Pilates

At Willaston our Pilates programme is well established and very popular.

We offer both Body Control Pilates and APPI Pilates.

The sessions are very popular with both clinic patients who depending on their specific needs benefit from working on a particular aspect of Pilates  als wit  an healthy clients who see the benefit of improving their core stability and realigning their bodies.

Body Control Pilates is taught on a 1:1 basis or in a group class.  The 1:1 sessions last for 1 hour and the classes last for 55 minutes.  They are held in our specially built Pilates studios at both Willaston and Gateway House.

The group classes are small and contain no more than 8 clients to safeguard individual correction and instruction.  The classes are pre-bookable in a block of 6 weeks ensuring that you always have a place each week.

APPI Modified Pilates is taught by fully qualified physiotherapists who have done extensive training in Pilates.  It is used in the rehabilitation setting for people who have had pain and injuries or require specialist Physiotherapy attention.  Pilates is also a unique method of restoring strength, flexibility and function.

Our Pilates programme focuses on efficient and effective movement to produce core stabilisation, postural correction and sports specific movement patterns.  Exercises can also help you to improve your flexibility and co-ordination.

APPI Pilates is taught on a 1:1 basis or in a group class.  Both the 1:1 and the classes last for 1 hour and are held in our specially built Pilates studios at Willaston and Gateway House. The individual sessions are booked in advance and are available on a Monday morning at Gateway and a Friday afternoon at Willaston.


The group classes are small and contain no more than 8 clients to safeguard individual correction and instruction.  The classes are pre-bookable in a block of 6 weeks ensuring that you always have a place each week.  At the end of the 6 weeks you have the chance to rebook to maintain your place before it is offered to others.

Everyone joining Pilates is encouraged to have an initial 1:1 session with the physiotherapist to set out their treatment goals and ensure they understand the basic principles of the class.  This will guarantee you get the most out of the first set of classes.  

Better Bones & Better Balance APPI Pilates is taught by our physiotherapist Sue Coppack in a group class, the classes last for 60 minutes.  They are held in our specially built Pilates studios at Gateway House. Better Bones Pilates will help combat the onset or progresion of Osteoporosis.
Better Balance Pilates is a follow on course from Better Bones Pilates. Clients must have completed at least one course of Better Bones before progressing to Better Balance. 

Our six week classes are taught in small groups. They include exercises to help your balance and co-ordination, increase your postural awareness, increase strength and stretch.

The aims of the classes are to:

  • Reduce facture risk
  • Reduce fall risk and to build confidence
  • Increase strength and flexibility

Advice on diet and lifestyle will also be included. 

Please note that payment for the block of classes secures your place. Missed classes cannot be carried over and no refunds will be given for unattended classes. You will be sent a booking form which will have a payment date deadline, due to the high demand of our classes, if payment is not made by the deadline date then your space will be reallocated to our waiting list. If a class is cancelled by the instructor a class will be added to the end of the block, no refunds will be issued if this class date is not suitable. 

If you have any questions or would like further information on any of our Pilates classes, please contact our admin team who will be happy to help you.