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Practical Pilates Ltd offer beginners, mixed ability and intermediate mat classes in Mumbles, Killay, Sketty and at Quaker House, Swansea City Centre. We also offer back care and rehabilitation classes, 1-1 sessions and classes for men.

We hold morning, lunchtime and evenings sessions. Please check times and venues.

About Pilates

Practical Pilates develops classic mat based exercises into practical and functional everyday movements which can easily be incorporated into daily life.


A Pilates/Spa weekend is the perfect retreat to combine a relaxing break for your body and mind that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and energised.


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About Us

MelanieMelanie Walters

Melanie Walters launched Practical Pilates in 2002 and formed Practical Pilates Ltd in 2008. She stood down as Company Director  in 2017 passing the business onto  Emma Kamio. Emma was originally a client of Melanie and on Mel's recommendation Emma  underwent her own Pilates traning to become Mel's number one instructor, administrator and general righthand woman. Knowing the company is in excellent hands Mel's involvement is now as Senior Consultant and Advanced Intructor.  

Mel ( Advanced Instructor CYQ Level 3) has been specialising in Pilates in Swansea for the past 16 years, gaining qualifications from The Pilates Institute, London in Mat Based Pilates, Back Care Pilates, Clinical Posture, Pilates in Pregnancy and Functional Rehabilitation. As an Advanced Personal Trainer, Mel’s qualifications include Gym and Circuit Traning, Nutrition, Exercise Programme Design and Fitness Testing. She also gained her NVQ Assessors Award in 2005.

Since her original Pilates qualification at The Pilates Insitute in 2002,  she has attended many workshops with recognised names in the Pilates field such as  Polestar Pilates, Stott, Active Pilates, Body Control PIlates and enjoyed workshops with Lolita San Miguel and Alan Heardman  in London.

She is passionate about Pilates and her Continual Professional Development and holds workshops with the Practical Pilates Instructors ensuring that any new knowledge she gains is past on to the team.

As Company Director Melanie brought together a qualified team of expert  instructors to ensure quality of tuition throughout the spectrum of classes offered.  Emma Kamio, current Director of Practical Pilates,  continues to ensure ongoing training from intructors  to meet the constantly changing needs and demands of our clients, from athletes to those suffering with health issues.

"Designed to give you suppleness, grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, the way you play, and in the way you work”. Joseph Pilates

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Meet the Trainers

Melanie has been specialising in Pilates in Swansea for the past fifteen years More...

colette leleuColette has been practising pilates for about 15 years and teaching for over 6 More...

Elfed's background prior to Pilates was Yoga which he has practised for 20 years, More...

Emma has practised Pilates under Melanie since she first started teaching More...

Helena is a Chartered Physiotherapist specializing in Paediatrics in Swansea. More...

John NicholsJohn is passionate about health & fitness and is a qualified Personal Trainer More...