What our visitors and clients have to say about us…

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the wonderful pilates classes you have put on to date. Because of your passion and brilliantly taught sessions I now really enjoy pilates and know it’s something I will keep doing for life.

Danny. E

I have been having weekly Pilates sessions with Jess at Chulmleigh and on Zoom since April 2019. I suffer with Osteoporosis, when I first joined her class, I had not practised Pilates before and was fairly immobile. She has transformed me! Under her guidance my mobility and posture have improved beyond measure. Jess’ professional, motivational and enthusiastic manner is exceptional, her gentle manner brings confidence. I cannot recommend her highly enough. 

Linda. A

I had such a lovely time during our pilates session. I was delightfully sore in some of those deep core muscles which felt so good! I loved the instruction Jess gave and I have definitely taken many of Jess’ cues and have been using them in my daily exercise routine.

Thank you so much.

Nicole. F

Have been going to Taw Valley weekly Pilates classes for a couple of years. I find both Lauren and Jess have a really good balance of making it fun whilst also keeping you focused. Never any pressure, just encouragement. I have found the exercises very beneficial in keeping my joints strong and flexible and improving posture. Jess and Lauren’s knowledge and real enthusiasm for what they do, combined with a relaxed atmosphere, make classes a pleasure to attend. I also attended a 2 hr small group workshop at the Matwork studio with Jess which was really excellent. Thanks both.

Nicky F

Known Lauren for Pilates for many many years, originally in Stratford upon Avon, brilliant classes and so professional. She moved to Devon and I have yet to find a better teacher, so have gone back to classes on zoom and you tube. Whilst still in Stratford-on-Avon, couldn’t find a better Pilates teacher!

Victoria B

I had a fantastic 3 day Pilates Retreat with Lauren and Jess, who I found so personable, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. They couldn’t have done enough to facilitate my every need and make me feel welcome. A wonderful experience which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to gain more support with their Pilates journey

Susie E

That really was a very good class at Chulmleigh last week: Clear, concise instructions and a good variety of exercises. Definitely knew I had been to Pilates. 
Regards and thanks

Tansy P

Lauren is a truly excellent Pilates coach & facilitator, running classes in local venues and via Zoom. She is very knowledgeable, highly professional and has a wonderful rapport with her students.

Anthony. O

I had the pleasure of meeting Jess in a Pilate class. I was new to Pilates and Jess made me feel very welcome and helped me through my first class. I highly recommend Jess’s Pilates classes.


I am a long time sufferer of back problems. Most recently I have suffered with sciatica for nearly a year. I had previously been to Lauren a few years ago but due to other commitments had to abandon the classes. I rejoined again a few weeks ago and within 6 weeks my sciatic symptoms have all but disappeared. Lauren works on mobility, core strength and stretching and it works wonders. The agony in my back, leg and hip has virtually gone. I can now sleep through the night. (It had been over two years since that was the case despite having regular sports massages.) I cannot recommend Lauren enough and even just once a week can have significant results.

Naomi. C