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About Pilates


Pilates is a very effective low impact, non-aerobic exercise programme suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It focuses on body alignment and balance, and improves your muscle tone, flexibility and body awareness. It is especially recommended as a means of improving back strength and posture. Pilates was developed over 80 years ago by Joseph Pilates in New York . At first he worked with the City’s finest dancers, but Pilates has since become very popular with many sporting and other professionals. Pilates concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles. You will learn how to recognize unwanted tension and release it and how to use specific muscles to increase flexibility and mobility. You will find yourself breathing better during the exercises.


Pilates improves:

· Posture

· Strength

· Coordination

· Balance

· Flexibility

· Body alignment


Pilates is a safe form of exercise: there is much less risk of you straining or injuring yourself, as can happen in other types of sports or exercises. It is a very positive and relaxing way to spend an hour! 


"I enjoy Bev's Pilates classes not just for the exercise, but also for the social contact, I always leave feeling more cheerful and stronger" NK July 2014

"Thank you for all your help during the past two years.  I think that you are an amazing teacher, it is not just the exercises, but the way you care for each individual, and our particular needs."  LB 2015

"I enjoy my sessions by the river - a good bit of 'me time', thank you" EP April 2015

"I found your classes really beneficial and hope to return when my life has calmed down....." JG April 2015

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest and benefit that I have gained since attending your classes" LN December 2015

  • Tuesday classes are 10.15, 11.30 and 12.45
  • Friday classes are 10.30 and 11.45

Fees for the term are payable in advance.

Please email or telephone me for term dates, class availability and fees:
0118 9463460