My name is Charlotte Witheford. I am a foodie and strongly believe life is not worth living without good food! I also LOVE Pilates because it is a delicious form of movement which is accessible and complementary to absolutely everyone. Much like the ultimate condiment!
My first taste of Pilates was thanks to my mother who was a Physio. But it wasn't until my late 20’s when my body started to crave something to counteract neck and shoulder niggles as a result of my desk job as a Landscape Architect. On the back of some advice from a physio I sought out a local Pilates class in Cambridge in the UK and became addicted! After experiencing the functional benefits of Pilates for many years, including through both of my pregnancies, I pursued a career change to share the benefits of Pilates with others.
My professional Pilates journey began with Polestar in London where I embarked on my Mat training. This left me hungry for more, so I completed the Polestar Studio Equipment course, as well as specialist pre and postnatal training.
I opened the Pilates Recipe Studio in 2017. The Studio is a beautiful and well equipped space with a Reformer, Trapeze table, Pilates Chair, Spine corrector and a vast variety of small props to challenge and facilitate movement. Within this space I work with people of all ages and abilities privately, and in very small groups, to ensure you get the most out of your Pilates session.
We are all different and come with our own ingredients in the form of knowledge, experience, anatomical beauty, injuries and ambition. The Pilates Recipe seeks to complement your ingredients to create positive, delicious and intelligent movement patterns for you. I’d love to help you discover efficiency of movement to support your own physical activities and ultimately improve your experience of life. I work with a range of health professionals to ensure a collaborative approach to your health and well being, so please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information on getting started.
what is pilates
Pilates is a mindful form of movement which seeks to create a structure to optimise strength, flexibility and mobility of the body within a low impact environment.
No matter what your movement aspirations are, Pilates is the perfect complementary form of exercise to support the body for everyday life. Whether you are starting exercise for the first time, have a specific medical issue, are rehabilitating after injury, are already a seasoned fitness expert, or just want to keep your body moving, you will see and feel the benefit from Pilates.
Pilates is taught on equipment specifically designed for Pilates, as well as on the Mat. Within the Pilates Recipe Studio you will find a reformer, Trapeze Table, and Pilates Chair, along with a variety of small props to both facilitate and challenge movement. There are hundreds of movements possible and the equipment is designed to be accessible for all.
Discover the delicious way to move in the Pilates Recipe Studio. You will look, feel and move better than you ever have before. Not only will your posture, core strength, muscle tone and flexibility improve, so too will your mind as you become more aware of our body while you release unwanted stress, aches and pains. You will walk taller and feel wonderful from the inside out, so much so it can become addictive - be warned!
Joseph Pilates said "In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you'll be on your way to having a whole new body."
Pilates is much like the ultimate condiment to complement everyone no matter how you choose to challenge your body. Whether you are an elite athlete, stay at home mum, have a physical job, a desk job, are recovering from injury, or just want to keep your body moving, Pilates provides you with the intelligence to use your body as efficiently as possible. From there, comes ease and enjoyment of movement.
The trick is FORM. If you are going to do something, there is absolutely no point doing it poorly. Everyone who comes to the Pilates Recipe Studio starts with an Introductory Private Session. After all, YOU are the most important ingredient in the Pilates Recipe and come with your own anatomical beauty, learning style and ambitions. With private tuition, super small classes and the support of a highly trained instructor, you can be sure you are doing it properly.
I want you experience positive, delicious and intelligent movement which ultimately improves your experience of life. So if you are after a bespoke Pilates experience, and want to do it properly, Pilates Recipe is for you.