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Pilates is named after its founder, Joseph Pilates, who started developing his method in the 1900's, eventually opening up an exercise studio with his wife Clara after moving to NYC in the 1920's. Joe and Clara taught many dancers and choreographers and their work was soon sought after, as the effectiveness of the exercises became widely known. Joe and Clara Pilates trained many prominent teachers such as Eve Gentry, Kathy Grant, Romana Kryzanowska, Ron Fletcher, who have passed down his work. Alan Herdman brought Pilates to the UK in the 1970's. Pilates remains popular today with dancers and athletes, but is also practiced by millions of people worldwide who enjoy the benefits of increased strength, better posture and a stronger core. Pilates offers something for everyone from beginner to advanced.
ABOUT CB PILATES
CB Pilates was started in 2004 by Catheryn Burdett. We have classes in Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Chigwell, and South Woodford, with 13 mat-work group classes every week. In 2016, Mark came on board and joined as a matwork teacher. Our goal is to pass on the same quality and dedication to teaching the Pilates method that we have experienced. Class levels are Beginner, Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced and Mixed Ability.
We will help you choose the best class for you, whether you have done Pilates before or are a novice! Pilates mats (we use Airex), resistance bands, head supports, small over-balls, Pilates Magic Circles, and other small equipment is supplied. Pilates small equipment is incorporated into all matwork classes to assist exercises or for variety and challenge. From September until July, classes are booked in courses (block booking), and from late July through to August we have a flexible booking system to work around school holidays. Contact us if you would like to book a taster class.