A PILATES instructor has realised his dream of opening up his own studio in Penryn.

Nick Garner, the founder of Rebel Pilates, has over eight years experience working for one of London's leading Reformer Pilates companies Ten Health and Fitness, where he honed his skills working alongside the UK's top physiotherapists and instructors.

His Cornwall's reformer pilates studio opened its doors in Islington Boatyard on Sunday.

It offers group classes, as well as personal training with an aim to help people 'Move Better, Get Stronger & Feel Awesome'.

Reformer pilates uses an exercise machine (the reformer) with ropes and springs to help you move through a fuller range of motion more safely.

This allows you to activate under used muscles and open and stretch around joints with more precision.

Reformer pilates is great for toning up, injury rehab/prevention and generally a really great work out.

If you would like to try out rebel pilates reformer classes, book via the website www.rebelpilates.co.uk

For the whole of January you can get 20 per cent off all reformer classes and packages using the discount code REBELJAN20 *