Established 1987 - PILATES by CHRIS HOCKING

Established 1987 - PILATES by CHRIS HOCKING

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 and £120 for an Inaugural Course (Basics) of 10 weeks. 

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Last Extension classes of 2019

Plan now to attend our popular 2019 Christmas Extension classes.

9-14 December, The Engine Room 

4.5 hrs Extension Course: PBA Pilates Matwork and how our syllabus connects with the aspirations of Classical Matwork and Strong, Flexible Bodies

▪Mon 9th Dec 6.30- 8.00pm. Backbends

▪Thurs 12th Dec 6.30- 8.00pm. Forward bends

▪Sat 14th Dec 2-3.30pm. Twists

See Blog below for more details

All extra classes cost £17.50. To book please place £17.50, correct money, in an envelope marked with your name, the title of the event and hand this in at the beginning of class by placing the envelope by the blocks . Thank you. 

The next pre-term PILATES DAY 10am-2pm Sat 11 Jan 2020

This time we have a one off in our beautiful and comfortable Engine Room Pilates Matwork Studio, 11 places. 

Making the most of the opportunity, there will be an emphasis on material that uses blocks and bricks, we have plenty in storage, thereby replicating some of the forms and stretches used in Pilates Equipment Studios with their barrels and multiple height surfaces. 

A chance to learn some wonderful material that can be done using just yoga kit. Optional lunch 2.30pm in a good local restaurant.

Booking now open. Please present an envelope at the beginning of class. £50.

First Classical classes of 2020

Scheduled 18 & 25 January.

Timetable for all Classical classes 2020 can be found in PBA Year Ahead 2020

Last Classical classes 2019 are Nov. 30 & Dec. 7

Please note early start Dec 7 at 10 am. 

2020 New Year Bikini Workout

This 2 hr metabolism boosting, lethargy banishing Bikini Workout & Invigorating Handstands Super-Class. Sunday 9 Feb 2020, 10-12pm at the Engine Room. £20.

How about adding to that with a Best Sunday Roasts ever, in local pub (optional) plus afternoon stroll in the unfailingly glorious Regents Park 

A PBA Mid-Winter Mood Elevating Extra. Booking now open. 


Chris Hocking, Director of PBA