Pilates at Beacon Climbing Centre

What is

Pilates is an exercise method designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. It is based upon an anatomical understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal systems.

Pilates classes take a holistic approach to the body, and the exercises used help to integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.

Pilates can be of benefit to almost everyone, from the very active to the more sedentary. If your work or your lifestyle requires you to sit by your desk, computer, or in the car for significant periods, possibly causing neck, shoulder or back pain, then Pilates may help by improving posture and consequently performance.

Eirian also uses Pilates and other somatic techniques for the management and understanding of long-term (chronic) pain and rehabilitation after injury or surgery.

Pilates for
the climber

Take a look at your fellow climbers on the crag or climbing wall and you will notice forward rolling shoulders due to over-developed pectoral and deltoid muscles (caused by pulling action). Muscle imbalance, and lack of flexibility, are a significant cause of injuries in climbers especially injury to shoulders and elbows.

Pilates makes tall moves, high steps and rock-overs easier, and improves core strength and balance. Pilates reduces the risk of sports injury. It is very beneficial in rehabilitation after injury or specific surgery, and in the management of recovery from sports injuries. Whatever your age or fitness level, Pilates could be the class for you.

I began taking Eirian’s classes when I had to stop climbing for 4 months due to shoulder pain. Starting back climbing, I had lost arm/finger strength but to my surprise seemed to be climbing better than before my layoff. Pilates had given a sort of ‘all-body’ fitness that made me feel more agile on the rock – and so far the shoulder pain hasn’t returned! Thanks Eirian for your help and guidance.

Pat Littlejohn - renown climber

Elongate, strengthen & restore your body to balance.

Your teacher.

Eirian Roberts is a fully insured, Advanced GP referral trained Fitness Practitioner.

Her qualifications and accolades include:

  • Member of AISTD (Associate Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance)
  • Member of R E PS (Register of exercise professions Level 3)
  • Member of APPI (Australian Physiotherapy  and Pilates Institute)
  • Member of CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport And Physical Activity)
  • Fitness instructor of the year Nominee 2006.
  • Trainer and assessor  for the fitness industry, responsible for Pilates instructor training in North Wales.

Eirian trained at the famous “Laine Theatre Arts” College, Surrey. After completing her three year course, Eirian went on to become a professional dancer and choreographer, working in theatre and television here in the UK and abroad specializing in playing Principal Boy in pantomime (oh yes she did!). Eirian has been responsible for choreographing many UK tours, pantomimes and summer seasons for artistes such as Ken Dodd, Frank Carson, Danny La Rue and Russell Grant. She has also worked alongside Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace on the UK launch of their Zalza fitness dvd.

Eirian set herself up as Eirobics, a freelance fitness instructor and personal trainer in 2004 teaching all fitness disciplines, but specializing in the use of Pilates and somatic work for the management and relief of chronic pain and rehabilitation.

Phone: 07864 144114
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eirobicsfitness.com



5 weeks in-person Pilates at the Beacon

Group sessions this autumn will be from Friday 10th November to Friday 8th December in the Lecture Room.

Class participants must be age 16 or over.
Time:  10:45 to 11:45.
Cost £75 – Must be prebooked and paid in advance as these classes are restricted to 8 people.

Terms and Conditions

  • No refunds or part refunds will be given if unable to attend
  • Attendees need to bring their own mats
  • An initial 1:1 payable session must be completed by any individual with no previous experience of Pilates – please enquire.
  • Eirobics Fitness and Pilates reserves the right to refuse any participant entry to a session if they present with cold or flu symptoms.

For further details and to book, contact Eirobics Fitness and Pilates on 07864144114 (leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible).

Office hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, except Thursdays.

Eirobics Fitness and Pilates is a bilingual company.

Face to Face Sessions:

  • 1:1 and rehabilitation sessions are face to face in my studio at the Beacon.
  • From the middle of October 2023 1:1 reformer sessions will be available at the Beacon.
  • All other classes will remain over Zoom

Please contact me directly for more information and cost.