Welcome to my website! 

Hi, I’m Cara Tatterton and I’m passionate about Pilates!  In fact, I enjoy it so much that I trained as a Pilates Instructor, so I can help you enjoy the benefits too.

I teach individual, one to one Pilates sessions and group classes in and around Loughborough and Shepshed.  Both mat-work and reformer classes are available.  I also run Pilates for Pelvic Floor Health Workshops several times a year.

However you choose to work with me, my aim is for you to feel better about yourself after your class or session than when you came in.  Don’t worry if you’ve never done Pilates before. My classes are for all abilities, so you don’t need any experience – everyone is welcome!

Latest Class News……..all classes are running as scheduled this week.


What is Pilates?

It’s a physical fitness system developed in the early twentieth century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named.  Pilates aims to improve core strength and torso stability, following the six principles of centring, control, flow, breath, precision and concentration.

Who is Pilates for?

Pilates exercises are suitable for ages 18 to 80, and for all abilities and fitness levels.  People from all walks of life and all over the world enjoy Pilates – from performance athletes to those who simply love to move! 

Alternatively, you might choose to attend a class or book 1-2-1 sessions because a health professional has advised you to.  GPs, physiotherapists, chiropractors or osteopaths often recommend Pilates because the gentle exercises offer so many benefits.

How might you benefit from Pilates?

My aim is to help you:

  • Move more freely
  • Improve your core strength, posture, mobility and flexibility
  • Enhance your sense of mind-body awareness and connection
  • Reduce any back or joint aches and pains you’re experiencing

Who will teach you?

You’ll be taught by me!  I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates. This is a nationally recognised qualification for mat-based Pilates teaching.  I’ve been practising Pilates myself since 2004 and decided to train as a teacher in 2016 – it really is my passion!

Mat-work Pilates classes

As the name suggests, mat-work Pilates is done on an exercise or yoga mat.  You’ll carry out a series of precise and flowing exercises and body movements, whilst controlling your breathing patterns.  The main aims are to improve your core body strength, flexibility and balance.

I teach small group mat-work classes in Shepshed and villages around Loughborough (Osgathorpe, Hathern and Long Whatton).  The average class size is generally around 12 people.  Unless a class is described as for beginners, they’re suitable for mixed ability levels.  Please contact me if you have any questions about my mat-work classes, the exercises you’ll be doing or how you can expect to benefit.

I have suffered with back problems and sciatica for many years – Pilates has really helped to “loosen me up” and I am no longer in constant pain.

Cara’s class is small, friendly and great fun.  Pilates is taught for all levels of ability and there is no pressure whatsoever to do more than your body is capable of, although there is the opportunity to challenge yourself if you want to and are able.


Regular matwork classes at a glance

Monday 9.30 – 10.30am and 10.45 – 11.45am Harley Hall, Osgathorpe

Tuesday 11.15am – 12.15pm  and 12.15pm – 1.15pm St Botolphs Church Hall, Shepshed

Tuesday 2.00 – 3.00pm Hathern Village Hall

Wednesday 9.30 – 10.30am The Friendship Centre, Long Whatton

Friday 9.15 – 10.15am and 10.30 – 11.30am Hathern Village Hall

Reformer classes

With reformer Pilates, you’ll enjoy all the advantages of mat-work Pilates with the added benefits of using the reformer (pictured) to further strengthen, tone and sculpt your core muscles.  Reformer Pilates can be a challenge, but it’s also extremely rewarding!

I teach small group reformer Pilates classes at the ‘Pilates in Loughborough Studio’. These are run in association with Jane Thomas Pilates.  There’s a maximum class size of 4 people, so everyone receives plenty of personal coaching and tuition.  Please contact me if you’d like more information about my reformer Pilates classes.

Having participated in matwork Pilates classes for some time I was looking for a new challenge and decided to try Cara’s Reformer Pilates class. The classes are limited to just four participants, which allows Cara to give personal attention to everybody and to adapt the exercises to each individual’s level of fitness and ability.

After just a few classes on the reformer, I feel much more confident and am already starting to feel the benefits. The classes are thoroughly enjoyable and the hour just flies by!

Reformer Pilates is quite different from, but complementary to, matwork Pilates. If you want to really build your core strength in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment then I highly commend Reformer Pilates classes to you.


One to one sessions

Some people prefer a one-to-one approach to a group class and that’s just fine!  My individual sessions are especially suitable if you’re looking for a highly-personalised approach – perhaps if you’re returning to exercise after an injury or want to achieve a specific movement goal. 

As you’d expect, my one-to-one sessions are designed around your requirements.  I can offer a combination of mat-work and reformer Pilates, plus the use of other equipment as appropriate for your personal needs to help you achieve your aims.  Please get in touch to find out more about my individual Pilates sessions and discuss your requirements.

Pilates for Pelvic Floor Health Workshop

Several times a year, I run a workshop aimed at helping people experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction.  There are many reasons that people may experience problems with their pelvic floor including the ageing process, childbirth, lifestyle, injury or illness.  Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to issues such as stress incontinence (weeing when you cough and sneeze) and urge incontinence (the sudden and very intense need to wee and being unable to delay going to the toilet).  Pilates can help you control and improve these problems.

My workshops are designed to help you first connect with, and then start to strengthen and train, your all-important pelvic floor muscles.  You’ll attend a short course of weekly classes and work through a series of gentle Pilates exercises that specifically target these muscles.  Please contact me to find out when my next workshop will take place.

“With pelvic floor issues and a family history, I dread what the future holds, but tend to hide behind the fact that I’m currently managing.  I didn’t expect to be much good at the workshop or be comfortable, let alone enjoy it.  Cara has such a lovely personality she is easy to talk to and to warm to.  I felt encouraged and supported throughout and was able to make great progress.”



Contact Me

For more information on any of my classes, or to book a one-to-one Pilates consultation, please contact me today.  You can call me on 07921 040 707, email cara@caratattertonpilates.co.uk or fill in the quick enquiry form below.