Developed in the 1920s, pilates is a low-impact full-body workout that's soared in popularity over the last 20 years. If you're looking for a fun way to burn calories, improve flexibility, and build up your muscles, visiting one of London's pilates studios might be just right for you. More and more places in the city are now offering mat-based or reformer pilates classes - discover the studio that's right for you with this guide to pilates in London.
Guide to pilates in London
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Pilates in London
- Frame – Modern fitness classes
- FS8 – Full-body fitness
- Karve – Innovative pilates training
- Lim Studio – Boutique studio in Highbury
- Ten Health & Fitness – Focus on reformer pilates
- Heartcore – Moving freely
- Core – Chic West London studios
- Yogaloom Pilates – Pilates, yoga, and personal training
- The Honor Oak Wellness Rooms – Therapies and classes for wellness
- Fix London – Wellness in Stratford
- Hot Yoga South – Sweat it out
- Yoga Rocks – Hot pilates in North London
- Tempo 301 – Reinvigorating reformer pilates
- Nobu Pilates – Leading studio in London
- Bamford Wellness Spa – Head to the spa
- Exhale Pilates – Award-winning North London studio
- The Yoga Quarter – Bustling hot pilates hub
- Paola's BodyBarre – Unique fitness experience
- East of Eden – Working out in Walthamstow
- Revive Yoga – Diverse classes and therapies
- Blok – Tons of fitness options
- Pilates Klinik – Intimate pilates classes
- Form Studios – Award-winning fitness
- Oru – A space for work and wellness
- Pilates in the Clouds – Pilates with a view
- Pilates Squared – In-studio and online sessions
- Pilates HQ – Reformer pilates in Islington
- Bootcamp Pilates – Pilates for everyone
- Triyoga – Vibrant fitness studios
- Yogaloft – Local in West London
- Yogahome – Benefiting the community
- The Refinery – Bold Hackney studio
- Down To Earth – Design-conscious space
Pilates in London
Modern fitness classes
Fitness is fun at Frame. This lively and modern gym boasts a number of sites around the city and offers a varied selection of classes to suit a range of moods and preferences. If you're ready to get your blood pumping, a number of reformer pilates classes are on offer, including advanced classes and beginner-friendly sessions for newcomers.
Located in the heart of the capital, FS8 offers unique full-body workouts and a strong community vibe. Sessions here combine elements of reformer and mat pilates with yoga and tone. The classes have a supportive atmosphere and take place in a modern studio. Every level of experience is welcome to join in here.
Innovative pilates training
Modern pilates studio Karve is the first in the city to offer transformer pilates training. This loft studio is modern and low-lit, with pounding music to get your blood pumping. You'll exercise with a custom transformer machine with 12 levels of resistance to get the workout that's right for you. The in-demand classes here suit all levels and are led by energetic and supportive instructors.
Boutique studio in Highbury
Highbury's Lim Studio is a boutique space offering classes in yoga, pilates, and barre. There's a welcoming atmosphere and classes are available to suit every level. The timetable includes in-person, online, and on-demand sessions. You can also arrange one-to-one private pilates sessions with the studio owner, which can be held either online or in the studio.
Focus on reformer pilates
There are several branches of Ten Health & Fitness around the city, all of which focus on teaching reformer pilates. Other services are also offered here like physiotherapy, sports massage, and personal training. The spaces are airy and contemporary with a variety of facilities. Classes are offered here for every level of experience.
Heartcore offers a unique pilates-based workout that includes elements of yoga and the joy of free movement. The group operates a number of fitness studios throughout the capital. A range of classes are available at these modern studios whether you want to build strength with apparatus, exercise on a mat, or want a class that's pregnancy-friendly.
Chic West London studios
Try pilates in an elegant and chic studio environment at Core. Spaces are uplifting and have won awards for their design. These West London studios do reformer pilates to suit various levels, with both classic and power pilates on the timetable. If you're keen on becoming a pilates teacher yourself you can also take teacher training here and kickstart a new career.
Pilates, yoga, and personal training
Vibrant fitness studio Yogaloom Pilates does sessions in yoga and pilates, as well as providing personal training. The studio covers a variety of different yoga styles as well as friendly and welcoming reformer pilates classes with just 2-4 people per class so you get the right level of attention and support.
Therapies and classes for wellness
There are many ways to boost your wellbeing at The Honor Oak Wellness Rooms. This South London space is smart and contemporary. There are various services to support your health such as acupuncture, osteopathy, and physiotherapy. Pilates and yoga courses are also taught here to help you achieve various health goals such as lowering stress and anxiety or building flexibility.
Wellness in Stratford
Located in Stratford, Fix London is a hub for wellbeing. The venue is bright and airy and offers a range of health and fitness services under one roof. One option here is mat pilates. There are group classes and longer courses like beginners' introductions. You can also book one-to-one private pilates instruction tailored to your individual requirements.
Sweat it out
Balham's Hot Yoga South specialises in pilates and yoga classes held in hot or warm environments. Everybody is welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience – the venue wants to make hot yoga and pilates accessible to all. Pilates classes are on several times a week at this inclusive studio.
Hot pilates in North London
Explore hot yoga and pilates at Yoga Rocks in Palmers Green. This popular independent studio is a safe and welcoming space with classes to suit everyone from total beginners to those with tons of experience. The timetable includes pilates sessions and a range of different yoga styles, all taught in hot or warm environments.
Reinvigorating reformer pilates
Join an upbeat and invigorating reformer pilates session at Tempo 301. These trendy and contemporary studios offer challenging classes set to pumping music, with options for all levels of experience. There are advanced classes as well as sessions for complete beginners. You can also organise customised private pilates sessions here for groups of two or three.
