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Our Coronavirus Action Plan:

Keeping you moving; keeping you teaching;
keeping you learning


"There is no situation, there is no age and no condition where exercise is not a good thing …… In this period, in which people are in lockdown, exercise is one of the best things you can possibly do [and] I certainly want to stress the point that, wherever possible, people should be taking exercise. This is very important for long-term health."
- Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Adviser, UK Government)

Supporting our community has always been our highest priority – and never has there been a more critical time to do that. Whether you are a Body Control Pilates teacher, a teacher training student or someone who enjoys coming to classes with one of our 1,500 teachers around the world, you are important to us. That’s why we have been working flat out to find ways we can help you as we finally emerge from lockdown, and socially-distanced ‘face to face’ teaching can begin again.

Most Pilates studios have reopened and teachers have restarted classes, though many are maintaining a balance of face to face and online classes. Here’s where we are now:

Group Classes and 1:1 sessions

The vast majority of Body Control Pilates teachers have been teaching classes online via Zoom since late March. Most will continue this way through the rest of the year - we estimate that well over 5,000 Body Control Pilates classes are being offered each week online. We know that many of our members, however, have now taken the opportunity to restart face to face sessions, whether in their own studio or in community halls. All will take place in a Covid-secure setting with maximum class sizes of 12 (classes are exempt from the new ‘Rule of Six’).

If you already go to Body Control Pilates classes, your teacher will contact you to let you know their plans. If you would like to start joining our online or face to face classes, please click here to go to our ‘Find a Teacher’ page where you can enter your postcode and find your nearest teachers. Please support your local teacher as they recover from this long, difficult lockdown period. Thank you.

Body Control Pilates Central – still your online Pilates at Home Partner

Our subscription channel has well over 200 hours of Pilates content from more than 50 leading international presenters and is available on the web and on Apple and Android apps – our Apple TV app launches shortly! New to Central? Please use code KEEPMOVING to enjoy a 25% discount for your first three months. This starts after your 7-day free trial and works out at £9.75 a month. Click here to view our guide for content particularly recommended for Pilates enthusiasts.

Body Control Pilates Members and Students

We have already been in regular contact with you and will continue to be so as we emerge from lockdown. We will keep you informed so that you can get your teaching business up and running again in a ‘Covid secure’ environment as quickly as possible. For our students, we will continue to ensure that you can maintain momentum as you work towards your goal of becoming a qualified Body Control Pilates teacher. We rapidly created new online platforms for both video content, interactive online tutorials, and classes and workshops and will continue to work seven days a week to support you through your course. We are happy that you are also now able to undertake some face to face teaching practice.

Become a Body Control Pilates Teacher – start online!

Never has health and fitness been such a high priority for everyone. We have been inundated with people wanting to switch career and do something where you can work flexibly and help others! We have a schedule of courses planned, but have adapted how we start and progress courses. You can start your course online with our exclusive theory and anatomy videos, supplemented by live online tutorials and classes. You will be sent printed course notes in advance and we will ensure sufficient contact hours to maintain the overall course quality is maintained to the high level we are renowned for. We have recently decided that the tuition modules for all courses will remain online until Spring 2021, with four follow-on ‘Contact Days’ in London. Please contact if you would like a Course Information Pack.

The Body Control Pilates Centre, London

We reopened our studios at the beginning of August for education courses and a very limited number of pre-booked public 1:1 sessions. Sorry, we will not restart public classes until much later in the year. Due to demand, however, we continue to add to our programme of online classes taught by an amazing team of highly experienced teachers. More info? Please email


Warmest wishes,


Lynne Robinson
Founder & Director

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