Body Control Pilates classes


Body Control Pilates offers a comprehensive programme of exercises adapted from the ‘classical’ exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. We believe that many of these classical exercises are often not suitable for the average person and the average body. In order for someone to work safely and effectively and to gain the full benefits of Pilates, these classical exercises should be broken down to establish good movement skills thus building the best possible foundation upon which to progress towards the classical, more advanced work. This is the essence of the Body Control Pilates Method and ensures that Body Control Pilates teachers are able to work with first-time exercisers as well or those needing rehabilitation after an injury, as well as challenging the skills and stamina of elite athletes.  Teachers are taught how to break down each exercise and adapt them to suit each client.

Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective - and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation. Central to the Method is 'awareness of your own body' and each and every exercise is built around its eight basic principles: 








Flowing Movements


Class sizes
Group classes are limited to a maximum of 12 ensuring that each client receives individual support and supervision throughout the class. Body Control Pilates Association believes that Pilates can only be taught safely and effectively with this maximum number of people per class.

Client assessment
Prior to starting Pilates, Body Control teachers will ask you to complete an enrolment form, this provides information of any past injuries or illnesses so that the teacher can be prepared for class and ensure that you are exercising safely.

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Why the Body Control Pilates Method?

Body Control Pilates is widely seen as a benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality. It is Europe’s largest professional Pilates organisation and were the first specialist training provider to gain recognition against the UK government-backed national standard for Pilates (known as ‘Level 3’).  All Body Control certified teachers have, at a minimum, completed a comprehensive training course in Body Control Pilates matwork (Level 3).


They work to a Code of Practice governing teaching standards, professional ethics and continuing education. As a member of the Body Control Pilates Association teachers are required to compete a minimum number of Professional Development courses and workshops a year in order to keep their knowledge and skills up to date and relevant.  This ensures that teachers continue their education on an ongoing basis, with all Body Control Pilates teachers having access to a programme of more than thirty further courses after initial qualification.

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Lynne Robinson - co-founder and director of Body Control Pilates Education