Whether you have back pain or neck discomfort or have recently had a medical diagnosis or an injury of some sort, then taking 1:1 private pilates sessions will be where you need to start.

At Dorset Pilates, we offer rehabilitative sessions whereby we are equipped to assess you and will design a programme specifically for you to try and help you alleviate any pain you are feeling.


I cannot recommend Shannon enough for anyone wishing to start or continue their Pilates practice. Over several terms I have taken classes with Shannon and some of the other instructors. All teachers are professional and friendly throughout and classes have a personal feel. The instructors consistently get to know and remember their clients, their strengths and areas for improvement. I really appreciate the close attention paid to correcting postures and the explanation of how and why changes will benefit you. The hour long classes fly by and I wish I had time for more than one a week! I leave each Thursday feeling calm, strong and six inches taller!

Philippa K

I was having very painful back problems and decided that I would give Pilates a try to see if I could somehow manage my pain and mobility issues without having to resort to spinal surgery! I started out with a beginners’ mat class and the exercises I did quite literally kept me going – I’d walk into class all bent out of shape and walk out as tall as can be. Shannon is caring and takes time to make sure that you’re OK with the exercises you are doing and only encourages you to do what you can do within the limits of your own body. 

Nick R