Pilates Beginners Course

Matwork Pilates Beginners Course

Exercise Classes | Self-Pay

If you wish to achieve a better posture, be more mobile and gain confidence to cope with everyday challenges, Pilates could support you as you start to make healthier choices for yourself.

This Matwork Pilates Beginners course is a great way to learn the basics of the Pilates technique, if you have never done any Pilates before, or if you have done Pilates before but not really got to grips with the essentials. The course is designed to take 6 consecutive weeks to master the principles and 5 key elements of Pilates.

It includes a series of progressive exercises which focuses on strengthening the deep abdominal muscles, helping achieve a better posture, improving balance and flexibility, giving confidence for everyday activities.

Pilates essentials

During the course, our instructors will introduce some of the key Pilates terminologies, at an easy-to-follow pace, and will teach you how to correctly and safely do a number of basic Pilates exercises, giving you the confidence and motivation to join our weekly classes.


Suitable for

The course is ideal for individuals looking to join our group classes but are new to Pilates and new to Pilates at Horder Healthcare. It’s also great for anyone who has done Pilates before and is looking to review their practice.

If you have any concerns about an existing medical condition and your ability to take part in the course, please call us on 01892 601466 and we will arrange for one of our clinicians to call you back.


Our very patient teacher/physiotherapist takes each of us through the various exercises from the first level, the second, and sometimes further, at our individual paces, encouraging and supporting us throughout. At the end of the hour session, I always feel I have made significant progress.

I have been attending the Modified Pilates Exercise programme for lower back pain for the past two years. The classes have been most helpful, and I have benefited them in many ways. We have learned how to relax our muscles and keep our joints in neutral alignment.

Huge thank you for your help and expertise in keeping me flexible, healthier (and up right!) for another year. Also the efforts you put into our classes are fantastic!

Thank you for your huge help to me over the last weeks. I was knocked for six with my fibromyalgia diagnosis and you have helped me, with your kindness and brilliant teaching, to feel better about myself. 

Thank you so much fo all your kindness and expertise at Modified Pilates. It is making a real difference to my well being.

Modified Pilates has played a key part in my regaining fitness after my op last Christmas. I am now a big fan of Modified Pilates mainly due to your superb teaching!


How to Book

To book a place (subject to availability) on any of the upcoming courses, please contact the Physiotherapy Bookings team on 01892 601466.

Please note

Before commencing our 6-Week Beginners Course you will be required to complete a set of health screening questionnaires. The Physiotherapy Bookings team can send these to you by email or by post.

Once you have returned these, a member of our team will contact you to confirm availability and finalise your booking.

Upcoming Dates

Each course will run for 6 consecutive weeks, except for bank holidays or unless stated otherwise.

Starting 4th January 2024
Thursdays 16.30 - 17.30 with Debra Stork
Location: The Horder Centre, Crowborough

Starting 9th January 2024
Tuesdays 09.00 - 10.00 with Debra Stork
Location: The Horder Centre, Seaford

Starting 22nd January 2024
Mondays 09.00 - 10.00 with Debbie McLeod
Location: The Horder Centre, Crowborough

Spaces per course
6 at Crowborough / 6 at Seaford


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    What to expect when attending a class face-to-face

    • On arrival you will be greeted by a member of reception and asked to replace any face covering with a hospital compliant mask as well as sanitise your hands;
    • A member of reception will go through standard COVID-19 screening questions (high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste/smell) – if anyone displays or disclose any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they will be sent home;
    • Please arrive ‘on time’ (no earlier than 5 minutes before) and in your workout gear - changing facilities or storage lockers are not available at the moment;
    • Each person in the class will be allocated an individual 2m² space to exercise and they must remain in the area at all times until the session is completed;
    • Bring your own equipment to the classes if you normally use it (mat, towel, and blocks) and a water bottle;
    • Once the class is finished, customers will be asked to leave one at a time to maintain social distancing.

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