Getting Started

The Zoe Hodgson Method is where you feel relaxed and at ease but feel and see the difference. It aims to integrate mind and body to promote life expectancy as well as quality of life.


If you are a newbie to Pilates, or you have an injury or condition that needs to be addressed before attending group classes, then you need to know you are in safe hands. We strongly advise that you book an introductory Bespoke 1:1 lesson so that we can take you through beginner fundamentals and establish the best path for you. If you are looking to start with bespoke1:1 and you have your own small group of friends and family who wish to attend a small class together. We will find the perfect teacher for you!

If this is not possible, try our monthly Beginner Masterclasses and The Gentle Mat or a combination of both. We also run monthly Rehabilitation Masterclasses. If you have had prior experience in Group Pilates classes – either Mat or Reformer – then we are happy for you to jump into any one of our classes. We can advise on which class level might work best for you and recommend a way forward.

We are very inclusive studio. Our clients range from 14 – 90 years old, both men and women, and from the injured to the extremely fit.

Mat Classes use both the Pilates Mat, as well as small apparatus – different sized Pilates Balls, Pilates Arcs with mini mats, various Bands, Large and Mini Pilates Circles, Hand Weights, Oval Balance Pads, Spiky Balls and Foam Rollers – to support and challenge you.

General Practitioners, Neurosurgeons, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Orthopaedic Doctors and other health professionals including the latest research say regular Pilates can improve:

  • Core Stability & Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Body awareness
  • Co-ordination
  • Balance
  • Concentration
  • Posture
  • Alignment
  • Muscle strength
  • Quality of  movement
  • Functional ability
  • Movement control

Helpful Tips

  • It is cheaper to buy a block of classes.
  • Pre-book to avoid disappointment.
  • If the class is full, simply join the waitlist. We will text you if a space comes up.
  • To prevent being charged a class pass, we have a 6 hour cancellation window. As we are a small studio, please try to cancel ASAP.
  • Please tick marketing as we do not bombard you with emails that are not relevant to our studio.
  • Please check the location of your class! We have two studios 8 minutes drive from each other. View our Surbiton and Esher Studio locations here.

Parking for Pilates Pavilion

Please park in the Pilates allocated rear car park. This can be found beyond / behind the Pilates Pavilion 90 seconds walk away.
Pilates Pavilion is found at the rear entrance of Imber Sports Ground.