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Clare Blackwell Pilates

Studio & Online Classes Colchester
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"Clare is an excellent teacher. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very experienced. She keeps her skills up to date and her classes fresh and engaging. All activities are adjusted for those at different points of their Pilates journey - from beginners to those ready for more of a challenge. The flexibility of the zoom classes enables me to participate in my favourite Pilates activities even though I now live far away from Essex."


C. Smith

"I can't speak highly enough of Clare. Having attended her Pilates classes for five years now I can honestly say it's the highlight of my week and I never want to miss it. Clare is lovely, approachable, incredibly skilled at what she does and always makes you feel so comfortable with the movements. She is always happy to scale movements and is very conscious of helping you. Having an office job I feel that my posture and balance has improved tremendously all down to Clare's skilfully thought out classes. We love you Clare, I could never go anywhere else!"


S. Hancy

"I have been going to Clare's Pilates class for a year now and I love it. Her classes are always varied and challenging but still fun, and she has a great way of getting the best out of everyone. I have some flexibility restrictions caused by an old injury and Clare is always supportive and considerate of my limitations, and those of others in the class too."



A. Lawton

"Pilates has helped me no end with an existing back pain issue. I found Clare 5 years ago and her knowledge, understanding, helping with beginner and advanced moves and advising how to work around any existing aches is amazing. Pilates has helped me and my body, building core strength and getting rid of my back pain. Clare’s classes are great fun and fellow class members are so friendly too. A great hour of ‘me time’ each week."

P. Cobb

"Clare is absolutely lovely so positive and full of energy. I have been doing Pilates for many years and Clare is the best teacher I have ever had. I am in my mid 70’s and definitely believe it’s use it or lose it. Obviously I am unable to do the exercises that the ones in class half my age can do but Clare always makes me feel I do well and shows me the easiest way."



G. Barritt

"I feel so privileged to have been training with Clare for the past few years ..a tutor ‘second to none’ who makes everyone in her classes feel a valued member of her Pilates family. Custom-designed exercises for all abilities incorporating appropriate challenge have helped us all to move beyond our personal physical and mental barriers. And we have a laugh too ..which helps boost our collective positivity!
I can’t recommend Clare Blackwell highly enough!"



J. Nicholls

"I would highly recommend Clare’s Pilates classes for various levels. It’s now been a year since I have joined, I have found classes not only great for my body but for my own well-being. Claire is extremely knowledgeable and most definitely makes Pilates fun."


M. Brisley

"I attended a Pilates class through work which made me realise just how good Clare is as a Pilates teacher. Her calm, warm, and positive manner is infections and soothing, and her lessons always feel personal even within group setting. I've been attending on/off for over 5 years and really notice my strength improving when I've completed a term. The zoom classes are great and offer flexibility to fit around daily life. Thank you Clare."


S. Walsh

"Love Pilates with Clare. The classes are fun and I always look forward to the next one. She has helped me gain core strength for my iffy back, helped me rehabilitate after surgery and always makes sure the exercises are appropriate for any injuries. Highly recommend. x"

M. Dell

"I’ve been a client of Clare’s for many years. Having practised Pilates for over 25 years I’m picky about my instructors, Clare is superb! The fabulous combination of positive energy, clear instructions and the ability to see all her clients as individuals. She is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day who stretches you (physically and mentally) to try and do your best. Emma"




"I have been attending Clare’s Pilates classes since 2017. I joined initially to help with low back pain and I can honestly say I have little back problems now. My core is stronger and my joints more flexible. Clare’s classes are varied from week to week and are planned to suit all ability levels. She supports everyone within their own limitations. I would highly recommend attending her classes. On top of that she is a really lovely person!"


M. Withers

"Clare is a great teacher. Her classes are challenging with plenty of variety and adaptations to suit people of all ages and abilities. It is so important to maintain core strength and flexibility both as you age and also for people with sedentary jobs, and Clare's classes are of benefit to all in this regard. Clare is friendly with a bubbly personality and makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a pilates instructor."


