Success Stories

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.

Joanne Musgrave

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.

David Altaner

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.

Meera Mistry

I have been attending Shivani’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 energized and my posture has improved. I highly recommend Shivani’s Pilates.

Roey Jenkins

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 !

Dee Prior

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.

Marion Lepard

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.

Mawgen Baber

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 makes the classes very enjoyable but also pushes you to work hard to achieve results.

Pooja Saha

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.

Juliet Gooden

I’ve being practicing Pilates with Shivani for 3 months now. I started in order to complement and help prevent injury from the strength training and running that I already do. I find Shivani’s session a real challenge as it involves engaging muscles I would not normal use. Great for improving core stability and posture!

I would highly recommend Pilates with Shivani as her instructions are clear and easy to understand.
Contrary to what most believe Pilates is definetly NOT just for girls!

Jamie Grant

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.

Katy Domm

I have been doing pilates with Shivani since January this year. I definitely feel much stronger and full of energy. It has strengthened my core muscles and I am now able to do more challanging moves. I have more stamina in running cycling and swimming with no muscle aches at all.

It’s great and I feel happy making the right decision and look forward to my lessons every week.

Urja Salota

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.

Kellie Dring

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.

Karen Hamflett

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.

Pooja Bhatnagar

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!


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.


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!


I started Pilates with Shivani a few months ago after I injured my back .My chiropractor recommended Pilates and Shivani has been excellent ! Pilates is gentle exercise but my word it works and the benefit of Shivani ‘s hands on class is that she makes sure you are doing it right – in the way a home based DVD can’t teach you And the best thing ? She makes it fun! Exercise = fun? I know I thought too , but give it a go , Shivani won’t disappoint .


I began to do Pilates about 10 months ago. I joined Shivani’s classes about 6 months ago. The classes are enjoyable, tiring ! with the exercise routines aimed at you ! almost like one to one sessions. Shivani runs a number of classes during the day & evenings so I am able to fit them in easily. Recently she has started “on-line” booking sessions which is much easier for me.

The Pilates classes for sure have greatly helped with reducing my back pains, toning up my body & body flexibility. I would certainly recommend coming to Shevani’s classes. See you at one of the classes !


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.


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!!!!!

Sarune Tamosiunaite

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