I have been teaching Pilates in the UK for 45 years and I believe I have one of the most satisfying jobs in the world. It’s a constant joy to show people how, with a little hard work, they can achieve results they never dreamed possible.
The truth is that Pilates can really change your body.
Clients who have been plagued with back problems for years learn to strengthen weak muscles and correct their posture, helping them to avoid any recurrence of pain. Pregnant women come to the studio to keep their muscles toned and joints supple and they find it much easier to regain their figures after childbirth.
I work with people of all ages, some of whom are recovering from serious illness or injury. Pilates is hugely beneficial for anyone who has to perform in public so I see a lot of professional actors, singers, dancers and athletes but it is good for anyone who simply wants to stay flexible and strong.
Not just another method of getting fit
Pilates is a very precise, intelligent exercise system, where the message is ‘Quality, not Quantity’. It’s a way of learning how your body works that gives you the tools to improve your own posture, appearance and physical wellbeing.
Once they start, most clients are hooked for life because Pilates produces such great results.
Benefits of Pilates
You will see and feel the difference, developing a flatter stomach, improved posture and looser, more flexible joints. The perfect exercise for a 21st-century lifestyle, Pilates works as an antidote to days spent hunched over a tablet or smartphone, driving in rush-hour traffic and carrying heavy bags.Find out more
About Alan Herdman
One of the world’s foremost experts on Pilates, Alan set up the UK’s first-ever Pilates studio after working in New York with instructors who’d been trained by Joseph Pilates himself. Alan is in demand as a lecturer worldwide, and is the author of several books on Pilates.Find out more
Pilates is for Everyone
We work with clients of all levels of fitness, ranging in age from 12 to 90+! Pilates can help to alleviate all kinds of injuries and chronic complaints, and is particularly effective at treating back pain. It is also helpful for pregnant women.Find out more
Pilates Teacher Training
The Alan Herdman Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course trains students to develop high levels of expertise as teachers of the Pilates-based method of exercise.Find out more