pilates classes
Our Classes
pilates explained
Pilates Explained
start pilates
Get Started
powmak news
Pre- & Post-Natal
become pilates teacher
Teacher Training
promotions
Offers
The types of Pilates classes we offer at POWMAK

Our Classes

Our POWMAK studio is dedicated to all things Pilates. We offer classical mat Pilates, Pilates on reformer machines and we’ve also created a high intensity workout for those looking for the cardio edge but with the support and expertise of the principles of Pilates. All of our classes and sessions are teacher-led and are fixed at small group sizes to ensure that we can observe and adjust everyone’s movement.

POWMAT

Traditional mat pilates with our fantastic body- and injury-aware team

Find Out More

POWMAT

Classical Mat Pilates

Our POWMAT classes are done in our large mat studio room with under-floor heating.

Find Out More…

POWMAX

Our reformer and equipment sessions will supercharge your shape and fitness

Find Out More

POWMAX

Pilates on Machines and Other Equipment

Our POWMAX reformer studio has 8 balanced body reformers which also transform into benches.

Find Out More…

POWMIX

Our high-intensity, body-protecting 10-in-1 workout for your cardio fix

Find Out More

POWMIX

High-Cardio Pilates Barre Class

A combination of Barre, Plyometrics and HIIT training – a fantastic workout with a boot-camp feel.

Find Out More…

Traditional mat pilates with our fantastic body- and injury-aware team

Find Out More

Introduction to Pilates

Get confident in Pilates both on machines and mats with our introduction course.

Find Out More…

Specialist classes for pre- & post-pregnancy

Find Out More

Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates

Classes to support you in pregnancy and get you back to fitness after the little one arrives.

Find Out More…

Learn with the experts

Read More

Teacher Training Academy

Learn to be a Pilates teacher with our expert team.

Read More…

What you need to know before starting with Pilates

Pilates Explained

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise which focusses on core strength, flexibility and postural alignment. The exercise was developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, hence the name. The exercises are either done on floor mats or on the reformer machine as well as other smaller pieces of equipment. The reformer machine uses springs as resistance which can be adjusted to support a weaker body or to push a stronger one. The range of exercises and extensive training for Pilates teachers means that anyone can do Pilates and get toned, flexible and strong.

Who can do Pilates?

Pilates is a very accessible form of exercise and at POWMAK we pride ourselves on the quality and expertise of our teachers which allows us to support anyone in exercise. Whether you’re just starting a fitness journey, recovering from an injury or competing in your favourite sport, we can help you to get the best from your body.

The history of Pilates

Pilates (pronounced “pih-LAH-tees”) was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. Originally he referred to it as ‘Contrology’ and it was only after his death in 1967 that the practice become known as ‘Pilates’. Joseph believed that by focusing on controlled movement through mind-body awareness, a better connection would be established with your body and the more benefits you’d gain from your workouts. He said: ‘Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through the proper repetition of it’s exercise you gradually. Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883 to Greek parents and was by all accounts a sickly child. He contracted rheumatic fever and rickets and also suffered from chronic asthma. Read more…

Come and see how we can help you

How to Get Started

Do something amazing for your body and mind. There are three easy options to get started with us. We recommend that you start with an assessment but if you’re a seasoned ‘Pilatista’ then dive right in and book your first sessions.

Book an Assessment

New to Pilates or Recovering from Injury?

We’ll understand your injury, how you move, make recommendations and talk through your options.

Contact Us

Book Straight into a Class

Know what you’re doing?

If you know your triangle from your tower and your plie from your plank, then feel free to dive straight in.

Contact Us

Become a Pilates Teacher

Book a free consultation

Change career or add another string to your professional bow with our range of flexible courses.

Learn More

Specialised training during pregnancy and early motherhood

PRE- AND POST-NATAL PILATES

We are now offering pre- and post-natal Pilates classes with our specialist teacher, Nicky. Keep strong and supple during pregnancy, prepare your body for birth and also get back into exercise when your little one arrives.

Specialist Teacher

Our teacher, Nicky, is a specialist in pre- and post-natal Pilates. She will guide you through each exercise and adjust them to your needs.

Find Out More…

Babies Welcome

Little ones in car seats are welcome so that you can get working out straight away and they can start learning the benefits of Pilates!

Find Out More…

Become a model

We’re looking for pregnant ladies to help with promotional shots for our brand new classes. Email lucy.hunter@powmak.com to register your interest.

Find Out More…

Learn with the Pilates Experts

Teacher Training

Learn to be a Pilates teacher at the POWMAK Teacher Training Academy. We offer flexible courses and workshops that cater to a range of people. Whether you have been in fitness for years or are hoping for a career change, we can help you.
Go to our Academy page to find out more and request a brochure.

