Reviews

Roberta Stacey

"I always look forward to Tuesday mornings. I have been attending for nearly 3 years and have met some lovely people. Ulrika is fabulous, explains everything so well and makes it a very enjoyable experience. I can really feel a difference in myself, fitness and wellbeing wise. I have noticed such an improvement with my posture and hardly ever have backache any more."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? Almost weekly for nearly 3 years
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Very comfortable. There is no pressure to keep up with anybody else, just work at your own pace. Everyone is very welcoming.
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? We are always learning something new & use a variety of equipment, I.e. Bands, balls

 

Madeleine Buxton

"Ulrika is very knowledgable, professional and makes her classes fun. I have found her Pilates classes have helped me tremendously especially my balance, something that is vital as we grow older. The class suits all age groups as Ulrika is very aware of us as individuals. I love my Tuesday mornings and would highly recommend this group."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? Weekly for the past 4 years or so
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Extremely
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Excellent

Jon Booth

"Pilates? Yes.  For men? Yes!  Are you sure? Absolutely!!  But I've got a heart condition - All the more reason, then!!

I guess, like most men, I had no real idea of what Pilates was ... but was still reluctant to try it! 
What was Pilates going to do for me? It wasn't that long since I used to play 5-a-side football & go running regularly (actually it was 20 years ago) but hey, I could still run up a flight of stairs, so I must still be fit, right? And I wasn't going to get any benefit from going to a "keep fit" Pilates class, was I? Wrong! And Wrong again!
A heart condition at 53, a stent fitted (& a threat of a by-pass avoided) & your perspective changes! You start listening when the specialist nurses who are helping you with your Cardiac Rehabilitation say Pilates would be good for you. And you give it a go - still with a degree of scepticism, because you're a man, after all!
And what do you find? Pilates - Ulrika's Fitness Pilates - is brilliant! It is hugely enjoyable & does everything everyone said it would - it complements my weekly Cardiac Rehab gym classes perfectly & my fitness, flexibility, posture and balance have all improved immeasurably as a result. And, unlike my football & running, Pilates keeps my whole body fit, with exercises for my head, my toes, and everything in between!
I probably should have listened earlier and started doing Pilates sooner, but hey, I'm a man aren't I!"

Heather

"Love the classes and Ulrika is a patient experienced teacher"

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? 10?
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Very comfortable you do things at your own pace and ability
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Always varied and use an assortment of equipment

 

Sally Shelton

"I cannot rate Ulrika’s classes too highly and strongly recommend to anyone of any age or ability. Great class, great fun and great exercise."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? I’ve been attending Ulrika’s classes for over 10 years as she’s the best teacher I’ve come across
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Very comfortable. Ulrika tailors the class to individual requirements and it always has a friendly atmosphere. We have fun whilst getting fitter and more flexible.
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Classes are interesting and varied. Ulrika is a very motivating teacher and takes feedback from us to create classes to meet our varied needs and wants

Karen C

"Ulrika’s Pilates classes are fun and relaxed but very effective. She takes the time to make sure everyone is happy with the class and individual exercises, and she does an excellent five minute relaxation at the end of every session (my favourite bit!). I’ve really noticed a difference in my flexibility since I started and I’m sure it benefits my sometimes troublesome back. Would recommend to anyone."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Yogalates, Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? Lots and lots of times over the last 3 years
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Totally comfortable, Ulrika puts us immediately at ease with her warmth and enthusiasm.
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? The classes are very varied and change regularly so no danger of getting stale! Also Ulrika always gives options for every ability so no one is excluded from joining in.

Sharon Rose

"Ulrika is friendly and makes you feel comfortable, there are people at different levels in the classes. No one competes you work at your own level and pace. You feel like you’ve had a good work out when you’ve finished the class. Tuesday class and a Friday class Pilates different routine. Monday yoga/Pilates combined I loved this level I could really feel a difference the following day I felt stronger if that makes sense. I’m getting fitter without killing myself. I would highly recommend Ulrika as an instructor. Trust me I’ve been to some horrendous classes. These are the best for me."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Yogalates, Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? Lots
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Very comfortable
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? 100% as the classes that I have attended do not have the same routine. Both of the Pilates classes have a different routine.

Pat Thompson

"I enjoy the Friday morning sessions and always feel that I benefit from the exercises, keeping myself fitter and more supple. Ulrika is aware of our capabilities and needs and ensure that she caters for individual levels of fitness by introducing alternative movements. I find balance a problem but when I think back to when I first began the Pilate sessions, there is some improvement, which will hopefully continue. There is a cheerful happy atmosphere at the sessions and I would recommend anyone to come along."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? Attended Friday classes for about 18 months
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member More Than likely will mention it
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Always feel at ease, especially as Ulrika is aware of individual abilities
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Brilliant range of activities and use of equipment to enhance the benefits of the exercise

Sharon Bakewell

"I have enjoyed every class that I have attended with Ulrika. She makes every session fun and she inspires all with her enthusiasm and her sense of humour. Some of the moves can be challenging but Ulrika will always give an alternative which helps to ensure that nobody is feeling as though they are failing and can't do it. She will also give extra challenge to those who need it. She varies the sessions and keeps things interesting by using added equipment for example balls and stretch bands. My husband and I attend the classes together, which is also lovely for us, but the difference it has made to our backs and general level of flexibility has been brilliant. Thanks Ulrika. Long may you continue!!"

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? 2 years
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Extremely comfortable
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Excellent

 

Ruth C

"I started the classes to help with my back problem and Ulrika made sure that I understood the moves and knew the easier options for each one to ensure that I didn't do too much too soon. I'm now able to do more than I ever thought I would, I still have the aches in my back but am now able to manage this much better. The classes are always well attended and there are people at different levels at all classes. You never feel silly when you aren't as flexible as some of the others in the class, it's about doing what's right for you and striving to be the best you can. I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting something that gives you chance to have some time for yourself and learn about breathing, stretching and relaxing, which is important. Thanks Ulrika"

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Yogalates, Pilates, Dance Fit
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? Many
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? The classes are very relaxed and friendly and Ulrika ensures that everybody feels comfortable and able to work at their own pace.
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Ulrika ensure that all classes are different because some people attend more than once a week. The routines changes roughly every 6 to 8 weeks which means that you can get really comfortable with them before moving on and used to using the equipment, whether that be balls or bands.

Catherine Barlow

"Ulrika is a great teacher who offers lots of options for all abilities and ages, the difficult bit is remembering to breathe !"

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? 40 - 50
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member More Than likely will mention it
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? Very
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Lots of variety

Tracey

"Have finally found an exercise class that I enjoy going to. Have certainly seen the benefits of attending and Ulrika is a great teacher. You never feel like you're not able to do what she is showing you as you go at your own pace and Ulrika also gives you support if you are struggling with an exercise."

I have attended the following class/s with Ulrika Pilates
How many times have you attended Ulrikas classes? every Friday since November
How would you rate the classes out of 5 stars (1 star I wouldn't recommend - 5 stars I would 100% recommend) 5 Stars
How likely are you to recommend the classes to a friend/family member Already Recommended to a friend/family member
How comfortable are you taking part in the classes? very comfortable
How do you rate the content, variety of moves and use of equipment? Good content, each routine and equipment used helps you to work on different areas