About Me

I have been a fitness professional for over 25 years and initially trained as a pilates instructor with Michael king at the Pilates Institute, London. My passion led me to re-certify as a Level 3 instructor several years later. I am also a Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Pilates Instructor and welcome both pre and post natal students into my classes.

My belief is that we are forever learning and I believe in the importance of continually updating my training to give the best experience to all of my students.
As an instructor my aim is to help my students increase body awareness, to understand the importance of good technique and to improve alignment and posture. I reference the Original 34 Moves but I actively encourage my students to experiment with modifications and variations to help them as individuals to achieve their goals. I have a passionate interest in the concept of Pilates re-balancing us, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally.

What is Pilates?

How does it work?

Pilates is an holistic form of exercise that in recent years has gained widespread support from the worlds of sport and medicine. It is a body-conditioning method that works in different ways to other fitness techniques. Targeting the deep postural muscles, it works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct postural alignment.

Pilates is also the ultimate mind-body workout. Fitness of mind and body belong together, each one having the power to affect the other.
This method of stretching and strengthening in a precise and natural rhythm produces profound results for people of all ages and abilities.
With regular sessions, you gain a valuable insight into how your body works. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body which spills over into other areas of one’s life. This is one of the best ways to invest in yourself and your well-being.

The Principles of Pilates
Joseph Pilates based his work on three principles: Breath, whole-body health and whole-body commitment; with the whole-body encompassing mind, body and spirit.
It is in the honouring of the Pilates Principles that the depth of the work is achieved.
These Principles are traditionally cited as:

  • Breath
  • Concentration
  • Centring
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Flow

“Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.” – Joseph Pilates

My Classes

I teach Mat based Pilates classes, with the focus on posture, alignment and good technique.

I am currently running 13 classes a week; 6 at The Yoga Shed in Wickham, 2 at the D-Day Memorial Hall in Southwick, 3 at the Rookesbury Hall in Newtown nr Soberton, and 2 at the Soberton Village Hall, School Hill.

I like to create an intimate environment, ensuring a high level of quality instruction and individual attention, with lots of opportunity for hands on correcting. I like to assess my students needs and have the ability to easily offer modifications and adaptations where necessary.

Small equipment such as Resistance Bands, Mini Balls, Weighted Balls, Hand Weights, Foam Rollers and Pilates Circles are also used to enhance, challenge and add variety. All equipment is provided.

Timetable

THE YOGA SHED, The Square, Wickham Hants.  innerspacestudios.co.uk
Monday 9.30 – 10.30am
Monday 10.45 – 11.45am

Wednesday 9.30 – 10.30am
Wednesday 10.45 – 11.45am

Thursday 10.45 – 11.45am
Thursday 9.30 – 10.30am
Cost of class £9 per session

SOUTHWICK D-DAY MEMORIAL HALL, Southwick, Hants.
Tuesday 5-6pm
Tuesday 6-7pm
Cost of class £10 per session

THE ROOKESBURY HALL, Newtown, Nr Soberton.
Monday 5-6pm
Monday 6-7pm
Wednesday 6-7pm
Cost of class £9 per session

SOBERTON VILLAGE HALL, School Hill, Soberton.
Tuesday 9.30 – 10.30am
Tuesday 10.45 – 11.45am
Cost of class £9 per session

I ask my students to commit to their space and payment can either be weekly or monthly. There is no charge for advance notice of absence and those spaces are then offered to other students who may wish to attend.

Full fee is charged for less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.

New students are required to fill in a medical questionnaire/exercise consent form.

Events

New for 2020 – Angi Ward Pilates presents a Pilates Retreat
From 3rd – 6th September 2020
At Hungerhill Retreats, Newton Poppleford, Devon

The Retreat Space at Hunger Hill is nestled in the heart of the East Devon countryside and we will be staying in 4 cosy Yurts set in a meadow with views overlooking the Otter Valley. 
The cost of the Retreat is £450pp based on 3/4 people sharing per Yurt.
   
The weekend will include 6 Pilates sessions, Breakfast and Dinner with wine included and afternoon tea and cake. The Yurts are beautifully furnished with lovely beds and a wood burning stove.  We have a communal Yurt for sharing breakfast and dinner and a fabulous Pilates studio for our classes.

PROPOSED ITINERARY
  • Thursday 3rd September – Arrival after 2pm. A welcome Pilates class followed by Dinner and wine. Relax around the campfire.
  • Friday 4th and Saturday 5th – Breakfast followed by a morning Pilates class. Free time for sight-seeing/shopping/walking/etc. An evening Pilates class followed by dinner and wine. Relax around the campfire.
  • Sunday 6th – Breakfast followed by a farewell Pilates class.
There will also be a massage therapist available for advance bookings.

I would love you to join me on my Pilates/Glamping adventure!!
A deposit of £100pp will secure your place. Please contact me on:

Mobile: 07737445198 

Visit Hunger Hill retreats website: www.hungerhillretreat.co.uk


Since 2011, Louise Illingworth and I have been running Yoga and Pilates weekend retreats at East Dene, Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight. These fabulous weekends not only include all of your Yoga and Pilates classes but workshops and talks on subjects such as Ayurveda and Mindfulness, meditation and managing aches and pains. There are also guided walks and other outdoor activities on offer. We also have a beauty therapist available for treatments throughout the weekend.

In 2012 I teamed up with Kirsten Harder to bring Pilates Day Retreats to lovely venues in Hampshire. The days give us an opportunity to explore different avenues of Pilates and to be really creative, enhancing the principles and techniques taught in our regular classes. Combined with workshops, delicious lunches and afternoon tea and cake for a truly indulgent day. This has become a twice yearly event and we run 2 separate days over a weekend to accommodate growing numbers.