Matwork Pilates classes for all abilities. The exercises are progressive which allow you to work at your own pace with focus on technique and individual progress.
 
Vanessa is our Clinical Pilates instructor. She is a former sports massage therapist so you will be in safe hands. Her intention is to strengthen your body whilst being mindful of any restrictions. Classes are designed to support your back and enable a better standing posture so you move with grace and perform all your activities more efficiently, putting less pressure on your joints. 
 
There will be tips on sleeping more comfortably, sitting well and an opportunity to switch off. Every class will be a different learning experience and is open to all levels.

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Pilates Class FAQs

We provide mats free of charge, which are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. If you have your own yoga mat, you are absolutely welcome to bring it along. Some students prefer to use their own, or double up for extra padding.  

Bring some water with you to stay hydrated throughout class. 

We provide any equipment you might need, such as pillows, bolsters and resistance bands. 

Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and stretch in. Barefoot or socks with grips on are best for practicing pilates, shoes can be left in the entrance corridor. 

We may spend some time upside down so we recommend fitted clothing to avoid loose clothing falling down or get in the way.   

We’re located next to a large building which has changing rooms, showers and toilets. This space is not attached to the studio, so best to visit before you check in for class. The facilities are located inside the Innovation Centre, the large grey building next to the studio. 

We’re located on Howbery Business Park which has plenty of free parking available. Please make sure you park within a bay and that you're not blocking anyone else's vehicle.   

We recommend that you leave at least two hours between a main meal and attending class. Digestion of food requires energy and when you do a class straight after a meal, your energy goes to the muscles you’re exercising and the body can’t digest the food properly. 

If you’re hungry before class, try keep it light - a banana for example.

Take a look at our location instructions before you set off. The studio is not signposted on the business park, so without directions we can be a little tricky to find.  

Give yourself plenty of time so you can relax before class begins. Arriving at the studio 10 minutes before class starts is perfect. 

Most teachers won't mind if you’re a few minutes late, we understand it happens sometimes. Try slip in quietly so as not to disturb other students. 

If it's more than 5 minutes you may have missed too much of the warm up and it may not be safe for you to practice. 

If you have a health condition, please check with your doctor or health professional before starting pilates.  

Many people practice to help manage their health conditions. Most classes can be adapted and modified for injuries. However, if you have a medical condition or injury we recommend that you speak to us in advance, so we can advise you before you attend. 

If you are pregnant, check with your doctor or health professional before starting.  

If you have never done pilates before, the general recommendation is to not start during the first three months of pregnancy, since your body isn’t used to it. If you’ve had a regular practice for a while, you can continue. But there are some poses to avoid, please contact us in advance so we can advise you before you attend class. We also run pregnancy yoga courses that you may like to attend.

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