Welcome to Physio Fit and Pilates

The Physio Fit and Pilates studio has been running for a number of years and was founded by Aimee Clayton and Jessica Nicholson. The studio offers a variety of specialist classes including mixed ability mat work, pre and postnatal as well as one to one training.

Taught by experienced Physiotherapists. We are fully certified Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute trained instructors, our Pilates classes are completed in a non competitive environment with no previous experience necessary.

As health professionals, we welcome individuals with spinal conditions such as osteoporosis, low back pain, sciatica as well as post joint replacements, general musculoskeletal conditions, postnatal and more.

You can find all the times and relevant information of our courses on our timetable

Pilates Benefits

Pilates provides core stability and strength training essential for the health of the spine, as well as key relaxation techniques to help focus the mind and body. Pilates classes can reduce musculoskeletal pain, improve posture and coordination, boost your general fitness and alleviate stress and anxiety. Professional athletes and dancers are also known to use Pilates to drive athletic performance and to recover from injury.

If you are a fitness enthusiast or even entirely new to fitness classes, our Pilates classes will suit your needs. What makes Pilates so universally beneficial is that the apparatus is adaptable for all levels, whether you need beginners support and recovery, or a challenging workout with intensive body conditioning exercises.

The physio fit & pilates founders


Aimee Clayton

  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy, Kings College London (2006)
  • BSc (hons) Sports Science

Aimee qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2006 from Kings College London and prior to this achieved a first class degree in Sports Science. Aimee quickly came to realise her passion lied in musculokskeletal outpatients and began to develop her skills in this area. In 2009 Aimee began working at the leading Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, gaining specialist experience in orthopaedic conditions, notably spinal pathologies where core stability is key. From here Aimee went on to work with the Ministry of Defence for 6 years becoming highly skilled in rehabilitation.

From 2009 she started her training in matwork 1 Pilates using it as a core treatment for patients with a variety of conditions. She quickly developed a love of teaching and enjoyed providing lasting benefits for patients. Aimee went on to gain qualifications in matwork 2 and 3 Pilates with the Australian Institute of Pilates and passed her APPI certification exam becoming a fully qualified APPI instructor. Currently Aimee works with a variety of patients using her pilates techniques to rehabilitate individuals to a high level, including athletes and the civilian population through her classes.


Jessica Nicholson

  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy, Northumbria University (2009)
  • BSc (hons) Sports Science

Jessica qualified as a Physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 2009 and prior to this achieved a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Jessica has gained clinical experience as a Rotational Physiotherapist and this has allowed her to work in a variety of hospital settings. These include musculoskeletal orthopaedics at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford, neurological rehabilitation, post-operative recovery/maternity at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and community rehabilitation at Abingdon Community Hospital, Oxfordshire.

Further to practicing as a Physiotherapist Jessica is a dedicated Pilates teacher, training under the renowned Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute umbrella. She has completed matwork levels 1 and 2 along with pre-post natal Pilates. Jessica developed a passion for teaching going on to complete her matwork certification becoming a fully certified APPI instructor. She is a dedicated mum of two and understands the importance of exercise from a young age to promote core stability and posture.