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Welcome to our studio

Situated in the heart of Swindon's Old Town, Pilates Esprit offers a full timetable of Pilates and Barre.

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ABOUT US

We are passionate about Pilates and use our wealth of experience to help you achieve a strong, flexible body that moves with ease.

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EMILY

“I trained as a dancer at London Studio Centre and regularly practised Pilates to stay injury free throughout my career. I loved how Pilates helped me control my long limbs and feel confident in my body. I was hooked from my first mat class and began my teacher training in 2013 with STOTT Pilates. I am trained to teach matwork, reformer, studio equipment and barre and love to combine the principles of Pilates with my dance background.”

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FIONA

“I have always worked in the fitness industry starting as an exercise to music teacher and dance enthusiast in the eighties. I experienced the healing and protective nature of Pilates after several bouts of low back and shoulder pain. I trained as a comprehensive teacher in 2006 with STOTT Pilates and started the first Pilates Esprit studio in 2008. I am currently training as a myofascial release therapist and doing a course in three dimensional functional exercise.”

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ALI

“After years of enjoying Matwork Pilates, I started Reformer Pilates to assist recovery from a ski accident and knee operation. After appreciating the full benefits of Pilates, I went on to complete my STOTT instructor training in 2012 and am certified in both Matwork and Reformer. I have further developed my knowledge with courses in functional anatomy and workshops for shoulder girdle and lumbo-pelvic stability as well as pre and post-natal Pilates and fascial fitness. First and foremost I love my Pilates and continue to reap the benefits from doing it myself.”

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SARAH

“I became a sports therapist 15 years ago. I treat a wide range of soft tissue disorders and do a mean sports massage! I qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2013. Pilates became a passion of mine because within months of participating in classes my longstanding back issues virtually disappeared. I quickly realized that most of my exercise prescription for my sports therapy clients, were in fact tried and tested Pilates exercises. My two roles complement each other beautifully.”

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NATALIE

“I started Pilates 13 years ago to help with back problems, after weeks the back problems disappeared and have never returned. I have been hooked ever since on the affect it has on the whole body and mind, I found it gives me a feeling of energy and positivity after every class. I can also recommend Pilates for pre and post-natal women, from my own experience, the difference a strong core and body awareness can make in child birth is remarkable! I felt it was a natural progression to go on and teach what I love, so that is exactly what I did. I completed my full comprehensive course with Polestar Pilates in May 2017 and have trained in mat, reformer and full studio equipment.”

CLASSES

We have classes to suit all experience levels, from complete novice to sports professional. With daytime, evening and weekend classes there will be something to suit your schedule. We also offer private classes by appointment.

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MATWORK

A floor-based class with both classical and contemporary Pilates exercises that will mobilise and strengthen the entire body. Small props such as fitness circles, foam rollers and flex bands are used to assist and challenge your work out.

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REFORMER

Clients use the Pilates Reformer to improve their posture and alignment by exercising against variable resistance. During the session the whole body is worked from the feet upwards in a way that promotes mobility, strength and control of the spine and all of the joints.

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BARRE

Using Pilates principles, barre classes at Pilates Esprit offer a low-impact, high-intensity workout using the ballet barre. A fun and dynamic class that works the entire body with a focus on form and alignment. You will feel the burn in this class and leave feeling energised.

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GENTLE PILATES

A slower paced class, combining standing and seated Pilates exercises. We work on posture, stability and creating balance in the muscles. This class does not contain floor-based work, so is ideal if getting down to the floor proves challenging. Suitable for those with Osteoporosis.

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MIXED EQUIPMENT

Mixed Equipment is a small group class, utilizing studio equipment including, the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. These larger pieces of equipment serve to support and challenge the body through a varied and thorough workout. You’ll leave feeling taller, stronger and ready for the day.

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CARDIO PILATES

The latest addition to our timetable. A low-impact, high-energy interval training class. This class will transform your regular Reformer routines into fun, energising workouts helping you tone up, strengthen joints and burn more calories. Not suitable for complete beginners.

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PRICING

MAT | BARRE | REFORMER

£12

PER CLASS
6 CLASS PASS £60.00*

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PRIVATE CLASS

£42.00

PER SESSION
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EXPRESS CLASS

£7.00

45 MINUTE LUNCHTIME CLASS

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GENTLE CLASS

£7.00

45 MINUTE CLASS

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DUET CLASS

£50.00

£25 PER PERSON
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* Class passes are valid for two months from date of purchase. We operate a 12 hour cancellation policy on all classes and private sessions.

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FAQ

  • What is Pilates?

    Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It is an exercise system designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture and wellbeing. Pilates exercises can be done on a mat or using special equipment, including the Reformer, the Cadillac and Wunda Chair.

  • What are the benefits of Pilates?

    Regular Pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle strength, stability and mobility of joints, as well helping you relax and calm the mind.

  • Why should I do Pilates at Pilates Esprit?

    Pilates Esprit is a welcoming and inclusive studio with caring instructors that have over 25 years’ experience between them. We are client focussed and pride ourselves on high quality teaching in a warm environment.

  • How do I get started?

    Contact us to discuss your goals and we can suggest a suitable class for your level. If you are new to Pilates we suggest an intro session to familiarise you with the basic principles of Pilates, go over any goals or limitations you may have and show you how the studio equipment works. If you are an experienced Pilates practitioner you can book your class using our online booking system on the link below.

  • How do I book online?

    Click this link to book your class via our secure MindBody online booking system.

  • What do I wear?

    Wear something that allows you to move freely and stretch fully in. Classes are done barefoot or in socks and we have grip socks available to purchase at the studio. Avoid wearing belts, buckles or zippers. Long hair should be tied up.

  • What should I bring?

    We provide all mats and equipment you’ll need during your class. We have water and snacks at the studio. If you have been referred by a physiotherapist please bring your notes and any exercise programmes with you.

  • What if I can’t get to class every week?

    Pilates does require commitment and dedication in order to really gain its benefits. However, we understand that there will be times when you cannot get to class. Our class pass is flexible and is valid for two months from purchase date.

  • What if I need to cancel a class or private session?

    We understand that there may be an occasion where you need to cancel your class. To avoid being charged we ask that you give a minimum of 12 hours notice. This enables clients on the class waitlist to get a spot at the class. For further information on our cancellation policy please see our terms and conditions.

  • I would like to try barre but I’ve never done ballet?

    Not a problem! We aim to make everyone feel comfortable in our studio. Your Pilates principles are the foundation for this standing class and we work you out from the feet up. It’s a challenging class but worthwhile for the sense of accomplishment at the end.

  • Where can I get more information?

    You can email us on info@pilatesesprit.com or call us on 07970326268. We love to talk Pilates so get in touch!

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GET IN TOUCH

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Pilates Esprit, Suite D, Market House, Marlborough Road, Old Town, Swindon SN3 1QY

info@pilatesesprit.com
07970 326268