Leading studio in London
Nobu Pilates is recognised as one of the top pilates studios in the city. This is a modern studio with small class sizes so everyone gets the right level of support and attention. Classes take an innovative approach, combining classic pilates with newer techniques. As well as group sessions, you can organise private classes that are tailored to your personal health and fitness goals.
Head to the spa
Bamford Wellness Spa is an upscale spa based at The Berkeley. This luxurious destination has a range of facilities and offers refreshing treatments. Regular yoga and pilates classes are held here too in the well-equipped fitness centre. You can also book a one-to-one reformer pilates sessions where you'll get personalised support.
Award-winning North London studio
You can give pilates a go at award-winning studio Exhale Pilates. The spaces are modern and sleek and the classes centre on reformer pilates, plus sessions with other types of apparatus. Inductions are also held here to introduce you to this type of fitness routine. Workshops, teacher training, and private sessions for individuals or pairs are also available here.
Bustling hot pilates hub
North London's The Yoga Quarter specialises in hot yoga and pilates. The studio is open seven days a week and offers more than 55 classes each week. Oxygen levels in the studio are carefully controlled to ensure you hit peak performance throughout your class. Try inferno pilates sessions here and get ready to sweat.
Unique fitness experience
Explore a unique fitness style designed by Paola Di Lanzo at Paola's BodyBarre in Fulham. The studio is smart and on-trend. A range of sessions are on offer here combining elements of pilates, barre, and yoga. There are options for beginners and pre- and post-natal classes. Events, retreats, and personal training sessions are also available from this studio.
Working out in Walthamstow
If you're looking for a workout in Walthamstow, try East of Eden. This friendly studio offers yoga, pilates, and barre sessions, with options for all levels of experience. Reformer, mat, and inferno pilates classes are all offered here. The studio also has its own café serving seasonal veggie and vegan food.
Diverse classes and therapies
Bustling studio Revive Yoga offers a full schedule of classes, focusing on yoga and pilates. Sessions suitable for beginners are also held at these airy and relaxed local studios. More in-depth workshops are also offered here in addition to a range of holistic therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
Tons of fitness options
Blok operates stylish contemporary gyms and provides plenty of ways to work up a sweat. Sessions are available in the studio or via livestream. There are regular pilates sessions as well as power yoga, strength and conditioning classes, boxing, barre, and calisthenics. These spaces are bright, comfortable, and on-trend.
Intimate pilates classes
Boutique fitness studio Pilates Klinik is based in the heart of the city. Reformer pilates is the speciality here but kettlebell training and private fitness training sessions are also on offer. Class sizes are small and there are options for every level at this simple and well-equipped space. Therapies such as reflexology, acupuncture, and massage are also available here.
Family-run Form Studios is an award-winning space for fitness in West London. A variety of high- and low-intensity classes are available at this modern studio, including mat-based pilates. Retreats and workshops that let you go deeper are also on the schedule. It's also possible to organise personal training at this studio.
A space for work and wellness
Oru is a multi-faceted space, combining co-working with wellness and a Sri Lankan-inspired café serving food all day. This bohemian-styled space is community-driven and has won awards. Various co-working options are available here and the fitness class options including dynamic or rehabilitation pilates. Barre, yoga, and meditation sessions are also offered.
Pilates with a view
Intimate studio Pilates in the Clouds is an exclusive space offering sweeping city views as you exercise. Sessions are by appointment only and in strictly limited sizes. This means you get reformer pilates tailored to your individual needs and goals. Everyone is welcome here regardless of your level of experience with pilates.
In-studio and online sessions
Try reformer pilates at style-conscious studio Pilates Squared, which is bright and airy and offers classes both in-person and online. There's a busy schedule of classes and every session incorporates elements of yoga, strength training, and dance for a full workout. This studio also offers teacher training for future pilates instructors.
Reformer pilates in Islington
Close to Angel station you'll find Pilates HQ. This place offers group classes and one-to-one sessions in reformer pilates. The studio is bright and has sky lights and its own roof garden. The classes are energetic and combine classic pilates with resistance training. There are sessions suitable for every level of experience as well as workshops to go more in-depth.
Pilates for everyone
Bootcamp Pilates offers reformer pilates sessions in a bright space with lots of light. These dynamic classes help you build strength and flexibility. There are group sessions as well as personal training tailored to your individual goals. A variety of different sessions are on offer including teaching the basics to beginners.
Vibrant fitness studios
Triyoga has a number of bright and colourful fitness studios throughout London. Yoga and pilates are the focus at these modern venues. Mat and reformer pilates sessions are held here, and you can also organise your own private or small group pilates classes with an experienced teacher. More in-depth workshops and courses are available too.
Local in West London
Opened in 2012, Yogaloft is a welcoming local studio in West London. More than 150 classes are taught each week including pilates, barre, and a range of different yoga styles. There are sessions to suit all levels of experience. The studio also has a soft play area to keep kids entertained.
Benefiting the community
Yogahome in Stoke Newington is a fitness studio and charitable organisation. It offers classes in yoga, pilates, and meditation, and uses its profits to provide free sessions in schools and to disadvantaged groups. There are reformer and mat-based pilates sessions suitable for all levels of experience, and sessions are offered online or in-person.
Bold Hackney studio
Based in East London, The Refinery is buzzy and bold, providing fitness classes and therapies in a fun modern environment. Pilates classes are offered here as well as yoga, barre, and meditation. Online classes are available too. You can also get holistic therapies like reiki, massage, and nutrition support.
North London's Down to Earth is a stylish and design-centric studio that creates the ideal setting to refresh and revive. Pilates and yoga classes are held here for all levels of experience, including in-person and online sessions. You can also arrange a private pilates session held in the studio.