Authentic Pilates

Original Pilates is Oxfordshire’s only Authentic Pilates studio.

Why Authentic?

He created it. We teach it.

This is the true form of Pilates as created by Joseph Pilates. He passed it on to his protege Romana Kryzanowska, who taught Cynthia Lochard who taught Sophia Oh. Sophia has now settled in Goring, to teach one-to-one lessons and group classes.

From the Pilates studio in Goring & Streatley, you will discover how Pilates can move your body in a new, controlled way. It strengthens your core, improves your posture and can fix your aches and pains.

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Your instructor

Sophia Oh

Trained in Sydney and certified to the highest international standard, Sophia can draw upon the entire Pilates method of hundreds of exercises to meet your specific exercise goals.

With over 1,200 hours training, continuing annual training and 15 years international teaching experience in Sydney, Oxford, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Sophia has helped countless people change their bodies for the better.

Whether it be strengthening, increasing flexibility, control, balance, posture, rehabilitating an injury or optimising the efficiency of a professional athlete, Sophia will tailor you a program targeted to your needs.

Joseph designed this system for the benefit of everyone. We are here to pass it down through the generations.


The studio

Work-out in the historic Goring village.
Free parking and nestled alongside the popular Goring shops.


Learn faster and go deeper

At Original Pilates, you’ll be using Gratz machines – the original Pilates apparatus since 1929, endorsed by Joseph Pilates himself. Exercises performed on the equipment will strengthen, stretch and train your body for what it was designed to do.

  • Machines enable you to do exercise and stretches you couldn’t otherwise do – they help you feel exactly how to move your body and permit exercises you could not otherwise do.
  • Mat exercises can be done at home, in the park or anywhere else outside the studio.
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Sculpts your body by working against the resistance of springs.


Ideal for a gentle introduction to a full-blown advanced workout.

Wunda Chair

It can tone and strengthen nearly every muscle in the body.

Ladder Barrel

Strengthens the spinal cord whilst improving flexibility.

Pedi Pole

Created in order to correct imbalances and improve posture.

Foot Corrector

Helps correct flat feet, improve alignment and strengthen the feet.

Why do Pilates?

We asked 30 clients what Pilates does for them. This is what they said:

Toned body


A real workout


Lose weight


Prevent injury


Fix an injury


Feel energised


Choose the package that suits you.
  • Personalised workout
  • Private one-to-one
  • Personalised workout
  • Private 2 people
  • Classical routines
  • Three people

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4 The Arcade, High Street, Goring, Oxfordshire, RG8 9AY