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Welcome To The Pilates Pod

Founded in 2011, The Pilates Pod is a multi award winning company (having won 8 awards) and is the first Classical apparatus Pilates studio in Hertfordshire.

Owned by Michelle Smith, teacher of the Pilates method for over 18 years and trainer to many professional sports players, stars of stage, screen and music, and broadcasters. Michelle and her team of highly skilled teachers welcomes you and every BODY to come and enjoy some movement, a play in the studio and you too will find the joy of a lifetime of benefits that this traditional Pilates method can offer you.

We run both studio and online classes.
Click here for all you need to know about our online classes

Find out about our Roadmap to Reopening the Studio from 12th April onwards. JOIN US!!!!

The Pilates Pod Featured by Visa in The Guardian

We were absolutely thrilled to have been featured on The Guardian website in June 2020 by VISA. We were selected as one of just 12 businesses from hundreds who applied, to demonstrate how we have had to adapt to the Covid-19 lockdown crisis. Click the image above to read the full article! Thanks to Rosie Mullender for the terrific piece.

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What People are Saying

“Expert Trainers”

“Fantastically well-equipped Pilates Studio with Friendly, expert trainers and a fun atmosphere. I can’t believe we have a facility like this in Hitchin”


“Positive People”

Great equipment and a fantastic team of positive people. 


“Highly Recommend”

Cured my knee pain after one session! Lovely staff and brilliant classes, very highly recommended.


“The Place”

This is the place to come if you want small classes and exceptional teaching. My progress in Pilates and overall fitness is 100% the result of the staff who are dedicated to individual personal improvement.


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The many hats of a small business owner

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