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Who We Are

I'm Charlotte  owner of Red Hot Pilates Margate.I qualified as a Pilates teacher in 2005  and a Personal Trainer in 2011, since then  I've taught in venues all over the UK, from village halls to high-end boutique studios, and abroad. I’ve taught people from the ages of six to 80,  create bespoke packages for your fitness needs, I’m qualified in Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates,  pre and post natal Pilate. Barre  I’m also a Personal trainer and certified flexibility coach.

My studio is a calm beautiful space so please get in touch if you’d like to get fit, healthy, and happy.

I have also worked with a Government initiative working with children from the age of 2 up to 18, I am also a qualified to train children, 

Class Timetable

All abilities welcome .

Book and pay online for classes,

Barre, pilates , stretching and mobility class Thursday 9.30-10.15am

 

Mat work Pilates Saturday 9.30-10.15am

 

1-2-1 Reformer Pilates, Bespoke personal training and Mat work Pilates get in touch to book your session 

Price plan

Thursday

Barre, pilates , stretching and mobility class Thursday 9.30--10.15 £15

Saturday

Mat work Pilates  9.30-10.15am £15

 

1-2-1 Reformer Pilates, Bespoke personal training and Mat work Pilates get in touch to book your session £40

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Charley is an amazing teacher, who was really welcoming and fun from my very first session. She pushes you out of your comfort zone without being scary like some other PTs can be, and she always plays banging tunes. I have been coming to her 1-2- 

1 consistently for a year now and I have seen a great improvement in my fitness levels and strength. I even have the beginnings of abs which was one of my goals.

Katie 

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Went into the London office today and saw someone who hasn’t seen me since November. Was saying how fit and happy I looked. I said thanks I owed it all to my Pilates teacher. Strong on the inside  

Jenni

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Aimie Jjago Impressed with my progress considering how inconsistent I’ve been! The only workout I consider to be fun… it’s like being a kid on the monkey bars again! Highly recommend giving reformer pilates a go and especially with @red.hot.pilates.margate_--

Aimie

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I can't stress enough how amazing my body feels week after week, being a massage therapist, it's helped my posture during treatments, the best feeling is when Charlotte helps and my stretch becomes deeper and I manage to stay in that position on its own, crazy what my body can do with some support
Sophia

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I just wanted to feedback that I totally loved and enjoyed your class. You create a really welcoming and relaxed vibe, which really helped. I moved down here, just before the first lockdown and I haven’t really had a chance to find my feet, and the only other class I had tried previously between lockdowns, I really didn’t feel at ease at all! So thank you for making me feel at home 🙏🏻
I will be back but over the next couple of weeks, I have a few different classes booked in for various things, so I can try a few things out and then get a regular routine of doing the things I love!
So I definitely will be back and will probably try a couple of your other classes, as soon as I get some time

Geraldine

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We have walked miles today and climbed very craggy high areas. My core loves me. I love you for making my core love me. I feel amazing such a achievement. 😘😘😘❤

Men do Pilates too

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Hen Parties

Other things I offer

I was asked if I could put on a class for a Hen Party who were down from London for the weekend, It was so much fun and they all really enjoyed themselves, so If you would like a fun, class and you're into fitness let me know

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Gifts for your friend and loved ones

2 or more can come along for a class, especially tailored to your needs

Grace gave Stacey a private session with me for Stacey's birthday. This picture melts my heart, it was so much fun, so that is always another option if you want to have fun, work out safely, and cheer each other on. They loved it so much that they booked back in! <3

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“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”

Joseph Pilates 

 Benefits of Pilates

Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop certain parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength, it trains the body as an integrated whole.

Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased the range of motion for the joints.

Attention to core support and full-body fitness, including the breath and the mind, provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere.1 It is also a reason that Pilates is popular in rehab settings, as well as with athletes who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do. ​

Long, lean muscles are the name of the game. In Pilates, you are not looking to build muscles for show. You are building toned muscles that work perfectly within the context of your body as a whole, and your individual functional fitness needs as you move through life.

One way Pilates creates long, strong muscles is by taking advantage of a type of muscle contraction called an eccentric contraction.

Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete, or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all.

With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

 

 

Pilates Creates Strength Without Bulk 

Long, lean muscles are the name of the game. In Pilates, you are not looking to build muscles for show. You are building toned muscles that work perfectly within the context of your body as a whole, and your individual functional fitness needs as you move through life.

One way Pilates creates long, strong muscles is by taking advantage of a type of muscle contraction called an eccentric contraction.

In Pilates, you work toward a safe increase in length and stretch of the muscles and range of motion within the joints.2 You won't find quite as much "pretzel logic" in Pilates (as you might in yoga), but having a body that can stretch and bend to meet the flow of life is a realistic goal.​

The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns.

When our core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. Our neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of our muscles and joints are free to do their jobs (but don't have to do more).

A nice side benefit is that core training promotes flat abs. Pilates can help you learn how to pull your abs in to get the most out of the exercises.

Good posture is a reflection of good alignment that is supported by a strong core. It is a position from which one can move freely.  with Pilates  fundamentals  

Pilates trains the body to express itself with strength and harmony.

People who practice Pilates often have excellent posture. It's also a reason 

Pilates Increases Energy 

It might seem like a paradox, but the more you exercise, the more energy you have. The more energized you are, the more you'll feel like doing your exercise routine (to a point, of course).

Pilates gets the breath and circulation moving, stimulates the spine and muscles, and floods the body with the good feelings one gets from exercising the whole body.

 

Joseph Pilates was adamant that Pilates (or "contrology" as he called it) was about "the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit."

This is a secret of Pilates exercise. When we practice each movement with our total attention, the body and mind unite to bring forth the most benefit possible from each exercise.

The Pilates principles — centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow — are key concepts that are used to integrate body and mind.​

Bespoke personal training

I do bespoke personal training tailored to a clients needs, using the fundamentals of Pilates. it's never a generic PT session, it's all about good technique and taking care of your body, I don't work on the basis "one size fits all" or the classic "no pain no gain" I train a lot a people with injuries and have been training  people of all ages since 2004, if you would like a safe space where no one is watching you and to build up your confidence with no judgment, get in touch to book a session

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