rock pilates

UK

Pilates Mat Classes

More than just a Classical Pilates Mat Class
***PLEASE NOTE ALL MAT CLASSES HAVE CURRENTLY MOVED ONLINE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS***

Our classes offer the perfect fusion of classical Pilates with a modern edge, occasionally drawing on other disciplines such as yoga and ballet. Classes provide just the right level of work out using small equipment to either support or challenge the body when necessary, targetting specific muscles to keep you on your toes and all this reassuringly wrapped up in the underlying principles of Pilates!

Classes are smaller, friendly, fun and 'comfortably challenging' and as they are tailored to meet the needs of clients within the class setting, no two classes are exactly the same each week.

All the equipment is already provided for you so there’s no need to invest in anything except that little bit of time in the week, just for you ❤️.

Pilates mat class locations

Washington Village Hall
Washington
RH20 4AP

Partridge Green Village Hall
Partridge Green
RH13 8HX

pilates mat classes

If you want to become more flexible, have a strong core, great posture, fitness and get a leaner, more toned shape ...then you've come to the right place!

Private mat classes are also available on a 1:1 basis in the studio and online.

We also offer a door to door service if you are injured or recovering from surgery and need help to get moving again but are unable to get to the studio. Get in touch for more info.

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Private Pilates Sessions at Rock Pilates Studio
***CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS***

Private 1:1 mat classes are also available at the studio and are perfect for getting that technique under your belt and building confidence before joining in a class or for more specific help with injuries, postural problems, balance or mobility issues.

ladder barrel

pilates chair

reformer

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pilates class timetable

Choose your location.

washington

Washington Village Hall, RH20 4AP

Partridge Green

Partridge Green Village Hall, RH13 8HX

Wednesday

6.30pm - 7.30pm

mixed abilities
friday

11.00am - 12.00pm

mixed abilities
thursay

6.00pm - 7.00pm

mixed abilities
friday

11.00am - 12.00pm

mixed abilities

pilates class timetable

Choose your location.

Live Online Pilates Mat Classes

Easily accessed via email link. Get in touch for more info.
Monday
11.00am
All levels
Wednesday
11.00am
All levels
Friday
11.00am
All levels

Partridge Green

Partridge Green Village Hall, RH13 8HX
Thursday
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Mixed Abilities

Washington

Washington Village Hall, RH20 4AP
Wednesday
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Mixed abilities
Friday
11.00am - 12.00pm
Mixed abilities
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Private Pilates Class at Rock Pilates Studio

Pilates mat classes are payable in blocks of 5 or 10 weeks* payable in advance. In addition we also offer a drop-in option.

drop ins

£10

included

*1 Private Studio Session
40 mins
£15

10 weeks

£80

included

*1 Private Studio Session
60 mins
FREE

5 weeks

£45

included

*1 Private Studio Session
40 mins
FREE

*This applies to new sign-ups only. It is not repeatable for each additional sign-up.

Drop-in classes are available for your convenience however block bookings are the recommended and preferred method for the following reasons:

● Block bookings help us to continue to deliver high quality classes as without regular commitment from customers, class numbers become highly
variable and therefore difficult to sustain, resulting in classes no longer being viable to run.
● Classes are kept to a certain number so your payment does reserve your mat and you will always be guaranteed your space.
● Block booking is more effective as it encourages a more regular attendance, it is also therefore far more beneficial physically as they will notice
their bodies becoming stronger, leaner and fitter much more than if they only attend on an ad-hoc basis
● Finally, it helps with the planning and setting up of class equipment as it gives us better predictability of numbers to ensure there is always enough
equipment to go around.

Studio classes FAQ

Does it matter how fit I am before I start?

No, it doesn’t matter if you’re starting from scratch, have a little experience or a lot. The machines are adjustable and therefore, highly versatile so that your sessions will be tailored to your individual needs, whatever your current level of fitness and/or injury.

What should I wear and should I bring anything with me?

Wear anything that you would normally wear to the gym that is comfortable and loose to exercise in. Shoes are not normally worn in Pilates studios for a number of reasons however it is advisable to wear socks, ideally socks with grips under the sole. Longer hair should be worn up out of the way.

