Pilates Sanctuary is a bespoke studio for those wanting to strengthen and rebalance their bodies in a friendly and nurturing environment. Small groups, personally managed to ensure clients get the optimum benefits of the Pilates equipment.
From a typically sceptical overweight 50 something male, I’ve become a real convert to Pilates. Weekly sessions have been invaluable to me in rebuilding my balance, mobility and strength. A form of vasculitis had left me with very restricted use of my lower limbs, my wrists and hands. Alice had a very good understanding of my condition from the start, and has gone to a lot of trouble to research it further. Recently, with Alice’s help and encouragement, I achieved my personal goal of getting myself back onto the ski slopes.
Weekly pilates classes at Pilates Sanctuary were invaluable in keeping me strong and pain free during my pregnancy. The exercises and equipment I used were adapted each week as my pregnancy progressed. I felt very safe exercising and attended classes until I was 39 weeks, as my body always felt so much better after a session. I attended the post-natal classes which were brilliant and really helped loosen me up and introduce me to exercise again after giving birth. The fact I could take Theo with me and there were other mums there made it practical and fun.
I have worked with Alice and Agur for more than four years, before, during and after my pregnancy. At every stage they have been absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t recommend Pilates Sanctuary more highly. Particularly impressive is how well Alice and Agur tailor each session to my individual needs on the day. I always leave feeling great!
I have many patients who benefit from the excellent remedial and sport specific training that is provided by The Pilates Sanctuary. We have worked closely to develop the best service for our shared clients, and have achieved some amazing results. I have total trust and confidence in referring my patients to these talented professionals. The Pilates Sanctuary have also developed sports specific and post natal training classes which are invaluable for my marathon runners and new mums. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
I started at Pilates Sanctuary a year ago, when it was suggested by my physiotherapist that is would help me with my prolapsed L5 disc. At the time I was in a lot of pain and discomfort, my balance and alignment was all off. It was looking like I was a case for surgery. Several months on I am pain free the prolapse has reduced and I am continuing to improve with each class. For me the 1 to 1 classes gave me the best results. Agur is a fantastic teacher, who is dedicated and very professional. I highly recommend Pilates Sanctuary.
Moving to London, we spent over 2 years searching for a Pilates practice we felt happy to commit to. At Pilates Sanctuary, the teaching is so professional, that one feels guided and supported through each session, giving you the sense of an individual lesson. Having passed middle-age and being aware that this is an important time, where strengthening the body from ones core, is vital for our health and wellbeing, we certainly feel the benefits every week. We realise that our physical structure is improving continuously and thoroughly enjoy and look forward to our mat workouts.
The Pilates Sanctuary is both an oasis of calm and a place where you can work your muscles as hard as they need. Agur has been my regular teacher for over a year, and the results are brilliant. An ongoing shoulder weakness that physiotherapists had given up on has, with regular work, almost returned to normal. The standard of teaching is very high, and you know you are in excellent hands. The team are truly body aware, they really know their anatomy and physiology, as well as having a very relaxed, friendly yet focused manner. I cannot praise them highly enough.
We have been going to the Pilates Sanctuary for two years and are both thrilled with the results. We love our sessions with Alice and Agur, who have helped us achieve a better overall level of fitness, improved posture and an appreciation of how our bodies move.
Ian can attribute a tremendous relief in chronic back pain to his Pilates sessions.
I started doing post-natal Pilates 4 years ago, shortly after the birth of my child. The purpose was to deal with chronic back pain and to build up my strength. I was enjoying it so much, that I switched to Studio Pilates three years ago. My body feels much stronger and looks much better than it ever did. I always look forward to my classes and feel energised and happy afterwards.