Carefully structured graded Matwork classes from Beginners to Advanced for well-being, strength, flexibility, agility, a healthy spine, better posture and more energy.
Affordable group tuition and progression through well structured levels, evenings and Saturdays in Central London NW1 with one of the UK's first and finest Pilates teachers. PBA, an enduring ever-evolving school of Pilates Matwork established in 1987 by Chris Hocking, offers a high quality service, safe, thorough, effective tuition and good value for money. £17.50 for the 2 class Taster Deal currently running Saturdays 2-3pm term time*, and £120 for an Inaugural Course (Basics) of 10 weeks.
*Please note, PBA is a progressive training method for the teaching of Pilates Matwork. As with all progressive systems built upwards from a foundation, the best place to start is in an Entry level class teaching Foundation material, Saturdays 2-3pm term time. From there you can evolve and develop at a speed suitable for your health, structural alignment and background training. Access to higher levels 2-5 is through PBA membership and training.
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...providing precious tuition to its students via Zoom and WhatsApp Audio. All classes have been taught by Chris who, though now officially retired, delivers one more lockdown course before much of society opens up again on May 17.
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Pilates Body Awareness Graded Matwork
See a montage of photographs taken by students of PBA during Lockdown 2020 that capture moments of time spent at home.
Read excerpts from students testimonials about Isolation PBA: the Audio and Zoom classes, their fitness and wellbeing, as well as how online training and WhatsApp has supported and strengthened the PBA community
"Chris read out the participants names at the start of each class... created an atmosphere where we could envision being in the classroom with the convenience of being at home."
"Chris's clear and precise instructions have made the audio classes easy to follow."
"Corrections were given as if Chris was in the room (and Granny's clock soon a favourite chiming in the background)."
"The audio did help with my understanding of the Pilates as I truly had to focus on getting it right as no one could see or correct me and I found that rather eye-opening!"
"The audio class also offered the flexibility to do the class later if I could not make the class in real time."
"When Lockdown happened, PBA switched to Zoom, which I hadn't even heard of!...There were a few technical issues to start with, whilst we were all getting used to the technology and Chris was figuring out the best camera angles and sound equipment to use."
"Chris went above and beyond to adapt to new technology and provide classes for her school."
"The joy of seeing classmates on Zoom on dark evenings of deepest lockdown crisis was pure joy."
"Love the online and it has transformed the feel of the classes for me. I feel I am among friends."
"Chris set up the Pilates social site before classes started. This was lovely, creating such a sense of community. People posted thoughtful, caring, funny stuff."
"We have developed such a supportive and funny community."
"Coupled with the online PBA community, continuing classes has been a wonderful link with the outside world, especially the artistic and nature-based shares by the group."
"Chris, thank you so much for helping to keep me fit and sane during this very unusual time."
"I have to say my wellbeing has improved in one sense because both my frozen shoulders have pretty much thawed over the last year - PBA's Audio classes were a fundamental part of my recovery program."
" I think that being a part of the group has definitely had a positive effect on all members' wellbeing and helped us through the isolation and lockdowns."
"Chris’ training, wisdom and optimism kept me going when life felt tough and my body felt tired."
To make booking use the WhatsApp group ISOLATION PBA for all class types.
If not already a member of this group please contact Chris for the joining code. It is important you do this because as from 22 June all members of PBA will be charged at rate of one class credit per week.
For further details please see our BLOG POST PBA Term Starting 22 JUNE below, plus MailChimp communication, due to be sent out to all members before 22 June.
This was due to start 13 July-better late than never!
10 WEEKS OVER SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER
Tuition will run:
2 weeks: 7 September - 20 September
1 week: 5 October - 11 October
7 weeks: 26 October - 13 December
To make booking use the WhatsApp group
ISOLATION PBA for all class types.
See detailed instructions in BLOG POST PBA Term Starting 22 JUNE
ALL RESIGNATIONS (for those of you who unfortunately cannot continue classes with our wonderful school) APRIL 2020 ONWARDS SHOULD COME IN by the deadline given online BY EMAIL & ONLY BY EMAIL as above, so that they are visible to all members the official PBA team. Thank you.
(Thank you for paying attention to this notice. With Chris retiring different systems are needed to ensure the highest of standards are maintained.)
For a limited period only PAY MONTHLY* on the 25th of each month with a resignation deadline of 22nd of each month for the calendar month ahead, £50 per month by SOM. Annual membership paid pro rata by the month with 12 resignation points each year.
For people electing to take the Trial Period, please pay by Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) for your first 'month' on or before 25 June (entitlement 4 classes in weeks 1-4 of Term 3, 2020) and again by Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) first week of August for your second 'month', the rest of August. Term starts on 13 July so extra time has scheduled in before any more fees/notifications otherwise are due. After that please set up a SOM for the purpose of paying fees...12 installments pro rata of £50 per month to cover Annual Membership plus admin or, of course, return to paying fees by the Quarter, £140, in which case please pay the 3rd monthly installment by DBT on or before 25 August before switching to Quarterly payment by SOM, £140 to go out for the first time on the 25 Sept for term Oct/Nov/Dec 2020 and thereafter quarterly. Thank you.
*Detailed T and C's available shortly
Chris Hocking, Director of PBA