Entries by Charlotte

What’s the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

A question I am often asked is ‘what is the difference between yoga and pilates?’  so I thought I would try and help to explain the differences although we do often find in classes these days there is most certainly a crossover between the two.   There are similarities between yoga and pilates, notably they both […]

Time for Some Avocado Love

Evening everyone, Are avocados just on trend or should we really be eating more of them ? I for one adore avocados but are they always on my shopping list because I am bombarded by images of them on Instagram and on cafe menus or for their silky texture, beautiful taste and health benefits?…… Here […]

If Music Be The Food of Love

Evening everyone, Most of us thoroughly enjoy listening to music but how many of us really tune in to how it can make us feel or affect our mood?  I spend a huge amount of time listening to music, not only when I teach classes but at home, when I’m walking or in the car. […]

Stay Bendy, People

Hi everyone, As we see Pilates, Yoga and simple stretch classes becoming more and more popular it’s a good chance to remind ourselves about the huge physical benefits. As you know I’m a firm believer in these classes aiding calm and clarity but why is stretching so important to us physically? As we age our […]

Power in to a New Year

Evening everyone, So January is well and truly upon us, classes are busy and everyone wants to lose the Christmas poundage. In my experience, people often expect too much from themselves this time of year. Try not to think too much about the short term and think long term. Fitness and healthy eating aren’t short […]

Boost Your Fruit for Better Health

With the weather turning colder we need to up our fruit and veg intake to ward off winter coughs and colds. This week we look at one of my favourite fruits, the pineapple and why you should eat more. 1) Rich in fibre so helps to regulate digestion. 2) Contains calcium which makes bones and […]

It’s Back to School

So the holidays are officially over and we start to get back into the swing of work, school runs and the dreaded lunch box! Some of us may also have gained a few pounds with extra ice cream, wine and meals out. So don’t put it off any longer and get back to your class […]

How to Live in the Moment

I have been asked many times in the last few weeks about how we ‘just be’ or find ourselves ‘in the moment’. Whatever you wish to call it it’s a moment of total awareness, really connecting and feeling deeply. A truly wonderful moment of being completely present. If you have never experienced this it may […]

Consistency is the key 

This really is the thing to remember if you want those results!  Whether it is weight loss, a stronger core or back care, whatever it is,  when it comes to exercise consistency really is key.  I’m sure many of you reading this email have made new year resolutions or are hoping to make this year […]

The Magic of Pilates

I hope you are all keeping well. “This is magic” these were the words spoken to me this morning from a lady after my first Pilates class of the day.  Of course, I know this, but every so often it’s great to be reminded. As some of you know my own Pilates journey started with […]


“Charlotte’s classes are wonderful, leaving you feeling strong and renewed. Regular Pilates has relieved long term back pain as well as improving my strength and flexibility. It’s always a pleasure to see Charlotte each week!”

“Charlotte is simply the best! I was never in to anything like exercising and she managed since day one to make me love Pilates! Her gently approach to all abilities and strengths is her power and I cannot thank her enough for this!”

“I don’t know why Charlotte’s fitness yoga class is so satisfying, but as someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise, I look forward to her class every week, and every week I feel better for it. Charlotte is friendly and approachable, and her yoga directions are clear. I’ve attended other yoga classes over the years and have found them too slow and boring or beyond my capabilities and it’s left me feeling inadequate. Charlotte’s class however is ‘stretching’ without being intimidating and the whole experience is positive”

“I started Charlotte’s classes in January 2018 and to say it was one of the best decisions I have made is an understatement. Charlotte is a fantastic instructor totally dedicated to her work. Yoga (and Pilates) are a great alternative to the traditional gym. Not only do I feel great physically after a session but also mentally which is so important for all of us during these uncertain times we have been living in”

“I love Charlotte’s style of teaching yoga and Pilates. I always feel energised and ready to take on the day after a morning class”

“Charlotte is the best. Her classes are for everybody regardless of fitness and always a good laugh”

“Since starting Charlotte’s classes three years ago, my body shape has changed and my core strength and my back are stronger. Charlotte’s classes are also fun, very well prepared with great music!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!”

“Just perfect classes so encouraging and excellent teaching”

“Charlotte’s approach to Pilates and Yoga is definitely to be recommended. Charlotte’s classes are relaxed, cheerful and encouraging, and you brilliantly leave the class with more energy than when you arrived!!”

“Fantastic fitness yoga with Charlotte this morning. Highly recommended for a motivational and professional instructor. Can’t wait for the next class!”

“Charlotte is a truly inspirational teacher who is so friendly and welcoming. The classes have a great vibe, the music is fabulous and the relaxation at the end is just the best…”

“Brilliant. Love my Tuesday evenings at the Rosebird. Best Pilates class I’ve been to!”

“The energy that Charlotte brings to her classes you can only experience should you attend either her Pilates or Yoga. Should you be lucky enough to get into one of her combat or HIIT classes you will experience an exhilarating feeling afterwards. Make no bones about it this instructor is five star all the way”

“Just had a taster of Power Pilates with Charlotte and it was AMAZING… can’t wait until next Wednesday to do a full class”

“Charlotte’s classes are truly excellent. Her Pilates classes are full of great content and always leave me feeling great, more flexible and really motivated. HIIT and toning classes are very energetic, lots of fun and you definitely get all those muscles working. You certainly feel like you’ve had a great work out. Charlotte makes working out/exercise fun and her classes just fly by. She has my highest recommendation.”

“All Charlotte’s classes are fantastic, they leave you feeling energised and happy! She always gives 100% and makes everyone feel special, even when she’s teaching from home! Thanks for keeping me vaguely sane at this mad time! Can’t wait to join you in your new classes”

“Charlotte’s positivity and enthusiasm are always fantastic but she has excelled herself during lockdown by adapting quickly to offer motivational Yoga, Pilates, Toning and HIIT classes online. Her classes give you a real boost, cater for all abilities but also challenge you to go further if you want to. She has kept us all going and kept our achy shoulders, backs and necks at bay during lockdown”

“Charlotte’s workouts are clear and easy to follow across the board. I particularly love her Power Pilates; really good strong Pilates and her yoga flow coupled with an excellent relaxation at the end. Highly recommended”

“I have been doing Pilates and Yoga with Charlotte for 18 months and enjoy the classes very much. Charlotte keeps a careful eye on you during the class to make sure that you are not going to hurt yourself. She refreshes the content of the classes all the time so it is never dull. She is professional, but also friendly and fun. I happily recommend her classes”

“I took Charlotte’s classes for a year and unfortunately had to stop due to work commitments, but no other exercise seemed to work for me the way her classes did. Since being able to rejoin I’ve felt fab! Not only a great fitness teacher but a super friendly, lovely person too”

“Taking part in Charlotte’s classes is fun and inspirational. Charlotte has the loveliest manner and it doesn’t matter what level you are at you feel engaged throughout the classes. They are fun and relaxed whilst focusing on improving our fitness levels. Loving the online classes and can’t wait to join others when the lockdown is over. Thank you, Charlotte for keeping us sane and engaged with each other”


Pilates Instructor Stratford upon Avon


Pilates Instructor Stratford upon Avon