Beginner - This is for clients who have never done Pilates before but want to get started or for those with a little experience who want to recap on the basics. Learn the basic principles of the Pilates technique and improve your awareness of your body as it moves; focusing on posture, correct abdominal connection, breath and placement. All new beginners must complete a one off pre-arranged beginners introductory group or private class before joining a mixed ability course. If possible, a class will be run the week before a course start date. If you have an injury or more specific needs then a private session may be more suitable.
Gentle Pilates - Whilst all of our Mixed Ability classes can cater for and benefit those with general back pain and injury, this class is designed to be of benefit to those recovering from illness, specific back problems or injury, those resuming exercise after a long absence or those with specific conditions who have been advised to exercise gently and with more care. The pace will be careful and unhurried giving the teacher time to tailor exercises and levels to the needs of those within the class. Before coming to class, we always ask that you have been cleared to do Pilates by your doctor or specialist.
Improver - This is for those clients that have completed a Beginner class and wish to consolidate their initial learning and challenge their understanding further. Ideal for those who have a few more aches and pains as it runs at a slower pace to mixed ability classes and is perfect for those wanting a slightly gentler approach. The exercises and option of different levels will be tailored to the needs of those within the class.
Mixed ability - If you have done Pilates before or have completed one of our Beginner’s Introductory Sessions and have no serious injuries then these classes are for you. Classes are designed to cater for varying levels of Pilates experience from improvers to those who are more experienced giving clients a range of options and alternatives on exercises so that they can progress at their own pace. Small equipment may often be used including; resistance bands, rollers, circles, softballs and so much more!
Intermediate - This class is for clients who have been attending Pilates classes for more than 5 years and are very familiar with the Pilates exercises, corrections and cueing.
All Levels - Classes are designed to cater for varying levels of experience from beginners to those who are more experienced, giving clients a range of options and alternatives on exercises so that they can progress at their own pace. Everyone is welcome.
We run a courtesy ‘class swap’ system for our termly-booked classes, please see full terms and conditions for more details.