Pilates with Pip
Physiotherapy led Pilates in Congleton, 07472684893

What is Pilates?

The pilates method is a mind-body centering technique that emphasises the importance of central core stability.

The essence of physiotherapy aims to create a balanced aligned body, pilates compliments this perfectly. Matwork pilates consists of exercises performed on the mat that are designed to promote core stability, flexibility, endurance, postural and body awareness and to correct muscle imbalances.

Pilates is based on the following eight principles:

  1. Breathing - focus on the breathing cycle is essential in pilates and is one of the most difficult principles for beginners.
  2. Concentration - Pilates is a work-out for the mind and body.
  3. Control - Movement control is key when working against gravity in matwork exercise.
  4. Centering - In pilates your centre is your powerhouse.
  5. Precision - this is a long-term goal in pilates which develops with practice.
  6. Flow - pilates exercises are performed in even, continuously flowing movements
  7. Intergrated isolation - pilates builds mind-body awareness, regular pilates allows one to recognise incorrect movement patterns, isolate and correct them.
  8. Routine - as with any exercise therapy, repetition leads to greater skill and benefits.

Who is Pip?

I am an experienced senior physiotherapist for the East Cheshire NHS trust. (HCPC PH96656)

After qualifying with a first class honours degree I have trained with the APPI to gain my Matwork pilates 1-3. Since then I have taught pilates to a wide range of clients from beginners with a wide range of weaknesses across Cheshire.

Alongside Pilates I am a keen horse-rider competing at national competitions with my noble steed Bob. I also run with Biddulph running club completing my first half marathon in Edinburgh May '13. Add to this annual skiing and weekly netball, I appreciate the importance for strong underlying core stability.

Class Details

Classes are matwork based with each session including a warm-up and cool-down stretches. Equipment and mats are provided. Sessions cater for up to 8 people, in 6 week blocks. Sessions are flexible around planned holidays.

Sessions are suitable for post-natal, sports injuries, post-operative and general de-conditioning. Sessions will be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Wednesdays, 6-7pm and 7-8pm

£8 per session

1-to-1 sessions and private group bookings also available


Joanne Bayley dance studio, Congleton.

Next to Congleton Leisure Centre

Century Mill Worrall St, CW12 1DT

Contact Details

If you are interesting in joining one of my sessions then feel free to email or phone and leave a voicemail. I will get back to you with details of availability.