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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 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.

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“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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January Taster Week

January Taster Week

One free Tower or Matwork Class during Taster Week 18-25th January BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW Be different this year. Why not make 2020 the year you start an exercise you stick to for years not just for January! Try The Pilates Pod. Authentic Pilates with Classical...

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