Pilates uses controlled movements, primarily focused in your core to improve your endurance, balance and posture. Focussing on awareness of the spine, correct breathing, core strength and flexibility to achieve a balanced body which is strong and supple. Whatever your age or fitness level, whether your are a beginner or advanced, this Pilates class will to suit you. As your strength and skills grow you will be able to do the more advanced exercises.

PILATES for all levels

Pilates is for everyone including beginners as I teach each exercise from beginners level and add on layers to make it more challenging. I use a variety of equipment including rollers, trigger point balls, bender balls, pilates rings, bands ect.


Stronger, leaner abdominals
Stronger more flexible back Usually reducing or even eliminating back pain
Better posture, preventing future back problems and improving “round shoulders”
Reducing tension around neck and shoulders
mproved flexibility, preventing injury and increasing strength and performance in other sports
Relaxation and improving energy levels


Trigger Point Pilates™ is a combination of Pilates based exercises combined with Myofascia Release (which is traditionally a hands-on therapy). This means you will be strengthening your core and releasing muscle tightness in the same class.

Trigger Point Pilates helps alleviate chronic pain conditions and constant muscular tightness, undoing muscular restrictions and enhancing functional movement – At the end of a class one feels light, lengthened and able to move with total ease.

The class is designed to release tight muscles and enhance functional daily movement, and restructure the body. This class attracts everyone from the elite fit to the post rehab. Fascia restrictions occur in everyone, whatever their age, activity or level of fitness.


Buggy workout classes are designed to help new mums to regain your shape, strength and fitness. We will do a variety of great exercises that will work your whole body including your core and tummy, get your heart rate up so we’re burning that fat and up your energy levels. Classes are carefully structured for different fitness levels, so don’t worry if you are new or an advanced exerciser, the workout is easily adaptable to suit your needs. There is no need to feel intimidated by the trainer as Petra is here to support, encourage and increase your confidence to get the results you want in a safe, proven way. New mums will have the opportunity to check for Diastasis Rectus and offered corrective exercises and advise for it. As you new mum you will be also encouraged to follow low impact modification for each exercise.


Exercising during pregnancy

Exercise takes you and your baby through periods of intermittent oxygen delivery so does the labour. Therefore when you are training whilst pregnant it’s helping prepare you and your baby for the labour.

Benefits of exercise during pregnancy

Stronger, leaner abdominals
Reduced swelling
Reduced leg cramps
Reduced maternal weight gain
Reduced risk of low back pain
Easier, shorter labours
Reduction in labour pain

When is it safe to start exercising after birth?

A physical recovery period is essential to ensure the uterus has retracted back into the pelvis, bleeding and discharge have ceased and stitches have healed.

Initially, after birth it is best to take it easy; resting and bonding with your baby is more important than putting on your trainers! However, you can begin exercising your pelvic floor muscles. Also getting out and about is good for your physical and mental health, so try to take your baby out for light walks in his/her pram as soon as you feel up to it. Don’t feel pressured to exercise before you are ready. Listen to your body.

Before commencing any exercise programme or postnatal fitness class please always check with your GP / Midwife. It is recommended that after a natural vaginal birth you wait until after your 6-week postnatal check by your GP / Midwife. If you had a caesarean it is recommended that you wait until 8 / 10 weeks after birth.

Benefits of post-natal exercise

Burn off the excess “baby fat” with lots of cardio pushing intervals
Tighten and tone your muscles with resistance training
Improve core stability for a healthier back and flatter abs
Condition your pelvic floor so you can sneeze with ease!
Reduce the risk of post-natal depression
Increase energy to cope with the demands of new motherhood
Faster return to your pre-pregnancy shape and level of fitness


As a Personal Trainer, I aim to give my clients tailored, varied and enjoyable training programmes and nutritional advice to meet their specific health and fitness goals. I am passionate about educating my clients while offering my full support and guidance throughout. Having the right training programme and diet plan will help you to lose excess weight, reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, increase metabolism and build self esteem.

I offer Personal training sessions including weight loss, toning, event training, bridal fitness and pre and postnatal exercise. Get in touch today to discuss you fitness goals.



Faster and better results. Having a personal trainer to guide you through your fitness routine will help make sure you are spending time on the proper types of exercise
Proper fat loss and muscle gain
Reduced chance of injury
Establishes a lifetime exercise habit
Overcome plateaus


Full body workout, increasing your muscle and cardio endurance making you fitter and stronger.  Every Bootcamp is different using a variety of equipment including boxercise, kettlebells, medicine balls, free weight, obstacle course or just your own bodyweight. This outdoor class is fun, active, friendly and very sociable run to the beat of up-tempo music to give you even more enjoyment. You will never get bored of repeating the same class again!!! The class encompasses all levels of fitness and ability. Excellent cardio workout


Total body conditioning
Increase cardiovascular & endurance fitness
Build strength
Improve posture
High intensity, calorie busting workout
Defines and tones muscles