Welcome to Beth Howes Pilates. Beth teaches true to the original teachings, commitment and method developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. Pilates is an exercise method (originally known as Contrology) with 6 principles; control, concentration, centring, flow, breath and precision. It leaves you with the amazing feeling of mental and physical well-being, developing the whole body. Whether it’s improving your well-being, recovery from an injury or as a stress relief, Pilates is for you.
Beth Howes Pilates originally started in January 2018, where Beth was teaching at the Pembrokeshire Pilates studio and running her own classes around Pembrokeshire. In December 2018, Beth opened her classical studio in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, where she offers private one to ones, duets and group classes. The studio is well equipped with classical apparatus from Pilates Design. Since being in lockdown and the studio being forced to close, Beth has been teaching one to ones and classes online, and will continue this as a service now that the studio has reopened.
Owner and Teacher
At the age of 16, Beth discovered Pilates, seeking a way to improve joint problems, exacerbated by her love of ballet and sport. Pilates helped Beth to strengthen and support her joints, which then led to her training and certification. She still enjoys playing sport including hockey and cricket for local clubs.
Beth is certified in Authentic Pilates. She has completed an 18 month training programme with The New York Pilates Studio which consisted of over 600 hours observing, teaching and self practice. Throughout this period Beth had assistance and help from Pembrokeshire Pilates and Classical Pilates UK. Beth continues to attend workshops with well known instructors to continues and improve her pilates knowledge - "you never stop learning".
Things that haven't changed
Enjoyable lessons learning the method of Pilates.
Benefits of using classical pilates apparatus.
Interaction with your teacher.
Complete focus on you.
What is different?
All apparatus has been repositioned to allow for teaching at a minimum of 2 metres away.
No "hands on" teaching.
Strict arrival and departure times.
Increased frequency and intensity of studio cleaning regime.
Beth is wearing a mask and has a shield available at all times.
Both teacher and student are required to wear gloves at all times during studio lessons.
Duets are only available for students from the same household or bubble.
All windows and doors are open at all times during lessons to ensure good airflow.
Students clean the apparatus with soap and water after their lessons .
Once the student(s) has left, Beth cleans and sanitises all apparatus and contact points e.g. door handles.
On site toilet is sanitised after each use (students are encouraged to use toilet facilities at home prior to arrival).
Floors are mopped at the end of each day.
The full cleaning schedule is on display in the studio.