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Pilates by Shivani

Northwood , London

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3 hires on Bark
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Pilates by Shivani

Northwood , London

(33)
3 hires on Bark

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At Pilates by Shivani, we offer small sized group matwork classes in an encouraging environment and a well equipped studio based in Northwood, Greater London to suit all abilities with personalized feedback. Contact us for a 1-1 session as a great way to understand the basic principles of pilates and let us design a bespoke plan to suit your needs. It will be much easier to integrate into classes thereafter.

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David Altaner

26 August 2019

Shivani's classes are really good, she works hard to vary every one and keep it interesting. It's about the right level of demanding for beginners and intermediates, and she would take into account if you have an injury or other concern. She also diplomatically makes sure you do things right to make the exercises as effective as possible. More...

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Meera Mistry

16 August 2019

Following a knee injury my physio recommended I do Pilates as part of my recovery. I have been having private lessons with Shivani for the past 10 weeks and can see a marked improvement and am feeling stronger. Shivani is an excellent teacher, she explains every move, and pushes you a bit further every time. She has really helped me work on improving my entire body and I am looking forward to joining her regular classes. I highly recommend Pilates by Shivani. More...

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Shweta

28 June 2019

Shivani is a great Pilates instructor. Her classes are small and varied with a different set of exercises every week. Shivani explains the target muscles and benefits of each move/pose and gives one to one attention. I have only been attending her lessons for about 5 months but can feel the benefits for my neck and shoulder pain.
I will highly recommend Shivani's Pilates lessons.
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Shweta Gupta

28 June 2019

Shivani is a great Pilates instructor. Her classes are small and varied with a different set of exercises every week. Shivani explains the target muscles and benefits of each move/pose and gives one to one attention. I have only been attending her lessons for about 5 months but can feel the benefits for my neck and shoulder pain. I will highly recommend Shivani's Pilates lessons. More...

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Michelle

20 June 2019

I have been attending classes for just under six months and have found them really enjoyable. Shivani clearly explains each exercise and gives individual attention to everyone. The classes are varied but build on what we've learnt in previous classes. More...

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Laura

10 May 2019

I’ve been attending Shivani’s classes for the last 6 months. Classes are small and Shivani is able to give you just the right amount of personal attention making sure you are well positioned and completing the exercise correctly. I really like that she adds variety to the classes - a new movement or a different piece of equipment each week, all which are accessible for me to practice at home. I also appreciate that she explains which muscle group were tackling with the different exercises. Shivani is a great teacher and I always leave her class feeling taller, leaner and stronger! More...

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Joanne Musgrave

11 April 2019

I have been attending Pilates with Shivani since September 2017 and can honestly say it is a highlight of my week. I always look forward to my lesson, and indeed have made it an essential part of my fitness regime. Shivani is always happy to share her knowledge with the class and has given me some exercises that have alleviated minor aches and pains. I am much more aware of my breathing and posture and of course the all important pelvic floor! The classes are small and Shivani approaches them with kindness and humour. More...

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Dee Prior

8 April 2019

I love Shivani's classes - they are very friendly and relaxed. Furthermore - for the first time in my life I actually look forward to an hour of exercise !!
She builds up to the challenging work by warming up the correct areas of your body first - I end up doing things I didn't think possible with my weak back.
Her classes are also an education ! She explains which area of the body each exercise is working on and what muscles are being used and how.
Love it !
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Roey Jenkins

28 March 2019

I have been attending Shavani’s Pilates classes for nearly 4 months. The classes are always small which means Shivani can teach very good technique in all the moves. She is excellent at giving a lot of variety and using different equipment to help. Her classes are always fun and informative without being over complicated. The hour goes by too quickly!! I have become stronger, feel more energised and my posture has improved. I highly recommend Shivani’s Pilates. More...

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Marion Lepard

14 March 2019

The classes are varied each week using a variety of pilates equipment. Shivani manages to make the difficult balance of a professional approach with a friendly atmosphere and tailors the classes to the ability of the students attending, giving individual attention when needed"

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Sarune Tamosiunaite

14 March 2019

Before starting Pilates classes, I thought that it is some stretching exercises to help strengthen the spine muscles.. But the classes are helping to all my body and I discovered really great teacher and ladies as well!!!
Shivani has a way of delivering a class that is an extremely good workout as well as fun! She is extra caring about her clients - always asking if we have any problems and if so adapting the exercise to help.I very much look forward to each class!!!!!

