Laura J Pilates

About pilates

Pilates in the Park

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a series of slow controlled movements primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise and support the spine, realign the body and correct postural problems.  Pilates brings mind and body together, focusing on concentration, balance, precision and breathing.  It is the safest way to exercise and is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.

 "Laura has guided me through each session with patience and experience, and very quickly I have noticed the benefits of Pilates. My posture is much improved, and after each session my body feels tension-free. My core strength has increased overtime and I no longer suffer from any lower back pain. Laura's classes are very enjoyable, and she is very friendly, instantly putting you at ease. A very highly recommendable teacher."   Claire 39, mother of 2

"I was advised by my Physio to take up Pilates due to my back problems and haven't looked back!  Easy to follow instructions and fun and varied classes have made my experience very enjoyable.  Not to mention my improved strength in my back which now means i'm pain free.  Highly recommend Laura's classes".  Chris  

Pilates Today

Joseph Pilates (creator of Pilates) was very much ahead of his time with regard to biomechanics and body movement generally.  The Pilates method is renowned for creating longer, leaner, stronger, more flexible bodies and is becoming more popular with the general public of all ages and fitness levels.  Pilates can be used in many different ways including rehabilitation and improving posture.  The  Pilates technique improves posture which enables people to think about how to use their body more effectively in everyday movements.

"I discovered Laura after looking for a small, local class.  Increasingly feeling the need for a aggressiveness but effective body workout, a few friends had recommended Pilates.  I felt the beneficial effects of the classes almost immediately, having a sense of general wellbeing, posture improvement and heightened mobility.  I often find myself almost automatically practising the breathing techniques of Pilates in everyday life such as taking a walk or doing housework!  I see the Pilates classes as something which has become part of my plan for a healthy and active life well into the future.  Laura is a wonderful example of what she preaches and her classes are both challenging and pleasurable."  Maria