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ARK Pilates & Fitness

Community Classes for all in Torquay and Paignton

Pilates Work Out

We're back on the 18th May in Torquay and the 20th in Paignton!!!

Pilates Classes for all in Torquay and Paignton with Ali and Rob Kingdon are back!

Our Paignton classes are starting again on May 20th and every Thursday at 1830 in the Dance Studio of Paignton Community and Sports Academy, Waterleat Road, Paignton.

Our Torquay classes are starting on the 18th May and every Tuesday at 1845 (note new time) at Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club, Barton Hill Way, Torquay.

We are working closely with Paignton Academy and Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club to ensure we take appropriate measures to help combat the spread of Covid-19. 

Do NOT come to class if you have

 - the signs of a fever or high temperature (over 38c)

 - have a persistent cough or respiratory problems

 - you've had contact with a possible source of the virus.

Please follow all social distancing guidelines, instructions and floor markings.

Wash your hands regularly or use the hand sanitiser stations in the facility.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue and bin it straightaway.

Do not shake hands with anyone.

Please bring your own mat and mask to wear in corridors and enclosed spaces. 

Our exercise rooms are huge with plenty of space and ventilation. You don't have to wear a mask when exercising but you can if you wish.

Please keep an eye on your emails and our Facebook page for details. 

Take care and be safe and don't forget your mat! 

love Rob and Ali xxx


Lets be honest, none of us look like the models pictured here on this website so don't let them put you off. Getting in shape is an amazing and empowering lifestyle decision that anyone can make. 

Ali and Rob believe in finding the pleasurable side of Pilates; and while there may be a sore muscle or two along the way, the benefits of Pilates is worth the commitment.

Our classes are based on the eight principles that underpin our approach to the teaching and practice of Pilates:







Flowing Movements



Our hour long classes take place at (with what3word locations):

Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club, Barton Hill Way on Tuesdays from 1845 to 1945hrs with Ali

Paignton Community and Sports Academy off Waterleat Avenue on Thursdays from 1830 to 1930hrs with Rob


Your first lesson is free then its £6 a week. No contracts! Bring along a card to use contactless payment.

Contact us to find out more. You can use the form below, or send us an email or call/text us using our mobile numbers.


About Ali and Rob

'The body achieves what the mind believes'

Ali and Rob qualified as YMCA level three mat based Pilates Instructors in July 2018 with Elite Pilates Teacher Training  

They have been running classes at the Elite Pilates studio and in the community since then.

Rob is a relative newbie to Pilates. His life (when he hasn't been working as a Detective with Devon and Cornwall Police) has been spent rowing and playing basketball competitively since his early teens.

This resulted in him having lots of lower back problems and sciatica.

In 2017 his wife Ali encouraged him to try Pilates and he found it really helped.

It transformed his life as he's now able to sit in a boat and referee basketball pain free. Pilates has helped in other ways too including improving Rob's mental fitness and reducing stress levels.

Rob retired from the Police in 2015 and now works in safeguarding for the Catholic Church and for Basketball England.

Ali has been practicing and enjoying Pilates PiYo and Yoga for a number of years.

As a nurse, she saw for herself the health benefits Pilates gave her and wanted to learn more.

She enrolled with Elite Pilates Teacher Training with Rob and the rest, as they say, is history.

Ali is also a qualified PiYO instructor and is currently studying to become a Pilates Teaching assessor.

Ali works as a Clinical Safeguarding Specialist in healthcare.

Ali and Rob are mentored by Tanja and Paul Foy and keep up to date with their Pilates and Yoga practice at Paul and Tanja's studio, Elite Pilates and Yoga Services in Newton Abbot.

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Designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will unmistakably reflect in the way you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work


'In ten sessions you'll feel the difference, in twenty you'll see the difference, in thirty you'll have a whole new body'

Joseph Pilates said in his book 'Return to Life through Pilates'


Get in touch and start your Pilates journey with us today.

07495 065968 or 07484 265096

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