Working on the Pilates Reformer under Bea’s expert tuition has been transforming. I wasn’t totally sure what to expect when I started my course having not done Pilates before. Bea is so knowledgeable, encouraging, skilled and focussed that the sessions speed past and she keeps it fun and interesting whilst keeping goals front of mind. I have fantastic results in terms of increased muscle strength, tone and flexibility which manifest as less stiffness, aches plus better posture and generally looking better and feeling really good. Big recommendation from me.
I was amazed by the level of attention given to me by Wayne who was training me with a bespoke programme, and by Bea who gave me Reformer Pilates classes every other morning. This is an amazing gym with amazing attention, and great outcomes.
Pilates at Drakes Gym is amazing! I've been training there for over a year and seen very positive results. I feel trimmer, firmer and toned. Thanks to Bea, the best personal instructor ever.
Drakes designed a programme that suits me to come four times a week. Weight training and Pilates is a great blend for me - it enhances my overall wellbeing and relieves stress.
Just love this place. It's small, intimate, not like those chain gyms and all the team are friendly. I've been doing Reformer for a while now and have to say, it's the only time I have ever made it to the gym in the mornings early and enjoyed it! Not only that, it's not the easiest place for me to get to, from home or work, but the work outs make it worth the effort. My trainer is great, she's tough on me, but also understands those days, when a bit more coffee is needed before going hardcore! I would recommend Drakes to anybody and only wish I'd known about it earlier.
I regularly train but I have suffered from back problems for several years and have been constantly advised by my physio to do Pilates to increase my core strength and improve my flexibility. I have tried Pilates in the past but with little success. My trainer at Drakes Gym was recommended to me by a friend. What a transformation! I have been seeing her weekly now for about 6 months. My back feels as good as new and because it’s Reformer Pilates I feel it also has toned my whole body muscle. My flexibility has also improved drastically which I have noticed playing sport skiing tennis and golf. My trainer is so friendly and highly professional. She manages to assess your limits very quickly and push you to them but not beyond. I think this is why the results are so good, something I have not found in the past with Pilates. Drakes itself is such a friendly gym. Wayne the owner is great and you feel you are part of a family each time you enter. It’s not in the slightest intimidating and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to train. As for my trainer, she’s the best.
Dr Joe Oliver
I’ve been training on the Pilates Reformer at Drakes Gym for over 6 months now, and the experience has been an absolute joy! My trainer has a deep knowledge of the equipment, and the best ways to my achieve my personal goals through using it. Plus she’s a lovely positive person.