With our studios set in the heart of Brentwood and Loughton, we run Reformer Pilates exercise classes using state-of-the-art Reformer Pilates MachinesBarre (Ballet) and Matwork Pilates classes. We have a range of highly skilled instructors, that offer a modern twist on Pilates, in an inclusive and friendly community.

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Semi-private induction – perfect for BEGINNERS

OUR CLASSES

At both studios, Brentwood and Loughton, we pride ourselves on having the very best Reformer Pilates specialists on our team with years of teaching experience. Amongst them there are ex-professional sportswomen who represented their country. We understand that as well as achieving results, exercise needs to feel fun and rewarding. With every class we run, we edge you closer to feeling stronger. We feel that we have got the balance just right, which is what keeps our clients coming back regularly and seeing the results they wanted. To BOOK. To learn more about CLASS TYPES.

OUR MACHINES

If you have never done a CONTOUR Pilates class before our machines can look a little intimidating. Please don’t be, our classes are fun and friendly! A Pilates Reformer Machine will make you more powerful and take you beyond your limits. Focussing on your core, a CONTOUR Pilates class will help stabilise your spine, enhance your muscles, improve your posture, work your arms and tone up those areas that we often don’t like very much  – legs, bums and tums. For more benefits go HERE.

WHICH CLASS TO CHOOSE? If you have never attended one of our classes, we would encourage you to attend our semi-private induction class. Click CLASS TYPES to learn about the session and others. 

INTRODUCTION TO THE REFORMER MACHINE

Here is a short introduction by Rona, one of our very experienced instructors. You can see how versatile the reformer pilates machine is. Helping you towards stronger and a more powerful you in 55 minutes.

Meet The Team

Claire
Loughton Studio

How long have you been teaching?

2 and a half years. I found pilates 10 years ago because I was diagnosed with severe arthritis in my lower spine and I found that it helped to alleviate the pain.

Style?

My classes tend to be upbeat. I like to bring an element of fun into each of my classes.

Favourite exercise?

The boomerang because it incorporates so many there exercises and I love how well it flows.

Top tip?

Take it slow. Control each movement. You will find that it is so much harder.

Surprising fact?

Was a GB springboard diver. I came third in the Junior Europeans when I was 16.

Natalie
Loughton Studio

How long have you been teaching?

2 years.

Style?

Very fitness-based, with a focus on body awareness. I tend to teach a classical pilates class, sticking to many of the Joseph Pilates exercises. I tend to also include exercises that promote functional movement.

Favourite exercise?

The mermaid. It’s a great Pilates mat exercise to lengthen and open the side of the body.

Top tip?

Learning new movement patterns takes time. Be kind to yourself, don’t punish yourself for not getting it right the first time.

Surprising fact?

Before I was a pilates instructor I worked as a store manager of a big department store in Canada.

Melissa
Loughton Studio

How long have you been teaching?

For 2 years, and I was teaching ballet long before I started teaching Pilates.

Style?

Strong focus on alignment, lengthening and control while keeping a nice flow throughout the class.

Skill?

More classical style Pilates.

Favourite exercise?

Loves to get that bum burning. A very underused muscle group, the glutes, but the biggest muscle group in the body.

Top tip?

Take your time moving through the exercises, hitting your full range of motion and try not to rush through. A couple of good, well-executed reps will give you more than 20 half performed ones. Quality over quantity rings very through for most exercises. Tune in with your body and feel the work happen.

Surprising fact?

I found Pilates after getting injured in my dance training, I have never felt stronger than I do now due to the regular Pilates training.

Lindsey
Brentwood Studio

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching Pilates for 4 years but I have been an exercise teacher for 24 years in total.

Skills?

Much stronger than she looks.

Style?

Likes to keep it simple.

Classical Pilates – mainly in keeping with the exercises that Joseph Pilates created with a few added in.

Favourite exercise?

I love them all.

Top tip?

Think about the exercise and what muscles you should be working.

Surprising fact?

Hypermobile and I love excel.

Indre
Brentwood Studio

How long have you been teaching?

15 years as a Pilates instructor.

Skills?

I could probably pick up the machine with one arm.

Style?

Dynamic and contemporary Pilates.

Top tip?

Try out a variety of workouts and instructors at the studio in order to get a really good all over tone of your body.

Surprising fact?

I used to be a professional swimmer and played handball game for the National Lithuanian Team.

Vilma
Brentwood Studio

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching Pilates for 8 years

Skills?

Dynamic and contemporary

Top tip?

Don’t rush!

Surprising fact?

I can speak 4 languages, and I have a 26-year-old daughter.

Martyna
Brentwood Studio

How long have you been teaching?

Teaching for over 20 years in the sports industry.

Skills?

I used to be a professional dancer, so I am able to glide my way across the studio.

Style?

Energetic and tough. But make sure you have fun too.

Favourite exercise?

Double Trouble. Find out more when you come to class.

Surprising fact?

I love the reformer. I also love to sip a margarita when I am on holiday.

Rona
Brentwood Studio

How long have you been teaching pilates?

Since July 2007

Favourite exercise? 

When I have a whole group of people that can do the roll-up on the mat, I love watching them.

Top tip?

Keep it slow and controlled and use your breath.

Surprising fact?

I love doing handstands and my aim is to be able to hold a one-handed handstand before I get too old 🙂

Tori
Loughton Studio

How long have you been teaching?

15 years.

Style?

Functional movement-based and a clinical Pilates focus.

Top tip?

Be aware of your body and your habits and make small changes to see the dramatic results.

Surprising fact?

I speak Arabic, not as fluent as I used to be though.

Puja
Loughton Studio

How long have you been teaching?

I’ve been teaching since 2018. As well as reformer, I am also trained to teach mat, barre and pre and postnatal. I am also a This Girl Can Essex Ambassador.

Style?

Traditional pilates method – I always talk about alignment, breathing and pelvic floor engagement and end with a relaxation which clients love. I am quite hands-on as I want clients to get the best out of the exercise.

Favourite Exercise?

Shoulder bridge/teaser/leg circles – so many!

Top tip?

focus on your why and the technique will follow.

Surprising fact?

I am an adrenaline junkie!

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