What is it?

Pilates is a low impact form of exercise, that focusses on mind and body to improve general fitness, posture and wellbeing. The benefits of Pilates include:

  • Improved core muscle strength
  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Reduced aches and pains
  • Reduced recurrence of aches and pains
  • Relaxation/Stress relief

Joseph Pilates, a gymnast born in Germany, developed Pilates in the early 1900s as means of gentle strengthening for bed-ridden patients during World War I. With the benefits clearly evident, these exercises were adapted and utilised in the dancing population to improve posture, core stability, flexibility and balance.

Physiotherapy has always appreciated the importance of good posture and muscle balance within the body. The APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) recognised the benefits of Pilates and adapted it to create their own modified Pilates techniques, suitable for almost everyone, from those with chronic conditions to high level athletes. Many Spinal surgeons, GPs, Physiotherapists and other health professionals will recommend Pilates as part of a rehabilitation programme or simply as one of the safest forms of exercise.

Lorna completed the Modified Pilates Rehabilitation Programme with the APPI. As a qualified Physiotherapist, she will ensure that your safety and wellbeing are a top priority and all exercises will be modified to suit individuals as required. However, more importantly, you should enjoy a relaxed, but challenging form of exercise, where you will see the many benefits it has to offer!


Class Information


If you are interested in one of our Pilates sessions, email or phone us to find out more about the benefits and discuss availability.

01738 237212
07535 263701

Once you have booked into a session, we will email you the Pilates Health Screening Form that you should ideally return to us at least 1-2 days before your first class. Classes may be held at different venues, therefore we will advise you of the venue, starting time and any additional information regarding directions and parking.

If there is no immediate availability, we will add you to our waiting list and contact you as soon as a space becomes available.


On the day

To get the most benefit from a class, we would like you to start in a relaxed frame of mind. As such, we would advise that you aim to be at the venue at least 5 minutes prior to the start time.

Mats, head supports and any equipment will be provided.

What to wear:

  • Comfortable clothing: t-shirt/vest or long loose top and comfortable trousers such as sweat pants or leggings (jeans not recommended). Fitted tops and trousers can also be beneficial as it saves them ‘riding up’ during some of the exercises.
  • No shoes required: barefoot or socks (some prefer to wear socks with grips on the bottom, but these are not essential)

What to bring:

  • Your Pilates Health Screening Form (if you haven’t already returned it)
  • A towel
  • A bottle of water
Towel and Water