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.