates method (or Contrology as it was originally named) is a system of exercises in a unique order that when performed all together, with links between for smooth transitions will help you:

Benefits of Pilates.....

  • Move your body in all the ways it can to keep to keep your body supple.
  • Learn to unweight your spine and joints against gravity for a long flexible spine
  • Develop a strong centre/core to support your movements.
  • Create flexible, strong, streamline and uniformed muscles from head to toe
  • Improve lower back and joint pain.
  • Gain better co-ordination, balance and improved circulation.
  • Improve breathing patterns and lung capacity.
  • Low impact, high on results
  • Perform your daily activities and movements with more ease.

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Have you seen even more classes on the timetable?

Fat Burning Jumpboard Reformer Class

Friday 6th May 5.30-6pm > BOOK NOW
Saturday 14th May 2.45-3.15pm > BOOK NOW
Tuesday 17th May 5.30-6pm > BOOK NOW
Friday 20th May 4.30-5pm > BOOK NOW

Extra Twin Reformer Classes

New class added every week: Thursdays 6-7pm > BOOK NOW
Extra class: Wednesday 4th May 6-7pm > BOOK NOW

Extra Mat Class

Extra essential matwork class: Monday 23rd May 10.30am > BOOK NOW

Get a free Pilates DVD when you book Personal Training sessions

Book 5 x 1hr 1:1's to use before end of May and you'll get a FREE Pilates DVD- selected titles apply and limited stocks. Quote code APRILDVD

Yoga and Pilates 50:50 Class

Now even more Yoga at the Pod!

New Yoga class with Ami for Beginners and Improvers

Due to popular demand from Ami's introductory workshops, we are running a new yoga class on Sundays 1.15-2.15pm from 1st- 22nd May. A wonderful way to spend a whole blissful hour on a Sunday.> BOOK NOW

Pilates and Yoga 50:50

The key to a healthy spine and reducing back and joint pain is moving well every day! Sometimes the reason we suffer is because we are too tight, sometimes it's because our core is weak. So imagine a class where you can get the best of both worlds!

Yoga & Pilates 50:50 is an excellent class for 30 mins of each discipline, resulting in an overall feeling of wellbeing, flexibility, stability and strength.

Fridays 10.15am-11.15am and Saturdays 10.00-11.00am > BOOK NOW

Special Offer: Try something new this spring and book onto either 8 x Yoga/Pilates 50:50 or
8 x Barre Pilates Classes during April and May, and we'll give you a free credit to use to continue with these classes by the end of May.

What happened when Pippa swopped her muddy stilettos for ballet shoes?

You don't have to be a Darcey Bussell or a Wayne Sleep to bring out your inner ballerina! Pilates and ballet have links going back to the early 1900's when Joe Pilates famously trained many well know dancers back from injury.

Take advantage of instructor Ellen's two skills and passions- Pilates and ballet, and combine the classic moves performed at the ballet barre for grace and stability, and combine it with the strength and control of Pilates in a dynamic, fun filled class choreographed to music. A great class for legs and butts!

Find out what Pippa had to say when Muddy Stillettos reviewed our class

Thursdays 7.00-8.00pm. > BOOK NOW

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