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.
7:3Oam Wednesdays (55min) & Fridays (45min)
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.
6pm & 7pm Mondays
9am, 10am & 6pm Tuesdays
7pm & 8pm Wednesdays
10am & 6pm Thursdays
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.
1pm & 8pm Mondays
12pm & 6pm Wednesdays
Whilst we strive to offer classes at specific levels, we know that sometimes you have to come along whenever you can fit it in! Our mixed abilities classes are 45 minutes long so that you can come along during your lunch break. The challenges will be tailored to people attending, but they’ll always leave you rejuvenated and ready to fight the afternoon slump!
Pilates is a fantastic way to support your body through pregnancy. The care and attention paid to posture in Pilates is even more important as your body changes to accommodate your baby.
You are welcome to attend beginner’s/back-care classes during your pregnancy, but some adaptations will be needed. We therefore ask that you get in touch to book a 1:1 session before joining a class, so that you can familiarise yourself with what to do and what to avoid.
After giving birth, it’s important to exercise in a way which supports your body’s recovery. Pilates can be adapted to ensure that you move safely, taking to account the stress that your abdominal muscles have undergone. Pelvic floor tone is subtly regained through postural awareness and low-impact exercises.
Our Friday 12pm class is baby-friendly. Babies are not involved in the exercises, but can remain next to you on a mat throughout the class.
Taking care of your body isn’t always about big movements and tensing muscles. In fact, sometimes the opposite is needed. The Reconnect class is designed to help you pay close attention to your body with restorative movements. It is non-competitive and non-judgemental, making it particularly suitable for those who experience chronic stress – think of it as meditation for people who can’t sit still!
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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.