Joseph Pilates was keen to improve his own physique has he had been poorly as a child. He designed exercises during the 1st  world war to rehabiliate fellow internees in Prisoner of war camps. He then went on to work with dancers, gymnasts and the general public

Today Pilates is used by rugby and football players, dancers, athletes, and firefighters.

Modified pilates is used by physiotherapist to help people recover from back issues. Pilates is used to help with various postural problems. Change your life and be free from pain.

Pilates involves working Pelvic floor muscles, transverse adominus (your corset muscle) and back muscles. Strengthening the muscles that support your spine and give you good posture and flexibility in your spine. Gain lengthened muscles, flat stomach, toned legs, bums and tums.

Postnatal women are given pelvic floor exercises to do and along with specific pilates exercises they can regain flat stomachs, and rid pregnancy weight. Pilates during pregnancy is also benefcial for stengthening stomach and back and aiding in the birthing process.

Classes are suitable for all levels and options are given for various conditions. 1: 1 sessions may be beneficial as a starting point if you have a specific back issue, or want more advanced training.

Corporate sessions available – help reduce levels of sickness amongst staff – back pain is the biggest cause of sick days.

See class page for more details or email jn.butcher@ntlworld.com