Welcome to Flow Studio

Pilates, Now Featuring In Your Living Room

Hi everyone and welcome to Flow Studio. A new online Pilates studio run by registered Osteopath Luke Askew from Leytonstone Osteopathy. 

Using my knowledge and experience as an osteopath and a Pilates teacher, I have designed a simple program using Pilates based exercises into a small 20 minute class that can be done at home. My Level 2 class includes exercises to help build core strength, improve posture and is designed to help with many commonly seen back, shoulder and hip problems. All you need is some floor space and a Theraband or equivalent. Why not use your time to develop a healthy 20 a day habit?! Starting from just £12 a week why not see what 20 minutes of Pilates exercises a day can do for you?

Check out the updated class timetable below

Luke Askew and Saskia Ward on the Wunda chair, courtesy of Kinetic Pilates

How to Join

It’s really simple to start Pilates online with me.

Luke teaching Pilates
  • Decide on your membership type from the Membership Options section below.
  • Complete the enrolment form and we will email you details of what to do next to get into class straight away.
  • If you’ve selected or need a 1:1 to get you going, we’ll get this booked for you as soon as possible too, so you can get started really quickly.
  • You’ll then have unlimited access to all my group classes for your skill level, live – taught by me, daily.
  • No contract, no exit fee, no worries, no commitment – unless that’s what you’re after!
  • We use Zoom – an online meeting app to enable the classes.

Membership Options & Enrolment

Two Membership Options to suit all budgets and a new starter option

I’m offering two membership options and have only limited spaces for the “Private Plus” membership option. If you’ve never done Pilates before, then you must start with the “Pathway to Basic Membership” option for at least one week so you can have a 1:1 session with an assessment, for your safety and to maintain the flow in the group classes – this is essential.

All classes feature to some degree, a section on developing our respiratory mechanics – something to be mindful of today, as COVID-19 is a disease which can develop into something which puts enormous pressure on your breathing. Including these exercises has never been so relevant.

If you are pregnant or have diagnosed Osteoporosis unfortunately my group classes are not suitable for you.

Pathway to Basic Membership
One off payment
£45
For total beginners
For people who no prior Pilates experience and want to join the £12 per week "Basic Membership" package
Includes 1:1 instruction to cover all three of the Level 1 modules.
Your Level 1 modules can be one block of 60 minutes or three 20 minute sessions.
Once ready, you will have access to all the "Basic Membership" group Pilates classes for just £12 a week.
Select
Basic Membership
Per week
£12
For Level 2 and above ready people
Suitable for all with existing Pilates experience who are injury free
Access to all Level 2 and 3 group classes. *
Suitable for all - provided you have been approved as ready to join by Luke.
If you've never done Pilates before, you will need to first go through the "Pathway to Basic Membership" package.
Select
Private Plus
Per week
£45
For everyone, regardless of level
Suitable those who would like to develop their practice with a weekly, 45 minute 1:1 private session.
Dedicated, custom, 45 minute Pilates class tailored to your body and its needs.
Includes a single weekly, 45 minute, private 1:1 session.
Access to all Level 2 and 3 group classes. *
Select

* Group classes are for various levels of Pilates students. Please check with Luke if the level of the class is suitable for you.

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Enrolment Information

Please fill out your details on the form so that we can then send you joining instructions.

You may have questions, we will be happy to answer as much as we can personally but most of the info is on this site.

Help

Email: luke@flow-studio.co.uk

Once you have enrolled and paid, we will send you your links that will enable access to the online classes. If you have selected or require “Pathway to Basic Membership”, then we will organise for your first 1:1 session(s) too, so you can access the group classes as soon as you’re ready.


Class Timetable & Class Descriptions

Group classes are just 20 minutes long

Scroll below for the new full calendar style timetable.

There are multiple classes per day on weekdays. I encourage you to try and attend a class every day if you can. The classes consist of modified contemporary Pilates exercises and have been designed to include exercises for back health, stretch, core work and respiratory mechanics. As an Osteopath, I treat many patients whose back pain is due to postural fatigue. These 20 minute routines can help with this common problem.

About Levels & Modules

Level 1

Level 1 classes are by invitation only

If you’re enrolled in my “Pathway to Basic Membership” option, the is for you. It is made up of 3 Modules which can be covered in just one 45 minute session if you like, although time to digest the content will actually help you to retain the volume of information.

Level 2

My most popular class level

Once you are familiar with the exercises in all 3 modules of Level 1, this is the class to join. The first 20 minutes of the class will remain the in the same format of the Level 2, 20 minute class you all know. The extra 10 minutes will be to progress into the Level 3 work. This section of the class is for those of you who are already able to perform a full roll up without the assistance of the band.

Level 3

Improvers class

This is an improvers level class and develops the exercises from Level 2 a little bit further. This class is not for beginners.


Full Class Timetable

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08:00 - 08:30

Level 2+

Online class using Zoom
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08:00 - 08:30

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Online class using Zoom
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08:00 - 08:30

Level 2+

Online class using Zoom

About Zoom

All about Zoom – a quick video tutorial to introduce it

In order to actually join the classes, whether it’s the group class or the private, you’ll need to have installed and set up Zoom – yet another online meeting application I’m afraid! Don’t worry though, it’s relatively straightforward. Zoom runs on most current devices so it doesn’t matter if you have laptop, Mac, Android or iPhone, you’ll be able to join in class. The most important features are that your device has a microphone and a front-facing camera.

I look forward to welcoming you to class soon!

Download and install Zoom for your device.

Zoom runs on most camera and microphone enabled devices and you just need to set up the free account – there is no need to upgrade to any of the paid versions.

Download and Install Zoom


About Luke Askew

My name is Luke Askew. I am a registered Osteopath and Pilates teacher.

I have been running “Leytonstone Osteopathy” with Kirstie Cousins for nearly 10 years and teaching Pilates for 8 years. In my earlier years of osteopathic practice, I gained a wealth of experience working in private practice at a variety of clinics with other highly experienced practitioners. I also worked as an osteopath within the NHS at The Royal Free hospital in the Ian Charles Day Centre providing treatment for patients living with HIV and also at Colchester Osteopathic Clinic treating NHS referrals. I have also treated the homeless community as a volunteer at the Manna Clinic. 

Pilates

As a Pilates enthusiast I have travelled all over Europe to train with the best. For the past few years I have focussed my passion for Pilates on the Classical work under the expert guidance of Rebecca Convey at Kinetic Pilates, London. The classical work embodies the purity of the method as the legacy is passed on directly through each generation of teachers. Joseph Pilates trained Romana Kryzanowska extensively in his system of exercises and eventually she took over the running of his New York studio using the original Gratz studio equipment that Joseph Pilates designed himself. Kinetic Pilates is a Romana Pilates studio and a teacher training hub that continues the legacy of the original work through this direct lineage.

Pilates can be practiced on the Mat or on the studio equipment, ideally both. I practice and teach both. All of my studio spring loaded equipment is Gratz so my clients get the original classical ‘feel” of the work when training in my studio in Leytonstone.

Movement Has Featured Throughout My Career

Prior to my Classical training, I qualified as a contemporary Pilates teacher and before that I trained in clinically modified Pilates so my background in the method is broad. I also worked as both a ballet and West End dancer for many years. Most of my career was on the stage however, I also worked as a guest teacher at a variety of performing arts schools teaching ballet, tap and modern dance as I hold three teaching associate qualification with the I.S.T.D. This experience is invaluable when teaching Pilates.

Luke and Saskia doing the “Twist”