The Little Pilates Company can be found at 111 Howard Street, North Shields, not far from the town centre.

There is ample parking right outside the door, which is free after 5pm (and 50 pence per hour at other times). Free parking is also available elsewhere in North Shields, not far from our studio.

The Little Pilates Company provides various sessions, including group classes, one to ones and ante/postnatal Pilates.

class timetable

day classes

Seven week block running 3rd June – 19th July 2019:

evening classes

Eight week block running 27th May – 19th July 2019:

09:30–10:30am Intermediate Mixed Mat Class
10:45–11:30am HIP
12:00–01:00pm Improvers Mixed Mat Class
01:15–02:15pm Studio Equipment Class
06:15–07:15pm Improvers Mixed Mat Class
07:30–08:30pm Advanced Mixed Mat Class
06:15–07:00am HIP
09:30–10:30am Improvers Mixed Mat Class
06:30–07:30pm Intermediate Mixed Mat Class
07:45–08:45pm Improvers Mixed Mat Class
06:45–07:45pm Improvers Mixed Mat Class
08:00–09:00pm Intermediate Mixed Mat Class
06:15–7:00am HIP
09:30–10:30am Improvers Mixed Mat Class
07:00–08:00pm Men’s Pilates
08:00–09:00pm Studio Equipment Class
09:30–10:30am Improvers Mixed Mat Class
12:30–01:30pm Studio Equipment Class
10:00–11:00pm Studio Equipment Class

Please note our schedule will vary during the school holidays.

Swop board

The Swop Board is for our regular mat clients to exchange classes they can not make it to. If you know you’re going to be busy for a future class, or maybe you’re stuck at work and can’t make it then offer up your space for someone else. Once you’ve offered one space you can take one other slot from another time/day.

Swop Board Rules

  • You MUST post a swop to be able to take an alternative swop.
  • Please try and post your swop as soon as possible to allow other people to take the swop and ensure classes are filled.
  • There is no time limit on when the swops can be taken.

The Little Pilates Company – Swop Board


Classes are usually booked in six-week blocks and are priced at £48. We will always do our utmost to accommodate those unable to make a particular session during that block in an alternative class.

From time to time we offer taster sessions and other special classes, events and initiatives.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.

Those new to Pilates may also choose a 1-2-1 introductory session. These private sessions help to give individuals a good understanding of their own capabilities and gain confidence ahead of group sessions. 1-2-1 sessions are priced at £35.

Got a question about The Little Pilates Company? Contact us on 07506 725891, email or use our online enquiry form.

class descriptions


Beginner Mat classes are for those new to Pilates or those who would like to review the fundamentals after a break in practicing Pilates. These classes focus on the Pilates fundamentals and technique in a group mat class environment. They are designed to give you an introduction to the basics principles and concepts of Pilates, whilst teaching you the beginner level exercises.

mat classes

Group Mat classes are recommended for those who have no serious injuries, who like the social aspect of a class environment. Suitable for people who have a completed a beginners course or  who are familiar with Pilates. Mat classes use both the Pilates mat, as well as other small apparatus – balls, bands, rings, hand weights and foam rollers – to support AND challenge you.

advanced mat classes

Advanced mat classes increase the challenge even more by incorporating some of the more classical Pilates exercises, functional and standing work, and at a non stop pace. Continual flowing movement is a focus and full body strength and engagement is required for every exercise. This class is not for clients with injuries and previous knowledge and experience is required.

HIP classes

A more dynamic form of Pilates that combines the precision of a normal pilates session with the dynamic energy of a High Intensity Workout. Combining core strength, balance and coordination with an energetic cardio vascular element.

ante natal classes

This Class is suitable from 16 weeks of pregnancy. It is aimed at giving you better body awareness and posture, which can help to alleviate pregnancy-related aches and pains. It will also teach you relaxation and breathing skills which will help you throughout your pregnancy and during the birth. It’s a relaxed fun class and a great opportunity to meet other mums-to-be.

It may be advisable to check with your doctor that you are safe to exercise first.

one-to-one private lessons

Private Lessons are for those who want a session specifically designed for their body.

Private tuition is especially useful:

  • If you are new to Pilates and want to learn the basics quickly
  • When you have a particular injury or condition that needs special consideration or rehabilitation.

All Private Lessons utilise the Pilates Studio Equipment – Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel and other small props, which offer both resistance and support, allowing you to achieve much more than you think is possible!

barre classes

A great class for all levels, especially those new to barre workouts. This group class incorporates elements of dance, Pilates, cardio and strength training to create a high energy and dynamic class. Taught to music, Barre classes focus on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic flexibility. It’s a programme geared for everyone – no dance experience required!

studio classes

Small group circuit sessions, normally four to six people supervised by two teachers. Utilising both mat & studio equipment – Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel and other small props, which offer both resistance and support, allowing you to achieve much more than you think is possible! Some pilates experience is essential.