About Brighton Pilates

About Brighton Pilates

About Brighton Pilates

Ellie Priest

Ellie Priest is the founder of Brighton Pilates. Her Pilates journey started initially from her love of dance and from this stemmed her interest in movement, theory and exercise. Ellie became very passionate about the Pilates method at a young age as she used Pilates to supplement her dance training. It was during her years of studying Dance at Roehampton University that she discovered her love for teaching and the more scientific aspect of dance/movement. It was after graduating at University that she went onto study Pilates at Body Control Pilates in London. Now 10 years later she continues to teach and loves nothing more than helping people to achieve their goals in Pilates. She is now Brighton's first HIT Pilates and Classical Pilates teacher.

About Us

About Us

Why Choose Brighton Pilates?

  • Pilates gives you both mental and physical training, as its success relies on you focusing and being aware of how your body is moving through space. It also challenges your coordination and kinaesthetic awareness.
  • Pilates exercises are tailor made to suit each individual's level of physical fitness so everyone can achieve their own personal goals.
  • Pilates focuses on strengthening the postural muscles. This in turn will help to correct muscle imbalances and correct postural misalignments.


All Pilates exercises are based around 8 principles, they are:

  • Concentration
  • Relaxation
  • Alignment
  • Breathing
  • Centring
  • Coordination
  • Flowing movements
  • Stamina


We offer a wide variety of classes at several locations around Brighton & Hove. See our FAQs or contact us for more information or to book a course.

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