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Sarah Harper founded 'Strength and Glow' to help people in Buckinghamshire practice and improve their Pilates whatever their level of experience. 

Sarah has been an enthusiastic Pilates student her whole adult life and holds a Diploma in Mat Pilates (Level 3).

Sarah moved to Old Amersham in 2018 with her husband Richard and their two children. 

Sarah is passionate about the benefits of Pilates for overall health and wellbeing.  She believes in making Pilates accessible to all and tailoring her classes and sessions to the clients in front of her.   

In addition to classes for 'Strength and Glow' she also teaches at the Chiltern Lifestyle Centre and for Buckinghamshire Council.

Pilates Class

What is Pilates?

Pilates was pioneered in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967). As a child he suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. His parents were told he could die prematurely but he was determined to return his body to peak physical condition.  This journey led to the formation of 'contrology' which was the precursor to Pilates as we know it.  In 1926 Joseph Pilates and his wife Clara opened a 'body-conditioning gym' in New York just around the corner from the New York School of Ballet.  It was here that dancers flocked to him for advice on conditioning exercises and techniques to overcome dancing-related injuries. 


Principles of Mat Pilates

  • Breathing 

  • Concentration

  • Control

  • Centring

  • Precision 

  • Flow

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"In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, 

in 20 sessions you'll see the difference,

and in 30 you'll have a new body"

Joesph Pilates

What People Say

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Suzanne, Bucks

I can’t praise Sarah highly enough. I’m new to Pilates and immediately Sarah supported and encouraged me. I’m absolutely hooked and a lot of that it down to Sarah and her style as well as the addictive nature of Pilates. After 10 weeks I feel so much stronger. I’m only starting out on my Pilates journey and really look forward to continuing and staying with Sarah too!

Hayley, Bucks

I really like Sarah's Pilates classes as they work you hard without realising it! Sarah creates a relaxed atmosphere, and the classes are varied and enjoyable.

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