"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."

Joseph Pilates

Body Control Pilates is based on the original 'classical' exercises, created by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), that built strength and balanced that strength with flexibility.

The Body Control method breaks down the original exercises so that you can enjoy the benefits of Pilates safely and effectively, regardless of your age and fitness level. The exercises are taught step-by-step and are based on sound movement principles that develop body awareness and control.

Many of the exercises are unique to Body Control and all are built around eight basic principles:

    • Concentration
    • Relaxation
    • Alignment
    • Breathing
    • Centring (core stability)
    • Co-ordination
    • Flowing Movements
    • Stamina 

As you progress, the movement sequences become more complex to challenge you, building your strength and flexibility.

Before your first session, you will be asked to complete an enrolment form where you can give details of any injuries, medical conditions or back problems, so that I can ensure you exercise safely and work towards your goals.

Classes have a maximum of 12 people so that you receive personal attention and support. Mats are provided or you can bring your own if you wish.


Body Control Pilates is a registered trademark used under licence.