G. Graham

"I’ve been attending Clare’s Pilates classes for 6 years and they have changed my life - my body, my energy levels and my strength. Clare is a wonderful teacher who radiates positivity, and always creates a varied programme of exercises and a fantastic atmosphere to do them in."


S. Murray

"Clare is a very encouraging instructor.
I've attended both her face to face classes and her Zoom classes and at each there is a well structured lesson plan that can be adapted to take account of any injuries/physical niggles.
I would highly recommend you join Clare on her Pilates journey."


S. Hutton

"Have been doing Pilates with Clare for around a year or so. I absolutely love her classes! She's very knowledgeable & makes her classes fun too. She always gives you a easy, middle or hard version so everyone can join in & since I've been coming to her I've really noticed how strong & balanced my body has become. She's made me love pilates & I wouldn't have an exercise routine without it now!"



"Clare is an amazing Pilates teacher. She's so easy to follow and has such a positive teaching approach. Ideal for beginners and proficient people alike. I highly recommend her classes."



"Definitely recommend. Classes are friendly, informative and fun. Face to face in a class or via zoom. Clare is an extremely attentive pilates instructor who adapts her lesson plan to an individual when needed whether it needs to be challenging or to a specific injury/ailment. Lesson plans are varied with lots of fun equipment either supplied by Clare or you can bring your own. Clare was recommend to me by friends and I’m so glad they did."

J Moore

"I have been going to Clare’s classes for 6 years and I won’t ever stop! Clare is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and positive. The classes are fun and friendly and there are always options for everyone. I can’t recommend highly enough. Clare is THE BEST!"


Kata Green

"Clare has introduced me to Pilates and I will never look back again!
She is a great teacher! The classes can be challenging (in a good way) but fun at the same time. Clare ALWAYS adopts to everybody's abilities and possible health issues/injuries!
Very highly recommended!!!!!"


R. Dixon

"Clare is brilliant and a very engaging and encouraging instructor. The class is really welcoming and Clare is very supportive and knowledgable about Pilates. Would thoroughly recommend."

S. Patrick

"Clare is the type of instructor who makes you want to exercise and if I cannot attend a session I really miss it. Her classes are varied & fun & she gives you options from beginner to advanced so suitable for all."


K. Kelly

"I have been a client of Clare's for 4 years and thanks to her I have a core!! Clare is a brilliant teacher, her classes are great and adapted for all levels, she knows i have a bad knee and makes sure i am ok wth every move made.
My posture is better and my flexibility is great improved. I cant recommed Clare highly enough."


Emma Wren

"Love Claire’s classes. They are different every week and she gives you hard and lower impact options on everything. Claire is always very encouraging and super friendly. I would definitely recommend."


Esther Wilde

"Clare has been more than supportive and encouraging on my Pilates journey. She makes our sessions fun even when they are tough!"


S. Brown

"Clare has a lovely way of teaching that makes you feel comfortable to try all the exercises no matter what level you are at. I would highly recommend her classes x


J. Trowsdale

"Great classes for all abilities, my posture has improved. Clare is very good adjusting moves to suit different ailments."


C. Connell

"Highly recommend Clare’s sessions. She is knowledgeable, makes Pilates fun and is very approachable."


K Jones

"Great class. I came in recently as a complete novice but Clare and the others have made me feel so welcome, and part of the group. 100% recommend."

A Hewitt

"Love doing Pilates with Clare , she ensures that all levels are covered when doing the moves ( total beginner here) . Really enjoy it x"

A. Blackwell

"Love Clare’s classes. Very knowledgeable and patient. Suitable for all levels and ages. Keeps me active."


A. Holliday

"Fantastic classes with a great teacher. Always professional and works with you to reach your own goals."


K. Taylor

"Generally, all round, brilliant, thanks Clare. You teach so well."

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