Pilates Master Classes
Pilates for Recovery
Pilates for Performance
Pilates for Life



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May I say how brilliant it is what you and the ‘teachers’ have set up (online). You continue to create and run a wonderful setup……..it is a real tonic to see fellow classmates and Julie who was fantastic! Carl R



I’m Jan Bowen Studio Director of Alderley Pilates which I created with my husband Peter in 2002.

Our aim was to create a discrete, calm and peaceful space for our clients to practice the Pilates Method.

We regard each client as an individual and aim to help each individually, whether in class or in a private lesson, to achieve their fitness and health aims.

We offer small group classes , with a maximum of 12 clients per class, and classes are graded at 5 levels from Level I Beginner to Level 5 Advanced. So  you can work at the level thats right for you and progress through the levels as you wish.

We also offer private lessons ( for 1 to 4 clients ) and these can be bespoke to your specific aims and can be Pilates matwork or incorporating Pilates machines , mainly Pilates Reformers.

We have a diverse set of clients and teach clients from mid-teens to 80s.

In simple terms the benefits of Pilates are that it helps to lengthen tight muscles, mobilise stiff joints, builds core strength from deep abdominal muscles and improves body tone and posture.

Pilates is absorbing and relaxing (definitely some “Me Time “). It can also help improve sporting performance, (Ive worked with elite athletes from football, rugby and track and field) help with recovery from illness or injury, or as part of a rehabilitation programme after surgery or joint replacement. We are always happy to work in conjunction with consultants or therapists.


Starting Pilates doesn’t presume any specific level of fitness. However, for classes in particular should be able to get on and off a mat on the floor unassisted.

If you are new to Pilates then it’s a good idea to book a private lesson as an assessment and to ensure you join an appropriate class, probably Level 1 Beginners of Level 2 Improvers. In the first instance.

If you have done Pilates before please contact us so that we can discuss a suitable class level. We teach Body Control Pilates and we regard BCP teacher training as the Gold Standard for pilates teacher training. Our studio is used for BCP post qualification teacher training. So we focus on quite precise and flowing movement.

Types of Class

Which class is right for you?

New to Pilates?

Pilates for Beginners

If you have never done Pilates before, you should first take our beginners course. This requirement applies whatever your current level of fitness. You’ll learn the basic principles of Pilates including posture, alignment, breathing, and how to engage your core muscles correctly. After six weeks, you can progress to level 2 or level 3 classes.

Getting over illness or injury?

Pilates for Recovery

Pilates can help with a number of health problems. In particular, if you suffer with pain in your neck, shoulders or lower back, have had back surgery, joint replacement or breast cancer treatment, you can rest assured our teachers have additional qualifications and specific experience to aid you on the road to recovery.

Amateur or pro athlete?

Pilates for Performance

Whatever your sport, Pilates can help improve performance and recovery from injury. Contact us to enhance your cycling, horse-riding, football, golf,
rowing, running, tennis and dancing. We can help, whether you are an amateur or elite athlete, team coach or physiotherapist.

Aged over 50?

Pilates for Life

It’s important to use your muscles and joints correctly so you maintain flexible movement and good joint health over time. Whatever your age, our team will help build and maintain your fitness, core strength and stamina. These exercises are based on the latest publication from Body Control Pilates, Pilates for Life.

Want something stronger?

Pilates Masterclasses

When you are ready to challenge yourself with a fast-paced class, our Master Matwork teachers will take you through the most advanced Pilates in our full Classic Mat series, aerobic Dynamic Pilates, or High Impact Power (HIP) Pilates. You might also choose to attend a specialist workshop run by a member of our team or a specially invited guest.


Max 12 per class. If you miss a class, you can attend a class during the same block at another time or venue (if space allows), or attend a ‘catchup’ class. It isn’t possible to carry missed classes forward to the next block.

