Body in Motion
Pilates training in Kettering, Northamptonshire
Welcome to Body in Motion. I’m Gerry Lewendon. I specialise in running small classes teaching Pilates with the use of specialist equipment. This allows for the personal supervision I believe to be important in learning the techniques for good movement. I develop programmes to suit each client’s individual strengths and weaknesses. My existing classes cover all ages and abilities. Special classes are available for pregnancy and post-natal needs – please ask. Personal (private) tuition is also available on request


Pilates targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, re-balancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. It helps to reshape your body which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It will also improve your posture, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility and is a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension.
By emphasising proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement. Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back. Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or centre of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training. We hope you find all the information you need here. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more details.

Gerry Lewendon

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My qualifications

  • MA in Education
  • Body Control Pilates - Instructor
  • CYQ Level 3 Diploma in teaching mat Pilates exercises using small equipment, elastic bands, soft balls, magic circles, prickly balls
  • Level 3 Diploma in teaching pre/post-natal Pilates
  • Body Control Pilates - Pilates for the Older Person
  • Register of Exercise Professionals
  • FS Training - First Aid Qualified

About Me

I have spent my whole working life in Education and have also taught yoga in my spare time for 20 years. In 2011 I gained a nationally-recognised qualification in Level 3 mat-based Pilates (from PATS Milton Keynes) and have since taught both at spas and health clubs and privately. I have recently undertaken further training with the Body Control Pilates Association in London. I am also on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), a regulatory body set up to ensure that instructors meet the health and fitness industry’s national occupational standards

When training in Pilates I found my yoga experience a great help as Pilates shares some of the principles of yoga, being a fusion of Eastern and Western ideas, designed to stretch and lengthen muscles

Body in Motion - Classes

Pilates Class Times

Day Times Format
Monday 09:10 – 10:10 Studio
Monday 14:00 – 15:00 Studio
Monday 18:40 – 19:40 Studio
Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 Studio
Thursday 14:30 – 15:30 Zoom
Thursday 17.00 – 18.00 Studio

Yoga Class Times

Day Times Format
Monday 16.30 – 17.30 Studio

Classes are mixed ability and run throughout the year – some are more suitable for beginners. You may join any time but please contact me first to ensure there is room at your chosen session.



Single class (drop-in, subject to availability): £12.

One class a week for 6 consecutive weeks (paid in advance): £60.


Single class (drop-in, subject to availability): £10.

One class a week for 6 consecutive weeks (paid in advance): £48

Individual Tuition (one-to-one)

One-to-one sessions are available tailored to your individual needs. Individual tuition is ideal for people who don't have time to go to classes, to alleviate specific physical problems (back or neck problems), to improve sports performance or simply deepen your personal Pilates experience. Sessions can be one-offs, or taken regularly (e.g. once a week, once a month - whatever you feel is appropriate for you).

One-to-one sessions (60 minutes): £40.

Cancellation Policy - If a private or small group session is cancelled with less than 24hrs notice, or a client(s) doesn't turn up then the session may be charged in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pilates is an exercise system which focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and posture.

Pilates can help to improve posture, muscle tone and flexibility, core strength and mobility, as well as relieving stress and tension. It can also promote mental and physical relaxation.

Some people with non-specific lower back pain find that Pilates can provide pain relief.

No, not on its own. If you want to lose weight you should combine Pilates with a healthy diet and aerobic activities such as swimming, walking or cycling.

No. Pilates is suitable for people of all ages, even into your eighties. It’s never too late to start.

No. Pilates is suitable for people of all levels of fitness. Practitioners say it's a gentler way of raising your activity levels, especially if you have poor mobility, aches and pains or an injury.

Pilates is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise. However as a qualified teacher I will advise on exercises suitable to your level and ensure that the routines aren't too challenging. If you don't exercise already or you're recovering from injury, you may want to check with your GP before starting a class.

Both Pilates and yoga focus on developing strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique. With its emphasis on the unity between the mind and body, yoga has a more spiritual side that Pilates does not. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase the strength and flexibility of the whole body) and breathing. Pilates also uses breathing, but its exercises focus much more on precise movements to target specific parts of the body.

Joseph Pilates designed his exercises to be performed on specialised apparatus, and later developed mat exercises to allow his students to practise at home. With Pilates on mats, exercises are mostly performed on the mat, sometimes using small pieces of equipment such as stretch bands and gym balls.

Contact Gerry Lewendon

If I am unable to take your call due to my teaching commitments, please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.