About PATS PILATES
PATS PILATES Studio was established in 2002. The PATS PILATES team are committed to achieving a welcoming and supportive environment for all clients. Our teaching standards are of the highest quality. Our Pilates classes are small so that we can provide individual help to achieve your goals. We have established a reputation for excellence which is recognised by the medical profession, physiotherapist, osteopaths and other health professionals.
Our Studio Mission Statement: To empower people to move with freedom.
Pilates Advanced Training School (PATS) is a dedicated training provider in Milton Keynes, which has established a reputation for providing high quality Level 3 Pilates Instructors. It is nationally and internationally recognised for providing the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates. For over 16 years PATS has successfully trained students from all over the world. For those who need to update their relevant knowledge and skills, PATS offers Pilates Equipment training, Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses and Pilates workshops throughout the year.
Pilates Advanced Training School is dedicated to continue the works of Joseph Pilates and use up to date research so that safe and effective practice will be taught to the students. Inspiration, motivation, continued professional development for all students are the goals for the Pilates Advanced Training School.
Our Pilates Studio
Our Pilates Studio overlooks the historical site of a Roman Villa and the verdant panorama of parkland. Many of our clients use the park enjoying the peaceful and natural surroundings. Plenty of safe and free parking is available adjacent to the Studio.
Our Studio caters for group Mat Pilates classes and has dedicated Pilates equipment for group or personal tuition.
The Studio equipment includes:
- Wunda Chair
- Incline Table
- High Table
- Arc Barrel
- Wobble Board
- Stability Foam Roll
- Stability Ball
- Free Weights
- A wide range of small equipment and fitness aids
Introducing our Pilates instructors:
PATS Pilates Founder & Course Director
Pat is the founder of PATS Pilates and the Course Director for the Pilates Advanced Training School.
Pat is a Pilates teacher, an accredited BWY Yoga teacher, registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 level (trained with Simon Low, The Yoga Academy), a Low Back Pain Specialist, Pre and Post Natal instructor, a consultant for Falls Prevention, Exercise Referral consultant for GPs and medical practitioners. She has been teaching for over 20 years attaining many qualifications. She actively continues her studies in both Pilates and Yoga attending many courses in her field.
At the age of 9 it was discovered that Pat had scoliosis (curvature of the spine). The Pilates exercise method was life changing for Pat, it helped her to realign her spine, improve posture, increase flexibility and strengthen abdominals and back muscles to support her spine.
Pat is inspired and motivated by one of Joseph Pilates quotes – ‘Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind, and spirit can ever be attained. Self-confidence follows.
Studio Manager & Principal Instructor
Emma is an inspirational, energetic and experienced fully qualified Pilates instructor, with a huge amount of teaching experience spanning more than 14 years. Emma enjoys teaching a wide variety of clients, in group and small group sessions and focusing on an individual’s specific goals in one to one sessions.
As well as teaching Emma is the manager at PATS PILATES, Emma loves the dual aspect of her role.
Emma’s journey so far: As a child Emma was a dedicated athlete and dancer, growing up in a family steeped in dance, fitness and Pilates Emma has always been interested in movement and exercise. Emma sustained an injury in her teens and was referred to Pilates where her interest and passion for the method started. As well as teaching a broad range of classes Emma specialises in teaching rehabilitation Pilates and is passionate about working with clients to focus on their goals and celebrating their success when they achieve the results they have worked hard for.
Senior Pilates Instructor
Pilates for me is a lifestyle change. I apply the Pilates Method and Pilates Principles to every movement of the day, this means if I'm am walking, running or jumping I'm maintaining my Pilates alignment whilst using the Pilates Principles (breathing, centering, control, concentration, precision, flowing movements) this helps to keep my body supple and strong.
During my training I explored the Pilates Principles and now apply them to lots of different exercises outside the Joseph Pilates 1-34 Pilates Classical exercises.
