Welcome to Belsize Studio
The peoples' studio
For over a two decades Belsize Studio has been the centre for Pilates in North-west London, providing a peaceful environment for semi-private instruction from a professional team of caring teachers. Set in a quiet picturesque mews in conveniently located Belsize Park NW3, our studio is spacious, airy and light.
While based on the Pilates method, our exercise programme is tailored specifically to the individual's needs and is adapted as the person develops. Designed to help each client achieve the correct balance of flexibility and muscle tone, the results are multifold: from body sculpting to rehabilitation and injury prevention to better coordination and endurance.
No client leaves a session without greater body awareness and control and a reduced level of stress.
Avigail Ben-Ari brings years of experience as a professional dancer and teacher to her work. She has been practising Pilates since 1980 completing her training course at Alan Herdman studios in 1990. Later that year Belsize Studio was established.
Belsize Studio is one of the founding members of the Pilates Foundation UK.
Avigail's Parting Message
"I started Belsize studio 25 years ago with a vision:
"When connecting to our body
We connect to ourselves
When finding our centre
We know how far to go.
This is our work"
- which we commit to and it has been an amazing journey - a huge part of my life.
I was described in the Ham&High as a "task master", by local shopkeepers as "the queen of the village" and by others, simply "the bitch"... which was hard at times but it was ok, as "somebody" had to do this job...
Now, with the Jewish new year at our gate, I am returning to my native Israel to live and work by the Mediterranean Sea which I love and be close to some of my family and friends who are already there. I planned for sometime to take my Gap year this year and something amazing happened: I was approached by two of my clients, who then became trainees, who then became teachers in Belsize Studio, who then became husband and wife, who live locally , who want to carry on what I have started.
So my spiritual part says 'divine Intervention', whilst my practical side says: "great, the children are taking over the family business!" So... there are still some dotted lines to be filled in... and then we can wish Gerry and Tai welcome and All the best to all of us.
All my love,