Types of Class
Currently we group our Pilates teaching into four categories:
Pilates for Life
All Pilates is about movement and in particular using your muscles and joints correctly and maintaining flexibility and good joint health. The latest BCP book is "Pilates for Life" and our team are committed to helping clients build and maintain fitness including core strength and stamina.
Pilates for Performance
Pilates can help improve sporting performance and has long been used by dancers as part of their fitness regime. It is useful across training for a variety of sports, including cycling, equestrian sports, football, golf, rowing, running and tennis. We have experience in helping clients enhance their sporting activities and also work with elite athletes from a number of sport, working with team coaches and physiotherapists on performance and recovery from injury.
Pilates for Recovery
Pilates can be an important part of the road to recovery for a number of problems including lower back pain, back surgery, neck and shoulder issues and as part of a treatment plan after breast cancer treatment and our teachers have undertaken additional training in these areas.
Pilates Master Classes and Workshops
Pilates exists at many levels and you start from where you are. However Pilates can bring challenge and become fast paced and dynamic. We offer Pilates at its most Advanced level in the full "Classical Mat" series and in the more aerobic Dynamic Pilates and the team includes Master Matwork certified teachers.
We also offer one off specialist workshops both with our own team and a range of specialist teacher trainers and Pilates specialists including the authors of the best selling "Pilates Bible" and "Pilates for Life."
We offer Pilates matwork classes at five graded levels from Beginners to Advanced, as well as faster paced Dynamic Pilates, a specialist Back Class and
a Pilates & Dance Fusion class.
Beginners Level 1
This six week course introduces you to the basic principles of Pilates including good posture and alignment, Pilates breathing and correctly engaging your
core muscles. The class does not presume any particular level of fitness. After one block clients can progress on to Level 2 or Level 3 classes.
Stretch & Tone Level 2
This class is about maintaining good flexibility and helping to look after your joints by working them thoroughly and correctly during a balanced class.
The class is comfortable and relaxing class, which is ideal for clients during and after pregnancy. We would also recommend it for good bone health.
Flexibility, Strength & Stamina Level 3
This level introduces more challenge with exercise that are less stable and therefore require more work through your core. The pace is quicker which makes
it ideal to use as cross-training for sports.
Intermediate Level 4
This is a strong class built around the classic Joseph Pilates routine and exercises that provide preparation for the classical Full Mat repertoire.
Advanced Level 5
This is the ultimate level of Pilates and you will really feel challenged by the classic Full Mat repertoire with flowing exercises and a faster pace.
Pilates is not generally seen as aerobic, although you do work hard higher levels, so this is a faster paced class using classic Pilates exercise which
is designed to get your heart rate up. This class is led by one of our Master Matwork teachers and they’ll be sure to put you through your paces!
This is based around the Pilates Back Book and its exercise sequence. A smaller class than usual and with a focus of good mobility for your spine. It has
a gentle pace and there is time to explore individual exercises and ask questions.
Pilates & Dance Fusion
There has been a long association between Pilates and dance, with many ballet companies having a Pilates teacher as part of their support team. In the
1960s, Joseph Pilates himself taught dancers in New York. This class combines Pilates with a series of dance styles, which creates a lively and fun
atmosphere with our trained Dance and Master Matwork teacher.
Prices from 1st September 2015 for 12 months. All our prices included VAT at 20%
- Group classes for 6 weeks cost £68
- Back Classes for 6 weeks cost £70
- Express Classes ( 45 minutes ) for 6 weeks £50
- For clients who wish to do 2 classes a week this costs £120
Private lessons cost £57 for 1 lesson but there are discounts for 5, 10,15 or 20 lessons.
It is also possible to have shared private lessons for up to 4 clients as follows:
2 clients £68 , 3 clients £81, 4 clients £100
Studio sessions cost £25 for 1 or blocks of 5 £120 or 10 £215
Prices are subject to terms and conditions as shown on the current booking form