Akasha Reform

Akasha Reform is founded on the revolutionary pilates system developed by the world renowned fitness innovator Joseph Pilates. Using state of the art reformer beds imported from California, an Akasha Re-Form class will target every muscle with an innovative, intense and highly effective full body workout. Prepare to gain core strength, fitness and flexibility in a way that is gentle on the body regardless of age, weight or fitness level.

Akasha Reform Cardio

Get your heart pumping with the cardio-infused Pilates Reform workout. A jump board interval workout mixed with pilates moves. Seriously toning and sculpting those abs, legs and bum, whilst also burning fat. Expect a tough, upbeat, energising workout that raises your heart rate – and above all be prepared to sweat.

Akasha Reform Gentle

This class is ideal for people just returning to an exercise routine, beginners and anyone with limited mobility through injury, illness, age or inactivity. The class will help build the bodies core strength, while also improving flexibility, particularly in the joints. With regular practice you will improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, alignment, breathing and posture.

Mat Pilates

These classes will work to balance all muscle groups’ strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on challenging the stomach muscles with each movement. Pilates mat is a challenging yet safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your every day movements.

Akasha Pilates Plus

This mat class combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of pilates with the strength and flexibility you find in yoga. Delivered in a fat burning low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.

Express Power Pilates

Ready to hit the map and ramp it up? A little faster, a little harder and a whole lot more leg trembling. Take your pilates workout to the next level with this Express 30min Power Pilates class. Expect to be challenged as we take things up a notch.

Akasha 1:1

If you’re new to Pilates or haven’t exercised in a while, a 1:1 session gives you the opportunity to work with one of our expert Trainers at your own pace and level to become familiar with Pilates and comfortable with the exercises and techniques, or if you are recovering from injury or illness, or struggling with a persistent niggle, a 1:1 is a great option for you

Pilates Instructors

Alex
Pilates Instructor
Alex has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Starting his career as a self defence/martial arts instructor, Alex later graduated in Sports Science and Physical Education followed by Personal Training and Physiology of Exercise. Once Alex started practicing pilates he realised how it would be possible to apply its principles to everything else he was doing. From running, cycling, lifting weights, or just as it is – pilates was the missing link. Alex’s sports related qualifications are vast, but include matwork, reformer, advanced nutrition and pre and post natal.
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Steph
Pilates Instructor
Steph is a qualified Level 4 Personal Trainer with over 10 years experience in the industry. Fitness has been her passion from a young age and after trying Reformer Pilates, Steph fell in love with it and decided to qualify as a Pilates instructor. Steph is also qualified in Yoga, exercise referral, pre and post-natal and nutrition and weight management.
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Amy
Pilates Instructor
Amy has been practicing pilates, both mat and reformer for 10 years and finally took the plunge to train as an instructor in 2015. Amy trained with JPilates under Jo Cobbe in mat, reformer, pre and post natal as well as barre. Amy has recently swapped her full time job in wine, fitting the pilates in around it, to work full time teaching pilates and barre and hasn’t looked back.
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Kelly
Pilates Instructor
Kelly qualified as an instructor in Pilates, Reformer, Barre and Cadillac with Joanne Cobbe at JPilates in London. Kelly started her practice on the Reformer 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Prior to her Pilates training, Kelly participated in boot camps and gym based exercise, and whilst she loved the sessions, her lower back suffered. Physiotherapy failed and Kelly sought to remedy the problem herself, frequenting Akasha as a client on a regular basis for several years! Teacher training and regular Pilates based sessions have totally rectified her back issues and she maintains her back is now the strongest part of her body! Kelly is dedicated to teaching, which is now her passion, and in her own words, “I’m so excited to be on board, It’s my dream come true!”.
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Wendy
Pilates Instructor
Wendy is a qualified physiotherapist whose main area of expertise is in rehabilitation. She trained at Guys Hospital and has over 30 years experience. She has practised yoga and pilates intermittently for over 20 years but hasn't looked back since finding Akasha. Having felt its benefits first hand she decided to train to teach Reformer classes and is passionate about the results she has witnessed. Her wealth of knowledge further enhances her classes which she has now been teaching at Akasha for a year.
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Carol
Pilates Instructor
Carol’s journey began when she attended her first reformer class at Akasha in December 2014. After her first class she was hooked, soon attending 3 classes a week. With a desire to share her passion for pilates, Carol qualified as a mat & reformer instructor under the tuition of Jo Cobbe of JPilates. At the beginning of 2019 Carol left her full-time job of 27 years to focus on teaching Pilates and hasn't looked back since.
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Tracey
Pilates Instructor
Tracey had been practicing Pilates for more than 10 years when she decided to train as an instructor. She initially signed up for the Mat Pilates instructor course at JPilates in London but was inspired to continue to her Pilates Masters Certificate, which includes The Reformer Collection, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Barrel Collection. She is passionate about Pilates and continues to be a regular client at Akasha.
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Gemma
Pilates Instructor
Jade
Pilates Instructor
Gail
Pilates Instructor
Gail has always been a fitness enthusiast and in 2016 left her full time job as a biologist to pursue a career in fitness and wellbeing. She completed her mat training with JPilates and has since added barre and reformer to her repetoire. She loves to challenge clients so they see progress, knowing they've worked hard but leave with a smile on their face.
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Laura
Pilates Instructor
Nicola
Pilates Instructor
Vanessa
Pilates Instructor
Vanessa has always been a fitness enthusiast and has been practicing Mat Pilates for 20+ years to combat lower back issues. She started Reformer when we launched in 2014 and when we opened the new studio in Ware Vanessa took the plunge to train as an instructor with J Pilates in London. She is passionate about Pilates and the benefits regular sessions can have on the body
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