Group Classes

Group Matwork classes60 min
6 weeks£96
7 weeks£112



1.5 hour£30

Private and shared lessons

Private teaching matwork or exercise equipment. Need to cancel? Please give us at least 48 hours’ notice, otherwise you may have to pay 100% cancellation

Private lesson for 1 person£74
Block of 5£350
Block of 10£660
Shared lesson for 2 people£86

Discounts are available for pre-paid blocks of 5, 10 or 20 private lessons and duets, if prices not shown please get in touch, subject to terms and conditions




Monday 15th July for 6 weeks until Saturday 24th August 




Time: 11:30 – 12:30Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Julie/Lyndsey
Time: 12:45- 13:45Level: 4Class: AdvancedTeacher: Julie/Lyndsey
Time: 14:00 – 15:00Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Julie/Lyndsay
Time: 19:15 – 20:15Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Julie
Time: 20:30 – 21:30Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Julie


Time: 10:15 – 11:15Level: 2/3Class: ImproversTeacher: Keely
Time: 11:30 – 12:30Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Keely


Time: 12:45 – 13:45Level: 2Class: ImproverTeacher: Jan


Time: 11:30 – 12:30Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Lyndsey/Jan
Time: 14:00 – 15:00Level: 2Class: ImproverTeacher: Lyndsey/Jan


Time: 09:00 – 10:00Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Beth
Time: 10:15 – 11:15Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Beth


Time: 09:00 – 10:00Level: 3Class: IntermediateTeacher: Jan/Lyndsey



Please tell Jan that I really enjoyed it (online lesson). After waking up and feeling very upset this morning it gave me one hour of peace and calm.
Thank you all
Pauline G



Founder and Studio Owner

Peter was first bitten by the Pilates bug in the mid nineties. Astounded by what it could do for both his body and mind Peter shifted his focus from a
career in (and lifelong passion for) transport and trained as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in 1999. Peter started teaching in 2001 and
so Alderley Pilates was born. Together with wife Jan he founded the studio in 2002

I started teaching in 2001, and that’s when Alderley Pilates was born. I founded the studio together with my wife Jan in 2002.

Today, I teach Master Matwork and the Reformer, run several private lessons and a dedicated Back class. I’m also a Supervising Teacher for Matwork, and
work with teachers preparing for their Reformer course. I’m also responsible for our finance, business development and marketing.

I’m a Council member for the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA), a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and an accredited Nordic
Walking instructor.

Peter says: “The best thing about Alderley Pilates is the clients – and the stunning sunsets we can see out of the studio windows.”

Jan Bowen

Founder and Studio Owner

I have always been interested in health and wellbeing. When I started to experience problems with my back, neck and shoulders, I explored how to manage
these issues. Subsequent neck surgery led to me practicing Pilates.

This was a revelation. It helped me understand the reason for my spine problems as well as how to manage my body through exercise.

I first trained with Body Control Pilates in 2000, and have undergone continual development since then. For example, I’m qualified in Master Matwork and
the Reformer.

I do most of our private lessons, around a quarter of the classes, and look after bookings and teachers.

I’m a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and a Supervising Teacher for Matwork and Reformer Work, which means I work with student
teachers before they qualify.

I have significant experience in teaching Pilates to improve sporting performance, and have worked with elite athletes from sports including football,
horse-riding and eventing, rugby and running. I have also worked extensively with people recovering from surgery, including shoulder surgery and hip
and knee replacements.

Peter and I founded Alderley Pilates in 2002.

I work with the local Macmillan Cancer Care unit, by giving presentations on the course they run for breast cancer survivors.

Clients say: “Jan is renowned for being an empathetic and expert teacher who pushes her clients to become their very best.”


Pilates Instructor

I suffered years of back pain as a result of a structural scoliosis, and felt the benefit of Pilates as soon as I started going to classes.

I love the series of five Powerhouse exercises, as they challenge strength and stamina and incorporate all the Pilates principles. They are the key
exercises that helped build my abdominal strength and stabilise my spine.

After being an auditor in retail operations for more than 20 years, I made a total career change and qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher. It
was a natural progression as my interest in Pilates grew.

I am now qualified to teach Intermediate Matwork, antenatal Pilates, postnatal Pilates, and Pilates for bone health (osteoporosis). I plan to complete
my level 4 qualification in 2016, equivalent to achieving a foundation degree in Pilates.

In my spare time – if I have any – I go walking, work out at the gym, watch motorsport, and read (usually about the potential of the human body).

Julie says: “The great thing about Pilates is that there is always something new to learn and challenge you – never stand still!”


Pilates Instructor


Pilates Instructor


Pilates Instructor


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I had my first online lesson today.. it was good and I can already feel the better of doing some pilates. I will do another class soon. Ann F


First time?

Save time on your first visit by completing our brief enrolment form in advance Print it out, fill it in, and bring it with you on the day. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can process the paperwork in a relaxed way, without delaying you.


How To Find Us

Monks Heath Hall,
Chelford Rd, Nether Alderley
Cheshire, SK10 4SY