Virtual Pilates

Welcome to VIRTUAL Pilates Pod – bringing the Pod to your home!

Pilates isn’t about the exercises you do, it’s about what you learn from your body as you do those exercises, how they translate to your every day life and how that benefits you as an individual.

Our multi award-winning studio in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, has been keeping people strong, flexible, resilient and balanced since 2011.
Now we are proud to be chosen by The Guardian and Visa for how we have helped our clients, community and team during lockdown. Find out more here.

With our Pod Online classes, 1:1’s and learning workshops, YOU can join in from wherever you are with our live streamed sessions.

Joe Pilates said;

 “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises.

Here’s your chance.

A message from our founder Michelle Smith:

Covid 19 lockdown taught us that when certain freedoms are taken away, the basic things that really matter to people are health, exercise and human connection.  In a world of ever growing stresses, fast pace and pressure, the best investment you can make is time for your own mind and body well-being. Now you can do it from the comfort of your home. Many people have heard about our reputation but live too far away to physically come to the studio so we’re thrilled more people will be able to benefit from our expertise and our way of teaching.”

We can’t wait to see you soon!”





Before signing up for an online class via Zoom,  please check this blog and follow all the advice.  It contains all the info you need to have a successful online virtual experience, info about our class descriptions, pricing and tips to taking care of your body yourself.
If you wish to come to the studio post covid19- you will also need to complete a return to the studio waiver.

Current Online Classes:

Tuesdays 08.30-9.15am Meditation and Matwork (focus on the breath to focus the mind in meditation and in movement!)

Thursdays 9.45-10.30am Matwork

Saturdays 11.15am-12.00 Matwork

Sundays 11.15am-12.00 Matwork with Fascia Release (please have any props handy- from roller, magic circle, towel, strap/belt, hand weights or cans beans/water bottles, fascia balls, tennis balls, rolling pin)


Getting Started – Have you checked out our New Client Page?


Amy Lennox

Amy Lennox - Holby City Actress

“The Pilates Pod live Pilates sessions have been a lifesaver during lockdown for so many of us. I learnt so many new things about my body and my hypermobility in my 1:1 that I can carry forward in all my other physical activities. Michelle has such high level indepth knowledge and the clarity in the Pod’s teaching over zoom is so good, it’s as if they are in the room with you.”

Guillem Balague

Guillem Balague - Author, Broadcaster & Journalist

“That was so good, it was just like you were in the room with me Michelle”

The Pilates Pod Virtual Pilates

Pod Clients

Thank you so much for my session today. I’m genuinely impressed with all the things you can use at home to help you recreate a home studio environment. It was brilliant to stretch and move after a day in the office. Thanks so much for your help, patience and kindness. I really appreciate it.” 

“It’s a difficult balance working full time, being a mama and having a wife that works shifts. Any exercise I do is in the playroom with my little one, so being able to do these classes online  means I can continue participating with The Pilates Pod without having to miss out with envy.”