I'm a pilates teacher and owner of bePilates. It makes me happy to help people move better and feel great. I teach pilates because it works.
You can usually find me at my new studio in Surrey or by appointment in London. My students are celebrities, high-level athletes, fellow teachers and advanced pilates practitioners, as well as those who consider themselves just normal people wanting to improve their fitness with pilates or strengthen post injury.
I have presented teacher training courses and workshops internationally and have been invited to studios around the world to help them develop their own in-house training programmes and protocols.
For a bit more of a formal recent-history of my pilates life, in addition to opening my studio in central London (2012), I was Faculty with Balanced Body (2014-2018) and Co-Chaired the Pilates Method Alliance UK Chapter at its inception (2014-2015).
My background includes both classical and contemporary styles of pilates. I have been very fortunate to have worked with many amazing teachers, coaches and mentors throughout a lifetime of sport and dance who have all shaped my style of teaching. I have studied extensively with Mejo Wiggin, who continues to influence my approach to classical pilates.
My own pilates practice takes me into studios all around the world to learn more about how I move and how to get the most out of the method for me. I hope my teaching helps you do the same.
I became a pilates teacher because I felt that it complimented my training in yoga, Qi Gong and Martial Arts.
I first trained in Anusara Yoga in 2003 and later pregnancy pre/postnatal methods. Feeling limited in what was available to me in the UK, I decided to move to China to satisfy my curiosity and studied sports rehabilitation at the Beijing Sports University.
Still wanting to learn more, I completed a comprehensive course of study with a contemporary pilates programme, Polestar Pilates and have worked with educators from Australia, Asia and America. I'm fascinated with the classical pilates method and have completed further training with Dawne at bePilates.
I feel that the classical system is not only an effective and intuitive way to teach and practice but that it allows me to draw on my past education and experience in a meaningful way, to help my students achieve lasting change.
brooke siler began her pilates training in 1994 under joseph pilates’ protégée romana kryzanowska at drago’s gym in new york city where she spent a decade studying under romana’s masterful tutelage.
she opened her award-winning manhattan studio, re:ab pilates, in 1997 and was quickly embraced by hollywood’s a-list from madonna to dustin hoffman. “brooke gave me the best workout i've ever had in my life!” kirsten dunst, actress.
brooke is best known for penning the new york times’ best-seller the pilates body, which has become the highest grossing pilates book of all time. she has followed it with titles: your ultimate pilates body challenge, the pilates body kit, the women’s health big book of pilates and the pilates weight loss for beginners dvd.
brooke has, most recently, studied anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, fascial networks and cadaver dissection with teachers such as tom myers (anatomy trains), chiropractic physician dr. joe muscolino (know the body), leslie kaminoff & amy matthews (yoga anatomy) and podiatrist dr. emily splichal, under whom she is a certified barefoot training specialist™.
after moving to the uk in 2015 for her family, brooke still teaches independent classes, workshops, courses and conferences and sits on the advisory board of the authentic pilates union, a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving the authentic work of joe pilates. she has remained at the forefront of the pilates community for more than 20 years because she remains fiercely passionate, purposeful and authentic in her work.
Brooke was last with us bePilates for a special workshop on 29 MArch 2019 and we are hoping to have her back at the studio soon! check back or send us an email to register your interest in taking lessons or a workshop with brooke!