I have been attending Debra’s Pilates classes at David Lloyd since 2000, when I was involved in a car accident and suffered severe whiplash. I found the twice weekly sessions really helpful and within two years was moving without pain. Debra was able during that time to adapt the exercises to take into account my injuries and suggest helpful equipment to support me physically.

I find Debra’s manner gentle and reassuring. I know that in a class she is always checking we are keeping our bodies safe and we offer helpful corrections that improve our participation. I have loved Debra’s choice of music and variety of relaxation at the end of the session.


I love Debra’s Yoga classes. She takes into account the needs and abilities of the class and offers progressive levels and ways of knowing which level we should choose. I feel safe and encouraged. There is a brilliant balance between commitment to Yoga practice, fun and challenge. Debra shares her sense of humour whilst remaining professional at all times. She is a great teacher with lots of wisdom and patience.


Latterly Debra has introduced me to meditation, in classes and at home on Zoom with herself initially and now with a global organisation. I am learning to love it and feel it has been helpful during the Pandemic as a focus for the day.

David Lloyd and retreat

At present I owe so much to Debra and feel she has very much helped me through the period when David Lloyd has been closed.  I hope we will get to go to Portugal on retreat in June 2021! After all, that was my reason to go to part-time working in January last year!

Thank you Debs for your loving kindness. M x