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Cath has been teaching Mat Pilates since 2001 and Apparatus equipment since 2007.

"Thank you very much for your invaluable advice and instruction which has demonstrated the effectiveness of expertly taught Pilates.

I hope you appreciate the difference you have made."

Cath Hopkinson

Who's that girl..?

PASSION  |  EMPATHY  |  CREATIVITY  |  SERVICE

I am a Clinical Pilates specialist and creator of many result-driven Pilates programmes and we are one of the area's longest-running Pilates schools (we started in 2001). I've taught health-related fitness for over 34 years!

As a result of following my programmes, clients experience a transformation of mind, body, and spirit and they surpass what they once believed was impossible and discover that they can achieve so much more than they ever imagined.

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In the beginning...

My fitness roots go all the way back to leg warmers and thong leotards!!

Swiming was my childhood sports background, and it was a natural fit that I found a fabulous vocation in helping others through exercise and fitness.

I've taught most classes in fitness except martial-arts and line dancing!

Step was my favourite group exercise class, though today I would probably need a resus team next to me to keep me alive!

I've had a varied career: a 'jobbing' instructor going from venue to venue, with my trusty loudspeaker and mic, to being Virgin Actives first Studio Co-Ordinator, looking after over 100 classes a week and 30+ instructors!  Phew that was a hard few years.

Then I trained in Pilates - which is the best decision I made.  It has lead me to some exciting opportunities and I get to meet and work with the most fabulous clients and co-workers.

Education has always been important to me; I want my students to know the 'whys' and 'so what' of Pilates, so I trained in Adult Education gaining a Level 4 PTTLS certificate and Level 3 Assessors award.  With these, I can now offer training courses such as Open Studio Training or working with accredited training providers as a course director.

Not a picture of me, but how we rocked leotards whilst doing step!

What we do now...

My time is spent either in the studio - Your Pilates Space in Longridge teaching 1-2-1's and small group Pilates sessions, or in my educational and support role with Cherry Baker Education and Trained Academy.

Your Pilates Studio

We are very excited to have our own permanent base.  Its perfect for our specialist 121's and new classes.  We've taken our 30+ years of teaching and combined it with previous education (physical therapy, biomechanics, relaxation and sleep help) to create unique and very helpful courses.  If you're new to Pilates or would like our help, please book your FREE Discovery session.

Cherry Baker Education:

2018 marked my first year as a Presenter for Cherry Baker Education.  This is a role I NEVER thought would happen!  We have a very similar teaching style and a fantastic sense of humour.  I believe if you can make people laugh when they learn they remember more!

March 2018 - The International Fitness Showcase, Blackpool

Reformer - Practical Sessions

  • Reformer Basics
  • 'Give Your Reformer Some Stick' Masterclass

Sleep Help - Lecture

CSI Scoliosis - Lecture

  • Lecture on Scoliosis and how Pilates can help people with a curvature of the spine
  • I am Lead Tutor and Creator of this one-day course for L3 Pilates Teachers and Personal Trainers.
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May 2018 - Cherry's Pilates Party, Derbyshire
  • Reformer sessions
  • I Can't Get No Sleep Lecture
  • CSI Scoliosis Workshop
November 2018 - Pilates Celebration, Northampton
  • Reformation - taking the moves of the Reformer and onto the Mat
  • Reformer Sessions
Trained Academy

This northern fitness and education training school provide level 2 and 3 courses across the fitness spectrum.

In 2017 I became a Support Tutor for 2 courses: Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Exercise, and L3 Exercise for the Older Adult.    I work closely with the tutors, the academic staff and of course the students.  I love this role!