Pilates in Sheffield For All Levels & Abilities
Join one of our Pilates classes in Sheffield, led by friendly and qualified instructors.
Here at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & wellness, we believe in the importance of providing a range of services that contribute towards the whole wellness package; lifestyle, reducing stress levels, fitness, posture and nutrition. Our Pilates classes are a great way for you focus on improving your core strength, pelvic floor strength, mobility and flexibility and overall posture.
Our friendly Pilates help you transform your life through Pilates. Whether that’s learning to move better to get back to playing a sport, returning to work after a long period off, or ensuring you can live your life without the impact of pain and injury, our Pilates classes are a great way to get there. Our Pilates classes in Sheffield are kept small to ensure you get the individual attention and support you need to reach your goals.
Why Choose Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness?
We are passionate about helping you move better, feel better and live better and we like to ensure we have classes for all ages and abilities. We aim to accommodate everyone. We understand that coming to a Pilates class for the first time can sometimes be intimidating for a beginner or someone with reduced mobility, which is why we offer a range of classes for all ability levels and we invite you to attend your first session completely free.
We offer a beautiful, relaxed environment for you to enjoy, including a large Pilates studio with a range of equipment provided. All classes are kept small to ensure you get dedicated time and support from our friendly instructors and we can ensure you are practising your Pilates safely
For those of you who want to increase your flexibility, strength and posture, but don’t have the time to travel to our studio or prefer to work out from home, we also offer online classes. In addition to this, we run Men’s Only class, as well as Mummy & Me Pilates classes for mum and baby.
Thanks to our wonderful clients, we are rated one of the Top Rated Physiotherapists in Sheffield, as well as being recent winners of the Northern Sports Injury Clinic of the Year (2019), and Health & Wellness Clinic of the Year (2020).
What are the benefits to our Pilates classes?
Pilates is a form of full-body exercise that focuses on activating the muscles that lie deep around your spine, pelvis and hips. These muscles, when strengthened, can provide a large number of benefits to your body. If you’re interested in Pilates after an injury, our instructors will work with you to ensure you hit your personal goals. Benefits of Pilates include:
- Increased core stability
- Improved muscle tone
- Better postural alignment and awareness
- Reduction in pain
- Improved flexibility
- Greater power production in sports
- Reduced risk of injury
- Accelerated speed of recovery
- Reduction in stress levels and improved sense of well-being
Online Virtual Pilates
Due to the nature of how COVID-19 has changed the way we exercise and keep fit, we also provide Pilates classes online. Our classes can be practised in the comfort of your own home, without the need to travel to our studio. We offer a mix of live live classes and pre-recorded classes.
If you want to find out more about our virtual Pilates classes, please call the clinic or use the form below and a member of our friendly team will get back to you shortly. If you’re interested in giving Pilates a try, claim your complimentary one week unlimited online Pilates class pass.
What Pilates Classes do we Offer?
Virtual Pilates Classes
Pilates for All Online
This is a mixed-level matwork class, which is suitable for all levels of ability. Medical forms are sent to you online before joining the class to ensure the instructor can adapt movements and stretches where necessary, to accommodate everyone.
Strength & Conditioning
This is another online class suitable for all levels of ability. This class uses the Pilates Principles, but brings a cardio challenge into the class, resulting in a great workout for your body and your heart.
If you’ve done a beginner’s course and you are after more of a challenge, but you are not yet ready to move onto the intermediate level, then this class is perfect for you. You may also enjoy this class if you are currently carrying an injury and have mobility problems. This class is great for someone who has done Pilates before.
If you are a regular Pilates-goer and require a further challenge, you’ll enjoy this class. Great for those who enjoy sport regularly as a hobby, this Pilates class is a safe yet challenging workout.
Our intermediate and advanced class is great for those of you who do Pilates regularly, but want to experience a further challenge.
In-Person Pilates Classes (Sheffield Studio)
If you’re still unsure about which class is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact our team, who will be happy to advise.
Pilates for All
This Pilates class is suitable for all levels of ability, with mixed level mat work. Medical forms are sent online before joining to ensure the instructor can adapt to exercises where necessary, to ensure everyone can join in.
Strength & Conditioning
The strengthening and conditioning classes are also suitable for all levels of ability. In this class, we use the Pilates Principles, but also bring a cardio challenge into the class. A great workout for your body and your heart.
This class is suitable for those who have done a beginner’s course and would like more of a challenge but are not ready to progress to intermediate. perfect for those who are carrying an injury or who have mobility problems. This class is also great for someone who has done Pilates before.
Our intermediate Pilates classes are suitable for those who have done Pilates regularly and require a further challenge. A challenging, but safe workout. This is also great for those who enjoy sport regularly as a hobby.
If you regularly take part in Pilates, but you require a bit more of a challenge, then this class is perfect for you.
Our older adults Pilates classes are chair-based classes, which is great for those with reduced mobility and those who may struggle to go onto the floor or walk about easily. This Pilates class encourages improved balance, mobility, stability and confidence.
Blokes only Pilates
Our men-only Pilates class is designed to improve flexibility, balance, mobility, and core strength. During this class, we cover the basic principles of Pilates, along with additional challenges. This class is great for men who feel stiff, inflexible, and want to keep playing sports for many years.
Mummy & Me Pilates
A class for mum and baby (up to walking age), which is run by a senior pelvic health physiotherapist. Aimed at restoring the pelvic floor and core after birth, this class aims to bring back strength and works on improving posture to help when carrying your baby.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for information and commonly asked questions about Pilates.
