Hello! I am Rita Lampen, a Body Control Pilates® certified matwork teacher.

I teach small groups and private sessions in Hertfordshire and Essex, catering for everyone from absolute beginners to intermediate and beyond. 

Practised and praised by people of all ages and from all walks of life, Pilates is suitable for anyone from the super-fit to someone simply wishing to de-stress and to improve their basic health and fitness. It is successfully used to assist recovery from injuries, and to support the body in a wide variety of health conditions. The original challenging exercises can be broken down and adapted to suit any level of ability, safely building strength and flexibility to allow you to progress towards the more demanding repertoire.

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“I’ve been attending Rita’s class for 4 years. It is the one commitment in my diary that I never miss, no matter how bad my commute is, or how tired I am, as I know how much better my body and mind feel after every class. She is a hugely experienced teacher who can adjust exercises to any situation, and the classes are interesting, lively, supportive and fun” - Louise Robinson, Hertford

I offer various group classes, which never hold more than 12 people, as well as private 1:1 tuition.  I always tailor my classes to the level and focus needed for each and every person.

If you are reasonably fit and/or have done Pilates in the past, a mixed level group could be a good place to begin. 

For a Pilates session tailored to particular needs, in case of injuries or problem areas, or if you’re just not used to exercise, a 1:1 class will be a great start. Get in touch to arrange a session. You can also arrange a small private session with a few friends in a similar situation. 

To progress an experienced ‘Pilates body’, my improvers/intermediate classes are aimed for people who know the basics of Pilates well, are fairly fit and hungry for further challenge!

“My physiotherapist suggested I try Pilates and Rita’s “instruments of torture” seem to have done the trick. Rita is excellent at tailoring her exercises to one’s particular needs”.  -  Janice Tucker

“I picked Rita because she trained with Body Control Pilates and have been attending her classes for 7 years now following a prolapsed disc in my lower back. Rita’s classes are always enjoyable and I feel taller and straighter after every one” - Danny Jolly


I hope you have found all the answers to your questions on this site, but if you haven't or if you would like to book into one of my classes please email me using the form below.

I look forward to seeing you in class!

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