We’re Bbodysmart and our aim is to teach reformer pilates to people, regardless of their age, physicality or fitness ability. Meet our Reformer Pilates Instructors and Yoga Teachers
Our approach to fitness is making it fun, if you want to wave goodbye to the stress of a busy workout environment or long, boring hours spent in a gym we can help.
We offer both personal training reformer sessions and group classes in our beautiful, bespoke reformer pilates studio based in Walshaw, Bury.
“Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self confidence follows.
If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young. “
– Joseph Pilates
Why Reformer Pilates?
BIG thanks for the Reformer Pilates, success where Chiro, Osteo, Physio & acupunture failed – Thank you!
– Ian Oliver PSG Manchester
“After suffering with a very painful prolapsed disc, I finally had an injection into my spine and was advised the effects may last up to 6 months, sometimes for slightly longer. I was recommended to consider Pilates. I did a fair bit of research on the internet and that is where I first found Denise. Some 18 months later and with weekly Pilates Reformer classes I am still completely pain free, and more mobile than I have been for a long time. Sometimes it’s hard work, often distinctly unglamorous, but always fun! I’d recommend that everyone tries it and anyone looking for specialist Pilates classes could do no better than Denise.”
– Gil Ellis, Manchester
What you need to know
Alleviate Back Pain & Injury
Body & Mind Conditioning
Correct Alignment & Posture
Demonstrate Flexibility & Mobility
Prices & Membership
At BBodySmart we have a studio that combines functional training and short sharp effective cardio classes. With the amazing effects of the reformer beds, our aim is to achieve functional, fit, amazing looking bodies without the stress of long boring hours spent in a gym. Our aim is to bring fun to fitness and teach body awareness to the every one. I love my job and I am surrounded by fantastic people. I am so lucky. Let me introduce the team.
– Denise Benson, Owner of BbodySmart Pilates
I have been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. My passion started as a young girl doing ballet and tap and everything else that goes with it. I danced at least 3 times a week, plus competitions at weekend – how my Dad put up with it for all those years I’m not sure!
I did dance professionally for a couple of years but then got married and had my first 2 children. I am sure my parents must have thought all that money and time wasted.
Then in the middle of a massive change in my life a friend asked me to go to Louise Brookes health club, I did 1 step class with Louise and straight after she pulled me to one side and offered me a job, it couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Louise organized all of my training and within a short time I was teaching all my own classes, I loved it. Louise was an amazing mentor and as a club owner she brought in everything new in the fitness industry, we were the first club to bring in body pump and all the rest of the BTS training systems and we were lucky enough to be taught by the guys who first brought it to this country, we were so lucky I loved it all but I was still missing something, then it came, Louise offered to me a Pilates course with Michael King it was it was like going back to my roots. Louise was then bought out by LA Fitness who gave me the opportunity to learn some management skills I was now coordinating the studios and managing staff. Being in that side made me look at the sort of training I had received and the poor training that the kids were getting so I decided to take my assessor qualification and teacher training, I worked for capital sports until I had my third child and then went to teach at north Trafford College.
Then in 2006 I decided that I wanted my own studio, I took a leaf out of Louise’s book and looked for things that were new and different in the industry, so we started to do boot camps and I bought the first reformer beds to the area. As always I like to keep moving, as does the industry, we now have a studio that combines functional training and short sharp effective cardio classes with the amazing effects of the reformer beds, our aim is to achieve functional, fit, amazing looking bodies without the stress of long boring hours spent in a gym. My aim is to bring fun to fitness and teach body awareness to the every one.
I love my job and I am surrounded by fantastic people I am so lucky.
After joining a gym over 19 years ago, Lindsay has never looked back!!! Over 5 years ago Denise (the owner of Bbodysmart) approached Lindsay to see if she would like to become a fitness instructor. Lindsay jumped at the chance to do something she really enjoys…
Lindsay jumped at the chance to do something she really enjoys, getting to pass her enthusiasm onto others. Lindsay went to college and became a qualified fitness instructor, through Denise’s nurturing she has since qualified as a Personal Trainer.
Lindsay loves learning all about nutrition and why different foods affect the body in different ways. In November 2015 she completed her Diet Specialist Nutrition Course.
