Pilates Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Pilates

We offer pilates in Southend at The Body Matters. 1-1 Pilates on the mat as well as on the Pilates apparatus on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Body Matters and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Central London. Mat Pilates classes are also available in Leigh-on-Sea.


About Pilates

Pilates is a body conditioning and movement practice, which improves core stability, efficient movement quality and healthy posture. Because of its attention to detail and adaptability to the individual, Pilates is often recommended particularly for those who suffer from a health condition or who have recently completed injury rehabilitation.

Trauma-Informed Pilates at The Body Matters

Kristin is certified in two Pilates methods: mat work with Michael King and Comprehensive Pilates apparatus with Polestar Pilates UK, for whom she has also now been working as a Mentor for the past 4 years. Kristin is also a qualified Massage Therapist, Biomechanics Coach and NLP Practitioner. 4 years ago she started to study the physiology of trauma and how it can create chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms over time. 

She now specialises in offering 1-1 based, trauma-informed Pilates to support those who feel that a traumatic or stressful event, such as a car accident or a difficult long term relationship has changed them and is impacting their physical health and well-being. She uses a somatic approach, that allows us to reconnect with our body in stillness and movement to re-establish a sense of safety and confidence in the body and to find ways of healing and moving forward. 

Common issues that Kristin specialises in are:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • EDS/Hyper-mobility Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain/Chronic Tension
  • ME/Chronic Fatigue
  • Post Injury Rehab after Surgery, Falls & Accidents
  • Chronic Digestive Disorders
  • MS & Parkinsons
  • PTSD
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression

1-1 Pilates

Sessions with Kristin are typically on a 1-1 basis to give you the individual support and privacy that you deserve.  These can take place at her fully equipped studio in Leigh on Sea or online via zoom.

Pilates Classes

Kristin also offers a limited number of group classes. These currently take place online only via zoom. So you can participate from the comfort of your own home and should you miss a session you will receive a recording of the class to enjoy at your own leisure. Kristin’s group classes have a strong somatic focus, meaning that the experience of the body in motion and movement awareness is given specific attention. This means that you will be guided to truly connect with your body and learn from your own experience what your body’s limits currently are and how to move most efficiently and in a way that you are comfortable with. 

Make an enquiry

Call 01702 714968 for more information about pilates in Southend.

Book Appointment

Opening times

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We are open weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction. We would love for you to continue using our services during this period.

To book an appointment phone 01702 714968 or click here to email