About Julian Askham

My name is Julian Askham, I am a fully qualified teacher of Pilates. I trained with Body Control Pilates which is a world renowned and a leading organisation in Pilates training.


I started taking classes in 2007 after my chiropractor recommended Pilates for lower back pain. My previous job as a landscape gardener had left me with a number of issues with my body. I found that regular Pilates sessions helped me to manage the back pain and taught me how best to avoid overloading my back and to improve my overall posture.


Having felt the benefits of Pilates on my body I am a firm believer in Pilates as an effective method of rehabilitation. It is also an excellent exercise for general fitness and well being.


As a result of my experience, I decided to train to teach Pilates in early 2014.



Since 1996, Body Control Pilates has been at the forefront of the international growth in Pilates. Body Control Pilates pioneered the development of group matwork Pilates by creating innovative training programmes for teachers. This ensured that, for the first time since Joseph Pilates developed his method almost 90 years ago, almost everyone would have access to the benefits that Pilates offers.


Today, Body Control Pilates is widely seen as a benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality. Body Control Pilates teachers work in more than 40 countries. It is Europe’s largest professional Pilates organisation with over 1,400 teaching members. All certified teachers have, at a minimum, completed a comprehensive training course in Body Control Pilates matwork (Level 3). They work to a Code of Practice governing teaching standards, professional ethics and continuing education. This ensures that teachers continue to build their own skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis, with all Body Control Pilates teachers having access to a programme of more than thirty further courses after initial qualification.


“Our mission has been to bring the benefits of Pilates to everyone. To this end, we have created a method that is effective, safe and challenging: a method that is taught by teachers with unrivalled skills, knowledge and integrity.” Lynne Robinson, founder of Body Control Pilates

Lynne Robinson – Founder, Body Control Pilates