About Kat Knights: Pilates instructor for beginners online

Hi, I’m Kat

I’m a qualified mat Pilates instructor who likes to wear a big smile and inject laughter into her tuition.

I’m your woman if you’re a Pilates beginner who wants to find joy through exercise.

As well as teaching, I write about Pilates, along with other health and wellbeing issues.

I’ve taught for Marriott hotels and written for T3 magazine.

I live in Luton, Bedfordshire in the UK and when I’m not exercising you can usually find me sipping on a glass of wine.

Kathryn Knights, Pilates instructor for beginners, wearing sportswear and standing with hands on hips
Kathryn Knights sitting in a restaurant, holding a glass of red wine with a plate of pasta on the table.

I've learnt that exercise can be fun

I wasn't always into fitness. In fact, I can safely say that as a teenager, I loathed physical activity and was more a fan of chocolate, along with the pizza and chips served up in my high school canteen.

A few things happened that changed how I felt about exercise.

When I got my first job I joined the nearby gym with a few others from work. I found that exercising in a small group with like-minded people was social, motivational and fun.

Then I switched jobs and my new work buddies all seemed to be into running. So, inspired by them, I gave that a go. Unfortunately, I suffered with stitches and spent a lot of time crying at the side of the road!

Then I discovered Pilates.

Pilates made me stronger from the core, improved my posture and helped me breathe more deeply, all of which helped me run better. The stitches disappeared too — hurrah!

Pilates helped not just my body but my mind too. The slow pace and controlled breathing helped to calm my mind and I left every class feeling amazingly happy. Like a drug, I wanted to go back for my fix every week!

I want to prove to you that exercise can be fun.

Kathryn Knights doing Pilates side plank with one hand on hip, looking sideways towards the ceiling

I can help you …

Have fun

When you join me on the mat not only will you be exercising but you’ll be having a bit of fun too. My Zoom Pilates classes for beginners are 100% interactive.

We can all see and hear each other so expect a bit of social chat before and after class. This can be anything from tales of decorating disasters to boozy blowouts. 😉

Boost your mood

You'll reduce feelings of tension, anxiety and — even depression — by stimulating your endorphins (happy hormones) every time you come to class.

And because we’ll be breathing deeply you’ll increase blood flow, calm your mind and reduce stress levels too.

Nice, huh?

Move without pain

When you join me on the mat we’ll be focusing on quality of movement, rather than number of reps.

I’ll encourage you to carefully execute each Pilates exercise to develop strength, improve joint mobility and reduce muscle tightness.

Stay committed

If maintaining good habits was easy, we’d all be nailing our health goals, right?

Coming to a class ensures you turn your good intentions into reality every week.

You can let your mind escape and enjoy my teacher-led experience.

Keep things simple

The beauty of mat Pilates is its simplicity.

All you need is a mat and a small towel to use under your head.

Put on a comfortable pair of jogging bottoms/leggings, a T-shirt, some socks and you’re ready to go.

Connect with like-minded people

Humans are social creatures and we want to be with others.

My small class sizes mean you can easily connect with a group of like-minded people and stay motivated.

My qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

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Awarded by HFE

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

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Awarded by Bedford College

Join me

So, what are you waiting for?

Join me on the mat and let’s have some Pilates-based fun!

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What My Students Say
Based on 10 reviews.
Samantha Morrison
Samantha Morrison
11/02/2021
Verified
One thing I LOVE about my Pilates class with Kat?I can block out absolutely everything going on in life and in my head whilst working through the stretches and exercises. I always feel relaxed and grounded at the end of class! Thank you so much Kat x
S Smith
S Smith
12/06/2020
Verified
As a complete newbie to Pilates, I enrolled onto Kat's Pilates for Beginners Course via Zoom. I was a little dubious as to how I would cope with the classes online on a small screen but I need not have worried. Kat's excellent quality of instruction and explanation made it work very well for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Whilst I found it challenging (as exercise should be!), I was so pleased with the progress I made with Kat's tuition. I am now hooked and look forward to developing my Pilates abilities with Kat in her future classes.
Ray OS
Ray OS
05/05/2020
Verified
I was a Pilates newbie, but Kat showed patience and encouragement to help me explore this great form of exercise. Kat's instructions are always crystal clear and she brings enthusiasm and cheerfulness to each class. She demonstrates the moves first and then watches and guides you as you try to carry them out. Each session builds on the moves achieved in the last so it really feels as though you're making progress.
Nicola Barragry
Nicola Barragry
25/09/2019
Verified
Small individualised classes really meant you felt like they were personalised just for you. Kat is very friendly and professional and I really look forward to going each week as the classes are enjoyable and at the right level for me.
Emily Winter
Emily Winter
10/09/2019
Verified
Would highly recommend Kat’s classes, they are friendly, easy to follow and motivational!
Francis Jervis
Francis Jervis
26/04/2019
Verified
Kats a great teacher always makes me feel really comfortable and explains the techniques very well, I highly recommend her sessions. Lena
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
23/04/2019
Verified
Very professional
Mark Rundle
Mark Rundle
23/04/2019
Verified
Kat provides a friendly, professional approach for this weekly led class which was for me both a lucky and almost fate driven find for which I am very grateful. The small number in the group totally dispels any sense of 'ability embarrassment' which may be lurking and Kat's cheery, helpful, professional and natural approach to get the best from us certainly works. I was a complete novice when I started but the multi layered approach which provides appropriate challenge for all attendees means for me Kat Pilates night now has a firm and almost immovable place in my calendar.
Diane Wilson
Diane Wilson
15/03/2019
Verified
Kats' classes are really great, easy to follow for a total beginner like myself! Every week I feel the exercises are helping me improve my flexibility and movements, and they are easy to do at home also. Kat is very informative and takes time to spend with you to make sure you are getting the maximum benefit from the moves. The small class sizes ensures that you get the attention that you may need. Highly recommended!
Caron Stainton
Caron Stainton
04/03/2019
Verified
I highly recommend Kat’s classes. Kat is very professional whilst motivational and friendly. The small class group make it all the better enabling Kat to be very attentive to everyone’s abiliities and needs. My core strength, awareness of my posture and flexibility is improving every week. I look forward to going and cannot believe how quickly the hour flies by.