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 four years experience in the industry. Fitness has been a 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 exercise referral, pre and post-natal and nutrition and weight management.
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Claire
Pilates Instructor
Claire is passionate about pilates, practising many years before qualifying with Jpilates to teach mat and reformer. Claire hopes to also complete her masters certificate this year. Claire has seen first hand how Pilates improves posture and balance, helps with back pain and mobility, and is a brilliant way to rehab the body after injury, leaving you feeling stronger and better connected to your body. She believes that Pilates is for everyone. Claire wants every client to leave her classes feeling fantastic knowing that they've worked hard, and had fun!
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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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Jo
Pilates Instructor
Jo has both worked and taught in the fitness industry for over 20 years and was the Principal Tutor with the Pilates Institute. Jo founded JPilates and as well as being the Founder and Principal Tutor she also works as a consultant for other fitness and Pilates training companies. Jo has worked extensively with physiotherapists and GP’s and regularly presents at international fitness conventions. A fully comprehensive instructor, qualified in mat, studio equipment, pre and post natal, exercise referral, back pain management and nutrition.
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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
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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