Testimonials

Testimonials

“VERA  INCESSU  PATUIT  DEA .”
(BY  HER GAIT SHE  REVEALED  THAT  SHE  WAS  IN  TRUTH  A  GODDESS)
The Aenid- Virgil

“I must thank you for your care and concern after my accident falling off a ladder in August, fracturing my left Scapula and the spinous tip of C 6 (neck). My back and neck were so stiff I could not turn my neck or bend or twist my back, but now after six months things are back to normal, due to you making sure that I was doing Pilates correctly.”
-DEREK T

“Carole is an inspirational teacher. She is encouraging and  flexible with the needs of her clients,  she has a wealth of knowledge about Pilates which she shares enthusiastically. Her classes are always first class, well organised and professionally managed.”
– ISOBEL HIGLETT

“After suffering for nearly 10 years with the pain associated with a slipped disc, my GP recommended Pilates and gave me Carole’s name.  Carole is a fantastic Pilates instructor.  Her classes are always well planned and she is able (and willing) to adapt the exercises to individual needs or limitations.  It is so good to have found a form of exercise which actually helps my back rather than hinders it!!  Carole is a lovely lady who makes you feel at ease as soon as you meet her!”
– KAREN FRYER

“Your classes are: Very informative on a personal level. The moves are explained well so that one knows how they are helping certain parts of your body. Good individual help, all done with great sense of humour.”
– CHRIS & ROBIN K

“The best instructor I’ve had in 30 years!”
– LADY SHEILA WHYTE Arundel

“I have been attending Carole’s classes for several years. She is an excellent teacher. Her classes are small (no more than 12) and tailor-made to address individual problems. She is professional; understands the body; keeps up to date and although not seemingly challenging, with a proper warm-up she keeps us ‘on our toes’, without causing harm or injury. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to give her classes a try.”
– JEAN H

“I used to suffer with lower back pain daily and have been attending Carole’s pilates classes for at least 7 years.  The difference that attending the pilates classes has made to my well being is amazing, as I am now no longer plagued by constant lower back pain.”
– JULIE HOLLOWAY

“All I can say about you is —–You are the best thing thats come to Arundel in the last 10 years and have helped so many people with their various problems, not least my back which is much better since I have been coming to you. Also it’s you humour and friendship that keeps making us come back for more– along with a bit of abuse !! Long may you continue; we’d be lost without you.”
– LUCY HOPKINS

“Having suffered from a bad back for many years, I would routinely take analgesics prior to getting up in the morning to loosen up my back and “get it moving”. At the suggestion of a friend I started Body Control Pilates with Carole and after several weeks I suddenly realized that I was no longer needing the analgesics.”
– BARBARA HASTINGS  Chichester

“Carole is well respected Body Control Pilates Instructor and we are so lucky to have her in Arundel. She teaches her well planned routines in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere which enables everyone to strive and reach their individual potential within the class. Carole is a very personable lady who makes the whole experience rewarding and enjoyable.”
-ELAINE SHACKLETON Rustington

“Just the right mix of enthusiastic chivvying, encouragement and firmness”
– JUSTIN  JONES

 “When I moved to Arundel I had been ‘doing’ Pilates for 20 years – or so I though until I met Carole Barker! She has made a huge difference to me, not only in my ability to do the exercises but also in my understanding of why some things work and others don’t. She is very good at seeing what an individual can and should do and not just focusing on the whole class. She is an excellent teacher – and a lot of fun, which is an added bonus. ”
– GILL F

“Thank you for all your efforts and sharing you knowledge – you make Pilates so accessible. I really do feel the benefits on a day to day basis.”
– JUDY R