Cheshire Wellbeing Guide – Where to Yoga, Pilates & Spa

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In our Cheshire Wellbeing Guide we share our favourite yoga, pilates and Barre classes across Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Knutsford, along with healthy eats and the best places to stay and spa.

Yoga Classes

Wild Heart Yoga

Hello and welcome to Wild Heart Yoga, we are a family of two generations that are trained Vinyasa flow yogi’s wanting to share our experience and love of yoga. We truly believe that “movement is medicine” and that yoga can have many benefits, both mental and physical.

We are very passionate about expressing that yoga has a space for anyone no matter what your age is or your ability. We invite you to join us on our journey of self exploration, flowing through postures that feel good for both your mind and body.

During our classes we move with our breath to melt into each posture, releasing all of that built up unwanted tension and stiffness in the mind and body. Whilst relaxing and distressing we also flow to create inner heat and strength in our bodies, before finishing with a relaxing savasana, accompanied with lavender eye pillows to help us melt even further into a deep relaxation. We hope you can join us on our yoga journey.

We offer vinyasa and restorative flow classes suitable for levels from our beautiful new studio at Reindeer Cottage, Knutsford. We also run retreats and wellbeing workshops in the UK.




Knutsford Iyengar Yoga Centre

We are a yoga centre dedicated to the teaching of Iyengar Yoga. Whether you are new, returning, or just after somewhere different to practise we’d like to help.

We run different levels of classes; from beginners’ courses to in-depth workshops where you can learn from expert teachers from around the world.

We opened in August 2006 as a venue in the Knutsford area, dedicated to the teaching of Iyengar Yoga. Over the years the number of teachers has grown, but our dedication to share the benefits of Iyengar Yoga hasn’t changed.

The Centre, situated in a quiet location, was used for many years by the Crosstown Women’s Institute. Before opening in 2006, we refurbished it into a light and airy yoga hall, with a rope wall, renovated wooden floor and central heating.

We get so many comments about how wonderfully calm and tranquil the place is, and we hope you’ll also learn to love it as a place to destress from the pressures of everyday life.

We have all the equipment you need for your class, with an equipment room stocked full of mats, belts, bricks, blankets, chairs, bolsters, the list goes on.

We also have separate changing rooms for men and women, with plenty of space to leave your belongings. We are lucky to have a spot in a quiet location on Branden Drive, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Knutsford.



11 Branden Drive
WA16 8EJ

Tel: 07807 348441

Pilates Classes


Welcome to Fit4Life. We are expert in Pilates Instruction and practice the Clinical (Modern) Pilates approach; this means that you are in the safest hands if you are recovering from surgery, injury or have been referred from your Consultant, Physio or G.P to practice Pilates.

Our Modern Pilates Classes are also an ideal form of exercise for runners, advanced fitness enthusiasts and dancers who will benefit from increased flexibility, improved posture & core stability.

The Fit4Life team of specialist instructors safely train over 370 members each week at our fully equipped Studio; we offer over 30 Modern Pilates classes weekly for Beginners through to Advanced, as well as specialist classes for recovery and the older adult.

The Fit4Life Online Programme:

  • A minimum of 10 live Pilates classes streamed over Facebook live every week (private group)
  • Beginner/improver, intermediate and advanced class levels
  • Monday morning trim and tone cardio class to start the week
  • Pre-recorded short Pilates technique clips
  • Access to the Fit4Life Family Facebook video archive
  • Access to the Fit4Life Family YouTube Channel archive with over 50 hours of class tuition added every month for your on-demand viewing



Gilbert house
Haig road
Wa16 8dx

Tel: 07812 525776

Pilates Classes

Jules Hardman Pilates

I’m Jules Hardman a Body Control Pilates teacher. I qualified in 2010 with Body Control Pilates, Europe’s largest professional Pilates organisation. Body Control Pilates is widely seen as a benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality.

I teach group classes and 1:1 private lessons in Alderley Edge & Wilmslow however since March I have been teaching all my Pilates sessions live, online via Zoom rather than at any of my venues.

I am still operating my current timetable of daytime and evening classes however you will be joining a live Pilates class from the comfort of your own home!

Pilates classes on offer include Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced, Reformer on the Mat and High
Intensity Power Pilates. Classes are held in small groups, 12 people max, primarily mat-based using small apparatus – balls, bands, magic circles and foam rollers – to support and challenge you.

