Active Pilates, providing friendly STOTT Pilates classes for beginners through to sport/fitness enthusiasts, back pain recovery, pre/post-natal clients and more. Strengthen and improve your core & posture.based in Long Lawford, near Rugby,Warwickshire, providing pilates Classes, covering back pain relief and strengthen core and posture.

Collette Barnett - Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor

Active Pilates based in Long Lawford, Rugby

Group classes

Private sessions


Athletic conditioning

Classes for all levels

All equipment provided

Welcome to Active Pilates - Long Lawford, Rugby

Providing friendly STOTT Pilates classes for beginners through to sport/fitness enthusiasts, back pain recovery, pre/post-natal clients and more. Strengthen and improve your core & posture.

Active Pilates is based in the Warwickshire village of Long Lawford, Rugby and is run by Collette Barnett.

Pilates instructor Collette


Collette took up Pilates in January 2010 on the advice of her spinal consultant, primarily to strengthen her core muscles before a spinal fusion operation that could not be performed until after a long planned trip to South Africa in June 2010.
In a matter of weeks, she felt a remarkable improvement in her back and leg pain to the extent that the operation was avoided and, apart from a routine visit to her chiropractor every 8 weeks, Collette was able to self-manage her condition through Pilates. Thanks to Pilates, she is now stronger and fitter than she has ever been.
Having enjoyed Pilates so much, Collette felt that she wanted to know more and also wanted to pass on the benefits of Pilates to others. As a result, Collette undertook extensive STOTT PILATES training at YMCAFit in Central London in April 2012 and following rigorous practical and theory exams attained the level of certified STOTT PILATES Instructor.
STOTT PILATES is internationally renowned for the quality of its training and STOTT PILATES certified instructors are amongst the most sought after Pilates teachers in the world. They are known as the Ivy League of Pilates Instructors.


STOTT PILATES Essential, Intermediate and Advanced Matwork
repsSTOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer
STOTT PILATES Injuries and Special Populations**
REPS Level 3 Pilates Instructor
CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
Level 2 and 3 Anatomy and Physiology
First Aid at Work (St John’s Ambulance)

**This includes rehabilitation, back pain, hip pain, shoulder issues, older adults, pregnancy (pre and post-natal), MS, ME, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and scoliosis.
Collette is continuously expanding her knowledge through further courses and workshops. These include:

  • Prenatal on the Mat
    Prenatal with Stability Ball and Flex-Band
    Postnatal Pilates
    Programming for Scoliosis Management
    Programming for Osteoporosis Management
    Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Girdle Stability and Function
  • Lumbo-Pelvic Region Stability and Function
  • The Knee - Stability and Function



Collette has been teaching group classes and one-to-one sessions in Coventry and Warwickshire since June 2013.
Her classes cater for all levels, all abilities and all conditions.
Collette ensures variety and challenge with appropriate modifications and progressions using various small equipment, such as flex bands, fitness circles, mini stability ball, stability cushion, roller, toning balls etc. This not only allows participants to progress at their own pace, but also ensures that the sessions are interesting and as challenging as participants wish.
Unlike many gym classes, Collette’s classes are kept small to ensure everyone receives the professional care and attention they deserve.

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Private or semi-private sessions in her home based studio are perfect for people with specific needs, a restricted time frame or limited availability. These sessions benefit from larger equipment such as STOTT PILATES Reformer, arc barrel, large stability balls and Bosu.


Contact Active Pilates to find out more about Pilates and Group or One-to-One sessions