Pilates Mat Classes Near Me

Find thousands of Pilates mat classes in the UK, suitable for all abilities including beginner, intermediate, advanced and mixed ability classes. All the pilates classes listed on this site are run by qualified pilates instructors, pilates therapists or pilates studios.

Can Anyone Join a Pilates Mat Class?

Anyone can join a Pilates mat class. Classes are arranged for students of a similar ability based on their core fitness experience and age. Your Pilates instructor will recommend a Pilates class that is suitable for you.

Some Pilates instructors may require you to attend a pilates one to one session if you have not been to a Pilates class before.

How Long Does a Pilates Mat Class Last?

Pilates mat classes usually last between 40 and 60 minutes and have, on average, 10-15 students per class.

What Are The Benefits of Joining a Pilates Mat Class?

Pilates mat classes help improve core muscle strength and flexibility. Pilates mat exercises can help students regain muscle tone, improve joint mobility, correct bad posture and balance and relieve day to day stress and tension.

What Can I Expect in a Pilates Mat Class?

Pilates mat classes are held in a calm, clear environment enabling you to focus on developing your inner strength and providing a relaxing environment for pilates exercise.

Find a pilates class near your home or work.

Beginners Pilates Classes

In a beginners class you will learn the fundamental Pilates movement techniques. This will teach you all the basics, including breathing technique, posture and balance, as well as introduce you to some basic pilates poses.

If you have no experience practicing pilates, then you will probably be best suited to a beginners Pilates class.

To find a local Pilates beginners class near you, choose the beginner pilates classes from the drop down selection in the search form.

There's lots of beginners pilates classes to choose from so shop around for the one you feel comfortable with.

Intermediate Pilates Mat Classes

If you have been practicing pilates for a while (10 weeks plus) and feel you have a grasp on the pilates basics including breathing technique, posture and balance, you may wish to join an intermediate Pilates class. This will offer you an opportunity to be around people of a similar experience and ability as well as providing you with a more challenging exercise routine.

To find a local Pilates intermediate class near you, use the Pilates Class search and choose the intermediate pilates classes from the drop down selection in our search form.

Advanced Pilates Mat Classes

Advanced pilates classes are available for students who have been practicing pilates regularly over an extended period of time and want to further develop their understanding of Pilates.

Advanced Pilates classes require students with high stamina and core strength as well as full body awareness as they should be prepared to undertake pilates exercises at a higher skill level.

To find Pilates advanced classes near you, select the group advanced classes from the drop down menu selection on the search form.

What Should I Wear To a Pilates Mat Class?

Loose fitting clothes, or stretch sport pants and tops. Pilates mat classes are usually performed in bare feet, however some studios request that you use grippy socks which can be purchased online. They are hygienic and have a grippy surface.

Do I Need a Mat?

Most Pilates studios and instructors provide mats for beginners. Pilates mats are inexpensive and more hygienic, you can buy them online or in the studio shop.

Check the equipment provided section on the class information page on Pilates Near You to see if mats are provided. You maybe advised to bring your own.

How Often Should You Go To a Pilates Mat Class?

The minimum is really once a week. There is no set number of classes that you should attend. Many instructors and studios will run a series of classes as blocks, some run term based courses. You can choose from thousands of Pilates mat classes and decide which ones are best for your own schedule.

Can I Learn Pilates from a Video?

Pilates beginners should join a class, where you will receive expert instruction from a qualified instructor. We recommend joining a class rather than trying it at home.

Where Did Pilates Come From?

Pilates method was invented by Joseph Pilates, a German-born emigré to Britain and then America. He devised the Pilates method as a new approach to exercise and body-conditioning in New York.

Where Can I Find a Pilates Mat Class Near Me?

Pilates Near You, the UK's leading Pilates class finder, is the best place to start. Just add your location to the search on this page, or select a location from the city list below.