You are unique!
As should be your Pilates practice.
Love Bespoke Pilates is dedicated to creating personalised Pilates programs that are done in the comfort of your home.
I'm a qualified Pilates instructor that comes to you.
Currently, I cover North London areas N22, N21, N14, N13, N11, N10, N8, and EN4. If you live outside this catchment area, please contact me with your address as I may be able to visit you.
Hi! I'm Aimee...
Founder of Love Bespoke Pilates
Advanced Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction
Fully insured instructor
As a child, I suffered from migraines. At the age of 17, I was introduced to Pilates by a dance teacher who had recently become an instructor. Within weeks my migraines eased - and within a few months of consistent practice, they disappeared entirely!
Wanting to understand the relationship between correct posture and the nervous system I decided to train as an accredited Pilates instructor.
Originally trained in the Pilates classical method in Australia in 2011, I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction. I practiced mostly within Physiotherapy clinics often under the supervision of a qualified physiotherapist learning different techniques and methods for client rehabilitation and prevention.
The true benefits of Pilates shine the most when a program is designed with the specific client's body, needs, and goals in mind.
While I think it is wonderful that Pilates has moved into mainstream fitness and is so accessible to many more people, I still believe that the true potential of the Pilates method is only unlocked when a program is followed that is tailored to the client's specific body, needs, and goals.
Therefore, Love Bespoke Pilates was born, and I am so excited to help each of my clients reach their true Pilates potential.
Bespoke pilates classes
Designed to meet your needs and goals
All classes are one-to-one or duets.
All classes are performed at the client's home or place of choosing.
All equipment provided and thoroughly cleaned between sessions
Personalised programs adapted to person-specific needs, goals, and lifestyles. You will be taken through individualised programs to target your needs and goals even in a duet class.
Prescribed exercises are given for you to practise between classes.
60 minutes - £40 pp
Block of 5 sessions - £175 pp
(£35 per session pp) valid for 7 weeks**
Block of 10 sessions - £300 pp
(£30 per session pp) valid for 12 weeks**
* One to one sessions: A 24 hour cancellation policy applies. After 24 hours full lesson cost will be charged or a session forfeited from block purchases. Block packages must be used within the valid time
** Duet sessions: All cancellations, unless rescheduled within the same week, will be charged the full duet lesson cost or a session forfeited from participants’ block purchases. Block packages must be used within the valid time.
If you'd prefer to book a virtual pilates class with me, please get in touch and I can arrange this on request.
Antenatal & Postnatal
I can tailor every class to your individual needs. Let me know if you're looking for carefully planned ante- or postnatal sessions.
Rehab and prevention
Pilates can be an incredible therapy, both physically and mentally. Get in contact to arrange your rehabilitation sessions.
What is Pilates?
The Pilates method was first created by physical therapy pioneer Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920s. He saw the links between weak areas in the body and overcompensation by other parts of the body, so he set about creating a programme based on re-education and realignment.
The Pilates method is an extremely safe and effective exercise programme conceived and designed to restore optimal alignment and movement patterns. It focuses on the correct functioning of the core postural muscles which help keep the spine correctly aligned as well as working on the strength, mobility, and flexibility of the whole body.
Want to know more?
Why choose Love Bespoke Pilates?At Love Bespoke Pilates I want to take my clients back to Pilates grassroots. When first created by Joseph Pilates back in the 1920s, it was designed with the intention to help an individual strengthen their posture and therefore be able to move freely and prevent injury in their day-to-day life. The last time I checked no one body is exactly the same, so while mainstream Pilates classes definitely have their place in the fitness world, the true benefits of Pilates shine the most when a program is designed with the specific client's body, needs, and goals in mind. Therefore, I tailor each of my sessions with the exercises that will best meet your individual goals: prevention, rehabilitation, ante or postnatal support, pelvic floor strengthening, or wanting to enhance other sports or activities such as running or cycling. Here at Love Bespoke Pilates, it’s all about you, a one-hour window where you can focus on your needs and be helped to achieve your goals.
