Explanation of classes

Whether you've never tried Pilates before, or if you're looking for an advanced programme using gym balls, Theraband and other equipment, we probably have a daytime or evening class that's right for you!
  • Introductory  – a low level programme to learn the basics. This is also suitable for pregnant women. Close supervision is provided.
  • Basic these classes are low level and suitable for those fairly new to Pilates or those who like to keep things simple and concentrate on low level stability
  • Improvers - these classes are aimed at those who understand the terminology, have taken some Pilates lessons and who are progressing from a basic class
  • Mixed/general - these classes will have a mix of levels. It may be that the time suits you best. Most exercises will be able to be performed at a lower or higher level so the class will be suitable for a wide range of people.
  • Intermediate/advanced - these classes are aimed at those looking to progress or maintain a higher level of core stability. Any injuries will have largely subsided or be controllable. Although alternatives may be given, exercises will be more challenging and maybe at a faster pace or higher endurance.
  •  Slow and steady - for those who want to go at a slower pace
  •  Antenatal – suitable for all stages of pregnancy
  •  Postnatal - to help women back into shape after childbirth 
  • Seated - for those who struggle to get on and off the floor
  • Yoga/Pilates stretch and relax class
    This class is a brilliant way of combining yoga stretches and flow with the pilates core building strength exercises. The class focuses on enhancing mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility and balance. It uses mindful breathing and relaxation to end the class feeling calm and refreshed.
  • The Well Centre workout
    The Well Centre workout combines short periods of high intensity workout followed by recovery periods of Pilates exercises. 
    Benefits of this type of regimen are well documented. They include gains in cardiovascular fitness and increased fat burning leading to improved weight loss.
    The original idea of high intensity classes was to do sets of high intensity cardiovascular work interspersed with low level recovery exercises.
    We want to adapt this idea to mean high intensity for you. So while some people may be running very fast on the spot, walking on the spot may be your equivalent. Some may jump out into star position but to keep the impact down, you might step out into the same position. Some may be doing a full squat followed by a jump, you might adapt this into a knee bend and reach up.

    We can be very creative in adapting an exercise to suit your needs.
    You need to wear clean trainers suitable for indoor use e.g. with no grit or dirt in the treads. You will probably want some water too!
    These classes run regularly on WEds at 7.30am and Fridays at 8.30am for 40 mins or so .
Our Pilates classes are run as a course, generally following a school half term - about six weeks. We try to be flexible so, if you can't attend a class, it may be possible to come to another of a similar level during that term. Our swap a class system should make that an easy process.
Your health might change during a course. You might injure or re-injure yourself, you may develop a problem that could affect your ability to exercise, or you might become pregnant, (though we certainly don’t treat this as a problem!)
If something happens, please let us know: we’ll adjust your course so you carry on getting the best from it.