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

Not currently offered, as our antenatal teacher is on maternity leave!  Please check back for updates, or follow us on instagram @yorkpilatespeople

Post-natal Pilates

Not currently offered, as our postnatal teacher is on maternity leave!  Please check back for updates, or follow us on instagram @yorkpilatespeople

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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.