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Pilates

Body Control Pilates can work for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level

What is Pilates? 

Not many people realise that Pilates is more than just an exercise method, it is both mind and body training. Named after its German-born founder Joseph Pilates (1883-1967), Pilates teaches you to be more aware of your body and your movements. Every exercise is performed thoughtfully and with precision.


Body Control Pilates was founded over 20 years ago and has an unrivalled reputation for the quality and effectiveness of its teaching. Our method is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. By breaking the exercises down we give you the ability to master each movement skill in turn, progressively building your strength and flexibility. So, whether you are a first-time exerciser or an elite athlete, we can help you meet your goals.


After just a few sessions you will notice (as will others!) an improvement in your posture, you will stand taller. You will find you are more flexible, your balance and co-ordination will improve, and you’ll start to tone up all over, particularly around your middle as you streamline your body


  • The stated health benefits of Pilates are numerous and include:
  • Improvement in posture
  • Better core stability
  • More efficient breathing
  • Improvement in Back Pain
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Better balance and co-ordination
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Improved strength and flexibility
  • Improved bone density
  • Can lower stress levels
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Overall improvement in your health and wellbeing


Pilates Services

We offer one to one Pilates to provide personalised programs and more intensive support to reach your goals whether it be to improve flexibility and strength or to work towards controlling a long-term condition through balanced work.


Classes are small with no more than 10 participants to give the instructor time to provide one to one guidance within the class and are available during the day and evening.


Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective – and medically approved, each exercise is built around its eight basic principles:Relaxation ConcentrationCo-ordination. CentringAlignment BreathingStamina   Flowing Movement   


Consider particular health/msk issues and apply tailored pilates techniques to develop control and improve pain management


About Clinical Pilates

What Is Clinical 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 stability, it improves posture, muscle tone and body awareness.


Why Do Clinical Pilates and why come to us?

People come to Pilates to enhance their own fitness routine and as a rehabilitative exercise for movement problems that have arisen or been caused by poor posture, injury and pain. The classes are overseen by Melissa who is a chartered, HCPC registered physiotherapist (qual. 1986) who has been teaching Pilates for 15years+. We offer safe effective exercise classes in a welcoming environment.


Who attends?

Pilates, correctly taught, is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. Many of our clients are referred by physiotherapists, GP’s and consultants in the area. If you are not sure of the suitability of Pilates for you, please do contact us to discuss it further. Our Pilates clients range from the youngest been 13 right through to 65+. You do not need to have exercised previously to start Pilates, but equally we have many clients that you would consider as athletes attending.

What is Pilates?

Not many people realise that Pilates is more than just an exercise method, it is both mind and body training. Named after its German-born founder Joseph Pilates (1883-1967), Pilates teaches you to be more aware of your body and your movements. Every exercise is performed thoughtfully and with precision.


Body Control Pilates was founded over 20 years ago and has an unrivalled reputation for the quality and effectiveness of its teaching. Our method is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. By breaking the exercises down we give you the ability to master each movement skill in turn, progressively building your strength and flexibility. So, whether you are a first-time exerciser or an elite athlete, we can help you meet your goals.


After just a few sessions you will notice (as will others!) an improvement in your posture, you will stand taller. You will find you are more flexible, your balance and co-ordination will improve, and you’ll start to tone up all over, particularly around your middle as you streamline your body


The stated health benefits of Pilates are numerous and include:

  • Improvement in posture
  • Better core stability
  • More efficient breathing
  • Improvement in Back Pain
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Better balance and co-ordination
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Improved strength and flexibilityImproved bone density
  • Can lower stress levels
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Overall improvement in your health and wellbeing

About Clinical Pilates

We offer one to one Pilates to provide personalised programs and more intensive support to reach your goals whether it be to improve flexibility and strength or to work towards controlling a long-term condition through balanced work.


Classes are small with no more than 10 participants to give the instructor time to provide one to one guidance within the class.


Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective – and medically approved, each exercise is built around its eight basic principles:Relaxation ConcentrationCo-ordination. CentringAlignment BreathingStamina   Flowing Movement


Consider particular health/msk issues and apply tailored pilates techniques to develop control and improve pain management


What Is Clinical 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 stability, it improves posture, muscle tone and body awareness.


Why Do Clinical Pilates and why come to us?

People come to Pilates to enhance their own fitness routine and as a rehabilitative exercise for movement problems that have arisen or been caused by poor posture, injury and pain. The classes are overseen by Melissa Sweeney who is a chartered, HCPC registered physiotherapist (qual. 1986) who has been teaching Pilates for 15years+. We offer safe effective exercise classes in a welcoming environment.


Who attends?       

Pilates, correctly taught, is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. Many of our clients are referred by physiotherapists, GP’s and consultants in the area. If you are not sure of the suitability of Pilates for you, please do contact us to discuss it further. Our Pilates clients range from the youngest been 13 right through to 65+. You do not need to have exercised previously to start Pilates, but equally we have many clients that you would consider as athletes attending.

Pilates for Golfers

“The Body Control Pilates for Golfers programme is really effective for improving performance and reducing the risk of injury. It helps to promote quality, range and control of movement and to enhance the golf swing.”

Dr. Andrew Murray

(Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor, European Tour and Challenge Tour Golf)

Pilates is well known for the way it targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. It improves your posture, helping you to achieve the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

Why Pilates for Golfers?‘

Body Control Pilates for Golfers’ offers you a specially-adapted exercise programme that will help you to optimise your performance and improve your game. It will enable you to:· become more body aware, improve swing efficiency and consistency and build core strength, enabling you to hit the ball farther, reduce the risk of injury, prolonging your golfing career, improve your general health and well being