Directory of Pilates Teachers and Pilates Studios in London

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What is Pilates and does it get you fit?

is a studio-based physical exercise system with a long pedigree. It originated in Germany in the 1930's, thanks to an exercise pioneer of the pre-war era Joseph Pilates. Inspired by the physical prowess of the athletes of ancient Greece, Joseph Pilates created a regime of exercise to enable people to achieve optimum physical fitness indoors. He called his system 'Contrology', but over time it became known as Pilates. (I think pilates sounds better. Contrology sounds like a creepy brainwashing cult, the kind which Hollywood celebrities join, mentioning no names for legal reasons).

How does Pilates get you fit? For a start it increases your flexibility. It also builds muscular strength and endurance (but no significant muscle growth). It promotes optimum alignment of your spine and pelvis, core strength (including the deep muscles such as the transverse abdominis), balance & co-ordination, and effective breathing. It won't give you big muscles, nor will it increase your aerobic fitness. A good pilates instructor will take into account each individual's anatomical structure, as everyone is different. Over time you'll learn better movement patterns and posture and breathing techniques.

Joseph Pilates wrote two bestselling books:
Your Health: A Corrective System of Exercising That Revolutionizes the Entire Field of Physical Education (1934)
Return to Life Through Contrology (1945)

There are two main types of Pilates, Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates. In Joseph Pilates second book there are 34 mat exercises. Reformer Pilates uses a sophisticated piece of equipment called a Reformer, which consists of a wooden frame with a series of pulleys and springs, to create resistance. It looks like it has been designed by a sadist for cruel and unusual torture sessions. 

The first modern textbook of pilates (the first of many) was written by Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen in 1980, called The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning. It focuses on 6 key principles: concentration, control, centre, flow, precision, and breathing.

Pilates in Central London (West End, London W1, W2 etc)

Field Training Lifestyle Centre Tel: 020 7723 2444
20 Enford Street, Marylebone, London W1H 1DG
Pilates, yoga, osteopathy, massage, personal training

Central YMCA Pilates
112 Great Russell Street WC1   Tel - 020 7343 1700
Large and well-equipped studio for STOTT pilates
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

More central London pilates studios needed for this directory! Free listings available.

Pilates in the City (London EC1 etc)

Steve Jordan Pilates Tel - 020 7403 4522
The City of London Medical Centre, 11-13 Crosswall, EC3N 2JY
Nearest Tubes: Liverpool Street (central line, circle line), also Tower Hill (district line)

If you know any pilates instructors in Bishopsgate, let me know.

Reformer Pilates studios in the City of London needed for this directory.

Pilates in West London (W1, West End, Mayfair, Holland Park, Notting Hill etc)

TenPilates tel - 020 8969 9677
Notting Hill (also studios in Chiswick, St James's, and Mayfair)
Pilates instructors: David Higgins and Joanne Matthews
Dynamic pilates

The Pilates Studio 116 Great Portland Street W1   Tel - 020 7636 2636
Small, well-equipped private studio in West End
Nearest Tubes: Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street

Alan Herdman Pilates tel - 020 7402 7001
The Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF

Body Conditioning Studio Tel - 020 7727 9963
3a Ladbroke Road, W11 3PA
Run by Dreas Reyneke (ex-Rambert dancer)
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate

Beautcamp Pilates West: 020 7034 0000      City: 020 7739 1130
West: The Colonnades, 34 Porchester Street, South Suite, 1st Floor, Bayswater W2 6AS
City: Unit 10 (Basement), 10-50 Willow Street, EC2A 4BH

Pilates in East London (E1 etc)

East of Eden Reformer Pilates Tel: 020 3583 7530
Studio 1, 12-15 Hatherley Mews, Walthamstow, London E17 4QP
Pilates instructors: Lilly Dettmer, Sophia Pym, Laura Hogg, Pascale Falempin

East London Pilates mobile - 07723 016942
Pilates instructor: Kelly Wootton
The Space, 269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS
Also at 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

More pilates instructors in London needed for this directory. If you run a pilates studio in London, add your free listing here

Pilates in North London (N1, Angel, Highgate, Crouch End etc)

JCW Pilates mobile - 07961 801914
Pilates classes & personal training in Muswell Hill and Crouch End

Pilates Central Colebrooke House, 10-12 Gaskin Street N1   Tel - 020 7288 8080
Nearest Tube: Angel

New pilates studio opening soon in Crouch End, watch this space.


Pilates in North West London (NW1, Hampstead, Belsize Park etc)

Hampstead Pilates Tel - 07973 532675
Liz Bellau (qualified Body Control Pilates teacher)

The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute tel - 0845 3702774
Davu House, 2b Heath Hurst Road, Hampstead, London NW3 2RX

New York Pilates Tel - 020 7372 3490
Top Floor, 43-47 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park NW6 6RA

True Pilates London Tel - 07795 833073
Private Studio in Hampstead NW3
Instructor: Patricia Lee (certified in New York by Roman Kryzanowska)
Nearest Tube: Hampstead (Northern Line)

Pilates in South West London (SW1, Westminster, Chelsea, Knightsbridge etc)

My Method Tel: 0203 393 8830
Founder: Alix Waterhouse
Pilates and yoga instructors in central London
Back care, rehab, sports specific, posture, body sculpting

Holistic Body Focus Mobile: 07795 217720
Hannah Brown, Fully Comprehensive Pilates Teacher (Pilates Foundation)
Clapham North, London SW9
Pilates mat classes, private tuition, home/office visits
Hannah has a background in dance with BA(Hons) in Dance Theatre

Core Kensington Tel: 020 7854 1934
110 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 4BH
Pilates and Barre Method studio
Pilates instructors: Natalie Bawarchi, Carlo Yanez
Strength & Conditioning Personal Trainer: Max Ziegler

Heartcore Fitness tel - 020 7460 2312
6 Burnsall Street, SW3 3ST
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square (District Line)

Heartcore Pilates Fulham Tel: 020 7435 5078
723 Fulham Road, London SW6 5UL
Dynamic pilates, TRX, Barre (a mix of dance, pilates and yoga, set to music)

Trevor Blout Pilates tel - 020 7584 0680
5 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3ES
90 minute sessions, fully equipped pilates studio, qualified pilates instructors

Create Pilates Tel: 020 8879 9840
1 Lambton Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 0LW

Who is the best pilates instructor in London? Let me know and I'll review them on this page

Pilates in South East London (SE1 etc)

Greenwich Fitness & Pilates Mobile: 07958 225598
225 Greenwich High Road, London SE10
Pilates instructors: Ellie Brown, Joanna Janicka, Agnes Moser, Rachel Johnson, Ella Porter, Gina Leung

pilates instructors in south east london please get in touch and send me your details to add to this section of the pilates directory

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