Pilates provides the means to establish a mind-body connections, which in turn leads to optimising health and wellbeing.


Pilates provides opportunities to engage and maximise core strength, which leads to a balanced approach to carrying out functional movement.


Pilates provides personal understanding of the importance of correct postural alignment which impacts on overall health and wellbeing.

Southbourne Pilates

At Southbourne Pilates, Mel (a level 3 Diploma Pilates Instructor) prides herself on incorporating health and wellbeing into the delivery of mat-based Pilates.

With an initial background in nursing, public health and lecturing, Mel has continued to develop knowledge and insight into practises which aim to:

  • Prevent ill health
  • Maximise wellbeing
  • Develop health exercise and movement

Since qualification, Mel has achieved mixed ability Level 3 Mat Pilates, Pre and Post-Natal Pilates and Pilates for Common Ailments.