We at the studio are in the business of making people feel alive, energetic and confident through inspiring forms of exercise.
We have all the skills and knowledge necessary to help you feel motivated to be part of our group exercise, Personal Training and weight loss for life sessions.
Based In Taunton we are proud to be the largest dedicated supplier of Pilates classes in Somerset.
Our Exercise studio, Personal training studio and rehabilitation centre offers a variety of classes centered around gaining core strength, increasing postural awareness, strengthening, toning muscle groups and losing weight!
We encourage you to come if you suffer with Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis, Facet joint syndrome, Hip Replacements, Knee Replacements and many more spinal and joint conditions… Why? Because we are very educated in these conditions and we know how to support you through exercise with modifications and adaptations.
We not only work with-in your capabilities and limitations, we also work with your Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors to ensure the support we offer you is uniformed!
And do you know what the best bit is? We have Fun! We build relationships and we feel part of something very good and very positive!
We are different! Come and see it for yourself!
How We Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Do you Suffer from back pain or stiffness?
Do you want to reduce joint pain?
Are you less mobile when you get out of bed in the morning and does it take you a while to unravel yourself and get going?
Have you recommended by an Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Consultant or Sports Massage Therapist to increase your core strength?
Do you know that you need help but not sure what help you need?
If these questions resonate with you, then you need to be with us at The Studio where we are proud to be the largest dedicated supplier of Pilates in the South West who work closely with back care specialists to help you ‘Move, Look and Feel Better’.
Have you been advised by a Doctor or a Therapist to become more mobile, flexible or increase your strength.
Do you feel the need to lose weight, tone up and lower your blood pressure or just feel fitter in your life.
Would you like to get back to activities that perhaps have been lost due to immobility, weight gain or high blood pressure.
We work closely with Doctors, Consultants and Therapists to ensure our Personal training , one to one fitness programs are tailored to your individual needs.
Our years of experience mean you will be healthier, lighter, fitter with lowered blood pressure in swift time and the exercises we prescribe mean that you will get you back doing the things you love to do in record time.
CLINICAL AND PAIN MANAGMENT
Do you suffer with Lower Back Pain?
Are you finding moving around becoming more and more difficult?
Would you like to improve the quality of your movement and reduce your pain?
Are you suffering from any of the following conditions:
Sciatica, to name but a few.
Then find out more how we can help.
YOGA AND PURE STRETCH
Both Yoga and Pure stretch are designed to lengthen the whole body with flowing movements moving from one Dynamic stretch to another.
Both discipline’s have the ability to lift your spirits and create a strong sense of mental well-being and relaxation.
If you are looking for some ‘me time’ and little bit of peace in your life, then both these classes will suit you perfectly.
OTHER SPECIALIST CLASSES
Barre Concept classes
Strengthen your Core using a combination of standing strength, Pilates and Stretch in this exciting functional class, using a ballet barre to hold onto.
Studio Cycling Classes
Burn mega calories and increase fitness levels in rapid time with our studio spinning classes. We run classes for the fit, the unfit and the more mature adult.
Legs Bums and Tums
Are you looking to tone and shape your body? Then look no further this class is perfect for strengthening, toning and shaping and alongside Pilates is one of our most popular classes on the timetable.
Challenge, burn calories and change your shape with our weighted workout. This workout is designed to sculpt your body in minimum time gaining maximum results. Enjoy the music and let the journey begin!
Step Bums and Tums
My favourite class! I have been taking people on a journey in my step classes for 30 years..The music, the choreography, the easy way it is broken down and rebuilt offers for an outstanding class of happiness and fun
Here Is What My Clients Are Saying
I decided to come to The Studio because my GP suggested I did some Pilates or Yoga after being diagnosed with PMR. As the treatment for PMR is steroids, it is important to keep the muscles toned. For my exercise up until then I had always gone jogging but for some time I had thought it would be an idea if I could tone all my different muscle groups so this was the impetus I needed.
I was a little nervous about going to the Studio because I had been to a gym once before and found it very impersonal so I wasn’t really sure how I’d get on. I was worried it was going to be like my first day at school which I hated as I’ve always been a bit shy. I needn’t have worried because Donna your great sense of humour puts us all at ease, exercise really can be fun!
I have gained so much from Donna’s classes where do I start? I have made many new friends and met up with some old too. I feel better about myself and therefore more confident. I think maybe my shape has changed a bit, for the better! Exercise has been good for my PMR although it is still with me I feel this is the year I’ll be able to ditch the steroids: fingers crossed! I feel generally much more positive.
I want to keep my positive mental attitude and I know exercise really helps me to do this. If I didn’t come to the studio I would really miss seeing everyone and I absolutely know I would feel sluggish and middle aged for me it’s a no brainer!
I feel the studio has been so good for me it’s easy to encourage people to come and give it a try. Donna is so friendly and welcoming as are all her lovely staff. You don’t have to be sporty to give it a go or well co-ordinated but you will feel a sense of achievement if you give it a try!Katy
A big thank you to Donna for helping me back on the road to recovery after my recent operation.
I had 4 Pilates sessions at home over 4 weeks starting with half an hour and increasing to an hour. The object of the exercise was to feel a slight pull on the muscles but not pain. Because of Donna’s expertise and my level of fitness built up over the years doing classes, I was able to return to The Studio the following week and started with Tuesday’s and Friday’s Pilates classes. A further advantage was having Wendy at hand to assist me in making sure the moves were correct and I didn’t overstretch.
I can’t thank Donna enough for all the support you have given me both before and after the operation, and would thoroughly recommend The Studio to anyone who is thinking of taking up exercise, returning after taking a break who needs to strengthen parts of the body after an injury or having surgery. There is an extensive timetable to suit ladies and gents of all ages and fitness levels and the best advice is given to suit individuals needs. Importantly, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the people that attend are very friendly.
Lastly, I would like to say a big thank you to Donna for mentioning Huw Hurley from the Hurley Clinic, Staplegrove Road in her January newsletter. Huw being a very experienced therapist quickly diagnosed the problem with the muscles in my leg, and after having 2 treatments I am pleased to say that i have not had any further problems.
It’s lovely to be back at The Studio and I would like to thank all of my friends for their enquiries, messages, cards and support during my recovery.
Since I begun teaching 29 years ago, I have always had a desire to own my own studio. A studio that was different from the rest, A studio with fantastic teaching, a studio with an abundance of laughs and a studio where people would do what ever they could to be part...read more