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I greatly regret that as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak all regular classes at the studio are currently suspended.
Covid-19 Notice for latest information.
Class dates 2020

Monday 6th January - Friday 10th July

Monday 7th September - Friday 18th December
Holiday breaks 2020
Feb: Monday 17th - Friday 21st
Apr: Monday 6th - Friday 17th
May: Monday 8th + Monday 25th - Friday 29th
Oct: Monday 26th - Friday 30th
Summer classes 2019
I shall be running summer classes in August.
Please check the
Summer Classes page for details.

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In Memory of Gary

In memory of Gary
Many of you now know, on the 30th April this year we lost a very loved and vibrant member of our classes. Anyone who met Gary will remember his energy and individual personality. For me and others he will be so very very missed.

To honour his life and to help others I will be organising a collection for The Samaritans. This charity helps people who may at times feel lost and unheard.

Over the next couple of weeks if you would like to donate then please see me at class. I will then personally pass the donations on to the local branch.

Finally I would like to quote a passage from his funeral:

“You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
or you can do what he would want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”


Class Payment Details

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Please Note price increase as of 1st April 2019

Block of 5 Classes £50.00 Block of 10 Classes £90.00

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
(Please contact me for bank account details)
Please refer to the Prices & Payment page for more details.
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The key difference between yoga and Pilates

Difference between Pilates & Yoga
Article on the Harpers Bazaar website comparing Yoga and Pilates.

"One is a holistic discipline originating from ancient India, the other a specific physical system devised by a German anatomist in the early 20th century, but there’s much cross-over – and therein lies confusion – between yoga and Pilates."

Both are celebrated for their numerous health benefits, from offering connection to the body and stress relief, to developing flexibility, strength, control and endurance.

My new website

I would like to welcome you to my updated web site.

As my existing clients know, quite a lot has changed recently at Jo Roberts Pilates.

Most importantly, I now have a dedicated studio. Visit the 'Find me' page to see the location in Hatch End. The studio accommodates a maximum of 8 people but I have laid on additional classes to avoid disappointment. See the new class timetable for details.

I have also revised the arrangements for payment. The prices remain unchanged but I have introduced a prepayment system. Classes can now only be purchased in advance, in blocks of 5 or 10. A class payment can be reallocated should you need to cancel, provided I receive 12 hours notice. You can find more details here.

Breathe your way to good abs

Interesting short article from the Cosmopolitan website in which a pilates instructor reveals how you can get good abs by changing the way you breathe.
Breathe to good abs
"Since starting Pilates I've come to realise the importance of deep core activation."

"I remember doing 100 curls a day trying to build an aesthetically pleasing abdomen but now understand focusing on the smaller muscles can make such a difference to balance, stability, and getting the most out of your core workouts."

"Recruiting the deep core muscles correctly is essential for all movement patterns in life. Without engaging these muscles we are less stable and more susceptible to injury."

Pilates during pregnancy

Pilates during pregnancy
Why Pilates Is One of The Best Forms of Exercise During Pregnancy

From the Bayside Journal

Pregnancy is not the time to get into shape, however, it’s the time to optimize health habits and that includes a safe exercise program.

One of the safest and most effective ways to stay active is with Pilates. This mind & body method of exercise strengthens the most important muscles that you’ll use during pregnancy and labor: your abdominals, pelvic floor muscles, and back. Pilates also helps women to stay connected to their changing body, improve posture and reduce pregnancy aches and pains.
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Pilates, Body, Mind & Soul now operating as Jo Roberts Pilates
Classes at "Studio, r/o 402 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 24HP"

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