Principle Pilates
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    We have a fabulous new location in Sarisbury Green

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Welcome To Principle Pilates

Stott Pilates is a big part of our life and we 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 contemporised the work of the late Joseph Pilates and applied the latest up to date information we have of the body. Using the exercises we 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 well as offering Pilates to clients we also teach 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

Private Sessions

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.

You can also contact Samantha directly if you have a Principle Physiotherapy question by emailing her on

Best wishes




Our Instructors



Chrissy Connelly is a fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor who Chrissyworks from the Principle Pilates Studio at Universal Marina in Sarisbury Green. She qualified in 2005 and now works closely with many Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractioners in the area and enjoys working with clients from re-hab to International Sports people.

Chrissy is one of 7 logo STOTT PILATES® Method and ZEN*GA® Mindful Movement Method Instructor Trainers in the U.K. Chrissy delivers their courses, workshops and takes students through all the pieces of equipment Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels.

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.


Dawn Cleland is a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor ZENGA Mat & Equipment Instructor with a BA hons degree in Business Studies.

Having worked in the corporate marketing world & running my own market research business for almost 20 years I decided to follow my passion for fitness & train as STOTT PILATES Instructor. After 4 years of practice & studying I became fully certified to level one (in Mat work, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair & Barrels). Two years later I am now practicing & studying to gain my level two Advanced certification across all pieces of equipment. This will then lead me on to train to be an Instructor Trainer. I enjoy teaching classes, small groups & one to ones & also helping new instructors gain their certification. In my spare time I train to compete in triathlons & have completed two London marathons. I look forward to working with you.


Samantha is a Chartered Physiotherapist having graduated from Liverpool University in 1995 with a degree in physiotherapy, a qualified member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, a certified Stott Pilates Instructor and a member of the Acupuncture Association of chartered Physiotherapists.

Initially, Samantha worked in the NHS at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool and then St Georges Hospital, London where she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy working as an Extended Scope Practitioner in Accident & Emergency and then as a Principal Physiotherapist managing a team of 8 other physiotherapists. For the last five years, she has been working in private practice.

Clinically, Samantha treats all musculoskeletal problems, including sports injuries. She has experience working with rugby teams, at the London Marathon, at the World Netball Championships and more recently with golfers, triathletes, sailors and cyclists. She also integrates Pilates (mat, reformer, Cadillac and stability chair) into her everyday practice and finds it an extremely useful tool and adjunct in the rehabilitation of her clients.

When Samantha is not working she enjoys sailing, skiing, paddle boarding, cycling and running. She also has two young and energetic sons who keep her busy.

If you would like to contact Samantha directly her email is


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 in 2016

New Location!

Chrissy works from the Principle Pilates Studio in Sarisbury Green. Click here for details.


Intensive Mat-Plus Module 1 28th to 30th Oct and
18th to 19th Nov 2016

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Intensive Mat-Plus Module 2 2nd to 4th December 2016

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Intensive Barrels
13th to 14th January 2017

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Advanced Barrels (ABRL) - 15th January 2017

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Advanced Reformer - 17th to 19th March 2017

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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