Matwork classes are perfect for those who want to enjoy Pilates in a group setting. Class sizes are small – maximum 12 – to ensure good client/teacher interaction.
We aim to provide fun and varied classes that will provide you with a good workout. They will help to increase your body strength, improve your flexibility and leave you feeling fabulous.
Matwork classes often use small pieces of Pilates equipment to add something different to the classes – small balls, bands and foam rollers are among our favourites! Every prop will help challenge you a little further and keep the classes interesting!
Pilates for Men – Although men are welcomed in ALL matwork classes, the ever popular ‘Pilates for Men’ class focuses on the elements of Pilates that are of particular benefit to men. The class is taught by Tony and is open to men of all ages, physical ability and Pilates experience.
Bone Health Pilates Class – Our Bone Health Class is the perfect class for anyone who has been diagnosed with a bone condition such as Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis, or with a joint replacement. The class is designed to avoid the movements that might cause problems for clients with bone conditions, and instead includes lots of exercises that will challenge you in a safe and appropriate way. There is lots of focus on balance, strength and functional movements – so, while the pace of the class might be a little slower, it is definitely NOT an easy option!
Ante-Natal Pilates Class – Our regular Pilates classes are NOT suitable for pregnant women. However Pilates – when taught in an appropriate manner – has been shown to be hugely beneficial for expectant mums. The adapted Pilates exercises can help to avoid problems that can arise during pregnancy as a result of the changes occurring in the body, and also help to prepare for the actual birth.
Occasionally – when we have sufficient demand for one – we try to run an Ante-Natal Pilates class. The class is suitable for women who are in the second or third trimester of their pregnancy and who are fit and well and have been given permission to exercise by a medical practitioner.