Principle Pilates



  • Pilates
    Become an Instructor



    Practical Experience

  • ZENGA Equipment Course

    CEC's sorted for the whole year

  • Come to a Pilates Class

    Group or Private

    Tone without bulk

    Painless Perfect Posture

Welcome To Principle Pilates

Stott Pilates is a big part of my life and I want to share the benefits with everyone!

To walk taller, stand better, feel better, perform sport or just everyday activities in a fluid way is just a wonderful thing and Pilates does that!

The Stott Pilates method has contemporized the work of the late Joseph Pilates and applied the latest up to date information we have of the body. Using the exercises I have seen people in chronic pain and close to the operating table get better, some even taking up new sports and activities, whilst other active people continue to partake in their favourite pastimes well into their retirement. Truly remarkable in preventing injury and restoring balance to our bodies it should be prescribed for everyday!

As a former member of the British Olympic Windsurfing Team in 1996 I really wish I had known about Pilates then. Since practicing and teaching the method my own body has benefitted so much that I really want to share my own experiences with others. Seeing great results for my clients is the best reward for me!

As well as offering Pilates to my clients, I present at Fitness Conventions and teaches courses and workshops to Pilates students throughout the country.

Mission Statement. To help everyone achieve a stronger, flexible body and enjoy life to best of their ability! To spread the word and the method of Pilates to EVERYONE!

Principle Pilates offers:-

Group Pilates Sessions - Held at Hedge End Studio

Private Sessions - Ideal for first timers.

Courses - For people looking to become Pilates teachers

Workshops - For Pilates teachers to keep their skills up to date.

If you would like more information on any of the services offered by Principle Pilates, or you would like to chat to Chrissy, please email or or telephone 07817 262 549

Best wishes




About Chrissy

Chrissy is a fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor who Chrissyworks from studios located within the Hedge End Golf Centre at Hedge End, Southampton. Qualifying 10 years ago she works closely with many Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractioners in the area and enjoys working with clients for re-hab to International Sports people

Chrissy is one of 7 Stott Pilates Instructor Trainers in the U.K. and works with Stott Pilates delivering courses, workshops and examining students in the method across all pieces of equipment, Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. She is registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals at Advanced Level 3.

Chrissy was a member of the British Olympic Windsurfing Team and has 3 World and many National Titles under her belt. She enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, horse riding and walking her dog in her free time. She also spends many hours supporting her teenage son Freddy who is a National Level competitive swimmer.

Third Party Accreditation

MERRITHEW™ branded programs: including the STOTT PILATES® Certification Program and ZEN•GA™  are recognized by the Register of Exercise Professionals. 

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)  


Upon completion of each approved program/event member must submit the title, instructor/presenters name and event/location details to REPs directly (online). Letters and certificates of completion can also be submitted as proof of attendance.
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Latest News

Intensive Stability Chair course 5th to 7th February 2016

Places are limited so book your place now. For more details click here or email

Intensiver Reformer Mod 1, 19-21 Feb and 4-6 March 2016

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Intensive Reformer Mod 2, May 6/7 and 13/14 2016

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"Chrissy is one of the most generous Instructor Trainers I have been taught by, and has great patience and tenacity when trying to help you to learn. I always feel reinvigorated after spending time under Chrissy's instruction, she inspires me to be the best I can be - even after an exam!"
Clare Walters STOTT PILATES certified instructor, Herefordshire


"Chrissy provided me with a completely tailored program to address my personal muscle imbalances whilst working towards my personal goals."
Jackie J Southampton