Testimonials

June Hulme

"Having suffered an injury to my sacrum in 2006, I was advised to join a Pilates class by my sports physio. It has been a joy to attend a class run by Lea. She is a true professional who always makes the experience fun. Pilates certainly seems the way of the future to manage back problems."

Vivien James, West Sussex

"I started Pilates because my daughters' raved about the toning and well-being it brings to the body and mind. I found Lea and through her calm guidance and motivation have become addicted to Pilates. I feel good, exercised and toned and ... I sleep better."

Mrs P (62)

"I began Pilates 2 years ago with Lea and it has helped immeasurably with a strained shoulder, which had restricted movement of various sorts. Pilates has shown me how to use the shoulder to maximise its strength yet protect it from further damage. Lea has an excellent ability to teach and encourage ladies of a certain age!"

Mr S.F.

"I had been suffering from increasingly sore back problems and by the time I contacted Lea I was on prescribed analgesic pain killers. At first, I could never imagine being able to do many of the stretches, but they felt helpful and with a bit of perseverance I am now able to lay concrete or collect in the firewood without too much trouble. Although starting from a very basic level, Lea is never complacent and I find it amazing what I can do now, without realising that the exercise plan had been working up to it over time."

Maggie Barker

"I began Pilates after more than a year of treatments on my neck, thinking it was time to do something for myself.

Pilates with Lea has been a revelation. No more neck and spine pain and I am moving so much better. Most of all though it is such fun. Lea is one of the best informed and attentive instructors you could wish to have. This is the only class I have ever kept at and will continue to do so."

Sasha

"I started Lea's Pilates as a beginner two years ago hoping that it would help with back problems and stiffness. It has certainly done that and Lea's caring and personal attention to each member of the class has made me aware of how my body works and given me much more freedom of movement and a lot of fun in class. Thank you Lea."

Libby

"Prior to learning Pilates I was bothered by RSI (repetitive strain injury) in my right shoulder. The only solution I had found was regular massage (twice a month), which was costly but gave temporary relief from the sharp pains and tightness. However, with Lea's guidance, the Pilates exercises I have learnt in class have equipped me to deal with the symptoms as soon as I start feeling them. After following the appropriate exercises I feel immediate benefits and regular massage is no longer necessary."

Who Is Pilates For?

  • Anyone who would like to improve their posture
  • For those rehabilitating from injuries
  • Pre/Post natal mothers
  • For those of us that find life too fast, and would like to relax more
  • Back sufferers
  • Joint problems or alignment problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Athletes, dancers, swimmers, etc. who would like to prevent injury
  • No age or gender limit
  • Anyone who would like to take up or would like to continue exercising

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improves posture
  • Increases mobility and flexibility
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Helps to re-align the body
  • Eases back and other joint pains
  • Reduces the risk of injury through sports and helps recovery from injury
  • Improves pelvic floor
  • Brings awareness to mind and body
  • Helps to reduce stress and tension
  • Increases circulation
  • Can reduce headaches where posture related
  • Improves co-ordination
  • Weight bearing
  • Relaxation