Loving Pilates


Classical Pilates With Rikke

Rikke hails from Copenhagen, Denmark and came to study here in 1997.  Many years and three children later, she’s still here.

Rikke has a unique insight into the rehabilitative powers of Yoga and Pilates. Having practiced for general fitness through her twenties, Rikke came to employ these disciplines when in the 34th week of her first pregnancy she suffered a stroke that paralysed her along her left side. It was during her recuperation that Rikke was moved to gain a better understanding of the body’s mechanics which set her on the path to ultimately becoming a Pilates instructor. She went on to make a full recovery and enjoy two subsequent event-free pregnancies.

Rikke’s knowledge combined with her patience and infectious passion for Pilates makes her a highly sought after instructor. Whether teaching a class or private session, Rikke is renowned for her cheerful outlook and inspiring attitude. When it comes to Pilates she enjoys nothing more than seeing her clients build strength they never believed possible.

Ever driven to learn more about Pilates, Rikke further studied under Kirk James Smith, and are now a third generation Comprehensive Pilates teacher she also continues to attend workshops for Instructors and her first-hand experience of the vital importance of women’s health in pregnancy motivated her to study pre- and postnatal Pilates.

Having taught her own classes and Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates with the Yoga rooms it only felt natural to open up her own studio on 10 Gawsworth Avenue.