There is no need to bring a mat as all equipment is provided for you, but you may want to bring a towel and a water bottle, although water is available at the studio.

What if I have an injury?

Don’t worry, we will be asking you all about any injuries, operations or conditions during your consultation to ensure your programme sessions are designed with you in mind.

Do I need to bring anything with me to class?

You don't need to bring anything with you other than a towel and water bottle as all equipment is provided, including mats.

How much are your online classes and how do I sign up?

Online classes are £6 per class and are payable in advance.  Email me at rockpilatesuk@gmail.com for details of how to access the online class.

Does it matter how fit I am before I start?

No, it doesn’t matter if you’re starting from scratch, have a little experience or a lot. The machines are adjustable and therefore, highly versatile so that your sessions will be tailored to your individual needs, whatever your current level of fitness and/or injury.

What should I wear and should I bring anything with me?

Wear anything that you would normally wear to the gym that is comfortable and loose to exercise in. Shoes are not normally worn in Pilates studios for a number of reasons however it is advisable to wear socks, ideally socks with grips under the sole. Longer hair should be worn up out of the way.

There is no need to bring a mat as all equipment is provided for you, but you may want to bring a towel and a water bottle, although water is available at the studio.

What if I have an injury?

Don’t worry, we will be asking you all about any injuries, operations or conditions during your consultation to ensure your programme sessions are designed with you in mind.

Tell me more about the Pilates studio apparatus and how they work?

Originally designed by Joseph Pilates to facilitate recovery among war veterans in hospital, the machines were later developed for use by dancers and athletes to enhance performance. Nowadays, they are still widely used in the sporting and dance world but are also extremely popular for improving general fitness and regaining fitness following injury, illness, surgery or for anybody living with painful conditions.

In Pilates fitness circuits you will get to experience each piece of equipment including the reformer, ladder barrel, Pilates chair, bench and tower. Occasionally it may be necessary to incorporate the smaller Pilates equipment such as resistance bands, balls and foam rollers.

The reformer uses a system of adjustable spring resistances with footstraps or handles to challenge muscles or support joints. The body is also supported to reduce load bearing, depending on individual needs and goals and which muscles are being targeted. It is an extremely effective piece of equipment which is why it is most of our clients’ favourite piece of equipment.

The Pilates chair is also uses spring resistances and pedals. Clients are able to sit, lie or stand and although the chair is great for strengthening the torso, abs and obliques, upper body and arms, it is particularly good for strengthening legs and glutes for climbing, balancing, walking and improving general function for sit to stand movements for rehab.

The ladder barrel is great for stretching quads, hamstrings and glutes and like all of the equipment, developing core strength and due to its shape, is great for spine mobility/flexibility and strength. The domed padded seat is also perfect for horse riders as clients are able to bring their saddle with them to use on the ladder barrel in order to observe and adjust their current movement patterns and, together with the practitioner, improve their posture, core strength and performance when riding.

From a sports conditioning perspective, the reformer is ideal for dancers, athletes as it strengthens core and increases flexibility, mobility and coordination and the jumpboard element is perfect for skiers wanting to get in shape for the season, whereas the Pilates chair, is great for racquet sports players, golfers, skiers, gymnasts and runners.

Studio circuits will strengthen joints, increase flexibility, develop core strength, correct posture, improve balance and tone the body using the same guiding principles of Pilates, while reformer jumpboards bring an excellent cardio element to your circuit workout.

Do I need to bring anything with me to class?

You don't need to bring anything with you other than a towel and water bottle as all equipment is provided, including mats.

what my clients say

Lucy Parsons

From the time Arlette has been teaching Pilates at our offices our staff have instantly seen the positive effects of their weekly sessions. They often remark on how their flexibility has improved and how their tight backs, caused by poor posture have been ironed out.

Arlette is a complete professional, tailoring classes to suit the needs of those attending whilst taking into consideration any injuries, and adapting stretches as necessary. Everyone always looks forward to the classes and they are nearly always fully booked.

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Audrey Harrison

As a Pilates teacher of over 20 years experience I can highly recommend Arlette’s classes. She gives a very informative session making sure that everyone is comfortable with the exercise, adjusting individuals where necessary but keeping the class flowing.

