Leominster Pilates classes and Private sessions

Welcome! I’m Dawn.

Here to help you Move Better!

I’ve been teaching mat based Pilates classes and private clients in 

Herefordshire, since 2011 after training with the Pilates Institute. I took up Pilates originally to help me recover following a back injury, and the results were so positive I decided to change my career from landscape gardening, to teaching this effective form of exercise!

So whether you are looking for a low impact form of exercise  to help you recover from injury, or to maintain your current fitness level so you can keep moving well, PILATES can help.

Many of my class members have commented that Pilates also helps with their mental wellbeing, aiding relaxation, and cognitive function. We coordinate breathing with movement making it a mindful practice, so there’s little opportunity to worry about that to-do list! It’s an hour just FOR YOU!


Classes are booked in advance in 6 week blocks. Each block is programmed to steadily progress you each week, gradually becoming more challenging, so that you can measure yourself getting fitter! You can find out where we currently are in our programme, along with how to book, under class information.


Prefer individual attention?

One-one personal training sessions are a good option if  you want a personalised fitness programme , to help you achieve your specific goals or to prepare you for joining a mixed level class. This is a great option if you’re not keen on gym environments.

I’m currently based at the friendly and comfortable Leominster Community Centre on Thursdays. Hourly slots are available for booking.

If you are having treatment and have been referred to take up Pilates as part of your rehab, I would advise having one to one sessions . I use biomechanics assessment techniques to form a picture of how your body is functioning and from that identify specific exercises to correct muscle imbalances and to restore healthy movement.

More details available on request. Tel 01568 615239 or email dawn.arkell@virgin.net

I hope to meet you soon!