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 17 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 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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"You're superwoman! You work so hard and do so much and have a wonderful young family too- how do you manage it all?" That's what a school mum said to me recently. 5 or 10 years ago I probably would have just laughed it off, said something about working all hours and...
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“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”
“Great equipment and a fantastic team of positive people. “
“Cured my knee pain after one session! Lovely staff and brilliant classes, very highly recommended.“
“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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Welcome back to the studio! We're delighted to have our doors open and the springs singing again! The Coronavirus crisis is a long way from being over, so we value your support more than ever as we continue moving forwards. But our doors are open and our hearts are as...
Joe Pilates said if you can do only one exercise a day, it should be the Double Leg Stretch (he referred to it as the Double Leg Pull) This exercise captures the very essence (and principles) of the Pilates Method: a strong centre (stabilisation), the two-way stretch...
We're absolutely thrilled to feature on a double page spread within the Luton Town FC official matchday programme for their game against Barnsley at Kenilworth Road this evening. Over the last month, Michelle has been working with the Luton Town Academy scholars,...