Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) classes at the studio and in the village hall will temporarily stop. Gee will continue to deliver Pilates mat classes online in real time, which you can do from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please contact Gee for more details


Pilates is the ultimate exercise system that focuses on strength, movement and mindfulness and is suitable for all ages and levels.

Pilates is more than just a workout, it’s a movement that improves your quality of life in a variety of ways.

Pilates is incomparable in how it makes you look and feel; reshaping your body completely whilst teaching you body awareness and good posture. By bringing this system into your life today you are investing in your body now so it will look after you in the future. Working and following the principles created by Joseph Pilates you can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.


  • Improves fitness, strength, flexibility & muscle tone
  • Improves posture and mobility, including flexibility of the spine
  • Improves overall muscle balance in the body and creating long and lean muscle tone and an evenly conditioned body
  • Develops a more efficient and supportive core
  • Builds better balance and coordination
  • Improves stability and alignment of the major joints in motion, reducing the likleyhood of injury
  • Recovery from injury/surgery
  • Encourages efficiency of movement and improves performance of day to day movement and compliments training for athletes and performers
  • Supports pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for seniors and for a wide range of medical conditions
  • Reduces everyday pain & fatigue
  • Can help to alleviate back pain & migraine
  • Improves the function of the lungs and circulation
  • Aids with the prevention of certain health conditions
  • Helps maintain and can improve bone density
  • Stress reduction and detoxification
  • Focuses on movement and breath, encouraging meditative states
  • Circulates the blood, improving cell function
  • Charges the blood with oxygen and purges waste gases through proper breathing
  • Improves neuromuscular control, which creates more balanced strength throughout the body
  • Increases movement awareness, resulting in safer use of the body and fewer injuries
  • Better alignment, posture and more efficient use of the body

Whether you are new to Pilates or a highly experienced athlete, the Pilates method works like no other discipline. Prepare to be challenged and work muscles you never knew you had.

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Warning: Pilates is addictive!

About Me!

After a long career in Nursing I was advised to start Pilates by my chiropractor to help with my lower back and hip pain. From learning how to increase my core strength, mobilise my spine, strengthen my joints and focus on good posture, I found over time both my lower back pain and hip pain resolved. I gained a passion for Pilates, which led me to train as a Pilates Teacher with The Pilates Foundation and CYQ. In 2017 I undertook further training with Body Control becoming an accredited Body Control Mat work Teacher. I am currently based in Hadleigh, Suffolk.

More recently I have undertaken equipment training with Lisa Bradshaw. I remain passionate about Pilates and continue to keep myself up to date and learning new skills. I want my clients to understand the objective of the exercises, to move well and develop awareness of how their body feels, but above all to feel brilliant and enjoy Pilates.


  • Level 3 Mat work Teacher
  • Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates
  • Spine corrector and Pilates Arch
  • Diamond Pilates, Pilates for Pelvic floor issues
  • Lower back Pain (level 4)
  • Pilates mat work with the Magic Circle
  • Golf Performance and Pilates
  • MS and Pilates
  • Reformer Foundation
  • The complete Chair and Cadillac
  • High Impact Pilates (Lisa Bradshaw)
Jeannette Mayes, Pilates Instructor

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”

Joseph H. Pilates (1883-1967)

About Joseph Pilates

The remarkable and proven system we teach was created by Joseph Pilates born in 1883 near Dusseldorf Germany. Little was known about his earlier life but he appears to have been a frail child suffering from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. He worked hard to overcome these ailments, which led him to become a competent skier, gymnast and diver. In 1912, Pilates lived in England working as a self-defense instructor, boxer and body builder. He was interned during WW1 along with other German Nationals. During this time he developed his technique of physical fitness teaching his fellow inmates. During the latter part of the war he worked as an orderly and it was in these hospitals he developed equipment to rehabilitate bed-ridden patients taking springs from beds to support patients limbs.

In the 1920s Pilates immigrated to New York and on route he met his wife Clara. Together they opened a ‘body conditioning gym’. The gym became very popular amongst the dance world. During his lifetime his method of exercise was called contrology, following his death in 1967 it became known as Pilates.

  • Jeannette Mayes teaching Pilates
  • Pilates equipment
  • Pilates class Hadleigh, Suffolk