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Testimonials

Pilates has been a big part of my life and well-being since I joined BP&P on the advice of my orthopaedic surgeon almost 7 years ago. The classes are excellent. The small class sizes allow for individual attention, correction/modification if needed, ensuring proper technique in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Participants get a great all over workout – you leave feeling so much better physically and mentally. I have used a range of the services on offer. Staff really care about their clientele. It’s a top class clinic and I look forward to the time I spend there each week. I can’t say enough good things about the place. Whether you’re a beginner, experienced, injured or whatever – no need to be nervous – give it a go – you will not be disappointed!M J Bell

I’ve been going to Gillian’s Pilates classes for years. They are the perfect mix of fun and challenge- mainly because of Gillian’s enthusiasm for Pilates, knowledge and physio background.
She chooses a different piece of equipment (commonly known as weapon of torture!) each week and works the exercises around it. She adds on extra levels for those who feel capable. I have complete faith in her advice about how to move best as she knows any of my issues through physio sessions. Pilates has definitely helped to reduce my back and knee pain and also helps maintain mobility and balance as I get older. I’d recommend Gillian’s classes to anyone! Pauline Rooney

I have been taking classes at Belfast Pilates for over 10 years and I thoroughly recommend them. The physiotherapist instructors are professional and knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is infectious.Catherine McGuiness

I came to clinic in a very sorry state needing an assessment. Gillian helped me get back onto the road of recovery and now I’m thoroughly enjoying my mat Pilates class every week with Denise. So, thank you all at Belfast Pilates and Physiotherapy.Jill Latimer

I’ve been going to Belfast Pilates for over 4 years and have attended the regular classes as well as the antenatal and postnatal classes. We use different equipment each week which keeps the classes varied and there’s always a friendly atmosphere. I also enjoy that it’s physio-led as the instructors explain the mechanics behind the movements and why they are beneficial. I highly recommend it to people of all levels! Nerys Coleman

Thank you again for everything at Pilates, it’s the highlight of my week when pregnant, and really helped ease my pelvic pain this time. Nicola Woods

The great thing about the Belfast Pilates instructors is that although you are in a class situation they still ‘personalise’ your work out. They will give you challenges if they see you are managing the exercise and need to be pushed further, and yet they will reduce any specific exercises that they think might not be so good for your particular rehabilitation. The classes are made so interesting due to the progressive nature of the exercises and the use of various specialised equipment – you really can feel the improvements as you build up your fitness’ ‘All the exercises are expertly demonstrated and coupled with clear instructions that are easy to follow due to the clever use of analagies and images. Due to the small and cosy nature of the classes, you really do have individual attention to ensure you are performing the exercises safely and correctly. It is so good to know that your pilates instructor also has the most up to date knowledge in physiotherapy and years of experience too. If you are rehabilitating after an injury – what could be better! The class is so relaxing that you can feel the stress levels reduce due to the pleasant and positive atmosphere that the instructors create. Belfast Pilates has been the only thing that I have found to help my lower back problem – the pain has reduced and my movement has improved due to attending these classes – and the instructors are physios! How great is that for confidence in what they are getting you to do! Melita Williams

I would recommend Belfast Pilates to anyone and Pilates to everyone Catherine Flannigan

Pilates offered precision, awareness of ones position, and soon more flexibility came.  An increasing number of techniques were on offer leading to greater control of ones own body.  Pilates promotes and maintains the protective alignment of muscle groups.  Teaching (at Belfast Pilates) was very professional and really engaged all members of the small group (10 participants).
Prof Philip Reilly MD, FRCGP, MICGP

I have been doing Pilates with Gillian for the best part of a year and it is easily the most enjoyable exercise class I have attended. Always a challenge. Sara Cleery (Intermediate level)

The tendons in my arms have improved which had been a problem. I have started to be aware of my posture and stability throughout the day now. Natalie Gilbert (Beginner level)

I thought I would always have problems with back pain, but almost 3 months after finishing the Belfast Pilates course, I haven’t had a single ache. The basic exercises and an increased awareness of correct posture have most definitely prevented further problems. I highly recommend this course to anyone. Julie McMurray

I’ve just completed my first 6 week beginners pilates course. I’m a very active sports person, playing a lot of hockey and golf so have a good level of fitness, but pilates was recommended to me to help work on my core strength and the niggling low back pain that I have. There were only 10 people in the class so Gillian was able to monitor all of us and make sure that we were doing the exercises correctly and safely and have everyone work at the level that was best for them. I was really pleased to find that my core strength was reasonably good but it was fantastic to identify a couple of weaknesses that I can work on which will improve my back. I’m looking forward to attending another class soon. Emma Dickson

