about pilates classes
Pilates is for everyone, whatever your age, body shape or fitness level. Our Pilates classes work the entire body through a series of repetitive, mat-based exercises. In some classes small equipment, such as resistance bands, balls and some yoga props will be incorporated into the class. When practised consistently, Pilates will help improve your strength, coordination and mobility. It will help you move more efficiently and freely in everything you do – from training for a marathon, to practising yoga or simply keeping up with the kids.
What are the benefits?
Not only does mat pilates help improve overall core strength, fitness and flexibility, it can aid in the prevention of injury and enhance posture, mobility and muscle tone. view the full list of pilates benefits. Other styles of Pilates class such as reformer Pilates can extend these benefits so it’s worth exploring options and working out which Pilates style best suits your individual needs.
How much does it cost?
We offer a range of pricing options to suit everyone, from single class passes to great value multi-class packages offering significant savings. If you’re new to triyoga we recommend you start with our introductory pass which allows you to try a variety of classes at a great price. Following your trial you can then explore our memberships or flexible credit options. View all mat pilates packages
How do I get started?
Take a look at our pilates class schedule and find a class time to suit you.
Pilates mat classes are a part of our regular class schedule and can be booked online or in centre 8 days in advance. 30% of class places are reserved for drop-ins. If you’re attending a triyoga centre for the first time, please allow at least 20 minutes prior to your class to register.
pilates class formats
Open to all levels from complete beginners to the more experienced as the teacher adapts the class according to the students.
Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of practising pilates or those simply wanting to focus on technique.
A good all round class which is suitable for those with some knowledge of Pilates who want to develop their skills. Be prepared to work and learn at this level.
Dynamic Pilates classes link exercises in a moving, flowing sequence. Open to all levels from complete beginners to the more experienced as the teacher adapts the class according to the students.
Due to its low impact nature Pilates can be beneficial during pregnancy. It helps to maintain strength, balance and flexibility and can even assist in alleviating common pregnancy related discomforts such as back pain. Pilates has a strong focus on the core muscles which can help prevent diastasis recti and prepare the body for the physical demands of labour and delivery.
Experiences Pilates instructors can safely guide pregnant women through modifications to ensure exercises are safe and effective during each trimester.
If you would like to experience the benefits of Pilates during pregnancy please speak to front of house staff at your local triyoga studio to find out about which classes or courses are currently available.
the benefits of pilates
improves fitness, strength and flexibility
- Improves posture and mobility, including flexibility of the spine
- Improves overall muscle balance in the body and creates a long and lean muscle tone
- Improves stability and alignment of the major joints in motion, reducing occurrences of injuries
- Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
- Encourages efficiency of movement and improves performance of day to day movement and sports
- Improves the function of the lungs and circulation
- Complements training for athletes and performers
aids with the prevention of certain health conditions
- Builds better balance and coordination
- Helps maintain and can improve bone density
- Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for seniors, pre + postnatal women and for a wide range of medical conditions
- Stress reduction and detoxification
- Restores physical vitality
- Focuses on movement and breath, encouraging meditative states
- Circulates the blood, improving cell function
- Charges the blood with oxygen and purges waste gases through proper breathing
helps to prevent injuries
- Improves neuromuscular control, which creates more balanced strength throughout the body
- Increases movement awareness, resulting in safer use of the body and fewer injuries
- Better alignment, posture and more efficient use of the body
pilates classes in London
Our London yoga and Pilates studios are located in Camden, Chelsea, Ealing & Shoreditch and are a welcoming peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of London life. From the moment you walk in you’ll feel your shoulders drop and your mind quieten as you get ready to enter your yoga or Pilates practise.
We offer mat based Pilates classes at all of our London studios, reformer Pilates classes at our Shoreditch studio, and also equipment Pilates at our Ealing and Camden studios. Pilates is a complimentary practise to yoga, and mat based Pilates classes are included in our triyoga memberships or bookable with class credits. You can find out more by visiting our pricing page.
And for those based outside of London we also offer a range of online yoga and mat based pilates classes which can be found on our classes timetable with the location ‘online’.
mat or equipment pilates classes?
which is best for you?
Find out everything you need to know about Pilates mat and Pilates equipment classes, so that you can choose what’s best for you.
mat pilates FAQ
We offer mat Pilates classes at all triyoga locations. Level 1 classes are suitable for complete beginners.
Yoga and Pilates are excellent during pregnancy and for you and baby after the birth. However it is recommended that you do not practice yoga or Pilates in your first trimester. You can return to practice in your second and third trimesters, where yoga and Pilates are both fantastic supports. Find out more about our pre and post natal classes and treatments.
The wonderful thing about Pilates, is that you can never be ‘too old’ to start or practice. Yoga and Pilates are practices for life, and they can be modified to suit all ages, and levels of strength and fitness. Because Pilates is low impact, it is a safe way to build strength, flexibility and endurance without putting the body under strain.
If you’re new to mat Pilates the best way to start is with a level 1 class. If you’re new to equipment Pilates and the equipment studio at Camden, it is recommended everyone starts with a private starter assessment.
If you’re inflexible you’re a perfect candidate for Pilates. Pilates enhances flexibility; it’s not a prerequisite. So if like many of us, you’ve got tight shoulders, hamstrings, hips, quads…both mat Pilates and/or equipment Pilates will really help. If you are at the other end of spectrum and very flexible, Pilates is a great way to balance the body’s strength against over flexibility.