Our Pilates classes

Pilates classes at Body Nurture are based on the exercise method developed by German born Joseph Pilates in the 1930s.

It promotes body awareness and uses a series of exercises focused on spinal/pelvic alignment  and correct breathing techniques to strengthen the core. Pilates classes at Body Nurture can improve:

  • muscle tone and strength
  • flexibility
  • stamina
  • endurance
  • balance
  • coordination
  • ease and fluidity of movement

It is suitable for men and women of all ages and levels of fitness as the pilates classes can be modified to suit individual requirements.

STOTT PILATES® Intelligent Exercise Profound Results

Here at Body Nurture our pilates classes feature the STOTT PILATES®  method. This is a more contemporary approach to Joseph’s original repertoire. Originating in Canada over 20 years ago STOTT PILATES®  has earned an international reputation as the world’s most respected Pilates brand. STOTT PILATES®  Certified Instructors are some of the most sought after Pilates teachers in the world.

The quality of training of a STOTT PILATES® Instructor and the personal attention you will receive distinguishes this method of Pilates from mass appeal pilates classes available elsewhere.

“In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference and in thirty you’ll have a new body” Joseph Pilates

STOTT PILATES® - The Five Basic Principles: Click HERE for more information

Body Nurture Pilates Classes

L1 Absolute Beginners Pilates

For absolute beginners! Week by week we explore the basics of the STOTT PILATES®  repertoire. The aim is to gradually build your strength, stamina and co-ordination, preparing you to progress to L2.

L2 Pilates

Once you have mastered the basics, you will want to progress to a slightly more challenging Pilates class. Our L2 class looks at a wider range of the Pilates repertoire and the pace picks up a little.

L2/3 Intermediate Pilates/Advanced Pilates

In this class we start to explore some of Joseph’s intermediate repertoire. This class is only suitable for those who have attended Absolute Beginners and L2 pilates classes.

Small Equipment

Soft Balls, Toning Balls, Stability Cushions, Resistance Bands, Pilates Circles, Arc Barrels and Swiss Balls are used in all classes to enhance your workout, aid correct alignment and offer variation to your Pilates exercises.  Used at all levels to enhance workouts and body awareness.

Pilates Reformer

Our rehab suite has a STOTT PILATES® V2MAX reformer plus Stability Chairs, Stability Barrel, Ladder Barrel, Cadillac, Spine Corrector and Spine Supporter.  The downstairs studio has 4 STOTT PILATES®  SPX MAX reformers. Reformers enhance Pilates workouts by using the instability of a rolling carriage with the springs set at different levels of resistance to provide all kinds of stability challenges that develop core strength and promote better balance.

Getting Started – Pilates Classes

All new Pilates Mat Work and Pilates Reformer clients are required to attend a ‘Getting Started’ session.  This One to One or small group session may include a postural analysis and will ensure that you are will gain the maximum benefit from Pilates lessons whether in a group or one to one. We can discuss your goals, and make sure that Pilates classes will be safe and appropriate for you. This is especially important if you have any injures or health conditions or have been recommended to start Pilates classes by your health professional.

Cost of one hour Pilates assessment £35

Please see our Booking/Prices page for details of how to book an assessment

One to One Pilates Mat Work and Pilates Reformer

If you are recovering from an injury and/or have been recommended to do Pilates classes by a medical professional the group classes may not be suitable for you. Sue is happy to speak directly with your health professional to devise a specific programme of exercise to continue your rehabilitation and help you prevent the injury from recurring in the future with on-going Pilates exercise.

One to One or Duo Pilates tuition is also great for those clients who would prefer to exercise privately or perhaps have specific fitness goals or want to see improvements faster than working out within a group setting.

Pilates Mat Work Prices

One to one private instruction £35 for 60 minutes

For details of group class pricing please visit our Booking/Prices page

Pilates Reformer Prices

One to one private instruction £35 for 60 minutes

Small group (max 4 clients) £96 per block of 6 classes