Pilates feedback 2022

Your feedback on our Pilates classes 2022

We asked you what we could do to improve our classes. Here’s what you said.

Pilates Live is all about making Pilates accessible. So it is really important to me that you get a chance to tell me how I can improve the classes. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and suggestions. So. What did you say?

Preferred class length

The majority prefer classes lasting between 30-45 minutes. While a quarter of you like having all the options. No one was keen on classes lasting over an hour 🙂

Pilates class lengths from survey

Looking ahead

Moving forward we will continue to create a range of classes. But will try to ensure there’s plenty of new options lasting between 30-45 minutes.

Class difficulty

We asked if we’re categorising the class difficulty correctly. Nearly 90% of you agreed that the classes are about right. 10% thought that we should increase the difficulty slightly.

Pilates difficulty results from survey

Looking ahead

It is important to continue providing a range of classes to suit everyone in our Pilates community. I am so pleased that we’re classifying classes correctly for most people, most of the time, but understand there is a spectrum of people undertaking the classes – some of which are more experienced. With this in mind I will do my best to continue providing a range of classes but perhaps also explore the possibility of introducing the odd ‘extra tough’ class. (CRIKEY!)

Month long calendars

We’ve now created a number of month-long Pilates programmes. We’ve had some great feedback on some of the calendars and from the survey I can see they’re still largely popular – with 65% of you following all, or some of the time.

Looking ahead

As with last year’s feedback, we can see the calendars are quite popular, but enjoyed sparingly. So we will continue to provide the month-long programmes at a rate of 3 or 4 a year. Starting with our new January calendar!

Within the feedback was some great suggestions on how to improve these calendars. One of which was a downloadable sheet that would allow you to ‘tick off’ the classes as you go and so remember which class was next. I will look to introduce this as an option on our next calendar – Do let me know if it is useful!

Areas of the body

There is a real interest in more classes focusing on all areas of the body.

Looking ahead

As there is a desire to continue making classes that focus on all part so of the body, so we will continue to do so. Not included within the options, but highlighted in the comments was a desire for more classes that include and / or focus on pelvic floor. We will plan to create some early next year in response. There was also enthusiasm for more holistic / full body Pilates workouts.

Using Pilates equipment

The desire for more classes using Pilates equipment is split almost 50-50

Pilates equipment

Looking ahead

Presently we have a small range of classes utilising equipment. We’ll continue to increase the options available for those that enjoy classes using different Pilates equipment – but we’ll also continue provide plenty of classes where equipment is not needed.

Types of equipment

For those interested in more classes using Pilates equipment, we asked what the preferences would be. There was a broad interest in all the equipment offered with a particular interest in more classes using the resistance band.

Pilates equipment - preference

Looking ahead

We will look to provide more classes using all equipment. With a particular focus on providing new classes with the resistance band.

Other feedback

Within the survey there was also the opportunity to share any other feedback you may have had. Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this in and share your suggestions and comments. There was so many great ideas and other things for me to consider as we move forward into the new year.

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. All the best and here’s to a fantastic 2023.


Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

  • Angela

    Thanks again for another year of fabulous Pilates classes. I think it is incredibly generous that you provide these classes free of charge and only ask for donations if affordable. I am hoping to be attend a meet up next year, it would be lovely to meet you and practice in person with you. Have a wonderful Christmas, I’m sure two little people will keep you busy! Looking forward to a Pilates full 2023 😘

    1. Vicky

      Thank you Angela. Yes I am sure I’ll be kept very busy over Christmas :).

  • Dee Yardley

    Thank you Vicky, it seems from your survey that I voted with the highest percentage of all the questions, so, I AM WELL SATISFIED Thank you for your constant presence in my life.,.even my grandchildren ‘groan not pilates again”! when they turn on Utube.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a happy and healthy 2023

    Thank you with best wishes Dee

  • Kaye

    Just wanted to say how your classes have helped my flexibility and overall wellbeing. So kind that you continue to provide these classes at your expense and time……for which I am truly grateful…..keep up the good work. Have a wonderful Christmas and health happiness and wealth for the New Year 🎄🤶🎄

  • Catherine

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your great classes which I really enjoy, and which fit so well into my somewhat unpredictable schedule. And thank you for offering them free with an option to donate – a great way to make pilates accessible to all.

  • Jeannie Burton

    It never ceases to amaze me that you do these classes at your own cost Vicky, what a wonderfully generous thing to do. I don’t do your classes regularly (have a different subscription), but when there is a gap, I look forward to doing your class, and each time I do I make sure I donate. And I look forward to meeting you in person at the workshop next year!
    Wishing you & your family a wonderful Xmas and a very Happy & Healthy New Year.
    Jeannie x

  • Jane

    Thank you for the classes, many good and meaningful comments have made already and I agree wholeheartedly with them. Your classes are virtually a daily go-to for me and I am truly grateful. My health has definitely benefitted. Thank you so very much. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.

  • June

    Hi Vicky,
    I found your website quite by chance. I have done just a few of your classes and thoroughly enjoyed them. Just one small thing: personally, I would appreciate being reminded during exercises to hold in my tummy and/ pelvic floor muscles, the two areas I need to work on.
    In the New Year I aim to exercise with you on a more regular basis and I will certainly be making a donation.
    Merry Christmas.

  • Monica

    Thank you for your generous contribution to my fitness! I thoroughly enjoy your classes and the variety that you provide. I look forward to continue on in the New Year.

    All the best to you and your family over the holiday season.


  • Marilyn Walton

    As always, I’m extremely thankful that I found your classes early in 2020 and through your expertise and generosity am able to continue with the style of Pilates I like even though I now live in SW France. Thank you for sharing the survey results and I shall look forward to the tweaks you intend to make next year. Meanwhile, enjoy your break and my warmest wishes for a very Happy Christmas and New Year to you and your family.

  • Astra

    Thanks for all the great classes this year. Have a lovely Christmas break and I’ll look forward to trying some new classes in the new year.

  • Heather

    I have found it really useful being able to dip in and out of the lessons which are suitable for my circumstances having had a knee replacement. I am gradually getting back to full fitness.
    Thank you for posting the classes. Enjoy the festive season.

  • Jane Atack

    Being disabled I love that I can do area specific exercises with your programme. I also love some of the really short routines. The bedtime one being a particular favourite and definitely gives me a more restful night when I muster the self discipline to do it! Your cheerful presentation has lifted my mood on mote than one occasion. It’s great to have your routines available so I can schedule them to fit around my life rather than have the rigidity of a scheduled class to attend. A huge thank you from me.

  • Peggy and Alison

    Thank you for another year of terrific pilates. Looking forward to meeting you in May in person.

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