All classes are currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the website or follow us on social media for updates.
Pilates is for everyone; young or old, fit or out of shape, flexible or less so.
Pilates is a gentle but challenging low-impact form of exercise with a focus on the core and postural muscles, working to align the spine and improve posture. Gentle and safe, each class is open level and offers options for all students, from beginner to advanced.
A series of controlled, precise movements is designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk and you will notice how your body adapts to the exercises in a matter of weeks, improving conditioning, and creating balance in your body.
Lifestyle and occupational hazards can mean that we forget how to move efficiently and this can put a strain on the body. Pilates is a great way to “re-educate” our bodies.
Many exercises take place in reclining or sitting positions that doesn’t put pressure on your joints, making it suitable for everyone.
Works well as part of a weight loss programme. Mats provided. Classes are drop-in, with no advance booking necessary.
This class is run by an external teacher, Maxine Brown. Leave your details at [email protected] for Maxine to contact you.
Practicing at Home
Please make sure you have plenty of space to practice safely and comfortably. Take a rest or a water break any time you need one. If you are practicing yoga or pilates please back out of any postures that bring you pain or discomfort, take a rest and come back to the class when you are ready. Your teacher will give you any additional instructions or advice at the start of your Zoom.
We have new processes and measures in place to keep you safe. Please read our Studio Guidelines before booking.
We're based at 24 Hope Street, with Studio 1 on the Ground Floor, and Studio 2 on the first floor. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
What to Wear
Leggings and t-shirts or other comfortable clothes are perfect for most classes. Some classes recommend specific dance shoes, but otherwise bare feet is fine. Check with us in advance if you are unsure.
Payments & Pricing
Studio classes are run by MDI and some are subsidised through our charitable funding.
Some classes run right through term breaks, others take time out. Please check the website to find out when your class is running.
All classes are suitable for adults aged 16+ (unless otherwise stated).