Pilates Studio in Sheffield For All Levels & Abilities

Our Pilates classes in Sheffield are delivered by a team of highly qualified and friendly instructors for all levels of abilities. 

Our mission as a business is to transform lives, inspiring people to be as well as they can be by providing a portfolio of services and experts to meet your health needs. We are passionate about the whole wellness package; lifestyle, reducing stress levels, fitness, posture and nutrition. In addition, we go beyond simply reducing the pain, but deliver long-term solutions that resolve the root of any problem or discomfort. In a nutshell, our team of Pilates instructors in Sheffield are determined to help you move better and feel better.

We aim to transform lives whether it’s getting back to playing sport, returning to work after a long period off, ensuring you can live your life without the impact of pain and injury, or learning how to move better and become more flexible.

Our Pilates classes in Sheffield are small to ensure you get the attention you need to reach your goals. We also offer a large number of virtual Pilates classes for those of you who prefer to workout from the comfort of your own home. At Katie Bell, we have a class waiting for you to accommodate your needs. 

Reflecting this attitude to excellence, we are one of the Top Rated Physiotherapists in Sheffield, as well as 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 the spine, pelvis and hips. These muscles, when strengthened, can provide a large number of benefits to our customers. We work with an array of conditions and injuries, and work collaboratively to deliver the best possible outcome for whatever your reason for taking part in Pilates with us.

 

Benefits of Pilates include: 

  • Increased core stability
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Better postural alignment and awareness
  • Reduction in pain
  • Greater power production in sports
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Accelerated speed of recovery
  • Reduction in stress levels and improved sense of well-being

Pilates Virtual – Online Virtual Pilates

Due to the nature of how COVID-19 has changed the way we exercise and keep fit, we also provide virtual Pilates online. Our classes can be practised in the comfort of your own home. A mix of live streams and exclusively online classes available. 

To find out more about our Pilates virtual classes, please call the clinic or use the form below and one of our team will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, claim your complimentary one week unlimited online Pilates class pass.

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Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

What’s included in our Pilates Classes?

Virtual Pilates Classes

Pilates for All Online

Suitable for all levels of ability. A mixed level matwork class. Medical forms are sent online before joining to ensure the instructor can adapt where necessary.

Strength & Conditioning

Suitable for all levels of ability. A class that uses the Pilates Principles, but brings a cardio challenge into the class. A great workout for your body and your heart.

Improvers Pilates

Suitable for those who have done a beginners 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. Great for someone who has done Pilates before.

Intermediate Online

Suitable for those who have done Pilates regularly and require a further challenge. A challenging, but safe workout. Great for those who enjoy sport regularly as a hobby.

Intermediate/Advanced

Suitable for those who have done intermediate Pilates regularly and require a further challenge.

Face to face Pilates Classes in Sheffield

Pilates for All

Suitable for all levels of ability. A mixed level matwork class. Medical forms are sent online before joining to ensure the instructor can adapt where necessary.

Strength & Conditioning

Suitable for all levels of ability. A class that uses the Pilates Principles, but brings a cardio challenge into the class. A great workout for your body and your heart.

Improvers Pilates

Suitable for those who have done a beginners 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. Great for someone who has done Pilates before.

Intermediate

Suitable for those who have done Pilates regularly and require a further challenge. A

challenging, but safe workout. Great for those who enjoy sport regularly as a hobby.

Intermediate/Advanced

Suitable for those who have done intermediate Pilates regularly and require a further challenge.

Older Adults

A chair-based class for the older adult, who may struggle to go onto the floor or walk about easily. This Pilates class encourages improved balance, mobility, stability and confidence.

Yoga

Suitable for all levels of ability. Improves strength, balance, and flexibility and brings a sense of deep relaxation.

Blokes only Pilates

Men only class. Designed to improve flexibility, balance, mobility, and core strength. Covering the basic principles of Pilates with additional challenges. 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). Ran by a senior pelvic health physiotherapist. Aimed at restoring the pelvic floor and core after birth. Brings back strength and works on improving posture to help when carrying your baby.

Meet the Pilates team

Pilates FAQ

Please see below for general information about Pilates and more details about our Pilates classes in Sheffield and online.

What areas of the body does Pilates target?

Pilates is most famous for strengthening the core of the body. This includes, but not limited to: the deep muscles of the back, the abdomen and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely upon for good posture and efficient movement patterns.

When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. As a result, a strong core allows the neck, shoulders, and other surrounding muscles and joints to relax.

Although the 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 testament to how adaptable the workout is to challenging different areas of the body, as well as achieving different fitness goals. To provide an example, we’ve recently introduced Barre Pilates classes at our Sheffield Studio, which is an amazing combination of ballet barre work, Pilates and cardio.

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 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, there are also adaptations that can increase the number of calories burnt.

Winsor Pilates, for example, was started by a dancer who studied under a first-generation teacher. This style shares many aspects of Classical Pilates. However, it differs in its focus on maintaining continuous movement, which increases the cardiovascular benefits and 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 further advice on what style and routine of Pilates best suits your lifestyle and goals, please call the clinic or use the form below and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

How long does it take to see results?

Combined with positive changes to your diet, you should start seeing benefits in just a few sessions. 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, it is important that your instructor vary the movements used from week to week.

By offering dozens of different small group classes each week led by exceptionally talented and experienced instructors, we are able to perfectly guide you upon the path to continually improving your Pilates practice.

The team of instructors are overseen by an extremely well-respected and experienced women’s health specialist physiotherapist. Although the 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.

What are the different styles of Pilates?

At Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, we have a number of different Pilates Classes in Sheffield each week. From Cardio and Power Pilates, to Barre and Improver Matwork Pilates.

We are able to provide for all different types of abilities, situations and objectives. Importantly, our highly experienced instructors always make sure to incorporate different principles of Pilates and yoga into the classes each week, making sure to keep the sessions up-to-date, varied and highly effective.

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?

There is no minimum level of fitness required. Complete beginners are always more than welcome. 

However, we would recommend an initial assessment with a physiotherapist if you have any particular needs or concerns before undertaking any exercise. Alternatively, please speak to us first about any reservations you might have so we can place you in the most appropriate Pilates class. At Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, we can easily tailor the exercises to start at a level most suited to you.

What to bring or wear to a Pilates class?

It is recommended that you wear clothes that are comfortable, easy to move in, but not too baggy. Socks are optional.

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 needed.

Covid-19 Update

For anyone visiting the clinic, please be reassured that we have put in place the following checks and procedures to ensure the clinic remains covid-secure:

  • Appointment times have been extended to allow for full sanitisation of rooms between clients
    Masks are worn by our therapists
  • We are operating a mask friendly policy for customers. It is your choice if you wish to wear one.
  • Appointment times are staggered to reduce interaction in the reception.
  • The waiting area has been adapted to provide plenty of space.
  • We have a cash-free policy and have put in place a hygiene screen at reception.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PILATES CLASSES, PLEASE CALL THE CLINIC OR SIMPLY ENTER YOUR DETAILS BELOW AND OUR TEAM WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

Fully Covid-Secure

For anyone visiting the studio, please be reassured that we have put in place the very highest of checks and procedures to ensure the clinic remains covid-secure. Throughout all of this, we will continue to do everything we possibly can for our community of members who need are help more than ever!

Pilates Testimonials

“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.”

Google Review Rating: 4.9

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Covid-19 Update

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