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Priya Patel

14 March 2019

I started pilates with Shivani in September 2016. Pilates was recommended as I suffer from Hyper-mobility, and was advised that pilates would be the best for strengthening the core. I have seen a massive improvement in terms of pain and overall strength. I have not only seen an improvement I have also learnt about the body and exercises to target specific areas. Shivani is a great instructor and have no plans on leaving her any time soon. More...

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Geetal Shah

14 March 2019

My physiotherapist recommended Pilates to strengthen my core. I am an active person who also regularly did yoga for past few years. I have now stopped yoga as it made my pain worse. Starting Pilate classes with Shivani has been a great start. She understands every student's strengths and weaknesses and advises each student what exercise is good for their condition. Most importantly she explains what each exercise does and its benefits. Pilates is truly a great way to strengthen your core and really works on your deeper muscles. Shivani is a brilliant Pilate instructor. More...

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Les Jeary

14 March 2019

I'm a 66 year old man who had the usual back and leg pains. Shivani's weekly classes have really helped to reduce those pains and improve my flexibility and poise. Her classes are hard work but also fun and stimulating! I recommend them. More...

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Katy Domm

14 March 2019

Fab lessons with great teaching from Shivani. Thoroughly recommend her pilates classes to anyone. All abilities supported during the lessons and made to feel welcome.

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Priya Chundur

14 March 2019

Shivani is a great teacher! I was apprehensive when I first started, but now wish I'd started sooner. Shivani explains each move well, and keeps each lesson varied.

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Juliet Goodden

14 March 2019

Shivani is a wonderful Pilates teacher. I have had others, but none as knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant as Shivani. The classes move at a good pace and you quickly feel the effects of increased muscle tone and core strength. Previously I had frequent lower back problems but none since doing Pilates. I cannot recommend Shivani as a Pilates teacher more highly. More...

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Rachel Robertson

14 March 2019

I've been doing Pilates with Shivani since January 2017. She is extremely knowledgeable and her classes are varied each week so they don't become repetitive. I would certainly recommend her classes! More...

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Bhavya Rajani

14 March 2019

Was very nervous about starting pilates but Shivani made me feel very much at ease. I really enjoy my Friday class and look forward to my "me" time at pilates every week. Thanks Shivani!

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Kellie Anne

14 March 2019

I did Pilates with shivani for 5wks and I really enjoyed it I found it relaxing but quite challenging at times but shivani made you feel at ease with the positions you have to do in Pilates.i just wish I could of carried on ,as I did feel the benefits. More...

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Louise Levitt

14 March 2019

I have really enjoyed Pilates classes with Shivani. As a complete beginner I was nervous starting out, but found the class to be exactly the right level, fun and I definitely beneficial. I would throughly recommend Shivani. More...

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Karen Hamflett

14 March 2019

I've been going to Shivani's Pilates class for a few weeks now and have found it to be great this is the first time I've done anything like this and was a little nervous at first but now look forward to my weds morning session

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Pooja Bhatnagar

14 March 2019

I did sessions with Shivani and I can tell you why you must choose 'PilatesbyShivani' and why I would do again.
1. Very involved sessions
2. Even though it was group sessions I did, there was personal attention for every posture and every move.
3. She pushes up the regime or down based on what your body is ready for
4. Most importantly she explains what every exercise does and where it affects.
5. She knows her stuff :-)

Highly recommend.
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Martyn Webb

14 March 2019

I started Pilates with Shivani in about February 2017. At first I was apprehensive that I would be the only male but I soon found there were lots of men doing this. I won't lie. It has been tough. But no pain no gain as Shivani keeps telling us. She assures me I am well on my way to doing this years Summer show and then it's on to showcasing our talent at Britain's Got Talent next year. So, if you want to be inspired and feel re-energised with a bit of humour thrown in then join Shivani and you will not regret it. Come on, I have got to get an easier lesson next week for this review! No Seriously, it will push you and you do get the benefit in the long run. Simon Webb More...

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Pooja Saha

14 March 2019

I started pilates with Shivani in January. Carrying my laptop everyday was beginning to take a toll on my back and shoulders. From the first class I felt my muscles loosening up and my posture and core strength getting better. What I love about the classes are the small groups and the individual attention that she provides to each student along with explanations of the exercises. Shivani also has a warm and positive manner that make the classes very enjoyable but also pushes you to work hard to achieve results. More...