Pilates mat classes are usually performed in a group environment and are great for people who want to build up
their core strength, avoid or recover from injury, improve their posture and balance and gain a greater mind and body awareness.

As well as the group classes, I offer private lessons – ideal if you are new to Pilates. Private Lessons are an excellent way to learn Pilates and reap the benefits in the fastest way possible.

We all learn differently, and in a private session you can focus on what you need to correct and focus on the areas where you need more work. Many clients start with private lessons and then move to classes once they are more confident and able.



Alderley Pilates

Alderley Pilates is a light, airy studio with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, set in a calm, peaceful Cheshire environment. You’ll find us mid-way between Alderley Edge, Prestbury and Wilmslow.

Here, you can do Matwork or use state-of-the-art Pilates equipment imported from Balanced Body in California, including the famous Reformer and Exo Chair. The studio has just undergone a refurbishment and is ready to welcome everyone back.

The style of Pilates you’ll experience is called Body Control. It means all our teachers have undergone unrivalled training so we can assess your particular needs and choose from over 100 exercises that can be adapted to suit you.

You can choose to join up to 30 stimulating group classes each week, with a maximum of 12 people. In addition, there are up to 50 spots when you can book a private or shared lesson. There are also specialist classes and one-off workshops for you to enjoy.

We have taught everyone from local celebrities and professional athletes to hospital referrals. Naturally, we are completely discreet about who we see. Ages range from mid-teens to mid-80s. We aim to make everyone feel at home here.

In line with Covid protocols we have excellent Hygiene protocols and have reduced class numbers to comply with Social Distancing rules.

If you prefer to do your pilates from home we are continuing to offer a good programme of zoom classes and private lessons



Studio Monks Heath hall
Chelford Road,
Nether Alderley
SK10 4SY

Tel: 01625 860 475

Barre Classes

Barre Core

Barrecore was founded in 2011 and has grown into one of the most well-known and loved fitness brands. Today we have 12 beautiful studios in Chelsea, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Hampstead, Kensington, Islington, Chiswick, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Bristol, Alderley Edge and Hale.

We also have two online workout options: Live Classes where your first class is free and On Demand Classes which you can try for free for two weeks!

We are proud to have received tens of thousands of 5 star reviews from our incredible clients. We are also proud to consistently feature in top media such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle and Forbes, and to be publicly endorsed by some of the world’s biggest celebrities and influencers including Pippa Middleton, Claudia Schiffer, Rita Ora and Poppy Delevingne.

Our famous Barrecore Method is a unique, effective and efficient way to exercise your entire body. In fact, our method has been proven to safely and noticeably sculpt your entire body in just a few weeks.

Our classes contain elements of ballet – but they’re as tough as a spinning or bootcamp session. The experience is very different though, and your muscles will work in a very unusual way. For instance, you’re probably not going to sweat a whole lot during your Barrecore class.

Instead, our method focuses on exhausting your muscles with intelligent movements that bring your muscles into a “shake”. The more you shake the more calories you burn and the quicker your strength level and physique will transform, so it’s important to hold the positions for as long as you can and embrace it!

Our clients rave about the physical transformations and long lasting effects. Your muscles will be working hard and you will feel stronger, but you won’t bulk – you will sculpt. The first thing clients tend to notice is increased general energy and strength, a perkier bum and a flatter stomach.

In the long-term the experience an overall improvement in wellbeing as well as longer, leaner muscles. Barrecore helps tuck everything in and tones you in all those hard-to-reach places.

Above all, Barrecore will help you feel strong and confident in your own body. We have clients of all ages, genders, fitness levels and shapes – even clients who are injured, pre-natal or post-natal clients – and everyone’s journey to strength and confidence is different.

Despite being tough, our method is suitable to such a wide range of people is due to its low impact nature – meaning no jumping or other unnecessary stress on your body.

In the pretty Cheshire village of Alderley Edge, just outside of Manchester, our Studio can be found a short walk from the train station on the thriving High Street.


35A London Road
Alderley Edge

Tel: 01625 584746

Where to stay and spa

Mere Golf Course and Spa

Our award-winning Spa and Health Club facilities offer the perfect mental and physical escape from the outside world. We’ve got everything you need to unwind including six luxury treatment rooms, a heated indoor swimming pool and premium spa facilities.

