Skillfully structured graded Matwork classes from Beginners to Advanced for well being, strength, flexibility, agility, a healthy spine, better posture and more
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.
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.
Recent Student Comments
One of Chris's well trained current Level 5 students
CAMARADERIE of group classes and opportunity for interaction, shared experience, hard work and laughter together. Classes are stimulating and fun offering beneficial stress release and especially for our older students, a significant reduction in the speed of physical and neuro-deterioration. From the very beginning Joseph Pilates claimed his technique "Contrology" was indeed "The Pilates Technique of Physical and Mental Well-being". Only now is neuroscience able to verify this assertion.
1 × 2hr SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOP, 4 × 1.5hr EXTENSION CLASSES (holiday classes) and 3 × 6hr INTENSIVES (3 consecutive days of 2hr classes) all of which are built around corrective-bodywork or health enhancing themes, Stretch and Conditioning for Runners, Pilates on a Chair (much harder than it sounds). The Foot Class, Deep Relaxation, The Bikini Workout, Partnered Stretching, Strength and Agility, Remedial Techniques for Injury Rehabilitation and for students at all levels, Introduction to the Original Movement Sequences of Joseph H. Pilates £15 each, see ▪ MEMBERS AREA AND TERMS for full details and the 2018 time table of extras.
4 x PILATES DAYS for 2018, well priced and very popular, held in the light drenched Studio A of URDANG 2 , EC1, £45, see MEMBERS AREA AND TERMS.
4 × TERMS of 10 weeks each year and AFFORDABLE PILATES.
Our 10 week terms cost £110 at Level 1, £127.50 at Levels 2 & 3, £132.50 at Level 4 and £137.50 at Level 5. For details on our 'swap-in scheme' protecting good value for money, see TASTER CLASS AND JOINING.
9 × 1hr CLASSES, GRADED AT LEVELS 1-5, each week in Central London, week day evenings and during the day on Saturdays, see CLASS TIME TABLE.
3 × 1 hr TASTER CLASSES each week, Tues & Thurs evenings, Saturday mornings, See CLASS TIME TABLE, TASTER CLASS AND JOINING. A new student may attend a £15 Taster or start an Inaugural Course of 10 weeks any week of any term.