What is Pilates

Pilates is an exercise method based on the work of 'Joseph Pilates'. It is designed to lengthen muscles as it strengthens them.  With an emphasis on muscle control, posture, coordination, strength, flexibility & balance.  Pilates has been shown to be a highly effective way to rehabilitate injuries & help chronic pain.  This method of exercise involves concentration combined with the coordination of breath & movement helping balance the body as well as the mind.

Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor

Tom received his Realistic Basic Pilates Qualification in 2006 and completed the full Realistic Pilates Mat Pilates Level 3 qualification in February 2009.

A Mat Pilates Level 3 Qualification is the standard an Instructor has to achieve in order to become an fully accredited Pilates instructor.


Does your Pilates Instructor meet the level?

Ask your instructor how long their Pilates course was.....

Ask what they had to do to achieve their qualification.....

 Not all Level 3 courses are the same!!!!!

You owe it to yourself to put your body & well being in the hands of someone that has studied Pilates for more than a few days!



                    About Tom                   


Tom has a wealth of teaching experience & knowledge within the health & fitness field.

He is highly respected within the UK Fitness world & is renowned for his motivational skills.


Tom has appeared on various TV programs such as

BBC One's - 'Feeling Good'

GMTV (In the guise of 'Texas Tom')

Live TV - 'Fitness mad FUN'

Radio Scotland - 'Various talks on fitness'


Tom is one half of 'The Zumba Boys' of Edinburgh

If your looking for a class where you can get fit & have fun all at the same time,

check out 'The Zumba Boys' on the link page


Qualified in 1995 - Tom holds many qualifications including

London Central YMCA - Exercise to music,  RSA,

Step Reebok, Body Pump, Schwinn Spinning, Zumba Fitness

Flexi-Bar, Speedo Shallow Aqua the list goes on........



TTPilates 2006