Anna Rita Henderson and Movefit Pilates, Bedford's leading Pilates Studio

After 10 years of the corporate life, Anna discovered Pilates. She was pregnant with her first child and diligently attended her weekly classes as well as continuing self-practice at home. She had fallen in love with Pilates!

After the birth of her son, she made the life-changing decision to make a massive career change from Head of Marketing in a City law firm to Pilates teacher – and completed her training at Body Control Pilates in London. She’s taught in Bedford since October 2015 and has dreamt of opening her own Pilates studio / and movement hub since teaching that first class on a rainy autumn morning.

How it all began

Anna's Story

Anna is energetic and inquisitive.  She loves the human body and all its potential.  She adores teaching her clients and helping them move closer to achieving their goals.

Anna set up Bedford’s first Pilates studio dedicated exclusively to mat-based movement and Pilates reformer, aiming to bring an ideal location for Pilates and other mindful movement based classes to Bedford. At movefit pilates healthy human movement is a passion – movement that is free, fluid and comfortable.

At movefit pilates we are dedicted to ongoing professional development, to enhance our education and knowledge of Pilates and its teaching. We bring this development back to our clients through our teachings, range of classes and Pilates workshops. We strive to bring unrivalled knowledge and experience of Pilates, with the most up-to-date techniques, to deliver the best Pilates studio experience in Bedfordshire.

Anna  dreamed of directing her own Pilates studio since she began practising Pilates over a decade ago.  Anna adores teaching her clients and helping them move closer to achieving their goals, be that improving their Pilates approach, running their first marathon, staying fit throughout pregnancy, or regaining fitness and health after injury. Anna loves living in Bedford, and was really pleased to launch Bedford’s first Pilates studio dedicated to mat-based movement back in 2019.

She’s a keen runner and ran her first marathon in Dublin in 2018. She’s now thinking ahead to her next marathon challenge (London 2021) and then perhaps even a cycling event! Anna has great difficulty just sitting still!

Qualifications Include


Pre & Post-Natal Pilates

Pilates for the Older Person

Pilates for Hypermobility

Pilates for Osteoporosis

Pilates for Children & Teens

High Intensity Power Pilates™

Pilates Reformer Qualified

Movefit Pilates - Our Pilates Studio philosophy

At movefit pilates we have an amazing and growing team of certified Pilates instructors.

The team has a real passion for Pilates and teaching, and at every class we strive to help our clients to improve their mindful movement and Pilates skill.

Anna Henderson has been practising Pilates for over 10 years & been fully certified by Body Control Pilates.

If you have any questions, special requests or individual needs then please just let us know. If we can help we will, otherwise between our professional networks we’re confident we can find the best health and wellbeing specialist to support you if required.

Movefit Pilates teach regular classes & 1-2-1 private sessions on request – please contact us here to find out more and book a 1-2-1 appointment.

Our Pilates class schedule is always growing at movefit pilates, so if you’re a fully certified Pilates instructor based near Bedford and keen to join the team then do email Anna our Studio Director at movefitpilates@gmail.com.