Barre & mat classes


* COVID-19: classes are online, see Pilates with Alex on Facebook for details


Pilates is an exercise method  which  builds core  strength and stability along with flexibility  and endurance. Muscle control and stability grow through proper posture and patterns of movement, balancing flexibility and strength. 

Pilates can still the mind and enhance your breathing and it uses your body’s internal resistance in an extremely powerful way. 

Although many  serious athletes and professional dancers use Pilates, most people (even those with limited fitness) can benefit from its methods and techniques. It can also be helpful in training for sports or in physical rehabilitation.


Wednesday 6am: Barre Pilates

Wednesday 8.15am: Barre Pilates

Thursday 5.30pm: Barre combo


Monday 6pm: Beginners Barre class

Friday 6am: Pilates mat


Classes are held at 11 Hattingh Road, Summerstrand (unless  otherwise arranged). Class duration: 50 minutes. Cost: R50. Booking essential.

What is Pilates?


Hi, I’m Alex Zehmke, a qualified group and personal trainer, accredited barre Pilates trainer,  currently completing my comprehensive mat Pilates course through BASI.

I opened my studio in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth in 2019 but I’ve always loved fitness, going back to my school days when I represented Eastern Province in various sports. I represented South Africa in aerobics sport and won the World Amateur Championships in 1996 and 1998 while studying at PE Technikon.

I’ve become increasingly aware of the need for a holistic approach to health and fitness and find Pilates  wonderful to help strengthen, condition and tone the body. It’s suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, from beginner to advanced, and from young to old. Please join me on my journey!


“I love my Pilates classes with Alex.    

     She’s fun, she’s friendly, she’s warm -  and the classes work!” - Megan

Since I started  with Alex, I have noticed a huge improvement in muscle tone and core strength. I love her classes and won't miss them for anything.- Janet



11 Hattingh Road, Summerstrand, 

Port Elizabeth

PHONE  |   082 449 2514

MAIL | alexzehmke76@gmail.com


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