"I LOVE my pilates class. It is the best and most valuable thing i do in terms of my flexibility, core strength. It gives me an hour where I am so wrapped up in the moves, flow and breathing that I actually forget life for 60 minutes."


"The studio is lovely and the teachers are exceptional"


"Professional teaching ,well organised, friendly environment."


"Spotless, well run, professional and friendly."


"I love the attention to precision in the classes. The playlists are always good. I love that we are pushed but in a stealth way...no army majors in this Studio."

"The beautiful studio! Both relaxing and challenging classes. Very pleasant, friendly but professional tutors. Welcoming reception staff."

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How to get here?


BY AIR - Nearest Airports are MANCHESTER or LIVERPOOL

BY TRAIN - PRESTON Train Station is easily accessible to the whole North of the UK and is on the London-Scotland Virgin Train route.

If you are arriving for Teacher Training we will make every effort to meet you at Preston Train Station.

BY CAR - SATNAV - PR4 6UP

Exit the M6 AT J28 (from the South) or J29 (from the North) -

From the A59 take Coe Lane into the village and we are on the corner Church Road, Coe Lane junction.  There is a large car park at the studio.

Where to stay?

The nearest hotel to Cat&Cow Studio is the Rufford Arms - this is a lovely hotel and just 5 minutes drive from the studio.  http://www.ruffordarms.com/

Where to eat?

If you are staying at the Rufford Arms there is a lovely restaurant at the hotel.

There are several shops - SPAR - Coop and Cafe's within 25 metres of the studio.

We LOVE Trattoria San Marco which is a lovely reasonably priced Italian Restaurant 2 miles from the studio OPEN 7 DAYS for lunch and evening meal.  http://www.sanmarcopreston.com/



Teacher Training


LOVE PILATES?   Do you WANT to TEACH PILATES and help others LOOK, MOVE and FEEL better through PILATES?


BASI PILATES Student Teacher & Graduate Mentor Day September 2019


BASI PILATES  MATWORK TEACHER TRAINING DATES 2020 TBC


Pilates mat teacher training is the perfect vehicle for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. It is affordable, easy to integrate into different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates. At BASI we regard Pilates Mat Work as the “crown jewel” of Pilates.
The Mat Program provides a thorough education in the Pilates Mat Work and its infinite applications. It is also the perfect springboard to the Comprehensive Programs.   This program is comprised of 24 hours of lecture divided into six study modules.

Become part of a HIGHLY TRAINED GLOBAL TEAM of BASI Pilates Graduates who TEACH PILATES both staying TRUE to the classical Pilates repertoire and who are also CONSTANTLY inspired by an EVOLVING METHOD the more SCIENCE teaches us.

This is an extremely UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to have the Mat Pilates Teacher Training in the NORTH WEST.
BASI PILATES is a LEADING PILATES EDUCATION PROVIDER with a 30 year GLOBAL reputation for INNOVATION and EXCELLENCE.

Please contact us for more information!  OR Follow the link  https://www.basipilates.com/:  http://www.basipilatesuk.com


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Cat&Cow Studio PILATES - BARRE - YOGA - BALANCE

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BASI Philosophy

My Dear Pilates Friends,

I founded Body Arts and Science International® (BASI Pilates) in 1989 as a curriculum-based education company for aspiring teachers of the Pilates method. I have always viewed Pilates as a system of movement that can enhance every aspect of one`s life.

In it’s essence BASI embraces contemporary science and knowledge while remaining true to the original teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates. The name, BASI, represents a balance of art and science both in our movement and in our relationship with the apparatus with which we partner. It has been a dream of mine to design equipment that exemplifies the BASI approach – combining modern science and materials and a contemporary aesthetic with the classical designs of Joseph Pilates. An underlying theme of BASI Systems® Pilates equipment is to perpetually strive toward achieving a perfect balance of form and function (F2). This has become known as the F2 System®.

BASI Systems® introduces innovations that fully facilitate the precision and flow of movement inherent in the BASI approach. BASI education challenges students to continually broaden their horizons and reach for their inner greatness. Now BASI Systems® will further facilitate this goal. Evolution is a necessary process and an integral part of inspiring the continuous search and discovery of strength, grace and ultimate well-being.

Rael Isacowitz

Founder, BASI Pilates