Pilates for beginners

Information for Beginners

Welcome to Pilates! Within these pages there is lots of information about Pilates, but if you do have any questions, please do feel free to call or email.

Power of Pilates matwork classes run continuously in blocks of 7 weeks and you are welcome to join at any point within the 7 weeks with a pro rata payment. Matwork classes focus on a series of movements incorporating strength, flexibility and mobility. The exercises are progressive and safe, allowing you to work at your own pace with an emphasis on technique and individual progress.

Beginners are encouraged to join a Mixed Ability class which provides an ideal environment for you to become familiar with Pilates as it caters for all abilities. There are often several other beginners within your class and you are encouraged to work at your own level of fitness and ability.

If you are a complete beginner to Pilates, starting Pilates on the advice from a medical professional, or just a little daunted by joining a new class, I would recommend the Beginners Induction Class or an Introductory 1:1 alongside, or prior, to your course.

Beginners Induction Class

The induction class is a one off class held every 4-6 weeks at our studio. I would recommend anyone who is new to Pilates to take this class – either prior to joining, or alongside your Mixed Ability course. The induction is designed to allow you enjoy and understand the basics with others of exactly the same level and as everybody is new there is no pressure to keep up and we can take our time and explain things as much as you like. You are then able to enjoy any of our other classes with some knowledge and understanding of the basics without feeling like a fish out of water!

Introductory 1:1

A 45 minute overview of Pilates at our studio in Lower Earley; the session includes an introduction to alignment, breathing and engaging core. A great 1:1 for those who want to get to grips with the basics. The taster class can be booked for a day and time that suits you, simply click below to reserve and pay for your space, then we will email you with a selection of days and times to book you in.

Taster class

If you are new to Pilates, or if you are looking to try a new Pilates class, why not attend one scheduled lesson and experience the benefits of Pilates before you commit to a full course? The taster class can be booked for a day and time that suits you, simply click below to reserve and pay for your space, then we will email you with a selection of days and times to book you in.

Taster classes start from £8.25 per class.
Matwork classes start from £8.25 per class.
One on one sessions start from £50.