Pilates mat classes

Pilates mat classes  


All our live mat classes are currently postponed, but we are still offering a temporary online alternative to our normal timetable. 


The alternative group class times are shown on the timetable in blue on this page, and 1-1s can also be arranged during the normal opening times of  our Studio (see the blue times shown on the Studio page).


If we cannot see you during this really difficult time then we wish you our very best and hope to see you again soon in the next weeks and months ahead.




Joseph H Pilates developed his system of Body Conditioning throughout his life. His work has since been continued by devotees of his exercise techniques and recently has become hugely popular. His exercises work on a range of movements that mobilise, strengthen, stretch and tone the body without building bulk.


The Body Control Pilates® method is derived from the original work of Joseph Pilates. We use this in our mat Induction courses. Our regular classes then move on to progressively build to the level required to perform Joseph Pilates ‘classic’ exercises.


A Pilates mat class is effective and safe for most people of all ages and fitness levels, from the first time exerciser to athlete, as the exercises may be adapted for your own personal needs.


Practised safely Pilates improves core-stability. You can learn to develop a girdle of strength in the muscles of your torso. This strength in your core in turn helps improve your posture, so your body appears more streamlined which also has an affect on your balance co-ordination and general fitness.


By working the deep core muscles, your body gradually becomes stronger and more flexible over time. This can allow you to move more naturally and with ease. Using the correct techniques helps you to reach your full potential safely in a controlled way.


If you are new to Pilates you will need to either take some introductory 1 to 1's, or attend a group Induction course with us to cover the basic principles. This is so you understand how to work safely before joining one of the regular group mat classes on the timetable.


Cardiff  "live" mat classes are  postponed for the time being - 


At the Canolfan Beulah Community Church Centre, Rhiwbina (on the crossroads of Heol-y-Deri/Pantbach Road and Beulah Road) - venue is currently closed.


    • Rhiwbina evening classes,

       Mondays 5.30pm, 6.45pm, 7.00pm

       and 8.00pm.       

       Not available at present. 


       Alternative temporary evening  classes online 


 Mondays 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm, 8.00pm

AND Tuesdays 6.00pm on zoom



  • Rhiwbina daytime classes,                                                        Mondays at 10.00 am,                                                                    AND Thursdays at 9.30am and 10.30am
  • Not available at present.                                                                                                                                                                                          Alternative temporary morning classes online 

Mondays 10am, 11.00am                                                            AND Thursdays 9.30am,10.30am on zoom



Induction courses for new beginners usually run three times per year in Rhiwbina. Our next evening course to be confirmed at a later date. 



At Gwaelod-y-Garth Village Hall - venue currently closed

• Gwaelod-y-Garth - Wednesdays 6. 30pm.


Alternative temporary class available online                  Wednesdays 6.30pm on zoom


Other times are available for mat work 1-1s (or duos) which can usually be arranged with us by appointment at our Studio, but are now temporarily available online. 


Our normal timetable lists our regular group mat classes, some of which have been running for 20 years now. Class numbers are always restricted to 12 people per teacher and all classes are payable in advance in five weekly blocks.


The number of people we can invite back to a live class may be reduced due to social distancing rules. This depends on the venue.


Please contact us to arrange coming to any of these classes or to discuss what is most suitable for you.


Either call us on 029 20813696 or

e-mail robert.caroline.mouncher@ntlworld.com


We are qualified with the Body Control Pilates Association . 


Body Control Pilates® is a well respected professional body for  Pilates teachers setting quality standards for Pilates today.

Body Control Pilates

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