World’s largest Pilates brand announces third UK studio; pushes beyond 1000 studios globally

Club Pilates announces Wapping studio to open later this summer following successful launch of first two UK studios in London’s Bankside and Fulham Broadway

Club Pilatesthe largest network of premium Pilates studios globally that offer a range of low-impact, full-body Reformer-based workouts, has announced Wapping as the location for its third UK studio opening later this summer, following the successful launch of the brand’s first two UK studios in London’s Bankside and Fulham Broadway.

The announcement follows news of Club Pilates peaking an impressive 1000 studios globally as the brand pushes on with a significant franchise rollout in the UK – the long-term ambition is to launch 50-75 UK Club Pilates studios in the next three to five years.

As per the brand’s first two UK studios, the Wapping studio, which will be located on Gauging Square, will be owned and operated by leading fitness and wellness firm, Deblankson Fitness Group, led by visionary and Founder, Chief Richard Uku, who owns the Master Franchise License for Club Pilates in the UK.

Expressing his excitement to bring Club Pilates to Wapping, Richard comments: “We’re delighted to be stepping up our UK rollout with Wapping closely following Bankside and Fulham Broadway.”

Richard adds: “Despite Pilates and particularly Reformer Pilates booming in London and across the UK, there are not many Pilates studios in the area, and we’re looking forward to serving the local community with a unique and engaging workout experience that’s a fantastic alternative to traditional gym workouts.”

The Wapping location was also chosen due to the area’s wider business network where partnerships may be tapped with synergetic businesses to grow the studio’s customer base from the off, and similar to the brand’s first UK studios, the studio will be well connected by transport links, making it convenient for customers from nearby areas to reach and enjoy its benefits.

The concept, which was founded in 2007, has revolutionised the global fitness landscape by offering full-body Reformer-based workouts that innovatively integrate a mix of cardio, strength and interval style training, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Breaking away from the elitist perception of Pilates, Club Pilates studios offer accessible and diverse class options with eight different formats and four levels to choose from, their most popular classes, Reformer Flow, Cardio Sculpt and CP Suspend.

The brand distinguishes itself by enhancing the 50-minute class experience with 11 different pieces of equipment, including the EXO Chair, Bosu Ball, Triggerpoint, TRX, Barre, and more. Notably, Club Pilates is also the first Pilates organisation to introduce a proprietary 500-hour Teacher Training Programme, ensuring Pilates is accessible to everyone, fostering community, and delivering holistic fitness experiences.

With classes available every day of the week, Pilates enthusiasts can expect a myriad of health benefits at the new 2,000 sq ft studio, including increased flexibility, improved posture, enhanced core strength, stamina, and an overall contribution to healthier, happier lives.

The UK rollout is expected to create up to 900 new jobs nationwide across key territories such as London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast.

Club Pilates’ new Wapping studio will be located at Unit 2B, 26 Gauging Square, London, E1W 2AE. Club Pilates is on a mission to continue to redefine fitness standards, making Pilates an inclusive and transformative experience for individuals worldwide. For more information, visit For more information on Club Pilates’ franchise opportunities, visit

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