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. "


As a new client entering The Studio you will be individually assessed so that an effective programme of exercises designed specifically for your needs can be given. Whether a first-time Pilates enthusiast or a long-time lover of the method, we take care to discuss your intention, review health history, assess current posture, movement patterns and gait before recommending the best pathway of study and create a suitable, unique programme.

Joseph Pilates believed that corrective exercise should begin with education and total body conditioning. He designed over 500 specific exercises to develop the body uniformly and symmetrically. Control and proper form are basic principles in Pilates. Against the practice of repetitive exercise His regimen stressed quality of movement over quantity of repetitions and resulted in a body that was strong and sleek with a natural grace. This mind-body technique is a more efficient way of exercising. As your mind is directed through your body's movement, a new awareness is experienced. Pilates sessions are tailored specifically to the needs of each individual student.