All the teachers at the Studio have had thorough and lengthy training and we are all passionate about Pilates as an effective exercise technique. We believe Pilates is much more than core strengthening. Rather than a series of exercises we teach from the principles of the Pilates Method.
The way we teach is rooted in the philosophy and movement patterns designed by Joseph Pilates more than a hundred years ago. Since then the principles have been integrated into current bio mechanical thinking. We teach for 21st Century people who spend more time than ever in cars, in front of computers and sitting on sofas. Our habits are modern, ingrained and reflected in our bodies. Our aim is to promote release and mobility, and then to lengthen and strengthen muscles. Not all exercises suit everyone, so our classes are small and the teacher will continually adapt and correct movements to suit each individual.
The centre of our teaching community is a medieval barn adjacent to the Suffolk Food Hall. The barn was an almost derelict cow shed when the Food Hall first opened. The renovation came later in 2009 when we were lucky enough to spot it's potential as a Pilates Studio. It retains beams that are centuries old creating an atmosphere that is calm and tranquil. Along with the wooden floor and our 21st century additions of a changing room and loo, it’s the perfect venue for Pilates.
There is plenty of car parking on site and the nearby A14 and A12 mean it’s easily accessible to all of Suffolk and North Essex. Next door we have the cafe, grocery shop, butcher and garden centre at the Food Hall. Plus the ever changing, fabulous view of the River Orwell.