Pilates Classes in London
Welcome to BKH Pilates
Crouch End | Highgate | Muswell Hill
Hampstead Garden Suburb
At BKH Pilates, established by Barbara Heffernan, we provide expert, tailored and supportive teaching based on Barbara’s own Pilates journey. We are passionate about the potential health benefits Pilates can provide, particularly in the area of rehabilitation, where we hold specialist Pilates qualifications in the management of low back pain. We are also qualified to teach pre and post natal clients.
Private Pilates Teaching
Enjoy the benefits of tailored Private Pilates Teaching from the comfort of your home.
Pilates Group Classes
Whether you are a Pilates beginner, intermediate or advanced, our classes are about striking a balance.
Pilates for Rehabilitation
Pilates is increasingly recognised as an effective way to help your body recover from injury.
Strength, Flexibility and Balance
Pilates is a body conditioning form of exercise involving controlled, flowing and progressive movements which, when practised regularly, can improve the way you use your body. It targets the deep stabilising muscles, encourages good body alignment, builds strength, increases flexibility and encourages relaxation by releasing tension.
What our clients say
“These classes were my first experience with Pilates. Barbara was extremely welcoming and professional, and explained each movement very well, giving dedicated advice where necessary. Smaller class sizes made for a more comfortable and personalised experience. I would highly recommend these classes to people at any level of Pilates experience including beginners.”
“Barbara is an extraordinarily kind and empathetic Pilates teacher. Back in October 2021, I decided it was finally time to shift the lockdown weight and get fit. Barbara has been an integral part of this. I was too embarrassed at first to join group classes, so Barbara gave me weekly private lessons in my flat. Her sensitivity made each lesson a pleasure and over the months she has helped me to increase my stamina, regain my flexibility and tone and, even more importantly, my confidence. I still have home lessons but also join Barbara’s group classes in Covent Garden. Whether you’re experienced, a learner or a returner, Barbara really is a wonderful and supportive teacher.”
“Barbara taught me pilates for 6 months, I did the group classes at Covent Garden which were excellent. I joined as a beginner and Barbara made sure I fully understood what we were doing and the best way of doing it. The class size was never more than 6 or 7 people so it was always possible for Barbara to spot when technique needed improving. Overall, Barbara is a great teacher, highly experienced and makes sure everyone gets the most out of their class. I highly recommend these sessions.”
“Barbara’s 1-1 sessions have been fantastic for strength and feel-good building. She tailors sessions to your individual health problems (which in my case are many!) and builds in new challenges alongside gradual improvements to push the body further. I’ve signed up for my third block of 10 sessions and have found them a great addition to a programme of self-improvement.”
“Barbara is a kind and gentle teacher. She keeps her classes small and makes every one feel like an individual. She addresses our different concerns and adapts her class for each of us as necessary. Her classes are varied and interesting, following a different pattern each week. Barbara is extremely knowledgeable and really cares about her clients even compiling individual exercise plans for holidays. I could not recommend her more highly.”
“Very well informed and welcoming teacher. Friendly environment and in an excellent location. I came to this class as a complete beginner but it is definitely suitable for all levels.”
“I was thrilled to finally find a Pilates mat work class in Covent Garden – they’re hard to come by round here. Barbara is a great teacher. Her routines vary every week, she keeps an eye on all class-members carrying out the exercises correctly and the classes are fun too which is a bonus.”
“This is a great class for those who are trying Pilates for the first time and those with some experience. Barbara is a very encouraging teacher who takes account of each class member’s abilities. It is a friendly class and in a good location for those working in the City and the West End”
“I really enjoy Barbara’s Pilates classes, she is a good teacher and puts a lot of thought into the sessions, each week is slightly different with a variety of equipment used (bands, balls, loops) to challenge the body to work, we always cover the core positions that are key to getting stronger. It’s a great start to my week!”
“My wife and I recently took some private Pilates lessons with Barbara (BKH Pilates). We had taken group lessons elsewhere so are not new to the Pilates concept. However, the individual attention we received from Barbara was wonderful. She tailored our sessions to fit our requirements and abilities and her focus on ensuring that our form, etc was correct during our sessions was very helpful. Barbara was extremely professional and is very knowledgeable in Pilates and patient. She’s a fun teacher and we highly recommend her if you are looking for a safe, effective and enjoyable Pilates workout, whatever your skill level. Highly Recommend!”
“I have been attending Barbara’s Pilates classes for nearly a year and I can honestly say that I am really enjoying being taught Pilates by Barbara who is a very experienced Pilates teacher whilst also very patient and calm. Barbara has equally been able to support me with past injuries with her knowledge and wealth of experience. The classes are gentle and are focused on all the different areas of the body without being too over strenuous. I will most certainly continue to attend Barbara’s classes as it has now become part of my weekly routine and a feel good factor”