Pilates Master Classes
Pilates for Recovery
Pilates for Performance
Pilates for Life


''May I say how brilliant it is what you and the 'teachers' have set up (online). You continue to create and run a wonderful setup........it is a real tonic to see fellow classmates and Julie who was fantastic! ''

Carl R



About our studio

Alderley Pilates is a light, airy studio with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, set in a calm, peaceful Cheshire environment. You’ll find us mid-way between Alderley Edge, Prestbury and Wilmslow. Here, you can do Matwork or use state-of-the-art Pilates equipment imported from Balanced Body in California, including the famous Reformer and Exo Chair. The studio has just undergone a refurbishment and is ready to welcome everyone back.

In line with Covid protocols we have excellent Hygiene protocols and have reduced class numbers to comply with Social Distancing rules

Virtual studio on Zoom

If you prefer to do your pilates from home we are continuing to offer a good programme of zoom classes and private lessons

About Body Control Pilates

The style of Pilates you’ll experience is called Body Control. It means all our teachers have undergone unrivalled training so we can assess your particular needs and choose from over 100 exercises that can be adapted to suit you. Find out more

About our classes

You can choose to join up to 30 stimulating group classes each week, with a maximum of 12 people. In addition, there are up to 50 spots when you can book a private or shared lesson. There are also specialist classes and one-off workshops for you to enjoy. Find out more

About our teachers

Founders, Jan and Peter Bowen, have been teaching Pilates since 2001. They lead our highly experienced team that includes two former dancers. Each of our quality teachers has the skills to help you achieve your fitness goals. Find out more

About you

We have taught everyone from local celebrities and professional athletes to hospital referrals. Naturally, we are completely discreet about who we see. Ages range from mid-teens to mid-80s. We aim to make everyone feel at home here.

Types of Class

Which class is right for you?


New to Pilates?

Pilates for Beginners

If you have never done Pilates before, you should first take our beginners course. This requirement applies whatever your current level of fitness. You’ll learn the basic principles of Pilates including posture, alignment, breathing, and how to engage your core muscles correctly. After six weeks, you can progress to level 2 or level 3 classes.

Getting over illness or injury?

Pilates for Recovery

Pilates can help with a number of health problems. In particular, if you suffer with pain in your neck, shoulders or lower back, have had back surgery, joint replacement or breast cancer treatment, you can rest assured our teachers have additional qualifications and specific experience to aid you on the road to recovery.

Amateur or pro athlete?

Pilates for Performance

Whatever your sport, Pilates can help improve performance and recovery from injury. Contact us to enhance your cycling, horse-riding, football, golf, rowing, running, tennis and dancing. We can help, whether you are an amateur or elite athlete, team coach or physiotherapist.

Aged over 50?

Pilates for Life

It’s important to use your muscles and joints correctly so you maintain flexible movement and good joint health over time. Whatever your age, our team will help build and maintain your fitness, core strength and stamina. These exercises are based on the latest publication from Body Control Pilates, Pilates for Life.

Want something stronger?

Pilates Masterclasses

When you are ready to challenge yourself with a fast-paced class, our Master Matwork teachers will take you through the most advanced Pilates in our full Classic Mat series, aerobic Dynamic Pilates, or High Impact Power (HIP) Pilates. You might also choose to attend a specialist workshop run by a member of our team or a specially invited guest.


Max 12 per class. If you miss a class, you can attend a class during the same block at another time or venue (if space allows), or attend a 'catchup' class. It isn't possible to carry missed classes forward to the next block.

Group Classes

Group Matwork classes 60 min

 6 weeks





1 session £15

Studio Sessions

One teacher for three people at a time. Need to cancel? Please give us at least 48 hours' notice, otherwise you may have to pay 100% cancellation fee.

  • 10 sessions £240
  • 5 sessions £130 
  • Single session £27

Private and shared lessons

Private teaching on matwork or exercise equipment. Need to cancel? Please give us at least 48 hours' notice, otherwise you may have to pay 100% cancellation fee.

  • Private lesson for 1 person £65
  • Shared lesson for 2 people £78
  • Shared lesson for 3 people £90          
  • Shared lesson for 4 people £106
Discounts are available for pre-paid blocks of 5, 10 or 20 private lessons, subject to terms and conditions.



Monday 7th September for 15 weeks (7 weeks and 8 weeks) until Saturday 19th December




''Please tell Jan that I really enjoyed it (online lesson). After waking up and feeling very upset this morning it gave me one hour of peace and calm. Thank you all''

Pauline G






Founder and Studio Owner

Peter was first bitten by the Pilates bug in the mid nineties. Astounded by what it could do for both his body and mind Peter shifted his focus from a career in (and lifelong passion for) transport and trained as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in 1999. Peter started teaching in 2001 and so Alderley Pilates was born. Together with wife Jan he founded the studio in 2002

I started teaching in 2001, and that's when Alderley Pilates was born. I founded the studio together with my wife Jan in 2002.

