Chris Hockins
Pilates Body Awareness Profile
Skillfully structured graded Matwork classes from Beginners to Advanced for well being, strength, flexibility, agility, a healthy spine, better posture and more
Christine Hocking


Skillfully structured graded Matwork classes from Beginners to Advanced for well-being, strength, flexibility, agility, a healthy spine, better posture and more
 energy. Affordable group tuition & progression through well structured levels, evenings and Saturdays in Central London EC1 with one of the UK's first and finest Pilates teachers.

PBA, an enduring ever-evolving school of Pilates Matwork established in 1987 by Chris Hocking, offers a high quality service, safe, thorough, effective tuition and good value for money. £15 for a 1hr Taster Class and £110 for a flexible starter course of 10 weeks. .




Congratulations to PBA and all who have made this possible
Launched in 1987, Pilates Body Awareness is 30 in September. It was the very first Matwork system of Pilates classes to establish itself in London.

Controlled BalanceSummer Offer


July, August and September - Download flyer here

To celebrate this remarkable landmark anniversary we are offering 30 new students a short course of 5 classes for the discounted fee of £30 (Normal price at entry level, £110 for 10 classes) 
You may still purchase the Taster classes first, £15 for 2 classes in 2 consecutive term-time weeks and then go on to purchase the 5 week course, 5 classes in 5 consecutive term-time weeks. To book the Taster go to JOINING   

Recent Student Comments
"On a weekly basis, I feel and look better and this keeps me coming back for more." K 

"I love the discipline and humour of this class." C
"Chris helped me to understand what I needed to do to improve my physique. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of anatomy and it has filtered into my everyday life, I now make sure I stand and sit properly! " G
"I immediately signed up to the next term and have been amazed at how much I have got out of it and how motivated Chris has made me to keep improving. Thank you!" L
"Chris' strength comes from her vast experience, her attention to detail and knowledge of the anatomy of the body."  A 


One of Chris's well trained current Level 5 students


We are a mixture of all ages and backgrounds, some have been with the school since the beginning and some have only just joined us. We are all here to at least maintain if not better our health. We are nurtured by enjoyable graded classes, Levels 1-5, and leave taller, lighter, brighter, more relaxed, muscle balance restored and tension reduced.
 Founder teacher Chris Hocking's pledge to her students has always been to teach group Matwork classes to the same standard as her impressive training in the early UK Pilates studios, the same attention to detail, application of corrective and remedial material, anatomical insight and a broad, progressive, forever fascinating range of effective body-sculpting material. PBA has much to offer to the new student estranged from exercise and looking for considered tuition, and to a more experienced student looking for an expert in the field and progression into authentic, advanced, Pilates body-work.




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