More than just a workout

SoBa is a boutique pilates and fitness studio located in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. We offer small-group dynamic reformer Pilates classes for men & women, based on our custom-designed Powerformer Pilates Reformer machine and our unique SoBa method.

julie Mcelroy
julie Mcelroy
2023-12-20
I joined Soba after Covid, suffering with back issues I needed to do something. I was apprehensive as I had tried other Pilates studio’s but didn’t enjoy them. From the first session I was hooked!! Don’t get me wrong it was challenging… but in a good way. 2years on I’m still loving it. I have had challenges recently ( menopause and a shoulder injury) but Sam has an endless amount of patience and helped me to adapt moves to help me continue my journey. May even try one of new early morning classes in the new year 😉Thank you Sam
Ali B
Ali B
2023-12-11
I was looking for a local pilates studio when I found out I was pregnant and found Soba. Sam is super knowledgeable about all things pilates, but particularly during pregnancy which has helped me feel comfortable starting a new fitness programme at such a strange, new time. I would 100% recommend her classes to everyone - whatever you've heard about Reformer before, leave it at the door and come in with an open mind because Sam's classes are unique, fun and leave you with a good burn!
Katrina Cox
Katrina Cox
2023-11-21
I love the workouts Sam puts together, they’re always different and cater for all abilities. Even when I was recovering from injury, I was able to attend classes as Sam knew exactly which exercises I was able to do! Highly recommend this challenging workout, great for both body and mind 🤩
Ali Hughes
Ali Hughes
2023-11-20
hands up who DOES NOT enjoy working out at the gym, but REALLY DOES want to imrove their fitness and strength! Sam's classes at Soba are THE BEST full body workout i have ever experienced. after your first couple of classes you definitely begin to feel the strength building in your body. I came to Sam's classes after i became very unwell with covid early in 2021. even though i was running regularly and had a yoga practice, it took 4 months to recover to a point that my body felt it could run again. this really made me wake up to the kind of exercise i had been engaging in, and how it had not supported my body for this level of illness. i really felt like i had put myself into a health deficit. so, i started taking classes with Sam in June 2021 with the hope that these classes would help improve my overall health and wellness. after just a few classes i began to notice the difference in my body strength - and also in my mental health and wellbeing. her workouts challenge the muscles, the heart, the lungs and the mind in a very satisfying way. with her PT background as a foundation, Sam's method of training invites you to engage with a level of accountability to yourself - without 'pushing' you into it. and when your jeans and dresses fit you better than they have in years because of the work YOU are doing, it changes something about the confidence you have in yourself - not just in your body, but in yourSELF. i just checked my completed classes on the Soba TeamUp app - i've taken over 100 classes with Sam. i've never taken over 100 fitness classes with anyone else, ever. and just one last thing to note - my schedule has me travelling to New York a few times a year. i've taken dynamic reformer classes all over the city with all the big name (and little name) studios. Sam's out-do them all. She just knows what people want from their workouts, and has designed classes that can deliver. if you're reading this review, you're already ready to show up for yourself. all you need to do now is book your first class with Sam. xxx ali
Jessica Peters
Jessica Peters
2023-11-17
Soba Pilates is really something else!! I have tried a few different types of reformer pilates companies and none of them compare, each class you feel amazing and the body pump you have after the class leaves you looking amazing! So glad I found Sam and I can’t wait to continue this journey.
Cristina Alecu
Cristina Alecu
2023-11-16
I started with Soba about one year ago and I cannot stop :) I feel amazing, strong, confident plus I am free of any kind of back pains I used to have in the past. Sam is an amazing and innovative trainer, she always challenges you to get the best results from her classes. I love Soba&Sam.
Ridgers & Olive Ltd
Ridgers & Olive Ltd
2023-11-03
Love Soba Pilates! Sam is a fantastic, knowledgable instructor and has helped me with rehabilitation of a back & hip injury. Highly recommend. Classes are varied and Sam has great choice in music.
Rachel Swansborough
Rachel Swansborough
2023-11-01
I've been going to Soba for almost a year now and absolutely love it! I'm much stronger and toned thanks to the wonderful Sam. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Genna Hill
Genna Hill
2023-10-30
I found Soba from a Google search, and I am so glad I did! Sam is an excellent teacher, welcoming, encouraging and knows how to push you just enough to get the best out of every workout without it being intimidating. This is by far the best Pilates class I have ever been to, if you’re unsure, just try the starter pack and I guarantee you’ll be hooked. The studio is also very well equipped and beautifully clean. Thank you!!
Ash Taylor
Ash Taylor
2023-10-17
I have recently started SoBa Pilates, just coming to the end of my 5 class trial pack. I have loved every single class and Sam is so friendly, helpful and encouraging. I am definitely going to be continuing with classes and can’t wait to try the different class options!
Dynamic reformer pilates

The benefits of dynamic reformer pilates

Using our state-of-the-art custom designed Powerformer beds, this low-impact, full-body workout will improve your strength, flexibility, coordination and overall fitness.

Build strength by focusing on individual muscles.

Dynamic movements help lengthen muscles and mobilise joints.

Improve your core strength to improve overall balance.

Improves posture with correct alignment.

Improve muscular imbalances reducing pain and injuries.

Meet our founder

Sam James

Meet Sam James, an experienced fitness instructor specialising in reformer pilates. With over a decade of expertise, Sam developed the “Soba Method” to help clients reach their fitness goals. 

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