Due to Covid-19 all classes are currently suspended. On demand classes are available online for Beginner and Improver levels, plus focused tutorials. Online access is charged at £20 a month.
Group Pilates classes are kept to a maximum of 12 and are informal and friendly. Different levels and progressions are offered in each class to allow individual clients to work to their own pace and ability. There are classes to suit all levels ; beginners, mixed ability, and improvers
Learn the fundamentals of Pilates including; linking breath with movement, neutral joint alignment and how to work with control. Beginner classes are suitable for those new to Pilates, recovering from injury, or who prefer to work at a gentle pace. The beginner level will provide a sound foundation on which to build your Pilates practice.
A Pilates class that caters for all levels and abilities. Progressions are offered for each exercise so that you can work at a pace and that suits you.
|MIXED ABILITY LEVEL|
A dynamic progression from beginners, with greater challenges offered for each exercise. These Pilates classes are at a faster pace and some knowledge of the Pilates principles is assumed. Improver classes are therefore suitable for those with a basic understanding of Pilates and who wish to progress.
What to bring
Currently clients need to supply their own equipment to avoid sharing between different groups. You will need to bring along an exercise mat (1cm thick mats have a nice level of cushioning for the spine). You may also like to bring a rolled towel to place under your head and/or to provide lower back support. This can also be used to help with sitting in the mat. We sometimes use small equipment such as stretchy bands and balls, but these are not essential. Further details will be given on booking. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move in. No trainers are necessary – the classes are done in socks or barefoot. A general health questionnaire will be provided upon booking and must be completed before attending a class.
Leanne is an excellent teacher….the classes are well structured and she is always careful to ensure the level is right, and will adjust things if people have particular health problems. Her instructions are very clear, and the whole class has a welcoming, warm atmosphere. I have benefited hugely from the exercises, and would recommend her classes to anyone of any age – Jane
Course fees are at a discounted rate and will secure your place for the entire term. Please note that as your place is guaranteed, the fee must be paid in advance. Prepaid classes are also non-refundable. In the event of a missed class, an alternative catch up session will be agreed where possible, providing there is space within the term and the level is appropriate. New clients can join partway through their first term at a pro-rata rate. For clients with no prior experience of Pilates a 1:1 is recommended before joining an existing course.
Drop in classes are available, but on a first come first serve basis. As spaces are limited it is essential that you pre-book to avoid disappointment. Booking can be on the day of the class.
What to expect
All of the exercises taught in class reflect the defining principles of Joseph Pilates legacy: concentration, control, breath, flowing movement, alignment and centring. Exercises will encourage slow, precise movements.
Find out more about the benefits of Pilates and read more about the principles of Pilates.