Group Matwork Classes
Pilates Classes in Chorlton, South Manchester
Pilates is an effective exercise program for everyone. It realigns the body and retrains the back, stomach and pelvic floor muscles to work in harmony to create a strong core. All this improves posture, lengthening and toning muscles throughout the body, creating a fabulous silhouette in men and women. Pilates is also recommended by many doctors and physiotherapists to rehabilitate and strengthen the back and its supporting muscles.
"Which class is suitable for me?"- How to pick the best class for you...
Level 1- no pilates experience
Level 1 - attended a beginners workshop or around 5 hours of classes and is still trying to get to grips with the pilates principles and fundamentals
Level 2 - depends on the individual, but generally 10 hours plus of classes, having grasped the fundamentals is able to maintain the principles whilst adding in more resistance
Level 3 - A regular class attendee who is confident doing a larger repertoire of exercises and working with more challenging options.
Level 4 - Intermediate level. Someone who is fairly advanced in their practice which has developed over a long period of time with regular classes. A greater range of flexibility and upper body strength is required at this level (and a good sense of humour!)
Level 5 - Intermediate, working towards advanced.
We need to make a couple of changes to the timetable over summer due to holidays.
There will be no classes at St Johns on Tuesday 29th July and Tuesday 5th August.
The Thursday 6pm class at 40 High Lane is cancelled on 31st July and 7th August.
The Thursday 9.35am classat 40 High lane is cancelled on 31st July.
Finally Wednesday lunchtime classes will continue throughout the summer but on the following dates will be at High Lane and we would like people to pre book on those dates please.
Wednesday 30th July, 6th August, 13th August and 20th August.
St Clement's Church, Church Hall, Chorlton, Manchester
Sarah Monday Evening (5.30 - 6.30 ) - All levels Sarah Monday Evening ( 6.35 - 7.35 ) - Levels 2-4 (regulars/intermediate) Sarah Monday Evening ( 7.40 - 8.40 ) - All levels Sarah Wednesday Afternoon ( 1.00 - 2.00 ) - All Levels
St John's Primary School, Sports Hall, Chorlton, Manchester
Sarah Tuesday Evening ( 6:35 - 7:35 ) - Levels 1-3 (also ideal for rehabilitation) Sarah Tuesday Evening ( 7.40 - 8.40 ) - Levels 4-5 (intermediate/advanced)
40 High Lane, Chorlton M21 9DZ
Sarah Monday Morning (9:45-10:45) - All levels with small equipment Alexandra Wednesday Morning (11:00-12:00) - Post Natal Pilates *course booking required Alexandra Wednesday Evening ( 5.30-6.30) - Back Pain Class Alexandra Wednesday Evening ( 6.40-7.40 ) - Levels 2-4 (regulars/intermediate) Sarah Thursday Morning ( 9.35 - 10.35 ) - Small Equipment All Levels Sarah Thursday Evening ( 6.00 - 7.00 ) - All Levels Alexandra Friday Afternoon (12.30 -1.30 ) - All Levels
Mat classes Drop-in price is £7, no need to book, just turn up, mats provided.
Block Booking £65 for 10 sessions = £6.50 per class (£60 conc for OAP & NUS).
Block Booking sessions can be used at any of the mat classes (with the exception of Postnatal) and there is NO TIME LIMIT on a block booking. You can purchase a block below, or at the class.
*Post Natal" Course £64 for 8 sessions = £8 per class OR £10 drop in.
Post Natal 8 Session Courses must be used within 10 weeks. You can purchase course below, or at the class.
Choose a drop-down to pay here for your block
St Clements & St Johns are all drop-in sessions, no booking required. £7 per class, or £65 for 10.
40 High Lane is currently pre booking only (please return to home page to book).£7 per class, or £65 for 10.
Comfortable clothing, no hoods please as we need to see your shoulders are relaxed when you lie down!
We do Pilates in bare feet (although you may prefer to keep your socks on)
Mats will be available to use at each session.
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"Hi Sarah - meant to give you some feedback on the back pain class last week - in case it's useful. Well, I was apprehensive starting with a new teacher after so many years, but it was really great. Firstly, being in a group where everyone briefly described their particular back problems felt really supportive - we're all in this together type of thing! So you felt there was a lot of understanding in the room, about life with pain, pain management, and also about sometimes feeling afraid to do things in pilates classes! Secondly, the clarity and thoroughness of the explanations about what we were doing and why was really helpful, in helping to visualise your muscles working and also helping you to put in that extra bit of effort. Lastly, the slow pace with lots of repetitions was really relaxing and felt very safe. I have no intention of stopping coming to your classes - but will enjoy the difference, and hopefully the back pain class will strengthen my back, enabling me to feel more confident in the classes generally. And you never know, maybe one day I'll move up a level and stop being one of your longest-serving beginners!"
BRIGITTE JUNE 2012
“Having tried a few different classes when I moved to Manchester I found yours far and away the best, most friendly, fun and effective – I’m not going elsewhere and wouldn’t recommend anyone else did either!”