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?

Bodywise Pilates Derby

We have a substantial amount of clinical experience, skills and knowledge 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 Pilates Derby was started by Occupational Therapist Lesley Moran in 2007. Serena Taylor , a Physiotherapist, joined the team in January 2017 and teaches Pilates classes at Littleover Methodist Church on Tuesday evenings.

Lesley and Serena follow a professional code of conduct, are fully insured and committed to continued professional development. They regularly attend courses to keep up to date and fresh in their teaching, so that you can both feel the benefits and enjoy the classes.

They are both qualified first aiders, trained by St Johns Ambulance and have an up to date DBS check.

Lesley Moran

Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist (OT) with a first class honours degree in 1995, Lesley worked in rehabilitation settings for the NHS for many years, with clients with a wide range of diagnoses both individually and in groups. Lesley has specialist skills in Neurological Occupational Therapy; working with people who have MS, Parkinsons , a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Lesley qualified as a Reflexologist in 2003 and gained a post graduate certificate of competency in Maternity Reflexology with Suzanne Enzer a midwife and internationally recognised specialist in this field. Following this, she successfully completed her Pilates Matwork training and post graduate pre and post natal qualification with the Pilates Foundation Master Trainer Rachel Rafiefar.

Lesley has also completed additional Pilates training in ;

  • Spine Safe Pilates with Cherry Baker and Tracey Gjertson (womens health Physiotherapist.)
  • Diamond Pilates for pelvic health with Cherry Baker and Tracey Gjertson
  • Mammas Pilates with Rachel Rafiefar and update 2018
  • 2020 Diastasis Rectus Abdominis , The post partum core rehab with Munira Hudani Womens Health Physiotherapist. The Incore Method.
  • APPI July 2021 Neurological  Pilates; Pilates for clients with a neurological condition.
  • Pilates Therapy - currently working toward this exciting qualification to link rehabilitation skills and pilates in a 121 session.

Lesley is also interested in and has done several workshops in the Feldenkrais Method and the Franklin Method


Serena Taylor

Serena is a qualified Physiotherapist and completed her Pilates training with the APPI.