Welcome to Pilates in Exeter with Fiona Swan 

One to One and Group Classes 


Fiona runs classes at Powderham Castle, The new Alphington Village Community Theatre, and Monday and Wednesday mornings online. See next term dates

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 coordination. 

It's an effective form of exercise and is suitable for everyone as the exercises may be layered or adapted to meet individual requirements.

As many Pilates exercises mirror those provided by physiotherapists it's a very good way to manage 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.


Please see my timetable to join us soon! 

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 CIMSPA. (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).  


If you have any questions please do call to discuss your requirements. 

Kind regards. Fiona  





Pilates is suitable for both men and women and is a great way to improve strength, flexibility and posture. All of my classes follow the Joseph Pilates Core Principles where the movements are done with precision and control, in a flowing manner, from a strong and stable centre. Consideration is also given to breathing and the mind & body connection. 

All of my general classes are suitable for beginner to intermediate levels as the exercises are layered (or adapted) meaning that you can make progress over time and work safely and at your own level. 

If you are new or returning to Pilates and have a specific joint of back condition you may like to start with my Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions class at Alphington Village Hall on Thursday mornings. This is also suitable if you are postnatal and looking to regain core strength and improve posture.  


Alternatively, if you are short on time and already familiar with Pilates, my online classes maybe just for you. My Monday and Wednesday morning online classes live-streamed, via Zoom, are structured so that you can make use of equipment such as hand weights bands, balls, the Pilates Magic circle and a long foam roller if you have them. Adding equipment enables you to progress and improve strength once you have mastered the basic levels.

Please see my timetable here 


Hope to meet you soon  


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Enjoy Pilates in the stunning venue of Powderham castle. The classes are indoors in either the music room, library or dining room in the wintertime. The classes run a 6 and 7pm. My new 6pm is suitable for beginners.  



















Please see my timetable here 



Hope to meet you soon  


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If you're looking for a more personal approach or you're completely new to Pilates, my One to One or small group session maybe just for you.

Private sessions are great way to start as your individual or sports group requirements can be met and you can learn the basics and get into good practice very early on. I have recently run a session for the Helston Althletic Football Team and was able to show them some alternative core strengthening and stretching exercises that they have been able to add to their regular training regime.    


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.  Private sessions start at £40 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. 


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.