What is Clinical Pilates?

Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that is focussed on improving core stability and posture.

Our Clinical Pilates classes are run by Claire Soames who is a degree level Sports Therapist, Karen Love, Clare Wood, Helen Roberts, Rosie Robertson, Georgina Taylor, Amy Barton, Camilla Birley, Esther Rostrom and Ben Steele-Turner who are Chartered Physiotherapists. All our instructors undergo regular CPD, and will have taken APPI Matwork 1 as a minimum. We are also lucky to have Chartered Physiotherapist Amanda Kemp DMI trained in Clinical Pilates join our team doing classes.

Our Clinical Pilates classes in Cranleigh take place in the Practices studio and pilates in Dorking takes place at Old Pixham School, Pixham Lane, Dorking.

These mat based exercises can be particularly beneficial for patients with back and neck pain, and also those returning to normal hobbies and activities following an injury.

Regular pilates, alongside an active and healthy lifestyle, can help to improve flexibility, strength and posture, which in turn can help to prevent back injury.

Class Information

We run small, mixed ability classes with a maximum of 8 to 10 participants, depending on location, to ensure that the correct guidance and individual attention is given to everyone in the class. This allows our instructors to ensure that the exercises are being completed correctly, and if necessary adapt the exercise to suit an individual.

Classes are run in terms of 5 or 6 weeks, with dates for the year confirmed well in advance.

Prior to joining a Pilates class you will have a 1:1 session with the instructor here in one of our locations. This is included in your plan* and in this session you will cover the basic exercises and techniques. This session is also very important to allow our instructors to find out about any injuries you may have, enabling them to adapt the exercises in the class for you as necessary, ensuring safety and efficacy.

Our Pilates Membership runs from September to August, but new members can join at any time.

*see full T’s and C’s below

Cranfold’s Membership Plan

As a member you will be given the term dates for the whole year in advance and you will have a guaranteed place in your choice of class for the whole year.
The membership scheme will work in a similar way to a gym membership. Payment will be by monthly standing order and can be terminated at any time by you with 30 days’ notice. There is no joining fee. This removes the need for rebooking every 6 weeks.
There is a flexible swapping system for any dates you know you are unable to attend as long as we have 2 working days notice. See details below.
The membership benefits are outlined below:

£43 per month payable by standing order

40 termly classes

One 30 minute 1:1 session per year with your teacher

If you’re unable to attend a class, you can swap to another class (2 working days’ notice required & subject to availability)

A “Secret” Members page on our website with videos of bespoke class sessions to do at home *

Access to exclusive Members only discounts in local cafes and pubs

 * The secret pilates page link can be found on the back of your membership card.  

If you wish to do more than one class per week, you can purchase another class place (ie 40 extra classes per annum) for just £38 pcm, giving you a discount of £5 a month.

You can take any number of additional packages subject to available space on a class

If you would like to join one of our pilates classes, just let us know on our pilates e-mail address pilates@cranfoldphysio.co.uk  and we will be in touch with full details.
Freezing your membership – remains at £15 per month

Please note that if a member is more than 10 mins late for a class, they may not be admitted, as the warm up may have finished and it can be disruptive.

Flexi Class Scheme

As we cannot offer refunds or reduce the cost of the term for any sessions you may be unable to make, we do our best to accommodate you in an alternative class within the term so that you don’t miss out! To take advantage of this arrangement, you simply need to tell us at the time of booking your place for the term, or give us at least 2 working days notice of any dates that you are unable to attend. Replacement classes will be offered as spaces become available.
It should be noted that the replacement class may be taught by a different therapist to their usual class. It is the class member’s responsibility to inform the teacher of any relevant injuries/medical history at the start of the class.
The teacher will be available for help and guidance but it is to be noted that they will concentrate their focus on their regular attendees in the class. If you are unfamiliar with any exercise then you are strongly advised to perform one of your own familiar exercises instead. This is to ensure smooth delivery of the planned progressions of exercises and appropriate supervision for the clients normally attending that session.


2019/2020 Term Dates by Weekday (September 2019 – August 2020)

For further information, please contact reception who will be happy to help pilates@cranfoldphysio.co.uk

Cranfold Members Terms and Conditions


We are able to offer Clinical Pilates in the Studio at Cranfold in Cranleigh (Map →),  and in Old Pixham School, Pixham Lane, Dorking (Map →)

Class Timetables


Cranleigh Pilates Classes


Dorking Pilates Classes