Classic Pilates

What it is

Pilates is a system of exercise devised by Joseph Pilates in the early part of the 20th Century. This system was designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the whole body, with particular attention given to the core.

Behind every movement are Joe’s main principles

  • concentration
  • core activation
  • control
  • breathing
  • flow
  • alignment

Health benefits

The aim is to strengthen and improve co-ordination and balance for the whole body. It has been proven to have some positive effects on non specific lower back pain, posture, joint alignment and stability.


This mode of exercise can be adapted for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. From elite athletes to complete beginners. If you participate in sports already then Pilates can add more flexibility, strength and balance to your game.

To book live or online classes, book your place here by clicking on the book now button. If you’re on a mobile device it will open the App Store for your to download my booking app Gymcatch. If you’re on a computer it will open the web page.. Either way register and search for Fitness and wellbeing with Leon, then you will have access to my timetable.

This page has one free class lasting about an hour.

If you have no Pilates experience, please make sure you watch the introduction video first.

I’m a great believer in Common Sense… So if you experience acute discomfort or sharp pain while using these videos, please stop the position you’re in and move onto the next one in the video.

Live Internet Classes timetable is below

To book a class at Opal, please contact Dawn at

All other classes are bookable through the Book Here button above

MonOnline Pilates – 6pm
WedPilates – 6pm
Pilates – 8pm
Bradpole Village Hall
ThursPilates – 9am
Opal, Bridport
Pilates – 4.15pm
FriPilates – 10am
Bradpole Village Hall
Pilates – 6pm Bradpole Village Hall
SatPilates – 9am
Broadwindsor Village Hall

Contact Me

If you have any questions about Pilates, classes or just general info, please use the contact form below. I will answer you.

I received my qualification from YMCA Awards, insured under Insure4Sport and a member of Cimspa

%d bloggers like this: