About us

Ro Jameson Ashworth launched PerfectFit Pilates in 2000 teaching mat classes in hired venues in Bishops Stortford (at the football club), Dunmow (in the Maltings) and Saffron Walden (at The Friends School & The Saffron School of Dance). The opportunity to establish a permanent studio came in 2002, when Ro rented space at Gt Hadham Golf & Country Club. The original space has since doubled to accommodate specialist Pilates exercise machines, (Reformers, Cadillacs & Chairs & Ladder Barrel), and equipment in an adjacent Mat studio.

Ro trained with and is accredited by the Body Control Pilates Association. She stresses the need for well-qualified teaching. “Anyone taking up Pilates should check the credentials of the instructors. Accrediting organisations such as Body Control Pilates and Stott Pilates require success in examinations, on-going training and many hours of teaching practice before their instructors are able to take classes on their own account. Class sizes should be small – certainly no more than 12 – and beginners should master the basic principles on mat before progressing to use of specialist Pilates machines such as reformers.” Ro works in the studio with 4 other regular teachers and two or three others who provide cover on an ad hoc basis. All the PerfectFit teachers have accreditation to an advanced level with BCPA or Stott Pilates, the two leading training associations in the UK.

The standard of care and quality of teaching of the PerfectFit team is recognised by the medical profession locally; several physiotherapists, osteopaths and GPs refer patients to the studio on a regular basis. Pilates can be an excellent road to rehabilitation for those who have suffered injury or have a recurring physical problem or pain. But it can also help prevent problems and enhance performance in sport by improving flexibility and core strength. And it makes people both look and feel better.

Ro and her team have 30 years’ experience between them teaching both mat and reformer to clients whose ages range from 14 to 85. There are 30 mat and reformer classes to choose from each week – please check out the 2016 class schedule to find a time and ability level to suit you.

About us

  Our September timetable 2022. SOME MAT CLASSES  ARE STILL BEING ZOOMED EITHER FROM THE STUDIO OR FROM HOME, AND  CLASSES IN THE STUDIO ARE  LIVE  FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND. We are still observing the Government's Covid guidelines  for cleaning.

 * Denotes New Class


9.30-10.30am Inter/Advanced Mat Class: Ro :   Live in the  Studio

10.40-11.40am Seniors Mat Class: Ro: Live in Studio & Zoom

5.55-6.55pm  Beginner Mat/Refresher Live in the Studio: Julia TBA *

7.00-8.00pm Intermediate Mat Class:  Julia :  Live in Studio



9.30-10.30am Intermediate Mat Class: Ro   Zoom only     

6.10-7.10pm Intermediate Mat Class: Shelley     Live in Studio & Zoom

7.20-8.20 pm: Intermediate Mat Class:  Shelley    Live in Studio & Zoom


9.30-10.30am Studio Reformer  Class:     Jess

11.30-12.30 NEW CLASS: Beginner Mat Class:  Jess Live in the Studio

6.30-7.30pm Mixed Ability Mat Class:   Shelley    Live in the Studio & Zoom

7.35pm-8.35pm  Studio Reformer Class:    Shelley


9.15-10.15am Inter/Advanced Mat Class:  Ro     Live in Studio & Zoom

10.25-11.25am Slower Pace Mat Class:   Ro      Live in Studio & Zoom

 11.30-12.30pm Studio Reformer Class :   Ro 

6.30-7.30pm Mixed Ability  Mat Class:  Jess   Zoom only


9.30-10.30am Intermediate Mat Class:   Shelley   Live in Studio & Zoom

9.30-10.30am Intermediate Mat Class:   Ro     Zoom  only

10.40–11.40 Studio Reformer Class:   Shelley


9.30-10.30am Mixed Ability Mat Class: Asena    Zoom only

10.10am-11.10am Studio Reformer ClassShelley

11.20-12.2 Studio Reformer overspill Class: Shelley

Please call Ro to book a place, or find out more about the classes or 1:2:1 or 2:2:1 sessions. These fit around our classes in the Studio

Mat classes

We have mat classes to suit everyone’s needs, from Beginner through Improver to Advanced.

Private Sessions

These are good for people who have been referred because of any individual problems.

Studio Reformer Classes

These are held in our adjoining machine studio.

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