Our Staff

With over 10 years of experience our team want to bring our passion and love of Pilates and Injury Managment to our clientele. 

Alexandra Brookes - Studio Owner

After receiving diplomas in sports development and fitness and massage therapy, I went on to carry out my degree in Sports Rehabilitation and am now a fully qualified member of BASRat and member of the FHT. With this, I have taken on various roles in both sporting and clinical settings. Throughout my years of practice I have gained various skills in a variety of settings, a keen interest in Pilates and fitness have lead to my development in these areas and training with APPI.

My love of Pilates matwork ,reformers and gym based exercises ensure that my classes are delivered with passion and with the client in mind. I have a keen interest in Pilates equipment and my equired skills on the Pilates Reformer play a major part in my process of client injury rehabilitation as well as my love for soft tissue therapy.

I also have a passion for holistic therapies and treatment and offering; Sports and Swedish massage, Pregnancy massage and Reflexology.

Since the birth of my two little boys Harry (2017) and Charlie (2019) I've come to understand the effects of having babies, on not only a mum's body but also on our social time and time for ourselves, that's why in 2020 the studio will be  growing the services we offer to mum's and babies.

I'm looking forward to developing my knowledge of pelvic floor health and birth related musculoskeletal conditions but also to increase the amount of classes we offer for mum's and babies in our new Mummy Pilates classes!



BSc Sports Rehabilitation

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC ND in Sports Development and Fitness

Level 3 NVQ in Massage

APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Levels 1, 2 & 3

APPI Ante and Post Natal Pilates

Practitioners Diploma in Myofascial Release

Pregnancy Massage

Stone Therapy

Recent CPD

Management of the SIJ and Pelvis

Foot and Ankle Biomechanics and Gait Analysis

The Assessment and Management of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Spinal manipulation and Mobilisation


Lyn Westhead

Lyn conducts her Pilates Class on Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm

Book your class via our booking system

Lyn is also available for private Pilates Reformer or matwork training sessions; contact the studio directly for more details.

Helen Swan - Yoga Bunnies

I have a wealth of experience working with children. I worked as a primary school teacher for 18 years, which I loved. When I had my own two children, I decided to become a teacher at home and extend my practice into Early Years and so became a childminder. After 2 years of childminding, I feel it is time to embark on a new and exciting career in Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. As a new mummy, I found these groups invaluable in ‘clearing the fog’ during those early months and also met the most wonderful friends. I feel privileged to now offer the same opportunities to other parents! :-)

Contact Helen directly via her Facebook page @yogabunniesbolton

Classes held at the studio Wednesday Mornings

Jane Jackson - Sports Therapist

Jane will be offering her services at the studio on Mondays 10am-3pm

Laura Perry - Yoga Instructor

My yoga journey began six years ago - initially from online tutorials, before plucking up the courage to attend a yoga class - and I'm not sure where I'd be today without having stepped on my mat.


Most people come to yoga class wanting to be able to touch their toes - but it's so much more than that! Yoga literally means 'union', to join the mind and body together, and in the fast-paced world that we live in, where we are bombarded by technology and social media, I don't think it's ever been more relevant than it is today.

Yoga got me hooked because I was dealing with mental health issues - and it was the only place where I could escape my own brain - and it's still that place for me, as well as strength training, stretching and even an intense workout.

I currently offer both group and 1 to 1 yoga classes in North Manchester and Bolton. In my class we don't take things too seriously - we play with our practice and enjoy moving and de-stressing!


Classes  Friday  10am-11am

Contact Laura directly on

07432020430 or


to book your place.

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362 Blackburn Road


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