Emma JohnstonEmma Johnston
16:37 22 May 24
I attend regularly for physio as well as weekly Pilates classes. The amazing team of physios have been invaluable to me over the years in managing my chronic pain from scoliosis, as well as supporting me through pregnancy. I honestly don't know what I would have done without them and my quality of life is massively improved having great physios to turn to when I need them!
Sharon TorrensSharon Torrens
16:11 22 May 24
Having had physiotherapy for a pelvis injury, frozen shoulder and broken elbow rehab, I have been delighted with the excellent care that I have had. That treatment led to my taking up Pilates class twice per week for almost 4 years now. The instructors are fantastic, setting realistic, yet challenging goals so good progress is made. Each week uses a different piece of equipment so it is never boring and options of different levels of exercise allow tailoring each exercise to individual needs. I am not a natural athlete, but I can say that I look forward to each class and feel the benefits. And it is all done in an encouraging positive and inclusive atmosphere. Special thanks go to Rachel, Sonia and Jane who are all brilliant. I really can’t recommend them enough.
Lorraine WrightLorraine Wright
15:14 22 May 24
This is exhilarating and is enhancing my mobility and strengthening my muscles but in a gentle way. Joining this class is the best thing I have experienced for many years. Wonderful.
WendyWendy
15:04 22 May 24
Our instructor Gillian is brilliant! She manages to get that little bit more from us each class. I feel I have came on leaps and bounds from when I first started as an absolute beginner. I am definitely feeling the benefit!!
James RobbJames Robb
15:01 22 May 24
Huge thanks to Belfast Pilates & Physiotherapy, particularly to Claire (physio) and Gillian (physio-led Pilates) for aiding my recovery after a spinal procedure. I feel better, stronger and more pain-free than I have in years.
Alan WattersonAlan Watterson
18:08 05 May 24
Very professional service managed in a friendly, helpful and almost family like manner. The Pilates classes are well structured and tailored to individual abilities, each being not only beneficial but also enjoyable. The physiotherapists are very knowledgeable and show a keen personal interest in each of their patients. I am happy to be a regular participant of this business and I would have no reservation's in recommending their services to anyone.
Eithne CraigEithne Craig
15:57 02 May 24
Sonia’s Pilates class is an essential part of my mobility and flexibility- she is encouraging, motivational and supportive with a sense of humour that keeps the class rolling along.I’ve benefitted from treatment from several of the physios over years all of whom have aided my recovery and return to health including for my most recent mishap! I thoroughly recommend the practice and admire the ethos of care and well being they embrace.
Becky BulmerBecky Bulmer
18:43 01 May 24
Visiting from Canada and stopped in for a class with Sonia; what a great time! Sonia was a real pro, helping with form and gave the class an awesome workout, while keeping us motivated and engaged! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to join Pilates or visiting and wanting to practice Pilates on their travels! Five stars!!
Debbie DoughertyDebbie Dougherty
17:25 01 May 24
Recently joined beginners Pilates class was feeling slightly nervous about attending my first class, but went along and took the leap and entered my first class. 12 weeks in and I am just loving every class. Pilates instructor so welcoming and helpful, the studio is so spacious and inviting. Everyone in the class is so friendly and I love the instructors energy and her approach to teaching Pilates. For my overall flexibility, health and wellbeing I have noticed such a difference. I Highly recommend Belfast Pilates.
Alison KennedyAlison Kennedy
08:34 01 May 24
Wonderful Pilates studio. I’ve gone to Pilates at the gym on and off for years and it was only after I did the mum and baby Pilates at Belfast Pilates and physiotherapy that I really started to get a proper work out and gain strength. My body has been transformed by one class a week and Gillian’s excellent guidance and encouragement.If you think you know Pilates from the easy class at the gym think again and book a class here - you won’t regret it!
Brian GartlandBrian Gartland
12:56 24 Jan 24
Been treated here for years,Gillian and staff make life better.
Julie MagowanJulie Magowan
20:39 04 Dec 23
I have been going to Sonia's classes for 11 years now and I always feel the benefit after every one! She is constantly coming up with new exercises to challenge us and keep us motivated. Pilates is part of my weekly rhythm and will continue to be, due to my experience at Belfast Pilates and Physiotherapy.
Patricia RothwellPatricia Rothwell
17:08 16 May 23
Sonia is a brilliant teacher, so enthusiastic and always happy to give advice.
Claire VClaire V
15:00 09 May 23
Gillian is my go-to physio who gets to the root of the problem rather than just treating symptoms.Their physio led Pilates classes are really effective & the small class numbers mean they can individually identify weaknesses & correct technique to get the best results.
Kevin DynanKevin Dynan
20:38 24 Apr 23
This place is great. Both me and my wife have been going for years. Used to get regular back trouble but the Pilates has helped +++. Staff friendly and very experienced.
David BrownDavid Brown
12:23 08 Feb 23
These guys are absolutely fantastic - would highly recommend. From the extremely warm welcome that you receive from Holli through to the treatment received from the highest qualified and professional Physiotherapists. Apparently the Pilates classes are great too! Safe in the knowledge that when I need them again, I will get seen and treated asap and be fixed very quickly. Thank you.
Christine DowlingChristine Dowling
13:36 02 Feb 21
Ive been attending both classes and occasional physiotherapy sessions here for about 4 years and it's been fantastic. The Pilates classes are led with spot-on cueing for form which is vital, they are always fun and the teacher (Sonia) inspiring and focused. The classes have been a lifesaver during the pandemic. Can't recommend them enough!
Sharon NelsonSharon Nelson
18:22 25 Jan 21
Gillian introduced me to the world of Pilates about 12 years ago and I love it. I've been to classes with most of the team over the years. Having also tried non physio led classes there is a huge difference. Classes at BP are very well structured and varied. You use different equipment each week and no two weeks are the same. I always recommend the classes to everyone I know as they have helped me so much. I guarantee you will enjoy Pilates and stick with it as I have 🙂
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