Pilates-Yoga Fusion

Matwork based Pilates class – using small equipment 45 minutes of core stability exercises, flexibility and balance, followed by 45 minutes yoga, a combination of flexibility stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Tuesdays – Lyttleton Well, High Street, Great Malvern. 7pm-8.30pm. TBA

£10 per session


The Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow – Wednesday 10.00-11.00am

Bring your own mat, we provide Thera-bands, Tubing, balls, Pilates circles.

Pilates for Stress – Ludlow Methodist Church

52 Broad Street, Ludlow.

Wednesdays 11.15-12.15 (Small Groups) Date: TBA

Introducing the Pilates Magic Circle

Class Demonstration

Our class demonstrating the Pilates magic Circle – this small prop is mindfully integrated into Pilates exercises, where aims to challenge such as resistance, stability, joint mobility and balance are executed into multiple areas of the body.


Mondays 6.15-7.20pm

Pilates side lift improves core strength

Live on line Pilates small classes on Zoom/Skype – maximum 4 per class – Classes are general level of fitness, make sure you are fit and healthy and at the appropriate level of fitness, you need to complete the PARQ before commencing all sessions.

Pilates – Monday Evening

This class is a fusion of exercises combining Pilates, Mindfulness and Relaxation. Small group live on-line lesson to help you release tight muscles and wind down, excellent for those who have either been working or studying at your computer during the day.


1. Make sure there is sufficient space to perform the exercises safely and move freely without obstacles, free from furniture, equipment, and other hazards, you need at least 4 square metres.

2. Make sure any equipment you use is in good condition.

3. The surrounding floor is entirely clear, remove any hazards that may increase the risk of slips, trips or falls.

4. Make sure there are no distractions during the session.

5. Make sure there is sufficient lighting, ventilation and hydration.

Group Exercises Classes

Ballet Students taking Pilates Class

BACK STRENTHENING EXERCISE – SWAN DIVE – This is a demonstration of a typical exercise we would do in a Pilates class.


Individual Pilates Lessons

I can help design a specialised, tailored Pilates programme which aligns with your personal goals for health and wellbeing. Email: fitnessexcel@googlemail.com to find out about individual lessons.

Pilates classes

Pilates is a system of mind-body exercises including breathing, maintaining a neutral spine, developing strong core muscles, flowing movements which aim to improve co-ordination, balance, challenge neuromuscular pathways and improve your kinaesthetic sense by fine tuning your exercises and improving motor skills.

Awareness of addressing  muscular imbalances caused by poor posture and sporting activities you will learn to move more easily with less tension in the body.

Our method focuses on an holistic approach, you develop a sense of body awareness, learn how to activate key postural muscles and achieve stability in the abdominals and lower back.

Each exercise is executed with precision, considering the angle of the spine, pelvis and curves of your spine.  What makes Pilates different is you do not just focus on one muscle, but address the body as a whole.

Our collection of exercises vary from week to week and exercises have carefully been selected to complement each other by incorporating both simple and complex movements.  Group classes include using resistance bands/circles for additional toning.


  • Sportspeople, those who have suffered injuries or muscle imbalance as a result of their sport such as racket sports, running or golf.
  • Performers, such as dancers, actors or musicians.
  • Performance sports, horse riding and dressage, ice skating, where posture and alignment are essential.
  • Those wishing to return to exercise or take up exercise for the first time.
  • Elderly people wishing to improve  strength and mobility.
  • People wishing to prevent the onset of osteoporosis
  • Those students with disability and/or special needs.
  • Those suffering from stress or stress related illness.


Whether you are sitting at a computer, attending meetings, we often sit in a poor position for prolonged periods of time, which can create compression in the hip joints.  This can lead to shortened muscles in the back, knees, neck and torso.

What we need is more movement. If we want to keep our back healthy, we need regular breaks from the desk and to move more frequently.

Pilates exercise classes enable us to move our bodies and become more aware of our posture. In addition, by taking a regular session at lunch time exercise can boost our concentration levels, so we end the day feeling more supple and relaxed with less stiffness.

Fitness Excel offers live on-line Pilates and yoga lunch time session or after office hours, Pilates or yoga exercises can help reduce a stiff back and neck, through prolonged sitting at a desk.

Contact:  fitnessexcel@gmail.com – +44 (0)7967 482510