Class Timetable

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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Client Testimonials

Below are just a sample of what our Clients have to say about Practical Pilates. If you are a client who would like to add your own comment, please use the contact us box on the Contact Page (and please remember to enter the code at the bottom of page!).

Pilates has made a huge improvement to my life – I don’t know where I would be without Melanie’s superb instruction and expertise. Marie France Adinall, Mumbles

Mel has been my Pilates instructor for five years. I originally took classes because of my ‘back problem’ which didn’t improve until Mel insisted that I have an x-ray which in turn led to my having a hip-resurfacing operation. Pilates helped me before, during and after the op and I now use it for maintenance (and sanity!). Mel’s professional approach is superb – she really knows her Pilates and tailors the class to fit individual needs. While enjoying our progress, we still manage to laugh at our limitations! Well worth the effort. Val Samuel, Swansea

Practical Pilates, just what it says! After a high speed car accident 3 years ago which left me with a fused lumber spine and partially fused ankle, I had resigned myself to a life of constant pain and restrictive movement. Practical Pilates should have been my first rehab programme! My back and body feel like my own property again. This in turn has given me the cofidence ( through having less pain) to regain suppleness and strength resulting in a life changing experience. I feel so much happier and postive about the future. Thank you! Kate Thompson, Bishopston


‘A really great weekend – loved it, loved it, loved it and can’t wait for the next one’ Nic Rodderick

‘ Really really enjoyable. I learnt a new technique and new things about my body. Mel was patient and a great teacher’ Sarah Irvine

‘ Fab Tutor’ Blanche Sainsbury

‘I enjoyed the whole weekend. The Pilates was excellent’ Becci Morgan

‘Fantastic weekend. This was my first experience of Pilates and I’m definitely going to find a good teacher when I get home. I would love to come back and do more sessions here at Bluestone. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Mel’ Haley Anderson Dixon

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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...