Pilates Classes

"Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Pilates you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities."

Joseph Pilates

Pilates can help with:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Pregnancy and Post Natal*
  • Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain*
  • Rehibilitation Post-Injury*
  • Strength and Muscle Tone
  • Postural Problems
  • Core Stability
  • Strengthening Pelvic Floor
  • Neurological Conditions*
  • Balance

* 1:1 sessions may be more appropriate for some conditions, this will be discussed at you initial consultation.

"I felt my first assessment was very thorough and addressed all my concerns."


There is a maximum of 11 students in each Pilates class. This allows ongoing supervision of all participants. Your Physiotherapist* will modify different exercises for you individually as required, and progression to the next level of Pilates only occurs when you are ready.
Classes run in blocks of 6 - 9 weeks. This allows a programme to be set for each individual block of classes, with the sessions prepared and progressed as appropriate for the class members.

* our Friday 9.30am class is run by Emma Williams, HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and  APPI trained Pilates teacher. Emma may cover other classes when required.

Booking Is Essential

Matwork Beginners Pilates Classes:

These classes are designed for those who are new to Pilates, or have had a lengthy break from the discipline. They are also very suitable if you have long standing back or neck pain, if you are recovering post-injury or if you have recently given birth.

Matwork Intermediate Pilates Classes:

These classes are run at an intermediate level of Pilates for those who have practised Pilates previously or have progressed through previous ‘Pilates Clinic Retford’ courses.

Matwork Advanced Pilates Classes:

Advanced level Pilates is available in our Thursday 5.30pm classes or in private 1:1 sessions.

Standing Pilates Classes:

Ideal for joint replacements, osteoporosis, hip strength, balance & posture. Great alternative if getting on or off the floor is an issue.

Please note: If you have had a fall in the past 6 months or are at moderate to high risk of falls, this class may not be appropriate for you; take a look at our Seated Pilates Class or perhaps consider 1:1 Physiotherapy at our clinic

Seated Pilates Classes:

Seated Pilates includes all the same principles and benefits of standard Pilates classes, but are ideal if getting on and off the floor is an issue. Suitable for all, including wheelchair users*.

Neuro Rehab Pilates Classes:

These classes are designed specifically for people with Neurological conditions and include a warm-up and cool-down in sitting and 10 circuits of different Pilates exercises. Sitting and standing options are given so no one feels excluded and so each member can work to their full potential. Suitable for all with a Neurological condition, including wheelchair users*.

*Our toilet has been modified to accommodate wheelchair users, however we do not have a hoist on site.

"Love the atmosphere, friendliness and social side as much as the classes themselves. Well done Jo and team, this has changed how much I can do every day!"


Class Requirements

  • Initial 1:1 Assessment Completed
  • You and your Physiotherapist feel you are ready to attend classes*
  • You must be able to get on and off the floor independedntly for mat-based classes*

  • A course of classes (6-9 weeks) must be booked and paid for in advance of the start dates

* 1:1 sessions may be more appropriate for some conditions, this will be discussed at you initial consultation.