Do I need to do the initial assessment even if I have practiced Pilates for years?The initial assessment is highly recommended, even if you have been practicing Pilates for years. It allows your instructor to assess your movement and posture actively to be better informed to design a program that will target your body in a way to drive you to better posture and your goals faster.
What do I wear to a Pilates class?Comfy clothes are the best! You want to be able to move freely without clothes restraining your movement but not so baggy they get in the way. Pilates is practiced barefoot but if you are more comfortable in socks you can use socks with rubber grip soles to avoid slipping and sliding on the mat.
What’s involved in an Initial postural assessment and pre-pilates session?I will begin by taking a photo of your posture from front, back, and side views. These photos serve as a reminder guide for when I write your personalised program and will not be shared or used for any other purpose. I will then assess your posture from the feet up to your head analysing where your bony landmarks sit, how tight or loose certain muscle groups present, and your overall posture with a focus on the spine, pelvis, and shoulder girdle. Next, you will be taken through the foundations of Pilates which include Pilates breathing/Diaphragmatic breathing, neural spine, neutral pelvis, and pelvic floor engagement. This is an important skill to master first as all Pilates exercises require this skill set to perform the exercise safely and effectively. Once you are comfortable with the foundations we will move on to the pre-Pilates exercises which focus on practicing the foundations with movement to challenge the stability of the spine and pelvis in the neutral position accompanied by diaphragmatic breathing. These moves may seem easy and slow but they are an imperative part of the practice to teach your body new patterns of moving that will eventually come as second nature to you. Finally, you will be given a few gentle exercises to do each or every other day to prepare you for your next class and lay a solid foundation to assist your development in the method as you advance in your Pilates practice and work toward your goals.
What’s involved in a one to one session?After your initial assessment and postural analysis I will create a personalised program with your postural needs, goals, etc in mind. I will take you through each exercise, correcting your posture where appropriate, cueing proper technique, and ensuring you move safely through each exercise. Depending on how you are that day I will progress or regress the exercise to meet you where you are at. I will slowly introduce Pilates small equipment to advance and challenge your practice and to keep things fun!
What’s involved in a duet session?One of the best ways to stay motivated with exercise is to do it with a buddy. My duet classes are exactly the same as a one-to-one session but you get to do this with a friend/spouse or anyone you can convince to join you! You will both need to do private induction classes and postural assessments, then you will join up for your sessions together but do your own individualised programs.
What is Pilates?Pilates is a functional form of exercise in that it was created with health benefits in mind to enable you to live your life in the best physical condition and with a deep sense of wellbeing. With regular practice, muscle imbalances responsible for poor posture will be corrected, the main cause of many health issues such as back problems, joint degeneration, headaches, digestive disorders, and injuries in general to name but a few. The level of focus and concentration required to breathe and perform the exercises correctly makes Pilates a mind/body form of exercise, improving body awareness, reducing stress, and improving mood. The mind/body connection was something Joseph Pilates strongly believed in, and this principle lies at the foundation of each of the Pilates exercises. In essence, Pilates teaches you to move intelligently.
Do I need equipment?No. We supply all the equipment which is sterilised thoroughly between sessions.
How long until I see results?This is quite a subjective question, but to quote Joseph Pilates himself “you will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.” Like anything, the more consistent you are the quicker you will see results.
Benefits of pilates:
Develops long, strong, and lean muscles
Improves postural problems such as back pain
Improves core strength, spinal stability, and peripheral mobility
Helps prevent injury
Enhances functional fitness resulting in ease of movement
Balances strength and flexibility
Heightens body awareness
No-impact, so, easy on the joints
Customised to suit everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes
Complements other methods of exercise
Improves performance in sports
Improves balance, coordination, and circulation
Increases energy and can decrease stress