If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young –  J. Pilates

Pilates is beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. It is an all-inclusive exercise programme and is utilised by athletes and dancers as well as those recovering from injury, or with long-term health / back complaints. Pilates can help with a wide range of muscoskeletal issues and postural related problems. It is also suitable during and after pregnancy. A dedicated antenatal or postnatal Pilates class can offer the specialist care required for the ever changing body.

Mind Body Pilates offers group Pilates classes for all abilities in Bristol and Stroud Districtgroup classes, mum & baby Pilates, private one-to-one sessions and workplace Pilates. Classes are informal and friendly; so don’t be afraid to give Pilates a go if you’ve never tried it before.


I joined Leanne’s Pilates class on medical advice, as therapy for a long standing lower back problem. Leanne has been able to adapt the routines, taking care not to exacerbate the situation. The exercises have improved and stabilised my back, given me some exercises to use on my own when my back is troublesome, and have been fun!- Andrew

Find out more about the benefits of Pilates and read more about the principles of Pilates.