Aire Valley Pilates

Pilates Classes in Saltaire and Baildon, West Yorkshire

A mind-body exercise that improves your quality of life!

Pilates concentrates on strengthening your stomach muscles and increasing the strength and flexibility of your back through gentle, slow, precise movements. This promotes improved posture, toned muscles, and improved body shape. Concentration improves and stress lowered!

Kirsten outdoors

I give classes in several locations and times in the Shipley/Aire Valley area for beginners and improvers. See my timetable.  Please get in touch if you are interested in any of these, or just to find out more.

Kirsten Bicat

Updated 2nd August "22

Next Pilates Zoom is on Tuesday 9th August @ 6.30pm

See ‘Timetable’ page for Aug – Tues & Weds only.

I am still limiting the class size so pre-booking is essential. Summer classes are not for new starters, Monday and Thursday clients are free to book any Tues or Weds class, subject to space.

Once booked, you need to pay to confirm place.

Tuesdays up to – 30th August

Baildon  9.45am                       Saltaire 11.30am

Zoom class 6.30pm  alternate Pilates/Fitball wks.  Next PILATES week =  9th  August  2022                       See below for Invite.

Weds – York room Vic. Hall Saltaire, up to 31/Aug 10-11am  , 5wks = £30  (eg.1wk = £10, 3wk=£20)   6.30-7.30pm YORK ROOM  (5wks = £30)

Mondays restart 19th September “22   Thursdays  re- start 22nd September  2022

NB. Try to be Covid aware, the rate is increasing. Please wear a mask to move around.

(W/c visit BEFORE entering the room please!)

Rates for Classes

Please see timetable page for summer rates

TuesDay – Baildon & York room classes

Tues eve (Pil/Fit) Zoom class @£5 x 6wks = £30

Weds – Vic Hall – 10am York, 6.30pm Main

Please e-mail me on or text mobile 07944 783 656 

Zoom Pilates invitation

Next Pilates Zoom 26th July 2022 @ 6.30pm  (must be booked & pre-paid @ £5/class)

Topic: Kirsten Bicat’s Zoom Pilates
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime. Join Zoom Meeting

part 1of Zoom class (taster)


September "22 (re-) starts (updated 26/6/22)

Monday eve Vic. Hall – restarts 19th Sept.”22 (non- beginners)  currently FULL

NEW CLASS starting 21st September 2022

WEDNESDAYS Baildon Methodist Church 9.45am SPACES available

Thurs – 10am Vic.Hall restarts 22nd Sept.”22

Please read my Covid 19 protocols before Joining class.

Starting Classes Sept 2022;

  1. Please text or e-mail me
  2. Please pay full payment for term once booked and before term starts. Online if Possible.
  3. Ensure you have suitably thick mat/mats, head support and any other equipment you like to use, and remember to bring them to class!

How to Pay Cashless –

Bank transfer;

Please pay direct into my bank. Details are on the “Covid 19 Protocols” Page. (see menu above)

  • bank to bank transfer (Bacs / ‘faster payment’) This can be paid at your bank like a bill.
  •  + read Protocols
  • If paying Cash, see my Covid 19 protocols
  • No Cheques please.

Standing orders for online video classes

£10 per month to access online Video Classes.

Missed classes

Tues eve Zooms (check with me) or youtube videos can be used to catch up missed classes.

Zoom/Credits/or a refund for Covid/my Cancellation (or snow)

No reductions if you miss class due to your own hols/days out/visitors etc.

See below 3  videos for Thorasic Mobility.

“Channelling the Cobra” in 3 parts. Highly recommended using the Foam roller (90cm)

See what pilates can do for you…

Pilates session being taught

One of my clients is a full time carer for her mum who has dementia.

She came to my class to help with flexibility, good posture and strength as these are required in her role. Knowing that to learn Pilates would take concentration and focus, she was concerned in case her stress and worries from her caring role would interfere with her ability to concentrate & learn the exercises.

After about 6 sessions she stayed behind to tell me that much to her surprise she always managed to forget all about her daily worries and concentrate on the Pilates exercises. She was therefore finding that the main benefit of coming to my class was the mental relaxation and relief from stress it gave her leaving her refreshed and ready to face the next challenge. She also said it had made her concentration outside the class improve as well.

She said she wanted to spread the word to others about the benefits of Pilates to mental wellbeing not just the physical benefits.

Keep up the good work Kirsten you are a real inspiration!

Subscribe to my Youtube channel

 Visit my YouTube channel airevalleypilates which I will be updating to give you classes with tips and advice that you can watch anytime. To access; type youtube into your browser, then type airevalleypilates into the search bar. When Pilates videos come up, click on the bold type to the right at the top saying airevalleypilates (all one word) my videos should then pop up. Find part 1 of the class you want and once you select that one the other parts of the same class should line up ready to be played in the right order, enjoy!

For more information

For up to date class schedules, or advice about Pilates, please contact me.