Welcome to Bodywise Pilates and Reflexology

"If at 30 you are stiff and out of shape you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong you are young"   Joseph Pilates

Why choose pilates with Bodywise Derby?

Do you want to feel long term health/ movement benefits? , for example : to feel stronger, more flexible, move more easily with fewer niggles or injuries or less tension, calmer in mind?.

DO you want to exercise  in a supportive environment, with experienced, well qualified teachers?.

  • We have a substantial amount of clinical experience to support our pilates teaching.
  • We will do out best to consider your individual needs within a class environment.
  • We love what we do and are passionate about the benefits of movement ,pilates and a calm and focused mind .

Bodywise Derby was started by Lesley Moran in 2007. Serena Taylor joined the team in January 2017 and has started teaching Pilates matwork at Littleover Methodist Church on Tuesday evenings.

Bodywise Derby - Lesley is a qualified Occupational Therapist and has a wide range of clinical experience, knowledge and skills to support her Pilates and Reflexology practise. Trained with the Pilates Foundation and the Association of Reflexologists, she follows a professional code of conduct, is fully insured and committed to continued professional development. Lesley is a qualified first aider, trained by St Johns Ambulance and has an up to date DBS check.

Bodywise Derby - Serena is a qualified Physiotherapist who has been working in the NHS for over 20 years. Trained with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, she is fully insured and committed to professional development. Serena is a qualified first aider, trained by St Johns Ambulance and has an up to DBS check.

Beginners Pilates - How to get started with Bodywise Derby

Prior to joining a class you will need to do one of the following:

1. A beginners workshop - we run 3 or 4 workshops a year on a Saturday morning 10 am until 12.30


2. Have a one to one session with either Serena or Lesley

This really is to enable clients to get the best out of Pilates by learning the fundamental principles : what the core muscles are and how to start using them effectively during a class. This also enables us to assess you properly and consider any injuries, postural, post natal issues you may have.

This may seem long winded but really does make a massive difference to maximise the benefits of the method safely.

Pilates Matwork Classes with Bodywise Derby 

Pilates matwork classes are beneficial for all levels of fitness and are a great way to strengthen your body and de-stress.

Classes run during school term times and payment is per half term block usually of 6 or 7 weeks. This  is £8 per class or £7.50 per class if payment is made by direct debit or bank transfer.

One to one Pilates sessions are more specific to your individual aims and rehabilitation needs.


Pilates For Womens Health with Bodywise Derby
Diamond Pilates
1 in 3 women have a problem with their pelvic floor at some point in their lives.This can be during pregnancy, following the birth or later in life  following surgery and/ or the menopause.
Lesley Moran has completed her Diamond Pilates training which has enhanced her knowledge of pelvic floor conditions and how pilates can support recovery. She has also developed links with local specialist Physiotherapists to support women further.
Pre and post natal pilates is offered through appointments on a one to one basis. This is to ensure that the exercises can be made specific to you and your needs and wishes and will consider muscle strength holistically with pelvic floor function.
  • Pre natal Pilates can help you to safely adapt to the physical and postural changes experienced during pregnancy and helps you prepare for your birth.
  • Post natal Pilates considers the type of birth you have had, your level of recovery and will focus upon safely returning your body to its pre pregnancy state. 
Reflexology and Maternity Reflexology
Reflexology is a natural and holistic way to promote a general sense of well being and relaxation.
  • During pregnancy, maternity reflexology can be deeply relaxing supporting you with the physical and emotional changes in preparation for your birth.
  • Gift tokens for reflexology with Bodywise Derby are available.

Pilates Class Timetable

Bodywise Derby





Tuesday evening​ with Serena

Littleover Methodist Church

7pm until 8pm

​8pm until 9pm

Wednesday evening with Lesley
Littleover Methodist Church

6- 7pm,7-8 pm and 8-9 pm intermediate level

Friday mornings
Littleover Methodist Church
9.30, 10.30 and 11.30 intermediate level

2pm - 3pm

Pre booking essential

For Full Timetable Click here