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.


Catch up with all out latest news and publications in the media


Well being Pilates retreats in Turkey  

Join us at the beautiful resort Horizon Sky

What to expect in a Pilates class

What happens in a Pilates class

Pilates Spa Day

Join me for a day of Pilates classical mat work, small equipment classes and stretch sessions.

Benefits of Pilates

Melanie explains ‘The benefits you can achieve through this unique system of exercise are numerous


A Happy New Year Newsletter

Here we are almost Spring 2013.The last few strawberry and orange creams from Valentine's day are in the bin and Lent is upon us!

Pilates for Men

Pilates formerly known as 'Contrololgy' was created by Joseph Pilates, a man. John Nicholls our new Practical Pilates Instructor is a man so guess what that means? It means men do Pilates as well

Latest news on Strictly Swansea

See the latest article on Mel's dancing

Daily Mail Article

See the latest article in The Daily Mail about Mel's Pilates Weekend at Champneys

September Newsletter

Where did that summer go then? I am pleased to say all Mumbles and Killay classes are up and running this September. .. Read More...

July Newsletter

Hello everyone and welcome to my first online newsletter. I will be a technophile yet! Read More... 

Strictly Swansea tickets selling fast

Strictly Swansea

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Which Pilates Class Is Right For You

I don’t know whether you read the article in The Daily Mail How Pilates can make your back worse. An unfortunate headline - talk about the wrong impression! The story explains....

Newsletter and Website Developments

It's Thursday 21st of June and I'm sitting in David Briscombe's office with a brilliant young man called Tom Lawrence, ...

Quick stepping into spotlight

IT is one of the biggest shows on television and now Swansea is set to host its very own dance spectacular...

Yoga and Makko-ho exercises

Pete May demonstrates his melding of Yoga and Makko-ho exercises using breath to contact and experience the movement of Ki ...

Radio Weight Loss Challenge!

Melanie Walters, Gwen from Gavin and Stacey, taking Real Radio Angela Jay and Dave Brooks through their paces as a Pilates beginners as part of their Real Radio Weight Loss Challenge!...