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 The Body Control Pilates Method

Body Control Pilates is based on the work of Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), who created a series of exercises that built strength without adding bulk, and balanced that strength with flexibility.

The ‘classical’ Pilates exercises that he developed may take many years to perfect and may be beyond the capability of the average person. We break those exercises down so that our clients can enjoy the benefits of Pilates whilst working safely and effectively as they move towards the more advanced exercises. In this way, Body Control Pilates teachers are able to work with first-time exercisers or those needing rehabilitation after an injury or operation, as well as challenge the skills and stamina of elite athletes – Body Control Pilates exercises are part of the training regime of many professional athletes and international teams, including Olympic gold medal winners and Premier League footballers. Whether you want to work on a one-to-one basis or in a group class, using matwork exercises or studio equipment, the Body Control Pilates method can help you achieve your goals.

Why Body Control Pilates?

We have been training teachers since 1996 with the goal of bringing the benefits of Pilates to all through our international network of more than 1,200 fully qualified teachers. The Body Control Pilates teacher training course that all of our teachers have successfully completed is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world and is widely seen as an international benchmark. Once qualified, Body Control Pilates teachers have access to more than thirty other courses to ensure that they have the right skills and knowledge to work with clients of all levels. Almost 20 years on, Body Control Pilates continues to enjoy an excellent reputation for the effectiveness and quality of its teaching.

Key reasons for this are:

Progressive Approach

We teach good movement skills step-by-step, which will ultimately give you the strength and flexibility you need to perform the more advanced classical Pilates exercises.

Quality of Teaching

Our training courses focus not only on teaching the range of exercises to our teachers, but also on how to teach them well and to adapt them to suit each client.

Client Assessment

Before your first session, your Body Control Pilates teacher will ask you to complete an enrolment form, where you can give details of any injuries or conditions so that they can ensure that you exercise safely.

Class Size

All Body Control Pilates teachers work to a maximum group class size of 12, ensuring close supervision and support from your teacher.

Code of Practice

Body Control Pilates teachers adhere to a Code of Practice that governs teaching standards and professional ethics. All teachers hold valid insurance and CPR certification.

International Pilates Standards

The UK was the first country in the world to have a national standard governing the teaching of Pilates matwork, with certified teachers appearing on the Register of Exercise Professionals. A similar standard for implementation across all European Union countries is in development. All Body Control Pilates teachers automatically receive approval against the UK standard, with their qualification also recognized by the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA), based in Brussels.