SO Pilates2024-04-12T13:57:04+00:00

Welcome to our Reformer Pilates rehab studio, where your Pilates journey begins with personalised care and attention to detail.

At SO Pilates Worcester we believe that you deserve an exceptional experience tailored to their your needs. That’s why we prioritise your safety, comfort, and satisfaction from the moment you step through our doors. Before joining our classes, we ensure that you receive a comprehensive induction session.

What makes us different?

We are different because we value you, your goals, and your well-being. Our commitment to offering a premium service means that we take the time to understand your individual requirements and craft a Pilates journey specifically for you.

During your induction, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into the principles of Pilates, gaining a thorough understanding of this valuable practice. Our experienced instructors will assess your abilities, address any concerns, and support your movements every step of the way.

By prioritising your induction, we set the stage for a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Whether you’re a seasoned pilates practitioner or new to the world of Reformer Pilates, we’re here to guide you on your journey towards strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

Experience the difference of personalised care at SO Pilates Worcester. Join us today and embark on a Pilates journey designed just for you.

Click below to get booked in

Private 1:1 class

£70

  • A private 1:1 Reformer class

  • Suitable for novices

  • Reformer experienced people can elevate their Pilates journey

  • Depth and attention to your form

  • We will adapt your class to your individual needs

  • If you wish to attend with a friend or partner please call us and we can book them along side you so you can do it together

Essential induction

£120

  • Book your 60-minute induction

  • Includes x4 class credits

  • Learn and understand how SO Pilates works

  • Learn breath technique

  • Cue correct form

  • Perform principle clinical moves

  • Learn how the Reformer works, safely.

  • Gets you ready to enter classes

  • Full price £190-you save £70!

  • If you wish to attend with a friend or partner please call us and we can book them along side you so you can do it together

Personalised Induction

£170

  • Book your 45-minute 1:1 induction sessions with a movement/postural assessment and a report

  • Includes x4 class credits

  • Ideal for anyone with chronic health issues, injury, or movement limitations

  • Deeper focus on correct movements for you

  • Cue correct form

  • Learn how the Reformer works, safely.

  • Gets you ready to enter classes

  • Full price £260-you save £90!

Imagine waking up each morning feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, free from the aches and pains that used to greet you.

With regular Reformer Pilates practice, you’ll notice a remarkable improvement in your overall well-being. Say goodbye to those nagging backaches and hello to a newfound sense of vitality.

But that’s just the beginning. As you commit to your Pilates journey, you’ll soon discover the transformative power it has on your posture. Bid farewell to slouching and hello to standing tall with confidence. With strengthened core muscles and increased flexibility, you’ll effortlessly maintain proper alignment throughout your day.

Picture yourself moving with ease and grace, whether you’re tackling daily tasks or engaging in your favourite activities.

Reformer Pilates cultivates a strong, balanced body that’s primed for whatever life throws your way. From lifting groceries to chasing after little ones, you’ll tackle every task with newfound energy and efficiency.

And let’s not forget about the mental benefits of Reformer Pilates. As you flow through each movement, you’ll find yourself entering a state of calm focus, leaving behind the stresses of the day.

At SO Pilates Worcester we’re dedicated to helping you unlock the full potential of Reformer Pilates. Join us and embark on a journey that will not only transform your body but also enhance every facet of your life. Say yes to a brighter, healthier future with Reformer Pilates.

What is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates is a highly versatile and effective form of exercise that utilises a specialised machine called a ‘reformer’. This machine is equipped with a system of springs, pulleys and a moving carriage.

These springs and adjustable resistance levels allow for a wide array of exercises targeting various muscle groups. Reformer Pilates is the best place to start your pilates journey: you are fully supported through every movement. You can make it as easy or as hard as you need.

At SO Pilates Worcester every movement on the reformer is precise, controlled and designed to enhance your strength, flexibility, and overall body awareness. By engaging your core muscles and focusing on proper/ better alignment. Reformer Pilates allows you to connect to your core and helps you be strong centrally so you can perform all other body movements from there.

Reformer Pilates Worcester helps you achieve a full-body workout that’s low-impact and highly beneficial. We specialise in rehab reformer pilates as our classes are health care professional-led.

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Who is Reformer Pilates for?

Reformer Pilates Worcester is truly for everyone!

Don’t be afraid if you have never done Pilates before, we are here to guide and support you in what you can do so you build confidence with every move. We are here to help you be stronger and move better for longer; so you improve your quality of life and mobility for life.

