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 , a Physiotherapist, joined the team in January 2017 and has started teaching Pilates matwork at Littleover Methodist Church on Tuesday evenings.

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.

Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist (OT) with a first class honours degree in 1995, she has worked in rehabilitation settings for the NHS for many years, with clients with a wide range of diagnoses both individually and in groups.

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 had completed additional training in Spine safe Pilates and Diamond Pilates which enhances her knowledge specifically for women and pelvic health.She is committed to continued professional development to keep her skills up to date and to ensure classes are varied and interesting for clients.