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 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.

Pilates classes range from both small and large groups and are suitable for those who are beginner to intermediate. Mats and equipment are provided, booking is based on a 6 week block of sessions. Visitors to Ludlow are welcome to join our group as a drop-in-session

Tuesdays: Pilates 10.00am-11.00am – The Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Shropshire

Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm – Diddlebury Village Hall, Mill Lane, (Near Craven Arms). SY7 9DJ 

 Wednesdays 5.00-6.00pm Stretch & Tone (Body Conditioning Class) The Lyttelton Well, Church Street, Malvern


You may prefer having a series of one-to-one sessions which can be especially tailored and designed based on your lifestyle and sporting activities.  These include a postural analysis, health and lifestyle consultation, full training programme and plan. You can book an appointment by calling 07967 482510Special Fee:  £40 plus a FREE Pilates CD.

Posture Analysis – Spine, Pelvis, Scapula

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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 move more frequently.  Lunch time Pilates and 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 Pilates, Yoga, Tai chi fitness, life coaching, Mindfulness, Wellness to companies, both group bookings and one-to-one.  Whether your staff are looking for a lunch time session or after office hours, Pilates exercises can help reduce a stiff back and neck, through prolonged sitting at a desk or computer.  Improve your core stability muscles and posture and increase your energy levels.

Contact:  Sarah at fitnessexcel@gmail.com or 07967 482510