Even if you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, Reformer Pilates Worcester offers a safe and effective way to rebuild strength and flexibility. You will be guided in the class to ensure you work within your range and comfort levels. It is perfect for mat pilates clients who want to enhance and challenge their strength and control as well as for athletes seeking to improve their performance. Reformer Pilates is truly the best place for beginners to start their Pilates journey, the Reformer supports you and teaches you how to feel the connection to your core and spine, so that you can perform all your body movements from there.

We can provide 1:1 sessions; 1:2, 1:4 etc sessions as well as provide group classes for teams, and sports specific classes.

Essential inductions and Personalised inductions and are currently bookable.

Even if you’re new to exercise, or have specific health concerns, our experienced instructors at SO Pilates Worcester are skilled at customising sessions to accommodate your fitness level, needs, and goals. Whether you’re young or in your golden years, Reformer Pilates will be tailored to suit you.

Trust us at SO Pilates in Worcester to start your journey.

What is Reformer Pilates good for?

Reformer Pilates is a highly versatile and beneficial form of exercise and rehab. It can be good for a variety of things, including:

  • Building Core Strength

    The reformer’s movements primarily engage your core muscles, resulting in a stronger and more stable core. Your core is your ‘Powerhouse’ from which everything moves from.

  • Improving Flexibility

    The reformer allows for a wide range of motion and stretching exercises, promoting improved flexibility that’s essential for overall mobility and posture. In the words of Joseph Pilates: ‘You are only as old as your spine is flexible’.

  • Enhancing Muscle Tone

    By targeting specific muscle groups, Reformer Pilates helps tone and sculpt your body, giving you a lean and well-defined physique. Joseph Pilates believed: ‘In 10 classes you will feel the difference, 20 classes you see the difference and in 30 classes you have a whole new body’.

  • Alleviating Back Pain

    The controlled movements and the emphasis on better/correct alignment can help alleviate back pain by strengthening muscles that support the spine.

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How will SO Pilates Worcester help me?

Reformer Pilates at SO Pilates Worcester offers a multitude of benefits to enhance your overall well-being and fitness journey, including:

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  • Achieve your Fitness/Mobility Goals

    Our skilled healthcare professionals and instructors can create personalised sessions that align with your strength and fitness objectives, whether it’s increased joint range of movements, less pain when walking or sleeping, increased strength, or improved flexibility.

  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation

    Engaging in Reformer Pilates allows you to unwind and de-stress. The deliberate, flowing movements and focused breathing promote relaxation and a sense of mindfulness, reducing stress levels. Being in a class environment will generate good energy and support so over the weeks, it gives you time for yourself, to invest in your health and well being.

  • Increased Energy and Vitality

    Regular practice of Reformer Pilates can boost your energy levels and overall vitality. It helps improve circulation, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after each session. Nobody ever regrets exercise, lets feel better together, we will always bring a smile to your day.

  • Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion

    The stretching and controlled movements involved in Reformer Pilates promotes enhanced flexibility and increased range of motion in joints, providing greater freedom of movement in everyday activities. You will gain strength and improved ability to do normal living activities, and whether you want to walk longer with your friend or dog, or you want to climb Snowdon, you will be able to do it with ease.

SO Pilates Worcester FAQ’s

When starting something new, or going to a new place, you may have some questions about how things work. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. If something isn’t listed, you have any other questions, or would like any more information about anything, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can I book a One-to-One Reformer Pilates class?2024-04-30T14:29:39+00:00

Yes we offer 1-1 and duo Reformer classes. These are not bookable via the app, so get in touch with our team and we’ll organise this for you.

Are there changing rooms and showers available?2024-02-13T11:24:05+00:00

Arrive dressed ready to exercise or feel free to change in our toilets, we do not have showers or a formal changing room. Please wear grip/non-slip socks for use in the reformer studio, no Socks=no class.

What happens if I have credits left over at the end of the month on a rolling payment?2024-02-13T11:20:59+00:00

If you have a monthly direct debit account with us and you have not used up your credits for the month, they will roll over onto the following month. All credits will cease when you cancel your direct debit.

Can I get a refund on purchased class credits?2024-02-13T11:19:46+00:00

There are no refunds given on purchased class credits.

What if I need to cancel my booked class?2024-02-13T11:02:03+00:00

If you need to cancel a class you’ve booked, we kindly ask for notice of 24 hours before the class starts. We cannot cancel classes over the phone or via email, all cancellations are your responsibility and must be done via the app StudioBookings.

Can I go to a class if I am pregnant?2024-01-08T15:33:56+00:00

First of all Congratulations! Yes you may come to our classes if your midwife or GP has given you authorisation to exercise. You must let your instructor know if you are pregnant and they will give you alternative exercises to do so you are comfortable.