Today, I teach Master Matwork and the Reformer, run several private lessons and a dedicated Back class. I’m also a Supervising Teacher for Matwork, and work with teachers preparing for their Reformer course. I’m also responsible for our finance, business development and marketing.

I’m a Council member for the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA), a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and an accredited Nordic Walking instructor.

Peter says: “The best thing about Alderley Pilates is the clients – and the stunning sunsets we can see out of the studio windows.”


Jan Bowen

Jan Bowen

Founder and Studio Owner


I have always been interested in health and wellbeing. When I started to experience problems with my back, neck and shoulders, I explored how to manage these issues. Subsequent neck surgery led to me practicing Pilates.

This was a revelation. It helped me understand the reason for my spine problems as well as how to manage my body through exercise.

I first trained with Body Control Pilates in 2000, and have undergone continual development since then. For example, I’m qualified in Master Matwork and the Reformer.

I do most of our private lessons, around a quarter of the classes, and look after bookings and teachers.

I’m a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and a Supervising Teacher for Matwork and Reformer Work, which means I work with student teachers before they qualify.

I have significant experience in teaching Pilates to improve sporting performance, and have worked with elite athletes from sports including football, horse-riding and eventing, rugby and running. I have also worked extensively with people recovering from surgery, including shoulder surgery and hip and knee replacements.

Peter and I founded Alderley Pilates in 2002.

I work with the local Macmillan Cancer Care unit, by giving presentations on the course they run for breast cancer survivors.

Clients say: "Jan is renowned for being an empathetic and expert teacher who pushes her clients to become their very best."




Pilates Instructor

I suffered years of back pain as a result of a structural scoliosis, and felt the benefit of Pilates as soon as I started going to classes.

I love the series of five Powerhouse exercises, as they challenge strength and stamina and incorporate all the Pilates principles. They are the key exercises that helped build my abdominal strength and stabilise my spine.

After being an auditor in retail operations for more than 20 years, I made a total career change and qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher. It was a natural progression as my interest in Pilates grew.

I am now qualified to teach Intermediate Matwork, antenatal Pilates, postnatal Pilates, and Pilates for bone health (osteoporosis). I plan to complete my level 4 qualification in 2016, equivalent to achieving a foundation degree in Pilates.

In my spare time – if I have any – I go walking, work out at the gym, watch motorsport, and read (usually about the potential of the human body).

Julie says: "The great thing about Pilates is that there is always something new to learn and challenge you – never stand still!"




Pilates Instructor

I have been dancing since the age of three. I graduated with a BA Honours degree in dance at Liverpool John Moores University, set up my own contemporary dance company, and performed in various professional settings.

Then I found a passion in teaching.

Pilates is a great way to keep mobile and maintain flexibility as well as build and develop your full strength. I had heard about the benefit of Pilates for dancers, so was keen to teach it.

I qualified with Body Control Pilates in December 2011. In 2015, I passed the Advanced Mat exam, and am now a Master Matwork instructor – my proudest achievement to date in my career as a teacher.

In the same year, I qualified as a DDMIX instructor. DDMIX is a cardio dance workout created by Darcey Bussell of the Royal Ballet, and a popular weekly class on our timetable.

Kate says: “Alderley Pilates is a welcoming and unique environment to exercise in.”

Clients say: “Kate is a fun, energetic and dynamic teacher, best known for having fabulous legs and a bubbly personality!”








'' I had my first online lesson today.. it was good and I can already feel the better of doing some pilates. I will do another class soon.''

Ann F




First time?

Save time on your first visit by completing our brief enrolment form in advance Print it out, fill it in, and bring it with you on the day. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can process the paperwork in a relaxed way, without delaying you.


How To Find Us

Monks Heath Hall,
Chelford Rd, Nether Alderley
Cheshire, SK10 4SY

1. Friday - 09:00 - 10:00
2. Friday - 10:15 - 11:15
3. Friday - 11:30 - 12:30
4. Monday - 11:45 - 12:45
5. Monday - 14:00 - 15:00
6. Monday - 19:15 - 20:15
7. Monday - 20:30 - 21:30
8. Saturday - 09:00 - 10:00
9. Saturday - 10:15 - 11:15
10. Thursday - 11:30 - 12:30
11. Thursday - 14:00 - 15:00
12. Thursday - 19:15 - 20:15
13. Tuesday - 10:15 - 11:15
14. Tuesday - 11:30 - 12:30
15. Tuesday - 12.45 -1.45
16. Tuesday - 14:00 - 15:00
17. Tuesday - 19:15 - 20:15
18. Tuesday - 20:30 - 21:30
19. Wednesday - 12:45 - 13:45
20. Wednesday - 14:00 - 15:00
21. Wednesday - 19.15 - 20.15