What is Pilates?

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind and body conditioning programme designed to rebalance and re-educate the body, allowing it to move well

It helps to strengthen deep, core muscles around the tummy and waist and relieves tension by releasing tight muscles particularly around the back, neck and hips. When the core muscles are strong, as they are trained to be in Pilates they work in tandem with other muscles to support the spine and its movement. In turn Pilates can help re-shape your body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned allowing a balanced body of strength and flexibility.

Whether you are a newcomer to exercise, recovering from injury, or want to enhance your current exercise regime, Pilates is suitable for all ages and all abilities.

The Pilates Method is proving to be popular and effective not only for people with back pain and recurring injuries, but also top athletes and exercise professionals. Andy Murray, Harry Kane, Gareth Bale, Tiger Woods, the All Blacks rugby team and even the GB mens rowing four have all benefited from it.

The consistent success rate in helping to relieve back pain, realign the body and improve posture has brought Pilates to the attention of medical specialists such as GP’s, Physiotherapists chiropractors and osteopaths.

Kent Pilates offers both group matwork classes and also specialise in 1:1 private sessions, including sessions on the Reformer. Jane is expertly trained to accommodate and rehabilitate a wide range of injuries and issues.

Get in touch so we can help you get started. Please contact the studio by email: enquiries@kentpilates.co.uk or Phone: 07944 075674


I really enjoy your classes – your teaching is just right! Thank you.


Ideally I’d like to come twice a week as it makes me feel great. Thank you!


I’ve attended Jane’s Pilates classes for the last 2 years at Headcorn village hall. Jane is a brilliant and experienced instructor. She helps people of all age, need and experience. For me it’s helped with my horse riding, keeping flexible and relaxed, as well as having fun! Its a very friendly class too.

Jayne S

‘I have been attending Pilates classes run by Jane for several months now. Jane makes each class unique and interesting and makes sure that the class caters for all levels of ability. Jane encourages each person to progress to their optimum level. The classes are most enjoyable and I feel I have benefited a great…


‘I started going to regular Pilates classes with Jane about 3 months ago an I have benefited hugely. The classes are varied, and fun, but I also feel like I’m working hard. The exercises are adapted to suit all abilities. My back pain has significantly reduced, I feel I have become much stronger and more…


‘I would like to express that since joining your class (14th) week how my posture and core muscles have improved, thanks to your expert and patient understanding. My partner recently joined the class and is equally impressed. We are looking forward to the next class. Keep up the good work.’