Class Venue and Times

Tuesdays Classes are held at Moors Walk, Panshanger  – 9.30am and 10.30am

Wednesday Morning Classes at The Vineyard Barns, WGC – 9.30am

Wednesday Evening Classes at Oaklands College, Campus East – 7pm and 8pm

In order to participate in the class, you will need to be able to get on and off the floor.

As the studios are hired please contact Kate directly with any problems or queries you may have.


Class Prices

The classes are run in 6 week blocks, once a week. Due to the small class size, all bookings are taken in advance.

The cost is £72 for a 6 week course (includes your initial 15 minute 1:1 session).

Prior to attending your first class, you will be asked to attend a 15 minute 1:1 session with Kate at her clinic to go through the basics to Pilates.

Unfortunately refunds will not be possible if a class is missed as it will not be possible to fill spaces at short notice.


1 to 1 Sessions Available

It is possible to attend individual 1:1 sessions. These are based at my clinic.

1 to 1 Session Prices

1 hour £50

1/2 hour £40

Attending a Pilates Class

Prior to attending a course of pilates please download a questionnaire and fill in and bring to your initial 1:1 session.

Please also download the information on Pilates basic strengthening for you to become familiar with and practice prior to attending your first Pilates class.

It is important that I understand your medical history (including any general medical conditions) and, in particular, any history of pain. This will be really helpful in assessing which exercises may benefit you and which may be more problematic, therefore helping you get the most out of the class.

What to expect

The class will last one hour and will be led by an experienced physiotherapist familiar with a wide range of sporting, back, neck and joint problems, making it a safe environment in which to exercise.

The group numbers will be limited to 12, ensuring that your technique can be checked and exercises progressed to challenge you, whatever your fitness level.

What to bring

Exercise Mats are provided, but if you would rather bring your own mat, please do. If you have problems with your neck, it may also be advisable to bring a medium sized towel which can be used to support your head and neck during parts of the class.

What to Wear

Although the class is active, it is unlikely that you will work up a sweat so wear clothes that you are comfortable to exercise in and which are not restrictive.

You will be exercising in socks, so footwear is not relevant.


What is Pilates?

Pilates is gentle strengthening and toning exercise working in standing and lying which is performed whilst maintaining good posture and deep abdominal muscle work.

Pilates exercises are used by physiotherapists as an exercise approach for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Physiotherapy research has established that anyone who has experienced at least one episode of spinal pain will have weaker abdominal muscles. Without specific exercise rehabilitation, these supportive muscles remain weak, and may cause you to be susceptible to further episodes of pain.

Modified Pilates exercises have been developed to specifically target these muscles. Pilates can help people suffering from any joint pain, arthritis and many more problems. This form of exercise can also benefit those without symptoms by helping tone and strengthen and increase flexibility, therefore improving posture. The exercise targets the deep stabilising muscles of all your joints.

The History of Pilates

Pilates exercises are named after a German, Joseph Pilates. After creating his own personal exercise regime to overcome illness in his youth, he helped his own patients to a marked recovery by following routines of gentle exercises he had devised.

Joseph believed that when a person had a weakness they overcompensated or overdeveloped another area to maintain movement. He believed by concentrating on precision of movement, awareness of breath control and a continued flowing movement, one could correct mal alignment and imbalance and re-educate the body to prevent recurrence of the injury.

The Pilates method is essentially a mind-body centring technique that emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability.

For more information or to book pilates please call Kate on 07956 372891 or email:


“Kate is an excellent Pilates teacher and I have been coming regularly to her classes for five years. The classes are small so each participant gets individual attention. Kate’s being a qualified physiotherapist is an additional bonus as she can instantly see if the exercises are being performed correctly and hence safely. So no cheating in her class! I enjoy Kate’s classes because they are varied, interesting and enjoyable. Having had some back problems recently I was able, thanks to Kate both as a physiotherapist and a Pilates teacher, still to exercise within the range of my reduced abilities and consequently to improve. I trust Kate and value her expertise.” Margaret, Herts