• Would you like to MOVE more EASILY?

  • Do you feel STIFF and INFLEXIBLE?

  • Want to manage your BACK PAIN?

Then Pilates Is  For You!

Pilates is a unique form of exercise which works by focusing on strengthening the deeper  postural muscles of the body to give a strong centre of support from which to move. It is well know for its core strength work but other benefits include:

  • A More flexible spine, reducing back pain or the risk of suffering from back pain.
  • Improved POSTURE, feeling taller, leaner and more toned.
  • Healthy movement of all the joints.
  • Better Balance and coordination.
  • Improved performance in sports and other activities.


About Dawn.

I’ve been teaching mat based Pilates classes in  Herefordshire since 2011 after training with the Pilates Institute. I originally took up Pilates 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.

I teach 7 classes a week in NW Herefordshire, offer one-one personal training sessions , deliver back health workshops, beginners courses and give presentations on the history of Pilates, to a variety of groups.


Teaching Style?

Pilates is taught in different ways. I use a clinical approach to teaching, which means assisting people with their techniques, using hands on corrections,  and offering alternative modified moves where appropriate, to ensure each person gets the maximum benefit from each move. Moves are taught in coordination with breathing and people work at their own pace and level. This is different to ‘fitness Pilates’.

By regularly attending training events, workshops and conferences, I keep my knowledge up to date , which is important in an industry which is always changing. It means I can offer my classes and clients, exercise programmes based on current research and practice.


Who’s it for?

Classes are suitable for people looking for a remedial form of exercise following injury or illness , as well as those  wanting to improve their fitness levels to maintain a healthy, balanced body or to enhance sporting performances.

If you’d like to try a class, check out the class times and venues under ‘class information’ and book yourself a place.


Prefer individual attention?

One-one personal training sessions are a good option if  you want a personalized fitness program , to help you achieve YOUR goals or to prepare you for joining a mixed level Pilates class. It’s also advisable if you are having treatment and have been referred to take up Pilates as part of your rehab.

Sessions usually take place in your own home if you’re within a 10 mile radius of Leominster. More details available on request. Tel 01568 615239 or email dawn.arkell@virgin.net