She is very approachable making everyone feel welcome whilst remembering any physical problems that they may have and giving them sound advice regarding appropriate exercises for their condition. Her classes are fun whilst being challenging in a safe way, an excellent example of a Pilates teacher.

Pure Pilates
Georgie Hook

Since doing Pilates with Arlette my attitude towards my body has changed drastically. As an administrator I found that I slouched when I sat at my desk. This would then lead to lower back issues.

Arlette has made me more mindful of how day to day activities, such as the way I sit at my desk, can impact on my back issues and body in general and she has taught me how to prepare my body for everyday activities such as cleaning and even cleaning my teeth.

The exercises I do in the studio have noticeably improved my flexibility and strengthened my core and I feel great. My back issues are now few and far between and because my posture is better I even feel taller

Office Administrator
Julie Ellen

In March 2019 I could hardly move due to a prolapsed disc and spinal infection.

I knew Arlette as a fellow tango dancer and also knew that she was a Pilates instructor so I asked if she could do Pilates sessions with me at my home to see if she could get me moving again, which she was only too happy to do.  She became my line of hope.  I was very down as I'm a very active person who had been in a great deal of pain for 2 months, I was unable to dance and we had already had to cancel several holidays.

From the very beginning her cheerful countenance and attention to detail meant I made good progress. I saw her every week for about 2 months, during which time she continually adjusted my exercises to build mobility and stability and I steadily grew stronger each week.  After two months, I was finally able to start driving again so I started visiting her studio to use the large Pilates equipment.  This was very helpful as it supports you and enables you to do things like jumping, but not on the ground!

I cannot recommend her highly enough and 10 months on, I am fully recovered and dancing again and I still do her exercises every day.

Argentine Tango Dancer
Alex Perkins

Arlette's classes are methodical, rigorous but at the same time light and fun.  She gradually steps her students up through the gears, whilst maintaining a keen awareness of individuals' needs, limitations and capabilities.  In a relatively short space of time I have improved my core strength, and developed balance, control and flexibility.  Pilates is a challenge but you do get out whatever you are willing to put in, and newcomers will quickly experience and soon see the benefits

 

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  • Audrey Harrison

    As a Pilates teacher of over 20 years experience I can highly recommend Arlette’s classes.
She gives a very informative session making sure that everyone is comfortable with the exercise, adjusting individuals where necessary but keeping the class flowing.



    She is very approachable making everyone feel welcome whilst remembering any physical problems that they may have and giving them sound advice regarding appropriate exercises for their condition.

Her classes are fun whilst being challenging in a safe way, an excellent example of a Pilates teacher.

    Pure Pilates

  • George Hook

    Since doing Pilates with Arlette my attitude towards my body has changed drastically. As an administrator I found that I slouched when I sat at my desk. This would then lead to lower back issues.

    Arlette has made me more mindful of how day to day activities, such as the way I sit at my desk, can impact on my back issues and body in general and she has taught me how to prepare my body for everyday activities such as cleaning and even cleaning my teeth.

    The exercises I do in the studio have noticeably improved my flexibility and strengthened my core and I feel great. My back issues are now few and far between and because my posture is better I even feel taller

    Office Administrator

  • Julie Ellen

    In March 2019 I could hardly move due to a prolapsed disc and spinal infection.

    I knew Arlette as a fellow tango dancer and also knew that she was a Pilates instructor so I asked if she could do Pilates sessions with me at my home to see if she could get me moving again, which she was only too happy to do.  She became my line of hope.  I was very down as I'm a very active person who had been in a great deal of pain for 2 months, I was unable to dance and we had already had to cancel several holidays.

    From the very beginning her cheerful countenance and attention to detail meant I made good progress. I saw her every week for about 2 months, during which time she continually adjusted my exercises to build mobility and stability and I steadily grew stronger each week.  After two months, I was finally able to start driving again so I started visiting her studio to use the large Pilates equipment.  This was very helpful as it supports you and enables you to do things like jumping, but not on the ground!

    I cannot recommend her highly enough and 10 months on, I am fully recovered and dancing again and I still do her exercises every day.

    Argentine Tango Dancer

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