Welcome to Pilates in Exeter with Fiona Swan 

One to One and Group Classes 


Fiona runs classes at beautiful Powderham Castle, The Kenton Park Estate, Alphington Village Hall in the New Community Theatre and Online.  See all my classes here


Coming out of this latest lockdown if you're looking to improve your health and wellbeing, Pilates is a great way to start. Pilates improves strength, flexibility and posture along with balance and co-ordination. 

It's an effective form of exercise and is suitable for everyone as the exercises may be layered or adapted to meet with individual requirements; As many of them mirror those provided by physiotherapists & other health care professionals Pilates is a very good way to mange and prevent a wide range of joint issues. 


Fiona is a Level 3 Pilates Instructor & Level 4 specialist in 'Exercise for Lower Back Pain' and 'Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions.



Fiona is also qualified in pre or post natal exercise and GP exercise referral. She is fully insured and is a Senior Activity & Health Practitioner member of CIMPSA. (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).  


If you have any questions please call it will be nice to talk to you in this online world! 

Kind regards. Fiona  





Pilates classes are a great way to improve strength, flexibility and posture. My classes are are suitable for both beginner to intermediate levels as the exercises are layered or adapted meaning that you can progress and work safely and at your own level. Each class follows the Pilates Core Principles where the movements are done with precision and control, in a flowing manner from a strong and stable centre. Consideration is given to breathing and the mind & body connection.

Classes are between 45 minutes and one hour, and if it's an online class, make use of equipment such as bands, balls, the Pilates ring and foam roller if you have them. Adding equipment enables you to progress and improve strength once you have mastered the basic levels.


Fiona also runs a more specific Strength and Conditioning Class where more use is made of weights. The focus of this online class is learning a variety of simple load bearing exercises, across all muscle groups. 

The numerous benefits of strength and endurance training are: 

  • Improved posture

  • Improved bone density

  • stronger tendons and ligaments

  • decreased risk of injury and falls

  • strength, endurance and bone density 


Please see my timetable here 


Hope to meet you soon  


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Enjoy Pilates in the stunning surroundings of Powderham Castle, Kenton, Devon. Take in the peaceful surrounding and improve your wellbeing with a weekly class to relax and gently stretch & strengthen the whole body. Held on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Music Room (or Rose Garden weather permitting). In the winter months the dining Room with a beautiful open log fire could also be used providing an ideal way to spend an evening. Parking is at the castle entrance.


I also have some outdoor sessions running throughout the summer. 


Term Dates

The summer term runs from Tuesday 18th May to the 20th July at 7pm in the library and runs for 9 weeks. No class 1st June. The cost of the evening programme is £90 or £12 drop in subject to space.  

Outdoor Class at Powderham

This 4 week programme runs from Thursday 17th June - 8th July 2 - 3pm. The cost of the 4 sessions is £40 or £12 drop in subject to space. Book now

Please note due to current Covid restrictions equipment cannot be handed out so you will need to bring your own mat. 


If you would like to reserve a place please e mail fiona@pilatesinexeter.co.uk.        

PS if you have holiday dates to accommodate please let me know as I can be flexible with cost.


Please see my timetable here


Hope to meet you soon 

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Hear what others have to say. 

"Having done Pilates for a number of years, it was refreshing to find someone who was able to focus the exercises to where they were needed most. My back has definitely got stronger and my Pilates technique has improved." Darrel Bilverstone - Honiton

"Great online class today. Your instructions were really clear and easy to follow. It's re-asuring to be able to stick to a routine during this time. Thank you."  Miriam Smith, Exminster. 


 "Fiona's Strength and conditioning classes are really helpful, I would definitely recommend  them. She explains all the movements clearly and demonstrates from different angles. I definitely have better core strength and feel trimmer."   Cathy Partington, Exeter 


"The classes are making such a difference to me, they are a huge help with my back."  

Sarah Rimmington, Exeter.


If you're looking for a more personal approach or you're completely new to Pilates, my One to One session may be just for you. A personal session is an excellent way to make a start as your individual requirements can be met and you can learn the basics and get into good practice very early on. Similarly if you have been doing Pilates for a while, an occasional one to one can also enable any minor faults to be corrected & more progression to be made, enabling you to get much more out of the activity.  One to One sessions costs from £30 per hour. 

"I love my one to one classes with Fiona.

They are motivating and fun. Fiona is really good at tailoring the class to your personal needs and style, is patient and encouraging. Highly recommended, especially for those lacking in willpower!" Lynn Wethenhall, Exeter.

Please contact Fiona to discuss your requirements.