About Pilates

“In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference, in thirty you’ll have a whole new body.”

Joseph Pilates, Return to Life through Contrology


Pilates targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. It helps to reshape your body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It will also improve your posture, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility, and it is a great way to release unwanted tension. Perfect for athletes looking to enhance their performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is also ideal for first-time exercisers. Its slow, controlled approach means that it gives much longer-term results. It is especially recommended by medical specialists for those with back problems.

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What to expect

Before joining the class you will need to fill in an enrolment form giving details of your medical history, Pilates experience and goals. If you have had any injuries you should take advice from your doctor, osteopath or physiotherapist before taking up any new exercise. I may need to contact them to get more information about your injury and to check that all the exercises are safe for you. If you have recently had a baby you will need to be cleared by your GP to return to exercise before you can join a Pilates class. If you have specific injuries or concerns please let me know at the beginning of the class. All medical information is completely confidential.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bare feet or socks to allow you to move freely. Try not to wear anything too loose so I can easily see how you are moving. You can change at the class venue.

All mats and other equipment are provided. Just bring yourself and a smile (optional!).

Please be aware that Body Control Pilates is a tactile method of teaching. I may sometimes use my hands to correct you if you need help. If you do not feel comfortable with this please let me know.

If you have any other questions, please contact me.

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