Cath Hopkinson is a highly qualified and experienced Pilates tutor, starting her Pilates career in 2001. She works specifically with long-term conditions, neurological conditions as well as a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. Cath is who you need to see for Pilates-based rehabilitation. We are based in Longridge, in the Ribble Valley

Specialist Conditions: MSK, Neurological, Long-Term Conditions

Building better and stronger bodies with Pilates since 2001

Bespoke Programmes in Longridge

Move Better, Move Well

Mat and Studio Apparatus sessions with unique classes

Less Pain, More Movement, Less Stress

Teaching Pilates to specialist populations since 2001 for the NHS and in private practice

Full Pilates Apparatus Studio

Our boutique studio is dedicated to teaching excellence in all the classes we offer.  

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Every time you work out with us, you will feel better afterwards.

Each class challenges you, not just physically but also mentally - you'll work the whole body.

If you have mobility issues and cannot manage stairs we have everything you need in our ground-floor studio.


How to work with us

Our Pilates teaching pedigree is long - we started in 2001!

Our fully equipped studio offers a variety of courses whether you need a small group or 121.

*Discount not available for Mat courses

We are a boutique studio, so no big, impersonal classes: knowing your name and full health history means you get your best session each visit.

Cath has been teaching since 2001 and are also qualified teacher/assessor.

You are in safe hands.

Why work with Cath...?

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I credit Cath with my body holding up to 4 days of intense skiing!

Following 6 weeks of rehab in 2018 for a bad back, and not sitting down for months, I joined Experience Pilates to complete my recovery.

The bespoke exercises and guidance have resulted in an almost pain-free return to running and cycling.

I wholeheartedly recommend Cath’s Pilates sessions.

Gill Hall

Cheese Guardian

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When I met Cath I was fairly new to retirement from a busy, stressful career and still in the process of readjusting to my life. It was important to me to look at how to maintain and improve my fitness and health appropriate to my age and ability

Before starting I had no experience of exercise classes at all, so felt like a total novice. It was the fear of the unknown.

Working with Cath has been enlightening, supportive and motivational. She has encouraged me to see Pilates as an integral part of my life.

I can see a huge improvement in my body shape and flexibility and the process has been enjoyable and entertaining!

Linda Parkinson

Retired NHS Director

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I initially came to see Cath as I wanted to do reformer Pilates to help improve my core strength and become more symmetrical in order to ride better.

The open studio training was thorough, specific to me, and fun, and I now do a weekly mat-based Pilates class with Cath too which I really enjoy.

There is no doubt about the improvement - Pilates has definitely helped both my riding and in everyday life.

Emma Penny

Dressage competitor and Business/Personal Coach