As clients are obviously aware, whilst we are emerging from the current Covid pandemic we have had to limit our client numbers and also our opening times so that we can continue to operate the studio in a safe manner, whilst adhering to all social distancing, additional cleaning procedures and other health and safety measures.

Until further notice, the new studio opening times are as follows :-


For Social Media Lesley Ackland Pilates click here for Facebook and Instagram pilates videos.


It’s been 10 years since we moved the studio from Pineapple to our present home in Bloomsbury – and I’m sure you will agree with me that our studio at Pilates in the Crypt is a wonderfully spacious and calming area, and much more suited to our requirements.

I want to thank all studio clients for your loyalty and support over the years, and particularly at this most challenging of times

Once we are out of lockdown and the studio is able to reopen, I very much look forward to seeing you all again.

Until then, stay safe and stay well




Whilst the studio is closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, you are responsible for your own health and safety when following videos which are posted online. We must emphasise that all exercises are undertaken at your own risk.

Please use your judgement to ensure you don’t take risks when exercising at home, and only follow online video exercises if they are the exercises you would normally do – either at home, or whilst under supervision at the studio.

We cannot be responsible for any injuries that occur whilst you are exercising remotely.


Lesley Ackland

I very much hope you are all keeping well and safe at this difficult time.

I would like to thank all of you for your emails, and particularly your updates on your home exercise programmes.

I know many of you are also viewing Sandra’s daily exercise clips, posted on the studio Facebook page, and which are inspirational.

Keep it up, and we will see you again in the not too distant future

All the very best from us all


Lesley Ackland’s Pilates in the Crypt studio offers specialist Pilates-based remedial and rehabilitation exercise, and has operated very successfully in Central London for more than 30 years.

Originally based at Pineapple Dance Studios, Lesley moved her practice to new premises in the Crypt of St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1 on Monday 12 th April 2010.