Some great POWMAK offers

Offers

We often have discounts, packages and deals available. Keep checking to see what might work for you.

Advantage Card Discount

If you’re a Windsor Advantage Card holder you can get money off courses and membership: £10 off an Introduction to Pilates Course; £10 off a Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates Course; 20% off the first month of a POWMAK MultiPass membership. Fill in your details and we’ll call you back.

Get the offer








Refer a Friend

For every friend that you refer who signs up for the POWMAK MultiPass unlimited membership, you’ll receive money off your own MultiPass membership. You could end up with a completely free unlimited membership. To find out more, fill in your details and we’ll give you a call back.

Get the offer








Get a free session

We are a training studio and when it’s exam time we need volunteers to be in our students’ exam classes.
The classes can be slow and are not a full workout, so if you volunteer, we’ll give you a free POWMAX session (on the machines) as a thank you. Register as a volunteer.

Get the offer








The types of Pilates classes we offer at POWMAK

pilates classes
Our Classes

Our POWMAK studio is dedicated to all things Pilates. We offer classical mat Pilates, Pilates on reformer machines and we’ve also created a high intensity workout for those looking for the cardio edge but with the support and expertise of the principles of Pilates. All of our classes and sessions are teacher-led and are fixed at small group sizes to ensure that we can observe and adjust everyone’s movement.

POWMAT

Classical Mat Pilates

Our POWMAT classes are done in our large mat studio room with under-floor heating.

Find Out More...

POWMAT

Traditional mat pilates with our fantastic body- and injury-aware team

Find Out More

POWMAX

Pilates on Machines and Other Equipment

Our POWMAX reformer studio has 8 balanced body reformers which also transform into benches.

Find Out More...

POWMAX

Our reformer and equipment sessions will supercharge your shape and fitness

Find Out More

POWMIX

High-Cardio Pilates Barre Class

A combination of Barre, Plyometrics and HIIT training – a fantastic workout with a boot-camp feel.

Find Out More...

POWMIX

Our high-intensity, body-protecting 10-in-1 workout for your cardio fix

Find Out More

Introduction to Pilates

Get confident in Pilates both on machines and mats with our introduction course.

Find Out More...

Traditional mat pilates with our fantastic body- and injury-aware team

Find Out More

Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates

Supporting you in pregnancy and back to fitness after the little one arrives.

Find Out More...

Specialist classes for pre- & post-pregnancy

Find Out More

Teacher Training Academy

New career or a better one – earn to be a Pilates teacher with our expert team.

Read More...

Learn with the experts

Read More
Beautiful
Riverside Location
Expert
Teachers
Large Studios
Reformer & Matwork
Delightful
Underfloor Heating
Ample
Free Parking
Some great testimonials from clients, students and teachers

Success Stories

Over the 7 years that we’ve been established, we have helped so many people get back to fitness or journey into a new career. Here are just a few of the great stories from our lovely POWMAKers.

  • Since doing 2-3 classes a week my body shape has changed considerably, I now have toned arms, legs, tummy and especially, great flexibility which is very important as you get older.

    Kathy
    Book Keeper, 59
    Read Kathy's story...
  • My son Jatin had a knee operation and I took him to several physios and chiropractors because he was badly losing muscle on his thigh. I realised there was only one person that could get through to Jatin and make him realise the importance of strengthening the muscles around the joints and making him do his exercises. That person was Sam from POWMAK. Very quickly my son was walking without crutches and was finally able to come on holiday with the family.

    Jatin
    Student, 17
  • I have found doing Pilates has made me more flexible, my joints are much stronger and over the past 5 years I have even started running and gradually built up to 10k runs. I have less flare ups and I am able to enjoy doing activities I had struggled with previously.

    Raj
    Project Manager, 48
    Read Raj's story...
  • I used to play a lot of rugby and recently switched to the vets team. In a particularly difficult match I dislocated my shoulder. The team at POWMAK were able to provide a fantastic environment in which I could rehab my shoulder and yet still work hard on my abs, legs and cardio. Thank you team POWMAK, I can now work really hard in POWMIX and can touch my toes!

    Matt
    Rugby player, 44
  • When I first came to POWMAK I was in a lot of pain – it hurt to drive and work, even walk and sleep. I have gradually strengthened my muscles and Pilates keeps me pain free. My posture has improved and I feel much stronger and more toned too which is great!

    Louise
  • I no longer have significant back pain. I’m conscious that I’m stronger and fitter than I was. For example if I’m on my feet for a long time I can cope with that better. I’m also more relaxed in my shoulders and neck and I think I hold myself with a broader chest. I’m also more aware of posture and balance generally and can identify where any weaknesses are as I exercise.

