ABOUT
US

I first started teaching Pilates in 1999, initially matwork until I had completed my first comprehensive Pilates training in 2000. Having worked at a variety of sports centres in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, I subsequently opened my first Pilates studio Pilates of Berkshire in 2001. I relocated to Basingstoke in 2015.

I enjoy working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds with different needs and goals. As the years have passed I have been able to add different Pilates apparatus to my kit (my favourite kind of shopping!) and continue to train both in the UK and overseas.

ABOUT
US

I first started teaching Pilates in 1999, initially matwork until I had completed my first comprehensive Pilates training in 2000. Having worked at a variety of sports centres in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, I subsequently opened my first Pilates studio Pilates of Berkshire in 2001. I relocated to Basingstoke in 2015.

 
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds with different needs and goals. As the years have passed I have been able to add different Pilates apparatus to my kit (my favourite kind of shopping!) and continue to train both in the UK and overseas.

what we
offer

Body Perfect Pilates is no ordinary pilates class. Our classes are eitherOne to One’ or in small groups, to allow you to feel confident in what you are doing and receive the guidance you require to meet your goals.

 

Each client follows a personalised training programme that can be carried out in the studio.

 

From anxious movers, those who haven’t worked out in a while, those recovering from accidents, injuries, illnesses and operations to professional sports persons, amateur sports persons, as well as pre and post natal and those wanting some ‘me’ time.

PILATES FOR
EVERYONE

Pilates can be used to help recover and improve a number of specialised or specific conditions and needs. 

Here are some of our most common advanced services that we assist with.

Anxious
Movers

Athletes & Sports

Pre & Post
Natal

Postural Restoration

injuries & recovery

Read more about the benefits and history of pilates here.

The Studio

The Studio contains Pilates apparatus from Balanced Body in California who have been making high quality Pilates equipment since the 1980’s.

studio
reformer

Perhaps one of the most popular pieces of kit, simply because it is so versatile and suitable for anyone from those post rehabilitating to professional athletes.

trapeze
table

 This supports fitness and rehabilitation for all ages and abilities. A variety of spring assisted exercises can be performed using the Trapeze Table to help move or challenge the participant as they work out.

combo
chair

This evolved from Joseph Pilates ‘Wunda Chair’ as a space saving piece of kit to target muscle groups not as easily reached using other equipment. Don’t be fooled by its size, it’s a challenging apparatus!

ladder
barrel

This is for advanced core strength and stretching exercises.

Core
align

You can perform easy to learn exercises on this to improve balance, posture and functional movement.

About kelly

I first started Pilates in 1995 whilst at university studying dance and rehabilitating from a knee injury. Using at the time what I thought was ‘a funny little studio with funny little equipment’ without a doubt enhanced my dance training and made me even more interested in movement.

 

Having obtained a BA(hons) in dance, I taught dance for many years before finding a Pilates Studio in Oxfordshire to begin my training. My original comprehensive certification in 2000 was with Alan Herdman and Jane Paterson, I completed her Studio certification with Polestar Pilates UK in 2004 and became a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher in 2008. I have been fortunate to train in both the UK and USA and I have trained with many of the founders of Pilates and continue learning and training each year.

 

I love helping people to move and I have had the privilege of working with students from all backgrounds; from beginner movers to advanced movers, children and adults, professional and amateur athletes, dancers. actors, musicians, pre and post-natal, those with back pain, arthritis, scoliosis, hip replacements, trainee teachers and more both in the UK and overseas, online and in person.

Anxious
movers

Not everyone is confident at moving. Maybe it doesn’t come natural to you or it’s not something you have done often enough to feel at ease. As we are working with each client, everyone is treated individually so you can access the exercises at an appropriate level. We want to help you acheieve.

AThletes

If you’ve ever seen Pilates on social media you’ll know that many famous athletes do Pilates! Pilates can be a great addition to your training whether your job or hobby is a sport or activity that requires you to move.

Pre & Post
natal

Pilates is a safe and gentle system of exercise that can performed throughout pregnancy. Pilates is great at focusing on strengthening your abdominals, back and pelvic floor allowing for an easier pregnancy, delivery and recovery.

 

The exercises are catered to each individual to support your changing shape. You’ll find the use of the apparatus will not only save you from having to get up and off the floor, it will provide you with a variety of exercises to keep your enthusiasm going.

postural
restoration

Postural Restoration is an unique approach that addresses the body’s position and potential muscle imbalances. Learning to work with our asymmetries rather than trying to be symmetrical.

 

When properly positioned, aligned and balanced, the joints and muscles can work in a more effective and efficient manner. Postural Restoration explains how all the pieces of the body – the shoulder, the neck, the back, the hip, the knee and the foot … have to work together to function properly. It also includes the systems involving the rib cage and diaphragm, pelvic muscles and position, foot stability, tooth contact, vestibular system and balance. Key in Postural Restoration is the relationship of various parts of the body to the diaphragm and rib cage. How we breathe determines how the rest of the body works. The position of the pelvis is extremely important as well.

Injuries and
recovery

Pilates is great for post-rehab. Once your doctor/physio/osteopath/chiropractor has given you the ok to exercise, Pilates can aid your recovery further. From back pain sufferers, those recovering from hip/knee replacements, ACL injuries, whiplash and more, using the Pilates apparatus can provide your body with support where it needs it whilst you are training or strengthening a particular area.