"I have been doing Pilates with Kate for more than two and a half years. Her classes are very well structured and she changes the programme of exercises every six weeks, so you don't get bored. Each programme works all parts of the body. Classes are not competitive and Kate is very empathetic, making sure that you do the correct level of exercise for your ability.
Before starting the classes, I used to see an osteopath every 6 weeks, to keep my back and neck flexible. I haven't needed to do so for over 2 years and my back and core muscles have been considerably strengthened. I used to be unable to travel by car for more than an hour without stopping to stretch and exercise. I can now travel for 2 or 3 hours without any discomfort. If I have to miss a week of Pilates, I certainly know about it!"
"I attended Kate's class throughout my pregnancy. Kate was incredibly knowledgeable about antenatal Pilates. She gave specific advice and instruction throughout the sessions, and made sure that I was exercising safely. I really feel that these classes helped me to stay fit and healthy, and I am so glad for Kate's help and attention.
Now that the baby is here, I am continuing to enjoy Pilates with Kate. The workouts are challenging, but I still leave feeling relaxed and energised. They are one of my favourite parts of the week."
“Pilates is an ideal class for me as the exercises are designed to strengthen and tone just about every muscle in the body. Kate is a great teacher: very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. We all also have a lot of fun in her classes! I look forward to the weekly sessions (can't say that about all exercise classes I have attended!) Since combining the Pilates classes with walking, I have also lost inches from my hips and bust, a very pleasant added bonus!”
“One of the things that impresses me most about Kate is her attention to personal detail. She remembers everyone's needs and will give specific advice during exercises about who should stay with the lower stage moves and who is ready to try greater challenges, as well as making sure we are all moving safely by correcting our positions if necessary- and all without interrupting the flow of the class.
Kate has a lovely manner with everyone and a great sense of humour, and her classes make you feel as if you're amongst good friends. I always leave feeling hugely better than when I went in.
Kate's classes are relaxed and relaxing, but you certainly know you've used your muscles well the next day!”
"I have been doing Pilates with Kate for nearly 3 years and it has had a significant impact on my health. Developing my core strength has eased joint stiffness and backaches. Long walks in the Lakes are now pain-free and I slip and trip over less than I did. I am also free from medication for the prevention of osteoporosis as my Doctor is satisfied that I am doing enough exercise to minimise the risk.
Aside from the health benefits, Pilates is both fun and relaxing. Kate is a brilliant teacher: attentive, patient, gentle, encouraging and fun. She is able to work with the different abilities and fitness levels in the class, progressing the exercises for those of us who have been coming for a while and making sure they are appropriate for those new to Pilates.
I can’t recommend Pilates and Kate's teaching enough!!!"
"As a 40-something male with a family and a busy job, regular exercise was something I was struggling to get around to. A few years ago, I tried Pilates at one of Kate's classes in Lancaster and have been going ever since.
I think I like Kate's classes so much because I always feel so much better after the session and, over time, I have noticed a real improvement to my physical health, core strength and flexibility. But also, somehow I leave the stresses of a busy day on the mat in the class; it is an excellent way to de-stress.
Kate creates a warm atmosphere-we have a laugh, and even when I am the only male at a class-I don't feel uncomfortable. Kate caters for individual needs and I can push myself as far as I want to. She is an excellent teacher and I thoroughly recommend her Pilates classes."
"Attending Pilates classes has certainly improved my core strength and overall level of fitness."
Andrea Stonier. 69 years
"Pilates with Kate has been so good for me. I have fibromyalgia and was getting regular muscle spasms which were very painful. Since doing Pilates I have had only one spasm, and it loosened up much more quickly than usual. Kate is very understanding of my difficulties and always makes sure I don’t do more than is safe."
“Kate is exactly the kind of person you want as your Pilates teacher. Knowledgeable, calm and humorous, Kate is instantly likeable and I would highly recommend her classes to anyone. I have been attending her classes for several years and continue to enjoy the positive impact Pilates has on my health and wellbeing.”
“Classes with Kate are brilliant – they are fun, and they constitute the best hour of relaxation I know. They also have the added value of strengthening muscles, including some I didn’t even know I had. Kate plans her classes meticulously and manages to provide a differentiated set of exercises to suit every individual. Her plans are clearly based on in-depth understanding of the body and the practical demands we make on it.”
“I joined Kate's Pilates class over two years ago and have been delighted with her tuition. I had worked with a Pilates teacher for the last 5 years in another town, so when I moved to Lancaster I was, firstly, delighted to discover Kate's classes but, secondly, unsure what to expect working with someone new. I need not have worried. Kate covers all the areas with which I am familiar, uses all the tools which I have already come across and ensures that everyone is given the opportunity to progress to a level which suits their abilities. Long may she continue to do this in Lancaster!”
"Kate's class is really enjoyable. She lets everyone go at their own pace and explains the exercises carefully to each of us. I have far fewer aches and pains since I started, and feel more relaxed at the end of each lesson.
Thank you Kate!"