Jules Hardman

What is Pilates?

Everything you need to know

Pilates is a body conditioning method that works in a different way to any other fitness technique.

Developed by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), it targets deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out. By using a set of principles designed to improve the quality of movement, Pilates can help with prevention and recovery of a variety of sports injuries.

Pilates helps rectify muscle imbalance and flexibility. Pilates builds on the body's core stability and balance. The perfect balance between strength and flexibility.


Who is it for?

Is pilates right for you?

Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and doctors now recommend Pilates as one of the safest and most effective forms of exercise available.

The results you see from Pilates won’t just remain in the studio. You will learn to incorporate what you learn in your Pilates sessions into your daily lives – how you stand and walk, how you sit at the computer or drive a car, as well as more physical activities such as football, skiing, tennis, running, cycling, hiking, dancing or swimming. Pilates can work for everyone regardless of age or fitness level.


    Pilates Blog

    • New Beginners Classes

      Posted by Jules on September 27, 2023

      New Beginners Pilates Classes   Alderely Edge Community Primary School Starting Saturday 30th September 11.30am – 12.30pm 4-week course, at the end of this course clients will be moved into existing group classes For further information and how to book, please email juleshardman.pilates@me.com  

    • It’s ME time, so make time to join a Pilates Class!

      Posted by Jules on September 4, 2023

      The children are back at school so whether you are a parent or grandparent grab yourself some ME time. With more time on your hands now is the time to join a Pilates class. It’s well known that physically active can lead to a healthier and happier life. Pilates is a great form of exercise […]

    • How Pilates Benefits Cyclists

      Posted by Jules on July 31, 2023

      51% of adult cyclists in the UK ride for recreation, health, and fitness. This statistic highlights the fact that cycling is not only a great way to get around, but also a great way to stay active and healthy. It also shows that cycling is becoming increasingly popular among adults in the UK, which is […]