The Body Control Pilates group is firmly established as a world leader in Pilates training. Whilst our main base is the UK, we now deliver our training programme in many countries, including Japan, China, South Africa, Qatar and several European countries.
Our method has evolved from the work of Joseph Pilates and we, in fact, still have very close links with two US teachers who worked with Joe and Clara Pilates. We have created a series of more than 100 matwork exercises – many unique to our approach – that teach the movement skills needed to gain maximum benefit from Pilates. They take the client step-by-step to the advanced ‘classical’ exercises created by Joseph Pilates more than eighty years ago.
Body Control Pilates was founded in London in 1995 and our matwork teacher training courses commenced in 1996, shortly before the publication of our ground-breaking book “Body Control The Pilates Way”. Since that time, we have been at the forefront of many important innovations and developments within the international Pilates community.
Our matwork course was the world’s first curriculum-based course for prospective Pilates teachers. Since that time, thousands of students have chosen Body Control Pilates as their training provider, many of them having enrolled for the increasing number of courses held in conjunction with our training partners outside the UK. The Course Director for the Body Control Pilates matwork course is Lynne Robinson, recognised as one of the world’s foremost Pilates authorities.
In February 2006, we became the first specialist Pilates training provider to have our course approved against the national standard for Pilates that was introduced in the UK in August 2005 ('Level 3'), thereby ensuring a wide recognition for the Body Control Pilates qualification.
All Body Control Pilates teachers are members of the Body Control Pilates Association, a ‘not for profit’ organisation that exists to safeguard the quality and standards of Body Control Pilates teaching, as well as to provide a unique support network for Body Control Pilates teachers worldwide. All of our teachers have access to the most comprehensive range of certification courses and professional development workshops available from any Pilates organisation in the world.
Many now go on to gain certification in the 'Level 4 UK standard' for teachers who want to work with clients with a range of medical conditions - Body Control Pilates offers a Level 4 course for the prevention and management of Low Back Pain. In 2013, Body Control Pilates also became the first and only training provider to receive Ofqual approval for a Level 4 Pilates qualification. We still enjoy that unique postion.