About Physio Pilates

What Is Physio Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that works on balancing and controlling movement. It targets the deep postural muscles of the body and aims to balance these muscles with the muscles which perform movement. By using controlled movements on good core balance, it improves posture, muscle tone and body awareness.The Pilates taught at The Physio and Pilates Centre is based on the methods and teachings of Joseph Pilates, combined with our teachers’ added experience and knowledge.

Why Do Physio Pilates and why come to us?

People come to pilates to enhance their own fitness routine and also as a rehabilitative exercise for movement problems that have arisen or been caused by poor posture, injury and pain. The classes are overseen by Julia who is a chartered, HCPC registered physiotherapist (qual. 1986) who has been teaching Pilates since 1998. We offer safe effective exercise classes in a welcoming uncompetitive enviroment.

Who Attends Physio Pilates

Pilates, correctly taught, is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. Many of our clients are referred by physiotherapists, osteopaths and consultants in the area. If you are not sure of the suitability of pilates for you, please do contact Julia to discuss any queries you have. A large proportion of our clients have been attending the studio for 15 years or more.Our youngest client is 16, our oldest is 86. We have people form all walks of life from people who haven’t exercised in a while to Olympic and sporting heroes .


“Thank you for giving me my body back.” Joanna Saatchi “I have less back ache and have discovered my pelvic floor.”T Brown. “When I missed 6 weeks of classes my back became very stiff.” J. Hey. “Pilates with Julia has been an integral part of my Olympic training” Victoria Pendleton.“Pilates with Julia is my favourite part of the week” Jess Varnish GB olympic speed cyclist “People don’t realise how physical the riding is and Pilates with Julia helps me take those forces without sustaining injury" Sam West super bike racer “I really enjoy the sessions with Julia and she has provided valuable knowledge which has helped me massively in improving my movement and posture, highly recommended” Grant Ferguson, GB mountain bike team. I have just done last week’s class which I found really helpful. What beautiful foot exercises! My feet are still tingling! J.Warner

Which class is suitable for me?

If you are new to Pilates a beginners class will guide you through learning the principles of Pilates and the basic exercises on your own body.Improvers/Intermediate classes are for those who have completed at least one beginner’s course and are slower-paced classes. Progressive classes are faster-paced classes for those who have attended regularly for 1 year or more, feel confident with the exercises and know the limits of their own bodies. Please do contact us if you are unsure of which class will suit you.