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

    • Stay in shape this winter

      Posted by Jules on December 3, 2023

      As the evenings grow darker and the frosty weather closes in, the spreads of delicious food  begin to fill your tables. Winter is the perfect time to take up Pilates, and here’s why: Boost Mood and Relieve Stress The darkness that comes along with winter can often overwhelm your mental health. With common conditions such […]

    • 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 […]