Pilates is a series of exercises focusing on balance through core strength and the use of deep breathing. Pilates increases flexibility, mobility, strength and can help improve the skeletal and muscular systems after injury. I teach through a whole body approach and develop awareness of ones body.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of conditioning exercises created by the German Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates seeks to improve flexibility, muscular strength and endurance through the correct movement and alignment of the spine and pelvis. Pilates strengthens the body by teaching the body to activate core muscles through the trunk, which then positively impacts on every other part of the body. We work every part of the body by working functionally from our core muscles in our trunk. When our core is strong, we are strong, the body is the best it can be, and the mind and spirit grow in confidence and a body reduced in aches and pains. This, combined with Pilates breathing practices, creates good posture, balance, coordination, and reduced muscular and skeletal problems. it is very common for people to attend Pilates to help with back problems, or to run alongside physiotherapy treatment, or as after care and continual mobility.

Where can you practise Pilates?

As with Yoga, I run Pilates classes across Plymouth which are open to any level of mixed ability. I teach each class with a variety of options per exercise to cater from complete beginners through to the advanced trainer. I currently have two classes available for drop-in, 

Monday 09:30 - 10.30, Trinity Church, Hartley, Plymouth, PL3 5NY

Tuesday 5.15-6.15 Derriford Health and Leisure, PL6 8DH 

Thursday 9.30-10.30 Brickfields Gym, PL1 4NE


 If you have any questions surrounding Pilates or would like to find out more about my classes, please get in touch, I would be happy to assist, 07805359021, sue@holisticsue.co.uk

Pilates qualifications:

Level 3 Pilates Teacher Diploma and Fitness Pilates Instructor. Qualified Accredited member of REPS (Registered Exercise Professional)