I use the Pilates Principles to re-enforce my alignment throughout the day. The Pilates Method helps to keep me strong and flexible, this is vital as I’m a free runner. As the owner of Paramount Parkour Academy, Milton Keynes I take great care in adding Pilates moves to enhance everyone’s performance.
My claim to fame was entering the ITV Ninja Warrior UK. Adding Pilates to my training helped me through the gauntlet.
What I embody I happily share with all those I teach.
I discovered Pilates in 2005 during rehabilitation following an accident, and have enjoyed the benefits of the Pilates method ever since. As well as helping me to regain physical strength, balance, flexibility and self confidence during rehabilitation, Pilates has also been instrumental in counterbalancing the physical and mental challenges associated with working in a corporate environment.
More recently, Pilates has been key in helping me to re-condition my body following the birth of my children. The benefits really are endless, and this is the reason that I recently decided to qualify as a Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor at Pilates Advanced Training School. I am very excited to be part of the incredible team at PATS PILATES and to share my knowledge and passion with anyone attending my classes!
I have been studying Pilates for over two years before deciding to qualify as a Mat instructor and help people improving their lives through this fantastic, powerful and effective method of movement.
Pilates is essential for my well-being journey and this is the motivation and the inspiration I try to pass onto my students.
I love training, learning and improving my Pilates teaching and practicing skills. Teaching Pilates is a constant, two way learning opportunity with the people in front of me: it's a moment out of their daily crazy life to focus on their own bodies - all bodies, regardless of shape,size or fitness level. Pilates is a journey for everyone and we all start somewhere!
I truly believe that people can inspire each other and take out the best part of themselves. It worked for me and I hope I can inspire people around me in the same way.
I am positive, enthusiastic, curious and this always takes me to try and experiment different activities (my last passion is everything aerial but it will be a long way before you will see me hanging from a silk!), disciplines and workouts where my body and my mind are challenged and strengthened.
My love for Pilates began all thanks to my Grandma who first took me to my first class. After my first couple of sessions I was hooked. I attended regular classes every week but wanted to learn more.
Working in offices at a desk job my whole life and never feeling content or satisfied with my career path I decided to give it all up and train as a Pilates Teacher. This was the best decision I ever made, I've never looked back since.
I completed my Teacher Training at PATS and I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful team.
It is a joy to teach and share my knowledge with others. I love meeting new people and working with different bodies. I am continuing to learn and develop my skills at every opportunity.
I hope with my teaching to be able to make a difference in the wellbeing of those individuals of whom I am privileged enough to work with.
Hi, I'm Gurveen Bamrah
My Pilates journey started as a client at PATS PILATES, I instantly wanted to learn more about the Pilates methodology. Emma looked at my posture and instantly knew which side of my shoe was worn more...... I was awestruck...... How did she just know that? I had to learn this skill and more importantly correct my posture.
I started attending classes and finally embarked on completing the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates instructor course at Pilates Advanced Training School.
I am now part of the incredible team at PATS and I not only look forward to meeting and teaching you but also learning from you and your divine body.
Having grown up in Kenya and being exposed to the great outdoors I have successfully climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and Mt Longonot. Most recently was a trek up the Ben Nevis in Scotland.
With Pilates I am sure I will build upon my strength and flexibility and hopefully be able to conquer greater heights.
Hakuna Matata 😀
I have been coming to PATS PILATES for nearly 16 years now. I got to know Pat through my work as a Hairdresser and she demonstrated how to adopt a better posture when both working and walking around.
From my very first lesson I was interested in learning how to relax whilst also feeling like I had a great workout as well.
I love my job as a Hairdresser but it’s not something I want to do forever, standing for hours all day long, I wanted something else to fall back on and Pilates is the one thing I really enjoy and feel passionately about.
It was not easy doing the theory as I’m Dyslexic and haven’t done anything like this since leaving school and training to be a Hairdresser 20 years ago but with the help and support I received from PATS team I did it.
