Pilates

Our specialist Physio-led team of instructors bring you a range of teaching styles in our signature Pilates classes. Beginners to cardio & antenatal - we have you covered!
Beginner Gentle Pilates at Denbies in Dorking

Our signature style of dynamic Pilates class, tailored with beginners in mind, and accessible for anyone who would like to take things more gently. Combines a functional approach to strengthening with gentle mobility. In standing and on the mat.

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Moderate Dynamic Pilates at Denbies in Dorking

Our signature style of dynamic Pilates class at an intermediate level. Combines a functional approach to strengthening with mobility and challenge. In standing and on the mat, occasionally standing work includes some aerobic challenge.

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Upbeat Dynamic Pilates at Denbies in Dorking

Our signature style of dynamic Pilates class, this time tailored to be fun and upbeat with an aerobic and strength challenge.  Includes Yoga inspired movement, Barre style leg work and weights.

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Cardio Pilates at Denbies in Surrey

Pilates with a twist! Fun and dynamic, this class combines a simple follow-on cardio dance style, similar to aerobics with Pilates strengthening. Can also include Yoga inspired movement, Barre style leg work and weights. Get ready to sweat and stretch alongside your strength work! Basic Pilates experience desirable.

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Our signature style of matwork Pilates class specifically for beginners or those who need a gentle class, expertly designed to give you a balanced workout targeting strength and stability. This class is tailored with beginners in mind and accessible for anyone who would like to take things more gently. Usually includes a standing component at the start of the class.

BOOK A BEGINNER/GENTLE MATWORK PILATES CLASS

Our signature style of matwork Pilates class- expertly designed to give you a balanced workout targeting strength and stability. Usually includes a standing component at the start of the class.

BOOK A MODERATE MATWORK PILATES CLASS

Antenatal Pilates in Dorking Surrey

Specifically tailored to help you throughout your pregnancy, antenatal Pilates can be suitable for every trimester. Led by our Women’s Health Physio, these specialist classes can be 1:1 or small group. Talk to our team to organise a class today or to be assessed to join any of our other Physio-led classes.

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Postnatal Pilates at SHP Health

Specifically tailored to cater for your needs after pregnancy, these postnatal classes can be a fun way of meeting other people at a similar stage to you, whilst also giving your body some much needed TLC. Led by our Women’s Health Physio, these specialist classes specifically help you to strengthen up after pregnancy and prevent problems further on. Come and relax in a beautiful space and bring your baby too!

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Other Physio-led Classes

Barre Classes in Dorking

Our Dynamic Barre classes use small repetitive movements in combination with more traditional Pilates/dance style movements to wake up your muscles in a moderate to high intensity, fun workout! This form of exercise is mainly done in standing, though there will usually be a small mat component too. It is great for posture, strength, and mobility. It differs from our signature Dynamic Pilates classes by making full use of the ballet bar for variation, a greater ‘stretch’ component and some intense leg work in standing!

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Strength and Balance Classes at SHP Health in Dorking

Led by a Physio, this class is aimed at people wanting to work on their mobility and function to optimise daily activities and independence. It is suitable for people who cannot or would prefer not to get down onto the floor. It is also suitable as a rehabilitation class, to recover from injury or as a step up to returning to a Pilates or Yoga class.

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Our Signature Style of Pilates

‘Our Signature Style of Pilates’…a dynamic Pilates class that fuses movement with breathing, use of fluid control and rhythm, pace and inspiration from Yoga, Barre and resistance training to bring you the most comprehensive of workouts in one hour.

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor Helen Barcellona is the studio lead at The Barn and has been teaching Pilates for 18 years. Originally completing her Pilates training with the APPI, Helen’s method of teaching has evolved over the years into the dynamic style of Pilates described above. Working alongside her husband Massimo, Helen’s teaching has been strongly influenced by the evidence-base regarding exercise and loading and ultimately by the needs of her clients. At SHP Health, Helen is responsible for sharing her signature Pilates teaching style with the Pilates team. Helen also provides access to this training to other health professionals teaching Pilates, with her Dynamic Pilates CPD course.

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Dynamic Pilates with Helen

Scientific evidence supports the use of Pilates for:

  1. Improving pain and disability in people with low back pain (Yamato et al 2015)
  2. Improving quality of life in older adults; by helping to improve balance, improving physical fitness & by improving mood (Bullo et al 2015Barker et al 2015)
  3. Improving pain and physical function in people with conditions such as spinal pain, certain neurological conditions and post-menopausal osteoporosis (Byrnes et al 2018)
  4. Improving function and self-perceived fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis (Sanchez-Lastra et al 2019)
  5. Improving flexibility, dynamic balance, and muscular endurance (Kamioka et al 2016)

Pilates Schedule