About Tess

Pilates Plus by Tess is about delivering a diverse range of Physio-led Pilates, yoga and fitness classes where the focus is on the health, well-being and goals of the individual client.

Physio-led Pilates, Yoga, Barre and Fitness Classes.

The specifically designed classes are there to meet individual needs whilst in a supportive, friendly community setting.

Classes are fun, creative but carefully constructed to consider the well-being and pre/rehabilitation of the individual. Alongside fitness based classes, I also deliver bespoke classes, including antenatal, postnatal classes, and 60+ classes. As a physio I can adapt exercises to those with more clinical needs e.g. pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, back conditions.

We have a variety of classes on offer, including barre and Yoga, so we can meet all your fitness needs, not just your core ones!

We also have a wide variety of weekly live streamed classes, which you can join from your own home, and follow in real time. These classes are also physio led.

Tess's Story

My background as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in sports, alongside my passion for fitness, well-being, health, and injury prevention supports and defines the content of my classes.  I feel very fortunate to be able to utilise this combination and impart my knowledge of how the body anatomically and functionally works in the application of my classes.  

Whether you are rehabilitating post injury, working to prevent injury or trying to diversify your exercise routine – I believe there is a class suitable for you.  I have always loved working with people to maximise their goals and help them reach their potential.

I have been a Pilates instructor for over 20 years and based in Edinburgh for the last 12 + years, I have taught reformer, mat and fitness classes, in addition I trained as both a Barre instructor and yoga teacher. I originally studied sports Medicine followed by physiotherapy and followed this with a masters in sports physiotherapy, which is why I am fascinated in the science behind what I deliver in class. I have a thirst for learning new ideas and techniques which provides me with interesting and varied content but with a research/evidence based background.

I have specifically designed my physio-led classes to meet the needs of different population groups and there should be something for everyone!  I run classes that are fun, creative, and varied but also carefully constructed to consider specific injury rehabilitation and individual bodies need and requirements.  

I also cater to specific population groups, with dedicated classes for individuals at different stages of their fitness journey.  This includes my specialist interest and training in women’s health, and I have delivered bespoke antenatal and postnatal classes for 12+ years.  Plus my 60+ classes cater for those with joint, spinal and bone issues (arthritis, osteoporosis).  

Please come along and find out for yourself – I would love to see you in class!

Tessa Santer
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