Pilates is a form of non-aerobic body conditioning exercise that can be very beneficial for keeping tall, toned and supple, as well as for rehabilitating from an injury / operation or managing many health conditions. All of our classes are limited to six people and are run by physiotherapists, so you get expert care and attention.

How does it work?

Pilates targets the deep postural muscles which are important in providing our bodies with stability and support. This helps to protect our joints and surrounding structures and aims to create a balance within our body. Through injury, illness or poor postural habits these muscles may become tight and overactive. This can lead to increased stresses and strains being placed on our joints.

Benefits of Pilates:

  • Improved postural alignment
  • Increase flexibility of tight muscles
  • Builds and conditions core abdominal muscles, improving their tone
  • Alleviates back pain and pain caused by poor posture
  • Reduces recurrence of back pain
  • Improves sporting performance
  • Improves balance and co-ordination
  • Aids relaxation and reduces stress
  • Appropriate for all levels of fitness and can be progressed from basic to a very challenging level
  • Helps stress incontinence
  • Enhanced body and movement awareness
  • Evidence based
  • Close supervision by physiotherapists ensures safe and appropriate levels of exercise are undertaken

Correcting poor movement patterns takes time. Pilates is not a 'quick fix', however, by re-educating the muscles and encouraging sound muscle recruitment, normal natural movement is regained. With time hopefully you will learn to incorporate Pilates exercises and ideas into your daily lifestyle.

Who is it suitable for?

Pilates is suitable for all levels of fitness, for those who are at least 6 weeks post-surgery, for those who are able to get on and off the floor with ease. We welcome ante- and post-natal clients who can have their participation within the class modified to suit their stage/ recovery process. Pilates can also benefit those suffering from long-term conditions such as arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome, for whom participation can be paced and tailored to the individual’s needs.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothes such as tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a t-shirt. Reasonably tight-fitting clothes allow the Pilates instructor to see and therefore correct your alignment more easily, however this is not compulsory.

Class timetable

Classes are held on site, all our classes are limited to six people and are run by physiotherapists, so you get the expert care and attention.


  • Monday: 5pm - 6pm or 6.15pm - 7.15pm

  • Tuesday: 3.45pm - 4.45pm; 5pm - 6pm; 6.15pm - 7.15pm

  • Thursday: 6.30pm - 7.30pm


  • Monday: 4.45pm-5.45pm, The Yoga Tree, All Saint’s Green, Norwich


Booking a class

If you would like to chat about whether Pilates is right for you or would like to book into a class, please call our Physiotherapy department on 01603 255 587.

How much does it cost?

£41.50 per month for 4 classes.