Why Modern Pilates in York and Selby

Matwork Modern Pilates adopts a clinical approach to Pilates and is geared to Everyone! Both Men and Women. 

Modern Pilates can be used for:

  • Addressing pain in your neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees and ankles
  • Shoulder girdle stabilization and mobility
  • Hip and knee stabilisation and mobility 
  • Rehabilitation after injury or accident 
  • Re-aligning and improving your posture
  • Building your core strength and trunk stability
  • Correcting muscle recruitment for everyday tasks
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Developing balance throughout the body
  • Building strong, stable, lean muscles
  • Strengthening the pelvic area
  • Relaxation and mental focus
  • Assist you in being prepared for childbirth
  • Help repair your body after childbirth

Modern Pilates exercise can also help reduce body fat. Clients can look and feel better, from top, to bottom, to toes!

Horse Riding - Pilates is great for the core, back and stretching

Golf - Improve your flexibility, swing, your game

Running - Great for posture, strength, core, stretching

Dancers - Compliments your technique perfectly

Where classes are!

At the Modern Pilates Studio based in Selby Wellness Clinic with Selby Osteopaths. 30 Gowthorpe, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4ET
01757 704152

Clients can attend small group classes consisting of no more than 6/7 people, or opt to have one-to-one sessions either at the studio, or at home.

At Selby Wellness Clinic I work alongside many other professionals including Osteopathy, Hynotherapy and Sports Massage with other treatments.

Community Modern Pilates classes are held in the East Riding villages at:

  • Bubwith Leisure Centre
  • Seaton Ross Village Hall
  • East Cottingwith Village Hall
  • Melbourne Methodist Chapel

The maximum number of people in a community class is usually 12 or less. This is because I want to provide you with the special care and attention you require and deserve in your Modern Pilates session.  

A Community Mixed Level General Pilates Class is held at:

  • Sutton Upon Derwent Village Hall

I also teach group Pilates classes in York & East Riding at:

  • York Yoga Studio
  • Acomb Explore Library for CYC Adult Education Department 
  • The Box, The KP, Pocklington

Prior to each class clients are required to complete a health screening questionnaire to ensure that each class and individual exercise is planned with the health and wellbeing of each class member in mind. 

Course closure and refund policyRefunds can only be given if the Instructor is unable to teach due to absence/sickness.

Download Pilates Health Questionnaire

Modern Pilates History

Modern Pilates has been developed over the last six years by Cherry Baker, Christopher Norris and Christine North of Northern Fitness and Education. It is based on the original works of German-Born Joseph Pilates whose methods were used with injured soldiers (1st World War) and later professional dancers, actresses and gymnasts. His work continued well into the 1960’s. His philosophy was about the integration of mind and body and his techniques were a combination of physical and mental conditioning.

Joseph's definition of physical fitness: "the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure - Everything should be smooth, like a cat. [The exercises are done lying, sitting, kneeling, etc]... to avoid excess strain on the heart and lungs... natural movements ... with the emphasis on doing and being".