Face To Face Classes Are Back

We now have a small number of face to face classes available: Outdoor Pilates on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Friday mornings at the Pound Arts Centre, and Thursday morning's Kington Langley Pay As You Go.

We are so pleased that we will be meeting you in person again! Classes are listed in the schedule below although places are limited and are booking very quickly. More are being planned and will follow very soon.

If you are attending a face to face class, and have not already done so, then we will need you to complete our Covid 19 questionnaire. It only takes a minute or so, thank-you.

Our Class Schedule 

Our Previous Schedule:

Teacher – Niki Hurst
St. Patrick’s Church Hall, Corsham
9.30-10.30 am –   Level 1-2
10.30-11.30 am –   Level 1-2

Teacher – Jill Rowland
Gastard Village Hall, Gastard, Corsham
6-7pm –   HIPP  – Level 2/3

Teacher – Lauren McMillan
Gastard Village Hall, near Corsham
7.15-8.15pm – Level 1-2  

Teacher – Jill Rowland
Gastard Village Hall, near Corsham
10-11am – Level 1-2

Teacher – Jill Rowland
Gastard Village Hall, near Corsham
11.15 -12.15 am Pilates For Bone Health Specialist Course

Teacher – Sue Morris
Sutton Benger Village Hall, near Chippenham
6-7pm – Level 1-2

Teacher – Hilary Crosby
St. Patrick’s Village Hall, Corsham
6-7pm –          Level 1
7.15-8.15pm – Level 2

Teacher – Jill Rowland

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
9.30 -10.30am – Level 1-2
10.30-11.30am –  Level 2-3

Teacher – Jill Rowland

Equilibrium Natural Health Centre, Neston near Corsham
9.30 -10.30am – Back4Good Specialist healthy back course (Maximum 8 students)
10.30-11.30am –  Back4Good Specialist healthy back course (Maximum 8 students)

Teacher – Hilary Crosby
Gastard Village Hall, near Corsham

5.45 – 6.45 – Level 1

Teacher – Sue Morris
Kington Langley Village Hall, near Chippenham
10-11am – Level 1-2

Teacher – Sue Morris  
The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
9.30-10.30am – Level 1-2

Teacher – Lauren McMillan
St. Patrick’s Church Hall, Corsham

6-7pm – Level 2

Class Levels Explained:

Level 1
This includes:
An Introduction to Pilates (this is an occasional course)
Beginner/Early Improver Pilates
At this level we concentrate on the 8 principles of the Pilates technique. Particular focus is given to the fundamentals of Alignment, Breathing and Core Stability. You will learn a repertoire of ‘building block’ exercises that will enable you to progress at your own pace.
This level is particularly suited to the complete novice, early improver, for rehabilitation after injury or as a refresher.

Level 2
This includes Early Improvers through to Intermediate so some previous practice of Pilates is desirable.  Due to different rates of individual progression, your teacher will give modifications and progressions according to ability. 

Level 3
This is aimed at the individual who has been practising pilates at a good level for at least 6 months.  We will work across the Intermediate/Plus repertoire and more challenging exercises will be introduced with flow and pace.  Within any class there will be different levels of ability so your teacher will always offer modifications when necessary.

HIPP (High Intensity Power Pilates) Level 2-3
HIP Pilates combines core strength, balance and co-ordination with an energetic cardio element to burn calories and tone and sculpt. 
This hour long class comprises 30 minutes of high intensity functional human movement patterns based on squats, lunges, planks, trunk rotation and side bends, but with an emphasis on the alignment principles of Pilates to ensure good technique and great results!
The second half of the class is mat based with 30 minutes of classical pilates to work the abdominals and concludes with deep stretching and relaxation.

Back4Good Healthy Back Course
This is a specialist course suitable for anyone suffering from low back pain. Appropriate exercises will be prescribed from the Back4Good Exercise programme designed to help control movement, improve posture and increase strength and flexibility of your back. Check with your GP first to ascertain your suitability.

Pilates in Pregnancy Course
This is a specialist class designed to support women through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. The mat Pilates repertoire is taught with respect to the changing physical demands of the pre and post natal woman. The classes focus on building and maintaining balance, strength and coordination. It works on keeping the muscles throughout the upper and lower body strong, toned and connected to the core. Particular attention is given to working the abdominals and pelvic area within the various challenges of pregnancy and also focuses on the mental and emotional side of childbirth and recovery, through breathing and relaxation. Pilates in Pregnancy hugely contributes to a healthy pregnancy and successful recovery.

Pilates for Bone Health
This is a specialist class suitable for anyone suffering from osteopenia or osteoporosis or at high risk of low bone density due to sedentary work/lifestyle, family history, certain medications, eating disorders etc.
This exercise programme is designed to improve muscle strength, posture, stamina, flexibility, co-ordination, balance and body awareness. It’s also important to know that many ‘mainstream’ abdominal exercises are contraindicated so our programme includes safe and effective tummy work to flatten abs and strengthen the core, whilst protecting your spine.

Important Note:
We are continuously revising our Class Level ratings. This may change from course to course and the intensity will always be student led. If you would like advice or to discuss in more depth, please contact us.

Pilates Courses
Most of our classes run as 5/6 week courses and this enables us to  keep class sizes to a maximum of 12 students. Payment is in advance.

Missed Sessions
If you should miss a course session for whatever reason, you can make up at any other Wiltshire Pilates class, where there is availability. Unfortunately we are unable to transfer lost sessions to a following course.

Drop In Classes
We offer a small number of drop in classes, where you can pay as you go.  These classes are great if you are a shift worker of find it difficult the commit to a regular course. We would always advise that you contact us before attending so that we can regulate numbers.

How do I know if a class is for me?
If you are in any doubt as to your suitability to join a class, please contact us.  This is especially important if you have a back or joint problem and have been advised to do Pilates by a medical practitioner. We offer One to One private assessments where we are able to prescribe a tailored programme to target specific needs. We also cover the basic principles of Pilates giving you a solid introduction to the technique, before  joining a class.