Lindsay now uses her hobby to help other people and her enthusiasm helps to motivate others to achieve their goals. Lindsay isn’t just passionate about pilates, she also enjoys lots of different forms of exercise such as Spin, Pilates, HIIT and running.
Leanne discovered Pilates through injury rehabilitation and quickly fell in love. She saw herself transform and get stronger every time she did a class, so after many years Leanne decided to train to teach and share her passion for the Pilates method.
Hi, my name is Dan, I’m a pilates instructor and I invite you to join my classes. I have a Degree and a Master Degree in Physical Education and Sports and I have done sports since seven years old. I did teach in schools and I also coach…
I did teach in schools and I also coach football, athletics and fitness. I started my courses in Pilates (mat and reformer) from Balanced Body in January 2012 when I began as an instructor in Bucharest. After just two years I founded my own pilates studio (pilatesfitstudio.ro and pilatescluj.ro) which still runs in our days but under the umbrella of another owner. Over the years there is a lot of people I’ve coached and I specialized myself in working with difficult cases such as lower back pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, postural alignment, osteoporosis, knee, ankle or shoulder issues, pre/post pregnancy, athletes and kids. I have the honor to meet in person Ken Endelman the founder of pilates.com (Balance Body) or to work among doctors as Juan Castellano, the founder of Life Kinesis or to shape clients such Mr. Paul, UK ambassador in Romania and other TV stars.
I love to be challenged by my clients otherwise I will challenge them if they are coming to me just for general fitness. My belief is “exercising is the natural way of washing our bodies inside” and no matter what, we should systematically exercise, as an emotional washing routine. All this being said, let’s work together!
Gaining a wealth of knowledge over the past 40 years, we’re so pleased Karen is a part of the Bbodysmart team she loves to share, with new and existing clients, the original and pure approach to Pilates. Karen’s qualifications include…
Karen’s qualifications include:
- Over 50s
- Dance ballroom Latin and line dancing
- Plus antinatal and postnatal
Claire teaches STOTT PILATES®️ which is based on the five basic principles that provide the foundation for safe effective workout. The principles include breathing, pelvic placement, ribcage placement, scapulae stability and head placement.
These principles will make you more aware of your ‘core’ and help you get better results from your workout! Claire’s 6th principle is sense of humour and fun embedded into each of her classes!
I have been teaching exercise for over 9 years, the first thing I started teaching was spin and Les Mills Body Pump, I then went onto teach more programmes by Les Mills. 2 years ago I decided to go down the route of teaching more holistic style classes…
From a dance back ground I have alway’s been interested in the movement of the body and sharing my knowledge with other’s, but yoga has taught me its so much more than the physical body. I am passionate about helping other’s to see beyond there minds limitations and come back to there true nature “uninterrupted joy”.I teach with fun, passion and positive reinforcement, and have a grounded approach to the ancient philosophy of yoga. Looking forward to meeting you on the mat…
Welcome. Danielle Hutchinson is based in North West Manchester. I am a qualified yoga teacher for children aged 3+, completing my 200hr Vinyasa & Ashtanga yoga teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga School in India, I am registered with Yoga Alliance and Yogakidz Worldwide…
I am registered with Yoga Alliance and Yogakidz Worldwide. From a dance back ground I have alway’s been interested in the movement of the body and sharing my knowledge with other’s, but yoga has taught me its so much more than the physical body. I am passionate about helping other’s to see beyond there minds limitations and come back to there true nature “uninterrupted joy”.I teach with fun, passion and positive reinforcement, and have a grounded approach to the ancient philosophy of yoga. Looking forward to meeting you on the mat…
Meet Shelly our amazing yoga teacher I am now over 50 years old and I have been practising yoga for over 25 years, alongside a variety of different activities, such as running, spasmodic trips to the gym and different fitness fads. I initially practised Yoga…
Meet Shelly our amazing yoga teacher I am now over 50 years old and I have been practising yoga for over 25 years, alongside a variety of different activities, such as running, spasmodic trips to the gym and different fitness fads.I initially practised Yoga, as a way to eliminate some of the day to day stresses…
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