Pilates at SWEAT Southsea

At SWEAT Southsea you can train effectively 1-1 in a private and comfortable environment, without any sign up or membership fees or join one of our group classes.


As well as being an APPI Pilates instructor, Lexie Cunningham is a highly qualified Sports Therapist, having completed her MSc degree in Sports Rehabilitation at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Lexie graduated in Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) from the University of Chichester and subsequently worked in clinic environments across Hampshire before joining the SWEAT Southsea team.

Lexie is also qualified through the APPI to deliver Ante and Post Natal Pilates.

Through my training and experience, I believe the best treatment is movement, which is why I recommend Pilates so much and why I decided to become a qualified instructor.
— Lexie

How will Pilates benefit me?


APPI Pilates is an advanced exercise methodology designed to improve your core strength (key in protecting the spine) and to remove imbalances within the body which may predispose you to injury. Pilates will help you improve posture, balance and flexibility.

Pilates is beneficial for everyone to improve muscular strength throughout the body. It is recommended for people with back pain as it helps to develop muscular strength in the back and abdominal region as well as improving spinal mobility, all of which are important to the treatment and prevention of back pain. It is also great for athletes to energise muscular slings and correct muscle firing patterns as well as helping with posture. 


Increased core strength, stability and peripheral mobility / Longer, leaner muscles / Balanced strength & flexibility / Improved balance, coordination & circulation / Improved posture / Increased circulation and relieved tension / Enhanced athletic performance / Heightened body awareness and mindfulness of movement / Low to no impact making it easy on your joints / Helps prevent injury and improve existing injuries / Suitable for everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes / Decrease in lower back and neck pain, as well as other general pains / Works the deeper, smaller muscles groups that can be missed in typical workouts or exercise classes / Complimentary to all other forms of workouts and rehab programmes / Modifications for all fitness levels and injuries


What is APPI Pilates?

APPI Pilates was designed by Physiotherapists Glen & Elisa Withers and specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to each exercise. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation and on pelvic stability forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum. The APPI use a 5 stage rehabilitation programme and 5 key principles to get you back to fitness and moving your best throughout every Pilates movement. The 5 stage model works as it allows the instructor to ensure the exercise and treatment modality used is appropriate for the client on each session. Once a client understands the connection of the brain to the essence of a movement, clients are progressed along the pathway at a speed that is relevant to them. The APPI method, with over 100 different Matwork movements then allows the client to move into a more advanced, fitness and wellness program that begins to shape and tone the body to achieve the results you want.


Who is Pilates good for?

  • Athletes looking to enhance their performance
  • Individuals recovering from injury
  • Anyone interested in increasing their core strength, flexibility and stability
  • Fitness fanatics that want to get to a higher level of fitness capacity
  • People of all ages and fitness levels
  • Individuals undertaking rehabilitation programmes
  • People interested in rebalancing their body and muscles from stressful lives or repetitive daily activities, such as sitting at a desk
  • Workout beginners that want a lower impact workout with big gains
  • Mums-to-be (but make sure you take pre-natal sessions/classes only!)

1-1 Private Pilates

1-1 Single sessions: £45 / Block of 5 1-1 sessions: £200

Semi Private (2 people): £50

Small Private Group (3-5 people): £19 per person (off-peak studio times only)

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