Welcome to Poundbury Pilates studio. We are  a fully equipped and dedicated Pilates studio offering classes under experienced tuition. The studio is  a spacious, friendly  and calm environment situated on Poundbury’s Buttermarket Square near to Dorchester and Weymouth.

We are committed professionals who strive to raise your well-being through high quality personalised teaching that matches your fitness level and goals. We believe everyone can benefit from regular practice of Pilates .

Our classes are the smallest in Dorset with no more than six people in a matwork class and four in an equipment class allowing for plenty of individual attention and maximum benefit from your Pilates practice.

I am a keen cyclist.  I have no doubt that working with Ruth has enabled me to do well in a number of challenging long distance bike rides.

Ruth is a sympathetic and engaging instructor and her classes reflect this.

My core strength, posture and suppleness has improved dramatically in the time I have worked with Ruth and I have far fewer aches and pains than a few years ago.

I would recommend Ruth’s teaching to anyone who wants to receive expert tuition from someone who is really passionate about what Pilates can achieve.


We offer group Reformer and group matwork Pilates classes as well as Pilates 1:1 private training and Pilates 2:1 private training for couples or friends. We also offer Pilates gym classes which is a combination of matwork and equipment directed at your individual needs and goals.

Classes are taught by studio owner, Ruth Cowell an experienced teacher qualified under the Pilates Foundation and recognised by the NHS Trust Association in its Directory of Health Service Providers.

Why not take advantage of our regular special offers on group and private classes? Contact us to book your place today.