What areas of the body does Pilates target?
Pilates is most famous for strengthening the core of your body. This includes, but is not limited to: the deep muscles of the back, the abdomen and pelvic floor. These are the muscles you rely upon for good posture and efficient movement patterns.
When the core is strong, the frame of your body is supported. As a result, a strong core allows the neck, shoulders, and other surrounding muscles and joints to relax.
Although your core is the focus for most movements in Pilates, it’s not the only body part to benefit from this type of workout. Hips, pelvis, glutes, back, shoulders and arms are all targeted. In fact, Pilates is one of the best workouts for discovering muscles you weren’t even aware of (or haven’t been used effectively in years).
The fact that there are dozens of different styles of Pilates is a testament to how adaptable the workout is to challenging different areas of the body, as well as achieving different fitness goals.
Can Pilates help you lose weight?
Pilates is known for creating long, strong and lean muscles. Whilst it’s not a cardiovascular workout in the same sense as a spin class or a 20-minute run, it’s fantastic for improving your muscle tone and restoring muscle balance. This creates a posture that helps you look and feel extremely fit.
Our clients often report that Pilates was the key to them achieving the shape they’ve been working towards for years. Not only this, some adaptations can increase the number of calories burnt.
Here at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, we have several Cardio Pilates classes, each week for those wanting to focus on losing weight as a goal. If you need advice on what style and routine of Pilates best suit your lifestyle and goals, please get in touch with a member of our team, who will be happy to offer advice.
How long does it take to see results?
Combined with positive changes to your diet, you should start seeing benefits in just within the first month of attending regularly. This is the result of targeting and strengthening muscles that have often been left untrained for long periods of time. This is why so many of our clients are so surprised by how such a controlled workout may leave their muscles feeling so tired and sore the next day.
To continue seeing improvements and advancements in your Pilates practice, our instructors vary the movements used during classes from week to week. By offering dozens of different small group classes each week led by friendly and experienced instructors, we can perfectly guide you on the path to continually improving your Pilates practice.
We believe that to achieve the results you want, Pilates must be practised consistently. We have designed our membership programs with you and your results in mind.
After attending our complimentary Pilates class we have a Kick Start Pilates plan which is a 3 month membership, that includes a deep tissue massage, some equipment and an at home exercise video. This is the perfect way to really kickstart your wellness routine.
We know you will love the difference Pilates makes to your life, so we have further membership options after this to offer flexibility and the most cost effective way to continue your practice.
The team of instructors is overseen by an extremely experienced women’s health specialist physiotherapist. Although our classes are by no means exclusively for women, this added level of experience and expertise can be of huge benefit to any ladies suffering from certain conditions where Pilates is known to help manage, improve and remove symptoms, especially for anyone interested in completing 1:1 or 1:2 classes.
If you are interested in finding out more about seeing results from pilates, read our recent blog post, where we outline all you need to know about the health benefits of pilates alongside the timeframe of how long it takes to see those results!
What are the different styles of Pilates?
At Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, we teach an 8 week rolling theme. This keeps things fresh and exciting, its developed our clinical specialist to optimise results, and it combines various difference techniques and class types to challenge your body and see the difference quicker.
What's the difference between yoga and Pilates?
Whilst both Pilates and yoga share the same objective (improving strength, balance, flexibility, posture and breathing), the delivery of movement is different.
Yoga focuses on static poses to gradually improve flexibility. Whereas, Pilates practices an almost constant flow of movement to relax any tense muscles, which in return strengthens muscles around the body.
Additionally, Pilates incorporates equipment, such as: resistance bands, a magic circle and matwork. Whereas yoga does not require the use of any equipment.
Is there a minimum level of fitness required?
Nope, not at all. There is no minimum level of fitness required. At Katie Bell, we want to make fitness and wellbeing accessible to everyone, which is why we offer Pilates classes for all levels of ability. Complete beginners, and those who are less mobile are always more than welcome.
Before you start Pilates, we would recommend you take an initial assessment with a physiotherapist if you have any particular needs or concerns before undertaking any exercise. If you have any reservations about joining one of our inclusive classes, please speak to our team who can recommend a class to best fit your needs. At Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, we can easily tailor your exercises to start at a level most suited to you.
What to bring or wear to a Pilates class?
Our instructors would recommend that you wear clothes that are comfortable, easy to move in, but not too baggy. Socks are optional, but you can wear them if that feels most comfortable.
All mats and small equipment (balls, bands, etc.) will be provided for you in our stunning Pilates studio in Sheffield, along with plenty of water if you need it.
To find out more about our Pilates classes, please call the clinic or simply enter your details below and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.
Meet the Pilates Team
“I have suffered with a bad back for a number of years and am having physiotherapy at present. I was recommended pilates by my Physio. I have really enjoyed finding out how inflexible and weak I am! Katie made the class enjoyable despite my short-comings. I now come weekly and little-by-little I am getting stronger and more flexible and it’s helping me manage my back pain a lot.”
“I am writing a thesis and spend hours on the computer so was referred by my Physiotherapist to attend Pilates. I love coming, you are friendly inclusive and accepting; I feel confident in your expertise and experience. The best result has been more flexibility, core strength and I am more knowledgeable about my own body.”
“I have been doing online classes now throughout lockdown and beyond and I just want to say a huge thank you. Without exception all the classes have been fantastic. The instructors are clear and brilliant at ensuring that everything is suitable for all abilities. Well done, I’m so glad this will continue after the break next week.Have a good break everyone and thanks again.”
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