Welcome! I’m Laura, a physiotherapist & certified Pilates instructor based in Norfolk. I am passionate about helping people to reap the benefits of movement, at any age and stage of life.

I have been practising physiotherapy since 2005 and teaching Pilates classes since 2007. I trained in Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and through which I hold a Pilates for Women’s Health certification. I also work as an outpatient physiotherapist, with a special interest in pelvic health and menopause.

Pilates has been fundamental during my pregnancies; in preparing my body for the birth of my eldest in 2019 and my twins in 2021; and to the restoration of the core and pelvic floor function in my post-natal body. I continue to find Pilates beneficial in the management of my scoliosis, pelvic organ prolapse and perimenopause.

I am member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), and an affiliate member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP).

I reside in Norfolk with my husband and three children. Outside of my clinic and studio, I enjoy running, swimming, meditating and dog walks with my family.


Mindfully stretch, strengthen and balance your body

I teach matwork Pilates which takes place on a mat and consists of precise, controlled, flowing movements with breathwork. It is named after Joseph Pilates, who developed this body conditioning exercise for “…the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease’”. (Joseph Pilates)

My classes accommodate up to 10 attendees. These friendly, supportive classes are varied and progressive. They include the use of small equipment (such as balance pads, resistance bands, weighted balls & foam rollers) and regular technique checks.

Being a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, I use sound knowledge and understanding of the (patho)physiology and (patho)mechanics of the body to ensure that attendees are exercising to suit and benefit their individual body. I welcome those with osteopenia and osteoporosis in my classes, to exercise with confidence and reap the benefits of Pilates with tailored participation. Pilates can form a valuable part of the lifestyle management of perimenopause and menopause.

“Change happens through movement and movement heals” (Joseph Pilates)

The classes are made up of a standing start- optimising alignment and tuning into the breath & pelvic floor as well as challenging one’s balance, nourishing bone health and strengthening the body in functional positions. This is followed by exercises on the mat in various positions, with a focus on correct set up for effective form.  Classes close with a gentle warm down and mindfulness-based meditation. Attendees are provided with access to a recording of the class each week, for more mat time at their leisure.

It is recommended that adults perform at least 2 strength sessions per week and older adults work on balance twice per week (UK CMO, 2020).

Some kind words about my classes can be found on the ‘Reviews’ page and here are details about my current class schedule…..

Tuesday am in Hempnall, South Norfolk
  • 9-10am Mixed level
  • 10:10-11:10 Mixed level

These classes are £12.50 each (includes the class recording) and payment is made in monthly blocks.

Tuesday pm in Postwick, East Norfolk
  • 13:10-14:10 Beginner-Improver
  • 14:20-15:20 Intermediate- Advanced

These classes are £12.50 each (includes the class recording) and payment is made in monthly blocks.

©Laura Baynes 2010-2024