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Helen Rackowe Pilates

Helen Rackowe is a specialist STOTT PILATES instructor offering group matwork classes at selected venues in the Cheltenham area.

Pilates Classes

Classes are restricted to a maximum of 12 clients to ensure focus, quality of tuition and opportunity for personal attention.

It is usual that all clients attend an 'Introductory Workshop' to learn the basics of the STOTT technique before joining a class. Contact me or see the Facebook page for details of the next one. Introductory sessions may also be held on a 1:1 basis should you prefer.

Clients with injuries or a significant degree of physical difficulty are required to have between one to three private sessions before joining a group class. Please contact me if you are uncertain, I will be happy to advise you.

During class clients are advised to wear clothing which is easy to move in and is relatively fitted. Pilates is practised either in bare feet or socks. You are not required to bring any equipment.

Matwork Timetable

  • INTERMEDIATE

    Monday 6.00pm — 7:00pm

    Chapel Spa Cheltenham

    10 North Place, Cheltenham

    GL50 4DW

  • BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS

    Monday 7.00pm — 8:00pm

    Chapel Spa Cheltenham

    10 North Place, Cheltenham

    GL50 4DW

  • BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS

    Tuesday 9.30am — 10:30am

    Corraine Collins Dance Studio

    2, 16 Commercial St, Cheltenham

    GL50 2AU

  • BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS

    Thursday 6.45pm— 7:45pm

    Dean Close School Dance Studio

    Shelburne Road, Cheltenham

    GL51 6HE

  • INTERMEDIATE

    Thursday 7.45pm— 8:45pm

    Dean Close School Dance Studio

    Shelburne Road, Cheltenham

    GL51 6HE

  • BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS

    Friday 9.30am— 10:30am

    Chapel Spa Cheltenham

    10 North Place, Cheltenham

    GL50 4DW

Price List

  • GROUP CLASSES PER SESSION
    £9.00

    Group classes are run in 6/7 week terms and are payable as a block. If you miss a class you are welcome to attend on another night.

  • 'INTRODUCTION TO PILATES' GROUP SESSIONS(1 HOUR)
    £10.00

    These are held on alternate months. (Email Helen or see Facebook page for venue, dates and times)

  • ONE TO ONE SESSION
    £40.00

    £35 if block booking 3 sessions or more

Prenatal Pilates

There is no prenatal group class this term however Private 1:1 or 1:2 sessions for prenatal clients can easily be organised. Please contact Helen for further info..

General Information

All classes are number restricted to 12 so please contact me in advance for availability. If none of the timetabled classes are suitable for you, please do still get in touch as as I am always looking to set up new classes in new venues around Cheltenham & Gloucestershire.

If you register your interest I may be able to schedule new classes in the future based on your requirements.

One to One Sessions

Those recovering from injury or with severe physical difficulties would benefit hugely from 1:1 sessions. The attention offered by 1:1 tuition ensures a personalised programme of exercises which assists physical change more effectively. The individual may later progress to join a group class.

As part of the first 1:1 session a full postural assessment is done to ensure that there is a deeper understanding of the specific body and exercises tailored to meet the individual's needs.

Group Classes

Group classes are a great way to meet new people, strengthen your physique and restore your body's optimal alignment. These classes are 1hr long and are mat based. I often incorporate light equipment such a toning balls, fitness circles and foam rollers. You will be led through a series of exercises which aim to target a broad range of physical types and areas of weakness and pain. The exercises are controlled and are performed in a fluent sequence. Group classes can be offered for beginners through to advanced level.