Expert Pilates Classes in Oxfordshire

"Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be determined by the reflex actions of our muscles"
"Never do 10 pounds of effort for a 5 pound movement"
"complete coordination of body, mind and spirit"
"You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a completely new body in 30 sessions"
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure."
"When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure. "


Imagine an exercise programme that rewards you with the flexibility and strength of a trained dancer, restoring muscular balance while improving your posture, an exercise program that helps heal muscular and soft tissue pain, while building the strength to prevent further injury from occurring. Imagine an exercise program that uses your entire body, not just isolated muscle groups, an exercise program that you look forward to, that engages you, leaving you refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental wellbeing. Pilates is a proven and acclaimed conditioning program that has helped people strengthen and empower their bodies since the 1920's.

Joseph Pilates realised that most of us overdevelop the stronger muscle groups, which ultimately leads to imbalance, better known as poor posture and spinal misalignment. The emphasis in Pilates is not on isolated muscle groups, multiple repetitions or strain. The movements are unlike anything you've done before, and results that are unique and satisfying in many ways.

Pilates helps to address and correct

  • Neck and shoulder dysfunction
  • Poor posture and gait
  • Imbalances and compensations
  • Decompressed joints
  • Poor circulation
  • Limited range of motion
And is especially beneficial for:
  • Releasing stress
  • Relief of neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Optimizing Athletic Performance
  • Understanding how your mind and body work together for complete overall health
  • Breathing and stretching that restores oxygen to muscle tissue improving circulation and calming the nervous system.
  • People who are aware that "less is more" and that a gentle workout can be rigorous and effective

Injury Rehabilitation

Pilates is an excellent rehabilitation system for knee, back, hip, shoulder and repetitive strain injuries. An holistic approach is used to address the body's imbalances, and to treat the cause of the problem as opposed to the symptoms; correcting asymmetrical & chronic weaknesses so as to prevent re-injury and bring the body back in balance.

The pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis may decrease with Pilates. Many practitioners are prescribing Pilates as a part of rehabilitation from an orthopedic or muscular injury.