Chris Hocking
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



PILATES BODY AWARENESS Est1987
 - PILATES BY CHRIS 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 NW1 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. £17.50 for a 1hr Taster Class (see Offers) and £115 for a flexible starter course of 10 weeks. .

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CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday November 19, 6.30pm Class in Lounge studio, sign up required. 

Pilates Day Saturday 5th January at the Academy Mews Dance Studios. See More information in MEMBERS page

Download handy TIMETABLE sheet for week's classes reference

December Extension Classes Book your classes now in class £17.50. See MEMBERS for themes

Aerobic Pilates New for the Autumn term, Thursdays, commencing 4th October. 7.30 - 8.30 pm. Lounge studio.  A fast paced rigorous drop - in class. £10 (£5 members of PBA) See publicity flyer HERE.  (Not available for Swap-in)

The Monday 7.30 - 8.30 pm Intermediate Class has been able to secure the Balcony studio from the 1st of October 2018 meaning there will be plenty of room for level 3, 4, and 5 Swap  - in. See Timetable in TIMES

Classical Pilates  Are you a professional teacher of Pilates, Yoga or Dance looking for in-depth tuition in Classical Pilates? See CLASSICAL page for more information on Classical Group class

Swap - in arrangements

See TIMES page for alternative classes

 

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  • A Broad Approach to Pilates

    Chris Hocking, Director, Pilates Body Awareness Est  1987

    12 Nov 2018

    Autumn leaves

    A Broad Approach to Pilates - More then just a technique class - Holistic tuition encouraging movement, mobility and connection

    Having started my Pilates training in the late 1970s with Alan Herdman, setting up my own independent school in 1987, I found and still find myself unconvinced by a need to conform to later schools of thought as to what constitutes the correct teaching of this technique. I can only teach what I believe to work.

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  • Half a dozen reasons why

    Chris Hocking, Director, Pilates Body Awareness est. 1987

    20 July 2018

    Structured matwork, Levels 1 - 5

    Stretching the Spine

    Half a dozen reasons why

    30°C for yet another week in London. I hope all you people exercising out there in the heat are allowing yourselves extra salt and enjoying plenty of water melon. This fruit is a treasure of mineral salts,  electrolytes essential for health... especially in hot weather.
    For those who are already coming inside for a Pilates class here are a few words about the benefits of Pilates in the heat... to encourage you to keep up your practice or even to start up a new one....ENJOY!

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  • Joseph Pilates Classical Matwork

    Chris Hocking, Director, Pilates Body Awareness est. 1987 20th January 2018

    Swandive

    Q: What is Classical Matwork?

    A: Joseph Pilates' Original Exercises involve matwork sequences for everyman and woman pre-dating and then evolving, circa 1930s, 40s and 50s, alongside Joseph Pilates' teaching for invalids and injured athletes/dancers using the innovative equipment in his first movement therapy studios.

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