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!
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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.
Pilates for Posture, Balance & Strength – In this class Anita draws on her background in ballet, combined with all her experience in teaching Pilates, to deliver a fun and challenging class that is suitable for everyone. We’re just leaving out those little elements that make a regular Pilates class unsuitable for anyone with osteoporosis, and instead giving much more focus to exercises and movements that will make you look and feel fantastic!
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Pilates – This class, taught by Julia, introduces a more ‘athletic’ edge to Pilates. The class takes the key principles of traditional Pilates exercises and combines them with short spells of high intensity exercise, aimed at increasing the heart rate and helping to improve cardiovascular health. The class is aimed – ideally, but not exclusively – at people with some previous Pilates experience and who have no significant injuries or conditions that might impact on your ability to exercise in a group setting. If you are new to Pilates you are welcome to join the class to try it out.
The classes are NOT SUITABLE for anyone with osteoporosis or other bone density issues. The classes are also NOT SUITABLE for pregnant women.
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.
Beginner Pilates Classes – we try to have at least one class in the studio timetable where you can start your Pilates journey. Our beginner class is designed to introduce you to the key principles and techniques of Pilates and familiarise you with the basic exercises in the Pilates repertoire. Beginner classes are suitable for complete Pilates novices, or for those wanting to brush up on their Pilates skills. You should be free from any significant injuries or conditions that might impact on your ability to exercise in a group setting. If no spaces are available in our beginner classes we can add you to a waiting list should a space come free, or a new class be added to the timetable.