Do you have a waitlist for classes?2024-02-13T10:42:40+00:00

We have a wait list for all fully booked classes on the app. If you add yourself to the waitlist and are then allocated that slot, it is your responsibility to ensure you attend. If you are on the waitlist and know you cannot make the class that it may offer you, you must remove yourself off the list in time (24 hrs). The booking system will automatically give the next person in line the spot in the class.

How is Reformer Pilates different from conventional pilates?2024-02-13T11:36:01+00:00

Reformer Pilates and Traditional Pilates differ primarily in the equipment used and the exercise repertoire.

Reformer Pilates employs a specialised apparatus called the Reformer, incorporating springs and a sliding carriage for adjustable resistance. This allows for a dynamic and targeted workout experience, catering to various fitness and mobility levels.

On the other hand, Traditional Pilates is typically performed on the floor on a mat without specialised equipment, focusing on body weight and controlled movements.

While both forms share the same foundational principles, Reformer Pilates offers a more versatile and customisable approach, while Traditional Pilates emphasises mat-based exercises for core strength and overall stability.

How do I book classes?2024-02-13T11:34:00+00:00

If you are new to SO Pilates, you can book in for one of our inductions using the links on this page.  Everyone, even those who have done Reformer Pilates before, must book an induction session to use our studio.

As part of the induction packages we give you 4 class credits to get your started on your reformer journey, we will show you how to book these classes as part of your induction.

What should I wear to classes?2024-01-08T14:51:08+00:00

Please wear clothing that is suitable for exercise.

Non-slip socks are essential for every class, don’t worry if you don’t have any, we have some available to purchase from £5 at reception.

You will be asked to remove your shoes before you enter the Pilates studio, we have a rack available at the door to leave them on. We ask that all mobile phones are switched off during the session.

Where is SO Pilates and how do I get there?2024-01-08T14:23:41+00:00

SO Pilates is located at 28 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DS. The studio is located on the same side as the Court House, right next door. We are opposite Leaders estate agents by the traffic lights.
Please press the ‘SO Podiatry’ buzzer when you arrive and we will let you in. Come through the hallway, and enter through the door on the left into the reception area. Your instructor will come downstairs to collect you when they are ready for the class to begin.
Please be aware that SO Pilates is located on the 1st floor, accessible by a staircase with 21 steps. Unfortunately, there is no lift in the building. If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to reach out to us.

If I’m new to SO Pilates, where do I start?2024-01-08T15:51:59+00:00

All new clients to SO Pilates, whether you have been to a reformer pilates class before or not, must book in for an induction. You can also book for a free consultation where you can come and have a look at our facility and ask any questions you would like.

If you book an induction package, your first session will be all about: safety, correct use of equipment, and learn how to move and use the reformer. We can’t wait for you to start our amazing classes.

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J-S-M-Photography mc
2023-02-24
Steph was very provisional and delt with my problem, she boots and t training shoes sorted out with an outstanding result. I definitely will be going back .
india
india
2023-02-16
I chose this practice due to the reviews and I honestly couldn’t have made a better decision. I would have no hesitation recommending SO Podiatry to anyone! I had a number of verrucas for over 5 years or so and had tried many ways to treat them over the years. After just 3 swift treatments at SO Podiatry, they’re gone completely. I wish I had of known about this treatment sooner, because now I wouldn’t chose any other treatment or practice. Fantastic service and friendly, professional staff. Thank you Stephanie!
Fiona Blake
Fiona Blake
2023-02-07
Thank you so much Steph for sorting out my runners feet and toenails! Such a knowledgeable and friendly service. I can now continue marathon training with confidence that my feet are running happy again! Will come back.
Rebecca Clarke
Rebecca Clarke
2023-02-03
I had an appointment at so podiatry. Thinking there was nothing they could do. I had a diagnosis very quickly and spot on advice to help with the pain. The service was extremely friendly and understanding. When I need help in the future. I will be going back to so podiatry. Thanks 😊
Zoe Neville
Zoe Neville
2022-12-19
This place is amazing! Elizabeth was fab, I was quite nervous it was going to be painful… I had an ingrown toenail. Elizabeth was careful and treated the area slowly… NO PAIN whatsoever. The whole clinic was a dream with everyone being super friendly and uplifting personalities. My feet and toes feel so much better thank you.
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
2022-12-12
so knowledgeable and friendly ! i went genuinely worried that i would not be able to run for ages and was immediately put at ease. The exercises I was given worked straight away. I can’t thank Steph and Jade enough for their work and to now be able to run and walk pain free is a great feeling. Thank you
Sheila Kirwan
Sheila Kirwan
2022-11-08
Steph is a professional colleague and has a wealth of useful podiatric knowledge. Her expertise and clinical experience will help you obtain the best treatment plan for your foot problem and you will be eternally grateful for having met her. I recommend her services to all in the Worcester area.
Nicoleta Virginia Petre
Nicoleta Virginia Petre
2022-10-31
In October I came to So Podiatry, Dr Elizabeth Carrington,I have just one appointment for ingrown toe nails,I was in pain I struggled to walk. I leave the building pain free. I have review in 2 weeks no infection,no pain, been amazing. THANK YOU SO MUCH To So Podiatry I found a lovely team ,ready to help you and very friendly. I highly recommend them .
Margaret Morrison
Margaret Morrison
2022-10-20
I had exceptional attention at SO Podiatry using laser treatment following my assessment. Sadly the laser didn't resolve the problem but appropriate shoe wear and some massage did.Great care given

