Pilates

About Pilates

Pilates is a movement-based therapy derived from the original concepts developed by Joseph Pilates during the early 1900’s. Joseph suffered with ill health and started to experiment with different types of fitness training to create his own series of exercises offering the perfect balance of strength and flexibility.

Today, Pilates is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective techniques to rebalance the mind and body, focus on optimal postural alignment and build strength from the inside out. Regular practice can help reverse the effects of gravity, excessive sitting and stress; facilitating improved muscle tone, balance and joint mobility.

For athletes, Pilates can complement their training by enhancing performance and avoiding injury. For those experiencing muscle or joint pain, Pilates can support remedial and rehabilitation therapies offered by other health professionals.

Our Classes

Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure high levels of personal attention within a group environment. All equipment is provided including mats, head cushions and a large variety of small equipment to enhance movement patterns.  Classes take place in a modern, light and airy studio, which is fully heated/air conditioned.

Meet the Instructors

How to book

Please contact reception on 01794 323322 to check availability and to book. All new beginners must have at least one private lesson in order to teach the fundamental principles of alignment, breathing and centering alongside completion and review of a health assessment questionnaire.

Prices

Classes are £12.75 each for one hour, bookable in advance for a minimum of one half term (ranges from 5-8 weeks depending on the half term)

Discounts are available for booking multiple half term blocks in advance with a  maximum discount of 15%.

Initial private lessons (for new beginners or refresher sessions prior to joining a group class) are available for the significantly reduced price of £30 when booking and paying for a half term of classes.

If you prefer to work privately, and do not wish to join a class, lessons are £60 per hour.

" The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power. "

Joseph pilates

Please complete and return the form via email before your introductory private lesson.

Testimonials

A year ago I had chronic lower back pain and since doing Pilates my core muscles are so much stronger and the lumbar discomfort has completely disappeared. A small and very friendly gym, such a refreshing change from previous experiences!

Kate – Romsey

Both instructors are aware of individual needs and advise appropriately. Monday’s class is more advanced but the classes support each other very well. My joints are more flexible and strong as a result of these classes.

Jo – West Wellow

Pilates is a complete body workout and especially good for core strength. The instructors are very professional and friendly. Clients are treated with respect and sensitivity of their individual needs are always met. There’s always plenty of parking and the centre is very clean, bright and welcoming. The staff are very helpful and on hand to assist you with any queries. You are made to feel comfortable and there are a range of classes for various abilities, plus other health support services and regular promotional offers.

Rosemary – Romsey

I was recommended to Pilates by my consultant to slow down the effects of my Neurological condition.
I found the class challenging but doable and a big help both physically and mentally!
Would recommend to both able and disabled persons to maintain fitness and mobility. Well explained and supervised.

John – Awbridge

I have been attending the Pilates classes at Wellow Fitness Centre for over 3 years. The level of instruction is superb with individual support given, as the class numbers are restricted to 10.
Pilates has particularly improved an ex aching back problem and is excellent for general joint mobility and range of movement. Thank you!

Jenny – Lyndhurst