Our teachers are specifically selected because of their knowledge, experience and shared passion for enhancing your life with Pilates.
We have Physio and rehabilitation led Pilates for those needing extra special care with conditions and injuries, as well as teachers who are pro-athletes and understand sporting needs.
We are the only Aerial Pilates Studio in the northwest, and not only do we boast two fully equipped studios, they are beautiful, light and comfortable for your training.
Pilates to us is prescriptive to each client depending upon their needs. When you join our studio you aren’t joining an ordinary Pilates class, you are starting your journey to better health and movement.
At Equilibrium we offer private one-to-one Pilates sessions that are personal and tailored so your progression is accelerated to reach your goals.
Prior to joining any classes at the studio you will be required to attend a pre class assessment which is a 45 minute appointment.
Aerial Pilates is our signature class and will strengthen and lengthen you like no other class.
The next challenge for all Pilates fanatics is reformer Pilates.
Pilates focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, tone, flexibility and posture.
Our postnatal Pilates classes are all about mum regaining her inner strength, flexibility and rediscovering her tummy muscles and baby can join her while she exercises.
Here at Equilibrium, we are delighted to offer our own in-house Teacher Training Program led by Equilibrium Director, Lindsey Woolstencroft, with 18+ years experience in Pilates and a degree in Sport Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Designed to give comprehensive training to teach matwork Pilates to all types of students in an array of settings.
"I came to Clinic Equilibrium after suffering from sciatica and having had various lower back issues for most of my life, to the point where I was never really pain free. Doing weekly mat classes with Lindsey and her team tremendously helped both my sciatica and my overall lower backpain, realizing after some time that I had strengthened my core and increased my body flexibility so significantly that it got rid of the various aches altogether, and built up a resilience to strenuous activity that would have previously wreaked havoc on my back. Lindsey and her team are incredibly dedicated to ensuring that each member of the class is doing the exercises correctly within their own boundaries so that each person gets the most out of every class. Overall a very good experience."
"After only four sessions we are already more agile and confident. Physically we may be in our late 60’s but determined to live the active life we have always enjoyed. Lindsey’s thorough and clearly knowledgable assessments gained our trust from the start. Under her careful and clear guidance we are already finding new levels of ability and many of the aches and pains ascribed to old age have gone or are well on their way out. As veterans of countless gyms and fitness regimes clinic Equilibrium’ pilates programme is far more effective for gaining a high level of general fitness than anything we have previously experienced. We are delighted."
"I first started sessions at Clinic Equilibrium, firstly with Lindsey, then Susanna, following a complicated pregnancy and subsequent Caesarian section. Months later, I was unfit and a pre existing back condition had flared up causing me great discomfort.
Lindsey & Susanna spent the time assessing my back, general strength and fitness and understanding my lifestyle.
A few months on, I am now stronger, fitter and living without pain. Susanna's combination of massage therapy, tailored pilates and personalised home exercise plan has made a significant, positive impact on my life.
I'm still working to get to where I want to be, but with Susanna's expertise , I believe I will get there!"
“Lindsey demonstrated the ability common to APPI practitioners of being able to describe in words the physical sensations when muscles were being used correctly - and if one simile didn't work she would provide another. Where she excelled was in her patience with an unfit 56 year old and an uncanny knack of knowing exactly when I was struggling to feel the right Pilates sensation. I now use muscles I didn't know I possessed! Lindsey motivates in a way that you do not want to let het down, but equally accepts that regular practice isn't always possible and is sympathetic rather than critical.”
"I have now had 10 Pilates sessions with Lindsey and I really look forward each week to the next one. Since starting Pilates I have seen and felt significant benefits to both my body shape and my general well-being.
Lindsey is an excellent instructor with an in-depth knowledge of Pilates and the body as a whole and is so enthusiastic about sharing this knowledge. The sessions are always relaxed and calming, but at the same time stretching and invigorating. I feel so refreshed at the end of each one. I have learned so much about the value of correct posture and breathing and am so much more aware of my own body and the need to work from the core.
I cannot recommend highly enough, both Pilates as a form of exercise and Lindsey as a trainer as I am achieving the results I am looking for."