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Avni Shah

14 March 2019

I started Pilates with Shivani at the end of last year while on maternity leave. It has been a great way for me to get some time for myself and treat the usual aches experienced after having a baby. Shivani is a great teacher and each class is fun, hard work and a great energiser which is much needed mid week! I will definitely continue these classes when I return to work. More...

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Mawgen Baber

14 March 2019

Small groups allow for individual treatment so the exercises can be adapted to suit with either an easier or more challenging form.

I always leave the class feeling refreshed and relaxed even though I had a good workout. It's my favourite way to exercise.
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Eden Hayek

14 March 2019

I came to practice Pilates with Shivani following physio for a sports injury in October 2017. The benefit of practice has been noticeable in just a few months and helped considerably with recovery. The combination of the exercises and Shivani’s tailored and focussed teaching style is invaluable. Thanks Shivani-really enjoy your classes! More...

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Clare Akers

24 February 2019

I have been going to Shivani’s classes for about 4 months and I can’t recommend it enough. My body feels so much better and stronger. The classes are varied which keeps it interesting and Shivani makes sure you are performing the exercises correctly. A fantastic and knowledgable teacher. Absolutely fantastic in every way! More...

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Erica Young

13 February 2019

I joined Shivani's class about 3 months ago. I would highly recommend the small friendly classes. Each exercise is altered to match the individuals needs.

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Paul Clifton

10 November 2018

Following a chronic lower back issue over the summer I approached Shivani for some one on one lessons. After a few sessions I’m feeling much stronger and can feel a positive improvement in my lower back area and confident to start to tackle group sessions. Highly recommended.

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Elizabeth Stirrat

19 October 2018

I have had a few one to one Pilates sessions with Shivani and am continuing in one of her group classes. Shivani is patient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, her explanations of why we do things a certain way have helped me to understand the steps as well as giving me better postural awareness. Her teaching manner is great, incorporating variety in the routines to make the sessions enjoyable. More...

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Mawgen Baber

3 July 2016

Small groups allow for individual treatment so the exercises can be adapted to suit with either an easier or more challenging form.

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Q&A

Its more of a passion first ...then a profession.

Pilates happened to me by quirk of fate and it was the best quirk to have happened. It has brought out the best of me as I have developed a passion for it after suffering from a bad back, as a result of weak core muscles. Over the past seven years, I have evolved from a not so fit individual caught in the rut of life to a relatively fit , toned and stronger one with a reignited zest for life. The diverse kind of people I meet, engage with, have a laugh and banter with and witness their progress towards a fitter body and healthier mind is the gift of this profession.

I used to work in the investment banking world in the city of London...did it for 12 years. From a busy, hectic and fast paced life of a mother and an office worker with little time for anything else, I have changed my line 360 degrees. The journey began in 2012..I took a break from work and went into practicing yoga without guidance. ( used to do it ages ago before I got married). Having had two children a few years ago, not worked on rebuilding my core strength...I could not fathom how detrimental it could be for my back to start yoga and try to "run before I could walk".
After a few unsuccessful and wasteful visits to the chiropractor, I ended up at the GP who referred me to a physiotherapist. Her assessment was that if I did not work on my core muscles I am looking at further degeneration as I age. From there began my journey into the world of pilates. I started with one lesson a week but soon progressed to two a week. The results were tangible, palpable and my body shape became a lot leaner +toned. It led me to enrolling myself with the esteemed BODY CONTROL PILATES INSTITUTE in London to train as a teacher. That one step in 2015 has brought me to the point that I am at today...immense satisfaction and the desire to grow more in my knowledge, understanding to help others live a relatively pain free life.

So convinced am I of its benefits that I am willing to offer a free taster session for you to get a feel of it. My classes are small 8-10 max as I believe in being able to attend to everyone's needs on a more personal basis. If its not followed in the right manner the benefits are not as effective. Hence tactile and verbal approach work best. For this very reason I myself still attend a weekly class with my mentor ( 5 years now) in order for her to correct my faults. A learning experience for me which I can pass on to my clients. I choose various props to keep the routines different and not mundane each week. The benefits I have felt since my foray into pilates have been beyond expectation and it is still a work in progress to better my skills with the passage of time.