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Testimonials

I have seen Steph over the last nine months with a variety of foot ailments and found her to be very professional and approachable. However, most importantly, she has managed to cure my various problems – ingrowing toe nail, verrucae, biomechanics and corn under nail! I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Cliff

Six months ago I visited So Podiatry and Steph was absolutely amazing in assessing my stance, posture, walking and running gait and then arranging for my custom orthotic insoles to be made by a leading UK supplier. She was informative, knowledgeable and communicative throughout, and I felt that the service was excellent value for money. The orthotics are amazingly comfortable and it took no time at all to get used to wearing them. I recently ran my first marathon, Steph’s advice, treatment and the custom made orthotics made all the difference.

Neil Dixon, Worcester

I found the service I got from Stephanie of SO Podiatry was excellent. She was very professional, knowledgeable and seemed to genuinely care about getting a good outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending her and using her again.

S Gray, Worcester

I used to suffer with incredible knee pain, it was a stabbing sensation that would stop me taking another step. It could be very painful, even at night so I took painkillers every morning and evening for it. Not any more. I just want to say thank you so much as can honestly say I haven’t had any pain in my knee since having MLS Laser treatment at SO Podiatry. I have since stopped taking all painkillers and I am using both legs as evenly as each other, it really is just amazing. At one point I thought I would need a knee replacement and now I’ve even thought about booking a cycling holiday.

Vanessa, Worcester

After two treatments by Stephanie it was gone! No sign of the verruca on my heel at all. Everybody asks does it hurt. Yes, it does for a very short time. Pay affects people in different ways, for me it was so worthwhile that if I had another verrucae, I would be straight in to see Stephanie. The Swift microwave therapy causes a very short burst of pain, which makes one jump, but is over in seconds. It is no worse than needling. As the treatment progresses the discomfort level decreases to the point where at the end, I could hardly feel it. It really is no big deal ad I would recommend SO Podiatry and the Swift microwave treatment to anyone.

JRW

My 13yr old son first saw Stephanie for a biomechanics appointment. He had frequent calf strains/pulls, and had been injured for 8 weeks. As well as prescribing some insoles, Stephanie recommended specific strengthening exercises. He is now back to playing football 4 times a week, stronger than ever!

Mrs N Parkin

I’ve been coming to Steph for over a year now for toenail reconstruction and I can’t thank her enough for giving me my confidence back. My toenails have been damaged for years and I’ve always hidden my feet and felt self conscious about them but she’s made it possible for me to have them on show again and I’m so happy.

Miss C Parker

My 11-year-old daughter had multiple warts on her hands and multiple verruca on her feet. She was embarrassed and had low confidence due to these embarrassing skin lesions. We had tried helping her with over-the-counter remedies and nothing made a difference. We had read about swift microwave therapy and its success rate, so we booked an appointment to speak with Steph at SO Podiatry to see if this treatment would be successful. Swift microwave therapy was the treatment of choice and after two sessions the Veruca and warts have totally gone. Our daughter is now back to her cheerleading and rock climbing activities which she loves, and we’re pleased to say she is now a much happier and more confident girl.

J. King, Worcester

I can certainly rate Stephanie. My painful verrucae have totally gone, It is such a relief to be able to be on my feet without any pain after all these years.

A A, Worcester

Knowing how Stephanie had helped a friend to be able to continue her professional dancing career, I knew I was seeing the right person for my injury. My expectations were more than satisfied in just three weeks and I have been able to walk pain-free after two sessions, the third visit just a check up. The healing and comfort level in my foot continues. Initially fearing I might be virtually house-bound and hobbling to get anywhere, I am able to forget any injury and lead my usual busy life with great joy … and I mean it!! I think everyone should see you Steph!

Mrs A Suganami

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Contact us to discuss treatments and appointments. Booking is advisable but short notice appointments may be available.
Appointments that are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, or if you fail to attend, the standard fees will be charged.

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