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Lotus Health and Fitness was founded by Clare Bannister in 2012

‘I’ve worked in the Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Industry for over 25 years. Throughout this time I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge and skills which I now bring to my studio. 

Why do we offer Pilates, Yoga and Ayurveda? Each practice follows the holistic philosophy of mind-body health and fitness. 

Lotus offers an Ayurvedic approach to health, fitness  and wellbeing, with a focus on activity, nutrition and therapies to suit you whatever your fitness level and goals. 

Ayurveda is a tried and tested, common sense approach to living well; staying in good health, and in harmony with your environment. At Lotus we understand that we are all individual, and our diet, lifestyle, exercise and activity preferences are unique.

We offer a range of physical activities including Yoga, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Tower and Mat based Pilates classes and 1-1 sessions designed to suit all levels.

We provide diet and nutritional therapy and workshops, to support optimal health and Ayurvedic massage therapy for treatment of common ailments and relaxation time for you.

Whatever stage of life you are in, whatever level of fitness you have, Lotus will support and help you feel physically and emotionally well and become the best version of yourself.



The world in which we live and the demands we place upon ourselves can be tough on the body and the mind. Lotus Health and Fitness can help you achieve balance - radiant good health.

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Sweet, Smokey Harissa

Sweet, Smokey Harissa

You won’t regret making the quantities in this recipe. Unlike shop-bought Harissa. This is sweet, smokey and not too spicy. It’s the perfect condiment to add, to pretty much anything from your breakfast eggs to lentil soup. Ingredients: Serves 6 1 Jar roasted sweet...

Autumn Recipes

Autumn Recipes

The cooling, bitters greens of summer move towards the warming, earthy tones of Autumn. From an Ayurvedic perspective, Autumn is the season where Vata dosha dominates. The elements that govern Vata dosha are air and space, bringing the characteristics of movement,...

Rice pudding (porridge) with apple sauce

Rice pudding (porridge) with apple sauce

Both an Ayurvedic staple: Rice porridge and apple sauce. Eaten alone or together are delicious in equal measure. How you make your rice porridge will help balance the doshas. Ingredients: Apple Sauce I used sweet eating apples, so didn’t add any sugar.  1 cinnamon...

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We received some wonderful feedback from one of our #pilates clients recently ✨A regular #pilates practice is an ideal way to support an active lifestyle and compliment other sports we may partake in, but beyond that it keeps us mobile as we get older. At 76 Ann has been doing a combination of matwork and #reformerpilates, and also attends our Friday morning back care class. Lots of research suggests that longevity as we age is strongly related to our ability to go from sitting to standing unaided (without the use of hands), and this skill is a key part of the Pilates repertoire. So, it was incredibly rewarding to be told by Ann that she “found it easier to get up from the floor without support...this must be the pilates” 🙏Regular exercise isn’t just about being fit now, aging strong is something we should all be thinking about and it’s never too late to get started. 💪 ... See MoreSee Less
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Why learn #pilates on the reformer ⬇️Some people may look at the Reformer apparatus as being too challenging or too scary. Don’t let that put you off. Pilates, however you practice - Reformer, matwork, tower…it should be challenging, but it is all accessible. 🙌Learning pilates on the reformer is a great place to start, the reformer provides lots of feedback: ▪️ are you using the correct muscles▪️ do you feel the muscles working▪️ are you stabilising your core as you perform the exercisesOur beginners #reformerpilates courses provide you with the foundations and confidence to attend any Pilates class at the studio. We’ve got two 5-week beginner’s courses coming up, so don’t miss out. Book via the Bsport app or message us for the booking link 💪Course one - Monday 19th at 5.15pm Course two - Tuesday 27th at 6.30pm ... See MoreSee Less
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