Pilates is a method of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout. If practised with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Pilates is £6.50 per 1 hour session
Group and one to one bookings are available on request
(Contact reception for more details)
For the past 17 years Diane has been a freelance Personal Trainer working within established gyms as well as with clients in their own homes. She gained her first pilates qualification 12 years ago and has been teaching pilates ever since. Since then she has qualified to a Level 3 standard in 'Mat Work Pilates'.
Pilates is as popular now as ever. With so many of us leading more and more sedentary lives or having careers where we are sat, often slouched in front of a computer screen, the need to correct posture, improve flexibility and joint mobility is more prevalent than ever. With this in mind, Diane will focus on the many benefits of Pilates these include improved posture, lengthening and strengthening the muscles, improved balance and stability so reducing the risk of injury or falls. In addition, she will focus on your posture, breathing stability and balance throughout the class in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which she hopes you will enjoy.
Pilates with Diane
Tuesday: 9.30am - 10.30am Friday: 9.30am - 10.30am Harriet gowthorpe
Harriet's class is a physio led class tailoring the class to the individual needs of each person.
With a BSc in Physiotherapy, Harriet has a wide range of experience: from paediatric, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions in the community and acute hospital setting. She also worked in hospitals and health centres in Africa as part of her training, working in a developing country enabled her to gain a wealth of experience working with trauma patients and having to think ‘outsideof the box.’ In addition, she has continued her specialist training in paediatric, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Harriet is an avid show jumper competing at National level, this provides her with a good understanding of horse riding injuries and fitness.
Pilates with Harriet
Wednesday : 1200-1300 Wednesday : 1800-1900 Craig
Craig has a wealth of experience within the fitness industry. Over the years he has worked with a variety of clientele on the gym floor, in classes and at schools. During that time he's developed strong relationships due to his fantastic customer service skills. He specialises in teaching classes and personal training.
Outside of work Craig keeps up his healthy lifestyle by playing football and running half marathons.
Pilates with Craig
Monday: 5.45pm - 6.45pm* Friday: 11.00am - 12.00pm (Chair Pilates)
This class is very popular and there is a waiting list - new group hoping to start shortly so please register your interest!
To book a place at any of our classes contact Action First on
01405 949134 or message us on Facebook 'Action First Physiotherapy'. Pilates Class in Action in Our Studio!