Pilates classes

We offer a variety of classes to suit different levels – use the guide below to help you decide which is the one for you.

Rise & shine (mixed abilities)

If you’re willing to get to the studio by 7:30am, you’re already part of an elite group!  This class will start slowly, and focus on rejuvenating and energising movements to set you up for the day.  Challenges will be tailored to those in the room on the day.

Beginners / back-care

This class is a great option if you’re new to Pilates and need to build your strength or familiarise yourself with the exercises. It’s designed to only include movements that you can do with confidence, taking into account any health conditions or injuries, particularly those affecting your spine and lower back.   Challenges are included, but within a range that keeps you safe and supported.


If you’ve done Pilates before, you’re familiar with the fundamentals, and you don’t have any back problems, then come along to the intermediate class.  We’ll tackle a wide variety of exercises to challenge your strength and flexibility, including some of Joseph Pilates’ original repertoire.

Mixed abilities

In our Mixed Abilities classes, the challenges will be tailored to people attending.  If you fancy a bit of an extra challenge, but you’re not quite ready for an intermediate class, Mixed Abilities is a great option.  Our teachers can always offer you modified versions of exercises to suit your level and ability.

Pregnancy Pilates

Our Prenatal Pilates classes are on Thursdays at 7pm.  We aim to keep you moving during your pregnancy, with a full 55 minutes of adapted Pilates. You will:

– Learn to use your breathing to your advantage
– Learn to appreciate your own strength and resilience
– Strengthen your pelvic floor (without doing loads of boring kegels!)
–  Improve your posture and avoid back pain
– Ease some of the common discomforts of pregnancy (e.g. calf cramps, restless legs)
– Move your body in a safe and beneficial way

You can book a pregnancy class by clicking here.

Post-natal Pilates

Our baby-friendly classes are starting in January – they will be at 10:30am on Fridays.  We are currently keeping a waiting list for places – to be notified when a place becomes available, please email hello@yorkpilatespeople.com.

Ready to book? Click here to find out more about our membership options.

If you’re still not sure which class type will suit you, feel free to get in touch – you may wish to book a 1:1 to help you to determine which level you should start at.