    Philip
    Royalty Support Manager, 53
    Read Philip's story...
  • I just felt the need to type a quick ‘Thank you’ message to you and all of your teachers! I am absolutely loving the classes and I cannot believe that after such a short time I am finally practically pain free! For the first time in nearly two years, I was able to dance when teaching last night – Heaven! I wish I had joined earlier! Thank you!!!!

    Heidi
    Dance teacher, 50
  • I spend a lot of time at my desk, I find it hard to find time to keep fit and healthy, as a result, suffer from back pain. POWMAK literally transformed my life, low impact training has made me fitter, healthier, and more flexible. My core has improved massively, with it a total reduction in back pain that I was previously suffering with. Thanks, Sammy, and the team.

    Jai
    Graphic designer, 36
  • My wife sent me to POWMAK after a hip replacement operation four years ago. The teachers have been patient and motivational. I never thought it was possible for me to get to a point of being this strong and active much less enjoying my twice weekly visits to the studio. And the best thing of all? My wife and daughter are happy!

    Brian
    Retired, 70
  • I had to leave POWMAK as I was moving out of the area and there is nothing like POWMAK anywhere else. While I was away I put on weight and the first thing I did when I got back was rejoin POWMAK and I have lost 2st in 1 month. They really have a full body fitness and health approach. It’s like having a variety of personal trainers for a fraction of the price.

    Sally
    TV producer, 44
  • I started with Sam when she was in the small studio at home. I was very weak and hypermobile. I had great difficulty moving with strength and my joints were unstable. First I tried yoga then realised that Pilates actually builds the deep stabilising muscles around the joints. My body has completely changed. I now feel strong and confident and I’m able to push myself in POWMIX without fear of injury or joint damage.

    Annah
    Student, 22
Come and see how we can help you

How to Get Started

Do something amazing for your body and mind. There are three easy options to get started with us. We recommend that you start with an assessment but if you’re a seasoned ‘Pilatista’ then dive right in and book your first sessions.

Book an Assessment

New to Pilates or Recovering from Injury?

We’ll understand your injury, how you move, make recommendations and talk through your options.

Contact Us

Book Straight into a Class

Know what you’re doing?

If you know your triangle from your tower and your plie from your plank, then feel free to dive straight in.

Contact Us

Become a Pilates Teacher

Book a free consultation

Change career or add another string to your professional bow with our range of flexible courses.

Learn More
Get a feel for our fantastic studio

Gallery

Here’s a selection of photos to introduce you to our lovely studio on the river.

Specialised training during pregnancy and early motherhood

powmak news
Pre- & Post-Natal

We are now offering pre- and post-natal Pilates classes with our specialist teacher, Nicky. Keep strong and supple during pregnancy, prepare your body for birth and also get back into exercise when your little one arrives.

Specialist Teacher

Our teacher, Nicky, is a specialist in pre- and post-natal Pilates. She will guide you through each exercise and adjust them to your needs.

Find Out More...

Babies Welcome

Little ones in car seats are welcome so that you can get working out straight away and they can start learning the benefits of Pilates!

Find Out More...

Become a model

We’re looking for pregnant ladies to help with promotional shots for our brand new classes. Email lucy.hunter@powmak.com to register your interest.

Find Out More...
Learn with the Pilates Experts

become pilates teacher
Teacher Training

Learn to be a Pilates teacher at the POWMAK Teacher Training Academy. We offer flexible courses and workshops that cater to a range of people. Whether you have been in fitness for years or are hoping for a career change, we can help you.
Go to our Academy page to find out more and request a brochure.

Some great POWMAK offers

promotions
Offers

We often have discounts, packages and deals available. Keep checking to see what might work for you.

Advantage Card Discount


If you’re a Windsor Advantage Card holder you can get money off courses and membership: £10 off an Introduction to Pilates Course; £10 off a Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates Course; 20% off the first month of a POWMAK MultiPass membership. Fill in your details and we’ll call you back.

Get the offer








Refer a Friend


For every friend that you refer who signs up for the POWMAK MultiPass unlimited membership, you’ll receive money off your own MultiPass membership. You could end up with a completely free unlimited membership. To find out more, fill in your details and we’ll give you a call back.

Get the offer








Get a free session


We are a training studio and when it’s exam time we need volunteers to be in our students’ exam classes. The classes can be slow and are not a full workout, so if you volunteer, we’ll give you a free POWMAX session (on the machines) as a thank you. Register as a volunteer.

Get the offer








See what we’ve been up to

Get Social

We’re super social in person and online! Here are some snippets of our social scene. Like our pages to keep up with the latest from the POWMAK Pilates Studio.