Based in the heart of Surbiton, Surrey

This friendly, inviting Pilates Studio will offer you a unique insight into the original authentic work of Joseph Pilates. You will receive classical Pilates method instruction from Dorie Taylor with clear, easy guidance, whether you’re a beginner, improver or a Pilates pro!
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Check out the variety of classes we have to offer

Contact us if you have any questions. We're always happy to help!
Mat Pilates

All of our mat Pilates classes focus on establishing and reinforcing a strong basic foundation for the fundamentals of Pilates and connection between the powerhouse and the rest of the body.

Duet Pilates Sessions

Bring a friend along to train side by side and split the cost!

Duet sessions provide a more economical way of semi-private training, while maintaining most of the advantages of private sessions. The key is to find a partner with a similar fitness level to yours. Duets are also 55 minutes long.

Pre & Post Natal Mat Pilates

This class is for clients who have previous Pilates Experience, are in good general health and have Doctor’s permission. It is not for Mothers before 8 weeks after a Normal Delivery and 12 weeks for a Caesarean Delivery. Babies are permitted if secure in a Baby Carrier and not Crawling yet.

Core Strength Class

This class specifically targets the abdominal and pelvic floor. Not for clients with back injuries or under doctor’s supervision for bulging disk. A High Intensity Class.
Previous Barre, HIPP or Classical Mat Experience Recommended.

Barre Classes

Barre work includes both slow and fast exercises, which both serve to strengthen muscles. Slow exercises are typically performed first, to stretch and warm up muscles, and to focus on proper body form, whereas fast exercises condition dancers to maintain precise ballet technique while moving.

Reformer Based Pilates

Reformer based Pilates is great for those clients who have either taken a minimum of 3-5 private sessions or attended group sessions for reformer classes either here or in other studios. These classes will have a flow and order so be prepared to keep moving.

HIPP®
(High Intensity Power Pilates)

HIP Pilates® 50 (because 50 minutes is enough) is a non-stop class intended for the hard core Pilates fan, who desire a more intense cardio workout without losing the essence of the Pilates principles.
Each session is specifically structured to provide an all over body workout. Progressive choreography is incorporated to improve balance and co-ordination. The inclusion of precise functional movement aims to improve overall strength and mobility. The use of weights promises to increase cardio endurance and recovery.
This combination of high energy, up-beat movement with the precision and focus of a traditional Pilates class creates a balanced and fun workout for everyone.

Private Pilates Sessions

Our private Pilates classes are ideal for beginners.

Private sessions are an effective way to learn Pilates tailored just to your body. The instructor devotes undivided attention to the client’s specific needs and develops a class specific to your optimum results, working with the full range of equipment including the reformer, pilates mat, Cadillac, chair and ladder barrel. The session lasts for 55 minutes and the intensity of the workout is adjusted to the level appropriate for you.

Pre & Post Natal Clients in ALL classes

We welcome all pre-natal and postnatal women to our Pilates classes.

All of our instructors are trained to assist our pre-natal and postnatal clients in any of our mat and group equipment classes.

The benefits of our mat and group equipment classes for pregnant women are that it gives you a safe, controlled, low-impact activity to keep tone and strength in your body and crucially focus on your skeleton and it's alignment.

Meet our Experienced Team of Instructors

Experienced Pilates, Yoga & Barre Instructors
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Dorie Taylor

Studio Owner & Pilates Instructor

Dorie is the studio owner and Pilates instructor trained with Body Control Pilates. Dorie offers mat, reformer & 1:1 and 2:1 private Pilates sessions.

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Sarah Mead

Pilates Instructor

Sarah specialises in mat Pilates. Sarah offers mat Pilates classes every Saturday.

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Kayleigh Lawrence

Pilates Instructor

Kayleigh swam professionally growing up, trained with Alan Herdmen and is qualified to teach mat and equipment as well as pre and post natal Pilates.

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Alice Mason

Physiotherapy led Pilates

Alice provides Physiotherapy led Pilates including 1:1's, duets and classes, she continually develops her practice with mat and equipment courses and hopes to continue this further.

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Claudia Fischer

Pilates Instructor

Claudia teaches Mat Pilates and all Equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels). She has created a Bone Density program with the use of weights and also a Power Pilates Class.

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Vikki Newton

Pilates Instructor

Vikki is a complete convert to Pilates after taking classes to help fix her weak lower back. Focussing on mat Pilates, Vikki teaches in the studio on Tuesday evenings.

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Stephanie Roll

Pilates & Barre instructor

Stephanie has been in the fitness industry for 19 years and is trained in Les mills programmes. More recently she has qualified in barre and is now furthering her training in Pilates and exercise referral.