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Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the body.

See Also:
Tai Chi, Yoga

An Overview of Pilates

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, such as the Reformer, the Cadillac and Wunda Chair. With its system of pulleys and springs, handles and straps, the apparatus can provide either resistance or support, depending on your needs.

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.


  • May provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain
  • Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Find Pilates Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

U Dance Academy

U Dance Academy offers variety of fitness and dance classes, such as Zumba, Fitness Pilates and Cuban Salsa.

LizzieMe Core Pilates

LizzieMe Core pilates offers a mixture of abilities from Beginners to Intermediate in Pilates.

Our studio is based in Chesterfield at the Hall on the Green, Ulverston Rd. Newbold
Chesterfield S41 8EQ.

PfP Leisure

Not-for-profit organisation provided leisure facilities to clients across the country including local authorities. Manage over 120 leisure centres in England.



Mat Pilates session aimed at improving posture and core, muscular strength, flexibility and balance.