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About Us

Amanda Parr

I have been teaching Pilates for 15 years to a wide variety of clients, locally in Cheshire. I mainly teach from home in the small intimate AJ Pilates studio in the middle of Alderley Edge.

Jo and I have forged strong relationships with other like minded Body Control teachers in the surrounding areas.

I first came to Pilates when recovering from whip lash due to a car accident. It has proven to be a safe yet challenging way to exercise and is widely endorsed by doctors and physiotherapists as well as many professional sports people.

Pilates is a continual learning process and in this age of computers and sedentary lifestyles it is more important than ever to keep moving and to work on our posture.


Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Post operative and continuing from physio treatments.

Just wear comfortable loose clothing. All equipment is provided.


Member of Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA)

Intermediate Matwork

Advanced Matwork

Pilates and Pregnancy 1 and 2

Pilates and Osteoporosis

Pilates for the older person

Pilates and small equipment

HIP pilates

Nordic Walking Teacher

link to Nordic Walking website

Jo Rostron

Following a career in nursing, starting a family and living abroad for three years, I moved to Cheshire in 2003, where I was introduced to Pilates to assist my half-marathon training.

After a short time as a client I realised the benefits Pilates could bring to everyone and I went on to study with Body Control Pilates in London.

I qualified to teach Pilates in 2004 and since then I have continued my development as a Pilates teacher, to be able to provide a variety of special teaching within Pilates.

I teach small groups and individuals in the comfort of their own homes, where I bring a variety of equipment necessary for a one hour lesson, and also at the AJ Pilates studio in the heart of Alderley Edge.


Here are a selection of the professional development courses I have attained:

Intermediate Matwork

Advanced Matwork

Pilates and Pregnancy 1 and 2

Osteoporosis and Pilates

Pilates for the older person

Pilates with the band

Pilates on the ball

Link to ajpilates Facebook page
Body Control Pilates Certified Teacher Link to Body Control Pilates website