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Fully Qualified Level 3 Pilates Instructors. Fully Qualified Nutritionist

Contact NameLauren Bannister
Address16 Limes Avenue
Stratford-Upon-Avon CV37 9BQ
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Welcome to Stratford Pilates Centre

About Us

At Stratford Pilates Centre®, we offer Pilates, a controlled and specific form of exercise that targets muscles with precision, giving you a leaner, stronger, more flexible body and a calmer, more relaxed mind. It improves posture and restores natural movement patterns. It is suitable for men and women of any age and any level of fitness, from athletes to the over 80's, and is generally considered one of the safest forms of exercise today because it places minimum stress on the joints.

At Stratford Pilates Centre, you will find professional Instructors, dedicated to teaching Pilates in two unique and relaxed settings. We pride ourselves on being a Centre of Excellence, using only fully qualified (REPs Level 3) Pilates Teachers to teach our Matwork Classes.

Stratford Pilates Centre offers Pilates in group sessions, known as Matwork classes. We provide beginner through to advanced (classical) Pilates Matwork Classes most weekdays, at Movers and Shapers, 10 Union Street, in Stratford town centre.

Pilates is also taught privately at our "Limes Avenue Studio" off the Evesham Road in Stratford-upon-Avon, a dedicated and specialized Full Equipment Studio for individual Matwork and / or equipment instruction. Private tuition is tailored to individual needs whether for rehabilitation or general fitness.

About Lauren

Lauren has been working in the Sports & Fitness Industry for over fifteen years and is qualified to teach a number of sports including Athletics (Level 2 coach), Netball (Level 1-2), Swimming, Self Defense, and Kick Aerobics. Lauren also holds a diploma in Sports Psychology. She spent ten years working in America and Europe as a Skydiving Instructor and as a United States Parachute Association Freefall Instructor Examiner before coming back to England with her family in 1996. She then took her qualifications as an RSA Fitness Instructor, Circuits Instructor and Personal Trainer. Lauren is also a qualified Nutritionist (SAC Dip) MICHT and offers full nutritional packages.

It was at this time that she was introduced to Pilates and became an immediate devotee. She studied Pilates locally before qualifying to teach Matwork with the Body Control Pilates Association in London in 2000. She has since qualified to teach the Intermediate and Advanced Matwork levels and holds the Matwork Master Teacher (honours) Certification. At the renowned Brighton Studio, she qualified to instruct Classical Pilates and she also holds the full qualification 'Pregnancy & Exercise'. In 2001, Lauren completed her Pilates Gravity Reformer Equipment qualifications with the London based Pilates Advanced Training and Research Academy (PATARA). She also holds the Body Control Pilates Association Reformer and Cadillac (honours) qualifications. She has since attended a variety of teaching courses to instruct on specific Pilates equipment such as barrels, chairs and small equipment. Lauren also works on the Body Control Pilates Association Teaching Panel as the Supervising Teacher in the Warwickshire area, tutoring trainee teachers prior to and during their formal Matwork qualification courses in London. She is also a Supervising Teacher for the BCPA on the reformer and cadillac.

Lauren is the Director of Stratford Pilates Centre® which opened in 2000. She is a dedicated Pilates teacher, who believes in on-going training for herself and staff, and travels to Pilates training seminars annually in order to keep her knowledge, teaching skills and Instructor ratings current. She has built up a reputation over the years and Doctors, Osteopaths and other clinical practitioners recommend Stratford Pilates Centre to their patients as part of their rehabilitation. Lauren has 12 daytime / evening matwork classes a week at the Matwork Studio in Stratford Town Centre and she teaches in the Equipment Studio at Limes Avenue when classes are not in session.

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