Experience the ultimate pamper and treat yourself to our wide selection of premier spa treatments including purifying facials, skincare rituals, deeply relaxing massages and body treatments from luxury product house Aromatherapy Associates and Natura Bissé.

Indulge in fresh food and beverages served daily in our Spa Lounge and Bar. Or curl up with a book on our indoor and outdoor relaxation terraces.

Health Club Members can work up a sweat in our state-of-the-art health club and outdoor garden studio which is complete with a range of cutting edge fitness equipment that offer over 60 weekly studio classes to try out, and a luxury spa with 6 treatment rooms, 20m indoor swimming pool and a ‘thermal zone’.

Enjoy a swim in the stunning 20 metre indoor pool, perfect for early morning laps or afternoon dips, or relax in our luxury thermal zone including the Hamman, Caldarium, aroma and steam room.

We feature innovative mind and body programmes, cutting-edge equipment, expert personal trainers, and group exercise programmes – all created to inspire you, challenge you, and surpass your every expectation.

From the warm feeling of welcome to the glow of impeccably clean locker rooms, unparalleled service is always on display. Read reviews.


Manchester Rd
WA16 0SU

Tel: +44 1565 650333

Cottons Hotel &  Spa

For that amazing moment when you realise, that for now, it’s all about you. Our Spa is a haven for the senses with all you need to feel rather special. From our warming sauna to our bubbling hot tub, a steam room for deep breathing and finally our swimming pool for a refreshing dip.

For skin-deep beauty. The rest is down to you. Transport yourself into a world of gorgeous pampering treats. We’ve got it all going on. Nails and feet, facials with a fizzy treat. And experts who hold the key to tranquillity.

A proper size pool that’s not just for splashing around in. Swim some lengths or float and forget. A sauna, steam room and spa pool for vigour and vitality. Leave refreshed. Muscle up in the gym. Lots of machines for a fitness routine and a studio with mats for stretching.

Our entire Spa has just been completely refurbished and comes with a brand new, shiny feeling. We’re making sure that you’ll be able to work out, enjoy our spa facilities, and relax with confidence.

You can be reassured about your visit, with the correct safety measures in place, and the wellbeing of our guests and team as our number one priority From all the Cottons spa and fitness team, welcome back, we can’t wait to see you. Read reviews.


Manchester Road
WA16 0SU

Tel: 01565 650333

Healthy Eats


Here at nourish our food. is fantastically fresh! Our aim is to bring healthy affordable food to the high street. We have developed a menu that offers fast, simple and healthy meals. Our food is really fresh, our fruit and veg is bought daily, and our meat comes from a top local butcher every morning, so you know you are getting the best produce!

Our aim is to bring healthy affordable food to the high street. We have developed a menu that offers fast, simple and healthy meals. All Our food is sourced from the best local suppliers and cooked from fresh to ensure the best flavour for customers.



11 Bank Square

Tel: 01625 476 075

Suburban Green

Suburban Green is a unique place with a carefully crafted seasonal menu, quirky cocktails, craft beers and fine wines that simply make it too easy to stay

Ready to escape the everyday? Suburban Green is the perfect hideaway. Bringing to the neighbourhood our take on an urban retreat, a space to meet friends and family or work mates, and just be.

An ideal spot for drinking, dining and relaxing Suburban Green is a unique place with a carefully crafted seasonal menu, quirky cocktails, craft beers and fine wines that simply make it too easy to stay all day. When it comes to the perfect place to end the night. Suburban Green gives you the excuse you need to have your last drinks or the one you came out for. Expe


Tel: +44 1625 525588

4 Hawthorn Lane

The Garden Eatery

Open 7 Days a week from 8am until 5:30pm, The Garden is Hale’s health food cafe and juicery. Established in 2014 by best friends Kate and Amy, The Garden serves wholesome, nutritious, home cooked food and cold pressed juices. We take great care in designing a menu which is both innovative and nutritionally balanced and always work from a plant base.

We believe a plant based diet is both best for health and for the planet which is why our menu is largely plant based with the option to add dairy, meat or fish. We work closely with local suppliers and love to support local businesses to help champion sustainability and reduce impact on the environment.

Our ‘Love Your Mother’ sustainability campaign is designed to keep us accountable for sustainable business practices and we are always looking for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment.


154 Ashley Road
WA15 9SA

Tel: 0161 941 6702

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