I learnt so much with the theory and found it really fascinating to learn how the body works as a whole unit. I loved every minute of the practical side of the training and I feel really lucky to have PATS team by my side as they have set me on a path which I feel very excited about.
Pilates is an amazing exercise that has helped myself and many others out and I get a real buzz when my clients give me feedback and tell me they had a great workout and feel better and more relaxed.
Now that I have completed my level 3 in Mat Pilates I will be doing many other courses with PATS and continue to develop my new career as a qualified Pilates instructor. I am very excited to be working at PATS PILATES and look forward to meeting you soon.
I am passionate about Pilates which I have been practising almost every day for many years and teaching since I qualified as an instructor in 2015. Health and fitness have always been really important to me and a big part of my life. I worked for many years in healthcare as a dietitian and continued to do so whilst building up my Pilates teaching practice, which I eventually decided to put all my energies into, and I have never looked back. Pilates has, for me, enhanced my quality of life and evolved as an ongoing holistic journey of learning and self-development – both for myself and to be shared. I love to teach and my aim is to inspire and motivate others to benefit their overall wellbeing, taking care to be mindful that each and every one of us is different with regard to levels of ability, flexibility, strength and mobility, so that at the end of a class clients have a sense of feeling energised, yet calm and relaxed in mind and body.
Jessica has now been teaching Pilates for around four years after training here at PATS PILATES and also teaching at PATS PILATES at the start of her Pilates career. Even though she has only taught for four years she has had Pilates in her life for much longer as a professional dancer and through her dance training. Jess loves to work with different types of bodies and finds Pilates the perfect way to access movement for all different kinds of bodies! Since becoming a Pilates instructor Jess has mostly worked with dancers, marrying two of her passions together, but could also be found in a London reformer studio. Most recently Jess has had some time on maternity with her little boy and is ever grateful for her Pilates technique as he is a bit of a chunk to carry! Jess is THRILLED to be part of the PATS PILATES team and can't wait to get stuck in!
My interest in fitness and dance started early in life and lead me to become a qualified PE and Dance teacher. Whilst teaching in secondary schools I specialised in teaching dance and gymnastic. Joseph Pilates himself devised his repertoire of classical exercises whilst working with injured dances.
Moving away from the fitness industry and having to experience a desk job was the reason I sought the help of Pilates. Working on computers and sitting for a long period each day can lead to lower back pain and poor posture. Pilates exercises I found quickly realigned my spine and improved my posture. I love teaching Pilates so I can help people achieve this too.
I understand how the principles of Pilates (breathing, centring, control, concentration, precision, and flowing movements, isolation and routine) can assist me and my clients in improving their form in their other sporting activities, hobbies and day to chores. Indeed, it is a powerful disciple in helping to prevent injury as well assisting with rehabilitation.
Pilates is a great way for people of ages and backgrounds to improve their fitness, spine health, plus lower their stress levels and improve mental well-being.
My introduction to Pilates came over a decade ago when I discovered that I have Scoliosis, from that I began regular Pilates sessions in order to reduce my discomfort and to understand the alignment of my body better. Over the years I've benefited from the endless rewards that come with practising Pilates. Ensuring I have a healthy and flexible spine is an ongoing goal for my practise.
I’m so enthusiastic about Pilates, I love to practise and learn about it, hence why I decided to become a teacher and gaining my teaching qualifications from PATS. The thorough education I received at PATS ensured I learnt the full Classical mat repertoire of exercises, and also allowed me to gain the knowledge to adapt and modify the exercises for all types of clients.
My goal as a teacher is to share with my clients how Pilates can be beneficial to their body, mind and health. Pilates can be for everyone and I believe in creating welcoming, inclusive and positive experiences for each of my clients. The health and safety of each client is paramount, and I ensure I offer the support and guidance required to provide this, as well as helping them reach their goals. Through my teaching I enjoy sharing the foundational knowledge and key principles of Joseph Pilates work and I'm looking forward to sharing this with the clients at PATS PILATES.