“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”

“The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.”

“Pilates is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.”

Joseph Pilates


The Pilates Method has its origins in the work of the late Joseph Pilates, born in 1880 in Germany. He was a frail child and turned to physical fitness programmes to improve his body image, becoming a keen sportsman. Pilates based his work on three principles: breath, whole-body health and whole-body commitment; with the whole-body encompassing MIND, BODY and SPIRIT.

It is in the honouring of the Pilates Principles that the depth of the work is achieved. These Principles are traditionally cited as: BREATH, CONCENTRATION, CENTERING, CONTROL, PRECISION and FLOW.

Pilates exercise is designed to improve balance and flexibility as well as alleviate back pain and previous injuries. By regularly practising Pilates with a trained instructor, you’ll find yourself looking and feeling healthier, with a better posture and a better outlook on life! It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, or your level of physical fitness. We will put together a personalised programme of activity that best suits your body and needs. All equipment and training is provided – all you have to bring is yourself!

We also run pilates mat classes at Long Ditton Village Hall. Click here for more information. If you’d like to learn more about which type of Pilates would suit you, call us on 07866 964 779, or leave a message below.

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