About us


Northants Pilates started in 1997 by Karen Grinter with the aim of bringing the best of Pilates to Northamptonshire.  21 years on Northants Pilates has an unrivalled reputation for excellent teachers and sound results throughout the county and Karen has brought together a wonderful and dedicated team of teachers who are all passionate about Pilates.

 Committed to ongoing professional development and constantly striving to better our knowledge  and further our education as teachers so that we can offer our clients a wealth of information, knowledge and experience that is unsurpassed in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties.


Body Control Pilates®


All the information about our classes, instructors are on this website.  You'll also find a few testimonials from local healthcare professionals and happy clients alike. All our teachers are Body Control Pilates® qualified or hold internationally recognised qualifications.  

If you can't find what you what..please contact me, I am happy to help. I look forward to meeting you in class.

Karen Grinter, Studio Director, Northants Pilates. 


What makes us unique?

We  had the first dedicated Pilates studio in the county; coupled with our commitment to excellence in teaching, we really do take your exercise sessions  seriously. Therefore we limit the number of clients in each class,  so we can plan each class around each individual. It’s the nearest we can get to personal training without the costs. 

Our sessions are hands on to ensure you work with correct alignment and posture at all times, so that you benefit from a deeper understanding of how your body moves and that you really do understand how to use the exercises that we give you. In time its like having an 'exercise tool box' you can use  to gain control of your fitness and know why and how to use it best and get the most out of each class, along with videos that you can access between classes giving you all the cues and reminders you get in our classes.  Check out Karen's blog on movement, it will really make you think about how you use and/or abuse your poor body. 

All our instructors are highly qualified in either Pilates mat work or Equipment or both. Most of our instructors are Body Control Pilates® trained or hold internationally recognised qualifications.


Back pain & Exercise referrals

We work closely with many local health professionals from surgeons to physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths who all refer their patients to us for safe exercise. Click here to see what they say about us.  

Read Karen's blog on back pain and the one about back pain myths too..you might find a few surprises!

Particularly important for those with back pain or following surgery when group exercise in a gym environment may not be suitable.  Our teachers are fully trained and some are qualified REPS Level 4 specialist instructors in Low Back  Pain.  

We really do understand the concerns you might  have about an exercise class when you have had back pain and we can show you how to exercise without risk.  Please contact me if you have any concerns about the suitable for Pilates for your specific needs. 

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Fit and Healthy and Need a Challenge?

We don’t just teach those needing rehab, though;  we work with local professional sports people such as the County Cricket players, rugby players and footballers as well as many of our regular clients who compete in triathlons or just like to run most days to stay fit and healthy and get away from the keyboard and out into the fresh air.

And for those of you who are accustomed to a more rigorous workout, did you know that Cirque Du Soleil performers all do Pilates with the equipment we use in our studio? Northants Pilates have over 30 classes each week held at our 4 venues in Northampton, Moulton and Rushden.  We work with a huge range of clients from super fit to rehab, from professional sports people to weekend warriors and most definitely those with back problems.