History of Pilates

Traditional Pilates is a form of exercise developed by German born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s.

Joseph believed injuries were caused by imbalances in the physical body. He observed that where someone had a weakness or poor alignment, they would overcompensate or overdevelop in a different area. This would often lead to pain or injury.

Therefore Joseph developed an exercise programme that would correct poor alignment and re-educate the body to move in a more efficient manner.

Pilates in the 21st Century

Helen has trained in the APPI method of Pilates which combines the principles of Joseph with a more scientific approach. Using her skills developed as a physiotherapist working with professional dancers she has adapted this teaching to produce Pilates which is more functional and challenging.

Helen uses a combination of matwork  and equipment in her sessions and can accommodate both 1:1 tuition and group classes.

Pilates classes

Timetable (Mixed ability) Present COVID Timetable

Morning Evening
Monday 09:30-10:30
Tuesday 19:00-20:00
Wednesday 19:00-20:00
Saturday 09:30-10:30


Single face to face class £14
Prebooked 6 classes £75

Online zoom class

1:1 £35 for 30mins £50 for 60mins

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