News

January 2019: Phone out of order at AHP Canary Wharf Studio

We are still unfortunately experiencing problems with the phone at our Canary Wharf studio. Please either call reception on 0207 970 0900 and select option 1 or email us at bookings@alanherdmanpilates.co.uk if you need to get in touch.

Asia Pilates Summit 1-3 March 2019

Alan Herdman, Kevin A. Bowen, Jillian Hessel and Patricia Guyton – all respected leaders of the Pilates world with direct lineage to the first generation of Pilates teachers – will share their philosophy and practices of Pilates education at the inaugural Asia Pilates Summit, 1-3 March 2019 in Singapore. Organised by The Pilates Works, the 3-day summit invites Pilates teachers, sports coaches, physical therapists and licensed healthcare professionals to attend for content-packed workshops and presentations that will focus on the historical significance and importance of the Pilates method, and the appropriate education for instructors.

Summit fees:
1-2 sessions S$200 per session
3-4 sessions S$175 per session
5-6 sessions S$150 per session
Book by 30th November 2018 for a 10% discount.

Summit venue:
RELC International Hotel
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352

Further information and bookings:
The Pilates Works website
Email enquiries
Sign up form
Call 6775 8922

Alan Features in Pilates Style

A recent edition of Pilates Style magazine included this article with photos from our studio. This page gives a taste of the full article which included Alan’s expert guidance on the Spine Twist exercise.
Pilates Style is available at newsagents or as an online app for mobiles and tablets.

45 Pilates Teachers Attend Alan’s Athens Workshop

Forty-five Pilates teachers attended Alan’s recent workshop in Athens, which is part of continuous education for Pilates teachers in Greece. Alan has long-established links with the education programmes at Studio One, the main school for fitness and Pilates in Greece. He will return in February to hold further training workshops there.

New Reformers and more Konnector Kits for Seymour Street


We have transformed the Seymour Street studio with brand new wood framed “Clinical” reformers which are a higher model, so are easiest for people with injuries or physical conditions (as well as for our super-fit clients!).

Several reformers are fitted with the Konnector kit, allowing you to move arms and legs at the same time or independently in different directions to help the disassociation of movements. The Studio looks fantastic with a new layout which facilitates access to the equipment, including the Guillotine which has proved extremely popular (despite some initial misgivings about the name!) since its introduction. Our Canary Wharf Studio has also had a facelift as all the Reformers have been re-upholstered.

AHP-Trained Pilates Teachers Graduate


Twelve newly qualified Pilates teachers graduated this month after successfully completing the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training Programme. The programme is internationally respected – this year’s intake included students from China, Vietnam, Israel and Korea – and AHP-trained teachers work all over the world, recently in Australia, Switzerland, USA, Denmark, Canada and Greece as well as the UK.

AHP Studio Manager Mauro Ossola says “Alan’s Teacher Training is acknowledged as the best in the UK, and probably in Europe. Our graduates are highly sought after – many studios only want to work with Alan’s students – so the course will ensure excellent career progression.” The next teacher Training Programme starts in September – just two places remain. Please see our dedicated page for more information, or email us.

Book for Alan’s Workshop in Singapore


Bookings are open for Alan’s upcoming workshop in Singapore, which will take place over the weekend of Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at The Pilates Works, Holland Studio.
The Pilates Works writes: “We are honoured to welcome Alan to Singapore this year to conduct a workshop for our clients and teachers.” Six sessions across the three days will cover the following topics:
Friday, 29th September
Morning: Moving For Life (essential exercises for every client)
Afternoon: A New Modified Pilates Mat for the Lower Back

Saturday, 30th September

Morning: Pilates for the More Mature Population
Afternoon: Hip Replacement (Pre & Post Surgery)

Sunday 1st October
Morning: Advance Reformer Work
Afternoon: Pilates for Clients With Neck and Shoulder Issues

Please contact The Pilates Works for bookings and more information. Click here for the booking form.
$280 per session
$500 per day
Book all 3 Days to enjoy 15% OFF
LIMITED SLOTS!

Alan Teaching in Monaco, November

A unique event titled Pilates Pioneers will take place in Monaco over Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, offering lectures, workshops and movement classes with some of the key names of Pilates.

Alan will taking workshops on “Comprehensive and modern mat work” and “Pilates with hip surgery” as well as meeting and greeting delegates on Friday evening.

The event takes place at the Novotel, Monaco, and bookings cost 300 Euro Earlybird before September 15th, and 350 Euro after. Please check the Polestar website or email for full details including special room rates for delegates.

Mauro Ossola’s Workshop on Pilates and Parkinsons

AHP’s Mauro Ossola facilitated a workshop on Pilates and Parkinson’s Disease at the Annual McEntire Education Summit in July. The event, in Rochester Michigan, was attended by educators from around the world and was created to share experiences with one another as professionals and to further work with clients. As well as being AHP’s Studio Manager, Mauro is a qualified McEntire Educator.

Guillotine Workshop from Kyria Sabin


Kyria Sabin – who has redesigned classic Pilates equipment the Guillotine for the modern studio – recently taught a workshop to Alan’s team of instructors.

Kyria, a long-time colleague of Alan’s, is Program Director of Fletcher Pilates in the USA and has served on the PMA national board. Alan’s studio was the first in the UK to purchase the redesigned Guillotine, which he describes as an extremely versatile piece of equipment. The Guillotine was one of Joseph Pilates’ original machines, but in the New York studio it was installed in a doorway – not necessary a practical option everywhere! The redesign has brought its benefits to a new generation of Pilates instructors and clients.