Mixed Ability Pilates

Mixed ability classes are suitable for all levels from the absolute beginner to more experienced gym goers. The beauty of Pilates is how accessible it is. All exercises are low impact and gentle on the joints and each exercise can be modified or progressed to suit your abilities. 

Pilates teaches you to control your movement patterns and builds a greater mind muscle connection… This is especially important for those who exercise, but will also help prevent injuries that occur during everyday tasks e.g. carrying your children, picking up objects, sneezing 😉 etc. 

Classes are carefully planned with the individual attendees in mind. As a Sports Therapist, I am experienced working with individuals with musculoskeletal injuries/conditions and am also qualified in pre/post-natal exercise. I am therefore able to ensure that exercises are suitable for everyone, and no one gets left behind.   

These classes could be considered a hybrid. Taking the key principles of Pilates and applying them to a wide variety of strength, stability and mobility exercises rather than focusing on the main classical Pilates exercises. 

A typical class may see you using resistance bands, soft balls and other small equipment, working on your balance and coordination or even breathing techniques. You’re unlikely to sweat, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be working hard! 

Classes are capped at 10 to ensure that you get the best possible experience and high-quality tuition.

Although the exercises are low impact and can be adapted for fitness levels and injuries, they will still be physically demanding. If you are unsure about joining a group class, please get in touch to discuss.

For those completely new to exercise, I offer a 1:1 Pilates foundation course which makes the perfect transition into group classes. 

Class Information

Classes take place at Rowan House in Hethersett. The wellbeing studio is light and spacious offering the perfect environment for group Pilates Classes. 

Classes are capped to 10 attendees to ensure that you get the best possible experience and high quality tuition. 

Tuesday evening at 6pm & 7.30pm for 1hr.

Classes typically run in blocks in line with school terms however this may vary. Please note the below dates are subject to change. 

Autumn term

Block 1: 7th September – 19th October 2021 (7 weeks) 

Block 2: 2nd November – 14th December 2021 (7 weeks) 

Spring Term

Block 1: 11th January – 8th February 2022 (5 weeks) 

Block 2: 22nd February – 29th March 2022 (6 weeks) 

Summer Term

Block 1: 19th April – 24th May 2022 (6 weeks)

Block 2: 7th June – 19th July 2022 (6 weeks excluding 14th June) 

When booking a full block of classes the price per class is discounted to £10. 

Partial blocks will be charged at £12 per class.  

Classes are bookable in blocks and typically run in line with school terms. 

Due to the small group size, you are required to book a full block to secure your place in classes. 

Unfortunately no refunds or discounts are available for missed sessions for any reason.  

If you are wanting to sign up once a block has already begun, you may be able to book a partial block however this will be subject to availability. 

Please note there is a minimum attendance number for classes to run. If these numbers are not met within 10 days of the start date, the block will be cancelled and you will be offered a full refund/credit towards future classes. 

If for any reason a class is cancelled by the instructor/venue, an additional make up date will be offered or credit will be issued for future bookings. 

Block dates listed are subject to change, therefore only one full block can be booked in advance. 

All class block payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

If you are unable to attend a session in a booked block (for any reason including covid related isolation) you will be given access to an online library of recorded classes to choose from or offered the option to attend a zoom class (if running). 

If for any reason a class is cancelled by the instructor/venue, an additional make up date will be offered or credit will be issued for future bookings. 

Book a Block

You do not need to have Pilates experience to join a class, all exercises can be modified or adapted for individual requirements. 

If you are unsure about joining a class, I also offer 1:1 Pilates sessions as well as a 1:1 foundations course. Please get in touch for more information.

  • A Yoga/Pilates mat 
  • A bottle of water

Classes incorporate the use of a soft small Pilates ball, long therabands and light weights. If you would prefer to use your own equipment, please get in touch to find out requirements. 

Block bookings ensure that attendees secure their place in class each week, classes can be planned for the specific attendees and you get the most out of every session. 

We all have days where we don’t ‘feel like’ exercising (especially in the darker, colder months), but we also know that we always feel so much better for it when we do it! 

By booking a block, you are committing an hour of your week to yourself – no excuses 🙂 

If you … 

  • Lift weights 
  • Lift your children 
  • Run, swim, cycle
  • Play sports
  • Drive a lot
  • Have a desk job
  • Have a manual job 

These classes are for you! 

  • Low impact (but still challenging)
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Increases joint mobility
  • Develops whole body strength, stability and flexibility 
  • Helps reduce the risk of injury
  • Injury prevention/rehabilitation
  • Improved sporting performance
  • Reduction of headaches
  • Reduced aches and pains
  • Relaxation
  • Stress reduction
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Improved circulation

Typically … 

Yoga focuses on flexibility and mobility 

Pilates focuses on strength and stability. 

That’s not to say that Yoga doesn’t include strength/stability work and Pilates doesn’t include flexibility or mobility work (because they do) but the key focus is different. 

Pilates exercises are centered around the core or ‘powerhouse’ and the principles/ fundamentals applied to exercises include a focus on alignment and moving with control. 

You need good flexibility and mobility to move well – enter Yoga… 

You need good strength and stability to move well within your new range of motion – Hi Pilates! 

Yoga and Pilates make the perfect pair!