Place is owned and
managed by Leana Almström.
Leana is British and has been practising the
technique since 1989 in some of the leading studios
in London during her nine year career as a ballerina with
the Royal Ballet. She received her Pilates certification from
Alan Herdman and is ‘Gold Certifed’ by the Pilates
Method Alliance, a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving
and maintaining the quality of the Pilates technique.
The Pilates Method is not just a series of exercises but a
complete approach to developing body awareness and an easy
physicality in day-to-day life. It is an exercise-based system
that aims to develop the body's "centre" in order
to create a stable core for all types of movement. Through
the process of regular classes, the body 's structure realigns
and a balance is achieved within the musclo-skeletal system.
It is a gentle, but focused method of training which tones,
stretches and mobilises the body often being used to rehabilitate
injuries. It requires commitment, as it takes time to improve
and change the body's postural and alignment habits.
This studio is dedicated solely to the Pilates method,
offering clients access to the full Pilates repertoire,
including matwork, machines and accessories.
In order to provide the highest quality training, there
are never more than three clients to one instructor but we
also offer personal training for those who prefer.
The class is always suited to the individual. You will
be given a postural assessment and your case history will
be taken, to determine the type of class most beneficial to
you. You will be constantly assessed so that the class adapts
to suit your ever-changing needs.