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Exclusive Pilates, Fitness & Yoga Studio in Menston, West Yorkshire

About Us

We are an Award Winning Centre of Excellence based in the heart of the village of Menston within the Kirklands Centre,which dates back to Victorian time

With over 40 years of teaching experience, The Studio offers you a wide range of specialist, safe and effective exercise sessions including small classes, small group personal training, one-to-one sessions as well as personally tailored fitness and Pilates programmes which are all designed to enhance your fitness and wellbeing.  Our specialist practitioners can offer general fitness and Pilates as well as rehabilitation programmes for back backs, and therapy for hip and knee replacements.  Furthermore, we work hand in hand with physiotherapists to ensure the exercises you are given are tailored to you and your needsA very personal service is offered to all our clients by our exceptional teachers.


Why Choose Us?

  • Full screening and consultation prior to starting exercise regarding you health, well-being, injury and expectations.

  • Classes with 12 or fewer participants allowing for more personal & individual attention.

  • Classes for a wide variety of abilities that incorporate individual teaching, correction & adaptations, designed to challenge & achieve your expectations.

  • Classes for clients who want nutritional advice combined with exercise.

  • Exceptional & exclusive customer care at each stage of your visit.

Unique, small & friendly

Specialist in back care

Working with physiotherapists

Specialist in pregnancy

Christine North-Minchella

(BSc (hons), Pilates and

Fitness Practioner

Christine has over 40

years experience in the

health and fitness industry

and has been

fundamental in developing

exercise programmes throughout the UK and abroad. Her passion and dedication to teaching coupled with her sense of humour have led to her being a much sought after teacher.

She was awarded Centre of Excellence Status by the YMCA in 2000 and has continued to uphold this status since that date.  She is also a tutor, assessor and lecturer.


Our Tutors

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Julie Raynolds

(Pilates Practitioner)

Julie has over 30 years’

experience within the fitness

industry and at present works as

a freelance Pilates and

rehabilitation instructor

working in the private health

clubs and assisting physiotherapists. She also runs her own successful private classes.

Her years of teaching have been varied from teaching gym based personal training and rehabilitation Pilates, all of which she has qualified to a high standard with Professional Fitness & Education.


Rebecca North

(Pilates Practitioner)

Becky works within the

NHS as a Anaesthetic

Practitioner as well as

working here at The Studio,

as a Fitness and Pilates

Teacher.  She has worked for

us for many years and is qualified

in all areas of Clinical Pilates.  Becky is our Mummy Fit Pilates teacher and loves supporting mums in a post and ante natal capacity.  Becky is highly motivated and keeps up with the latest research and attends workshops regularly.  she also a Tutor and Assessor for Professional Fitness and Education, Modern Pilates and YMCA.

Jill Stewart

(Pilates & Yoga Practitioner)

Jill has worked in the Health and

Fitness Industry for over 25 years,

both in Leeds and overseas,

having spent 5 years working in

New Zealand and Australia.

She began by taking a gym

instructor qualification, and has continuously developed her knowledge through a number of different disciplines in fitness including Pilates. She gained a BSc Hons in Sport and Leisure Management. Jill also recently been works in Community Based Health programmes in the NHS in Leeds.

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Anne Pickles

(Pilates Practitioner)

Anne works part time as a

dental surgeon and

developed her passion for

Pilates, from personal

experience due to work related postural problems. Having taught dentistry at the university she has transferred these skills for ongoing education to her role as a Pilates practitioner, combined with her personal enthusiasm for exercise in any form .

Having taught freelance private classes and in health clubs , Anne really enjoys the small class experience in her work at The Studio.


Steve Kelly

(Personal Fitness Consultant)

Steve is as enthusiastic about

getting people active, as he is

about being active himself.  A

keen Triathlete, he puts people

through their paces in a class

environment or on a one-to-one

basis in our gym. Steve works with people of all ages and abilities to help them achieve their goals, be it weight loss, better health, or even running a marathon. He makes activities varied and fun, but also challenging to achieve personal goals. Having been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years, Steve is highly motivated, keeping up with the latest research and regularly attends courses and workshops.

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Alison Spencer

(Pilates Practitioner)

Alison was referred to Pilates

classes through Physio and

enjoyed it so much she

decided to train to become

a Pilates teachers.  She

undertook the YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates so she could gain a better understanding of how she could help herself and others by improving posture and muscle strength.


She is passionate about her teaching and loves helping people within her classes.  She recently completed a course in teaching Pilates during Pregnancy.  Alison has a warm, friendly and attentive approach to teaching


Louise Timothy

(Yoga Practitioners)

Louise has practiced yoga for over

10 years, and knows first-hand the

impact it can have in dealing with

a sedentary lifestyle and stress.

Louise worked full-time in a

corporate job, so she completely

understands the pressure of

juggling many responsibilities at

home and work. Her passion for

yoga has grown and encompassed many styles of yoga, and she is qualified to teach hatha, aerial, pregnancy and restorative yoga. Her restorative classes work on slowing down the nervous system of the body, the opposite of the ‘fight or flight’ response, to deal with the stress and pressure of modern life. Her flow classes combine hatha and vinyasa styles to create a gentle style of yoga that gets you moving in a way that feels comfortable.


Sarah Reddyoff

(Pilates Practitioner)

Sarah comes to us as a part

time Pilates Teacher as she

also runs her own Pilates

classes 'Redds Pilates and

Fitness' based in Ilkley.

Sarah runs the 'Mummy Pilates' class on Wednesday here at The Studio.

"For me exercise is my passion.  I found Pilates after an injury and quickly fell in love with it. I noticed the benefits to both my physical health and overall wellbeing almost instantly.  A keen hockey player and skier, I loves how Pilates equips me with the core strength and flexibility to enhance my many sporting interests as well as provide a low impact way of exercising the whole body."

In her classes Sarah aims to provide a great workout that leaves you feeling toned, whilst feeling well stretched and relaxed.

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