“I have previously been a bit sceptical of Pilates but Lindsey has really opened my eyes to the benefits. I really enjoyed every session and Lindsey made it varied and interesting. Lindsey also gave a lot of individual coaching and feedback which made a huge difference to my improvement. I definitely want to continue Pilates. Thank you.”
“I have been having one to one Pilates sessions with Lindsey for over 2 months and the progress I have made has had a very positive effect on my health and kick started my road to recovery. I enjoy my one to one sessions and I always feel relaxed and comfortable. Lindsey always gives me praise and positive feedback even when I think I am not doing well! Thank you for giving me the confidence to help myself and continue to improve my health with Pilates.”
“My back pain got steadily worse over 2 years until I could no longer train or run, soon even sitting or lying in bed hurt. I was told I was ‘just getting old’! Lindsey took me back to basics and gradually re-educated my movement. In just a few weeks the difference was amazing. I got stronger and more flexible so quickly – Lindsey has converted me to Pilates!”
“After a few months of Pilates at Clinic Equilibrium I am not not only noticing an improvement in the specific pain I had but also in day to day movement. I no longer feel stiff after a days gardening or after a long walk. The atmosphere in the small classes is relaxed and informal and Lindsey and her team always have time to answer individual queries. I can highly recommend Pilates and Clinic Equilibrium.”
“When I started coming to Clinic Equilibrium I had issues with my hips and knees, to the point where I struggled to kneel down or walk long distances. Three months later I’m pain free and have even started running.
At first the Pilates machines looked pretty scary, but they are actually amazing and really enhance the sessions. The classes are great, they are small so the instructors really get to know your individual limitations. They push you but never beyond what you can do. It’s great being able to do a little more everytime, I was so excited the first time I touched my toes from straight legs! I couldn’t recommend enough.”
“After practicing yoga for most of my life, I was a little reticent about starting Pilates. When I got a back injury I decided to give Pilates a go. Lindsey is so thorough it's like a physio session, excellent workout and one on one personal attention. It's changed the way I practice yoga, the way I train in the gym and my general posture. Aerial Pilates is so much fun, reformer is the hardest isolation exercise you can do and the mat work is the best I've tried. Well done Lindsey and the team.”
''I've always had problems with lower back pain due to spending most of my career in an office slumped over a computer or out and about behind a steering wheel. With the addition of flat feet and getting older it was all conspiring against me.
Having thrown money at the problem, I’d tried lots of other options including physio and podiatry but nothing was helping. Pilates had been mentioned but I’d always thought of it as a bit girly and too gentle. I couldn't have been more wrong. I have private one to one sessions that I really enjoy, which certainly aren't girly and in a nice way more often than not you certainly feel it the next day.
Lindsey has been fantastic, she understood me and my challenges straight away and quickly got to the nub of my problems. Building up my core, strengthening my back and legs has really got me to a good place. So whilst there’s no magic cure my challenges are certainly manageable and I've been able to go running again and take long country walks.
There are lots of people out there who ‘do pilates’ – I think Lindsey is unique, having a warm personality, good sense of humour, lots of patience plus exceptional technical skills and knowledge – she’s very much on your side and only wants the best outcome for you. Highly recommended.”
“Having not tried Pilates before and thinking it was only for flexible people or for women, I was sceptical when I first came along. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was suffering from low back pain which had been bothering me on and off for a number of months and was preventing me from going on my bike or for a run (which was frustrating having been working toward a cycle challenge of 950 miles) within 2 sessions I was pain free. The exercises were tough and challenging in a strengthening way and not at all what I had thought prior to coming. The exercises I was shown really do work and if ever I get a bit lazy and the back pain returns I just do my exercises and it takes away the pain. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and know all about different injuries and also different sporting needs, it felt like a physio session as much as a Pilates class and was really comforting to know you were being looked after by professionals who know exactly how to help you. I couldn’t recommend highly enough Clinic Equilibrium and for any men out there who like me thought Pilates is just for flexible women, I’d say give it a go as you will be pleasantly surprised how tough and effective it is!”
“Fantastic studio with lovely people! We've been going here for a year now which is the longest ever for me! That's testament to the team there. The classes aren't too large so you get good one-on-one attention, and they are mixed up each week so you don't get too used to the routines. I could feel the difference after a few months and after 12 I feel so much stronger and in better shape that ever before.
Thank you to Lindsey and all the team!”