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Ratho Community Centre

A fitness class for anyone who feels stiff, sore, slumped, or seized up…

Release your body with the Douglas Method.

When you want to become more flexible, poised, fit and frisky, the Douglas Method will help you feel good in your body.

Classic Douglas Method classes are designed to ease stiff, sore muscles, improve posture and spinal alignment, and increase strength, flexibility and balance.

The Douglas Method is all about helping you feel good in your body: strong, flexible, balanced, and fit for work or play.

Douglas Method classes are designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals through expertly designed exercises, modified to your needs.

How It Works

Don’t let back-pain stop you from enjoying life.

Your body has to endure a lot: injuries, poor use, repetative strain, over-training, sitting at a desk all day…

No wonder you’ve got aches, pains, stiffness, limited movement, etc etc.

The Douglas Method aims to enable you to develop and maintain a fully-functional, lithe, poised and pain-free body, so you can easily and safely take part in whatever physical activities you wish, well into “old age”.

Because my classes are limited a maximum of 12 people, you will get plenty of personal attention.

What You’ll Need for Class...

I don’t supply mats for hygiene reasons, so please bring one of your own (pilates/yoga mat or similar non-slip type of exercise mat). Suitable mats can be found in most supermarkets and sports shops, or on-line.

Please wear comfortable, stretchy (i.e. non-restrictive) clothing. Layers are a good idea so you can be warm/cool enough to suit you. Socks or bare feet are usual – not trainers, etc.

Please also feel free to bring a pen/paper to make notes about the exercises and any modifications I might give you.


Class fees are £7.50 per session, payable in blocks of 10 (weekly) sessions, i.e. £75.

Blocks run over 10 consecutive weeks. If you miss a class for any reason (e.g. you can’t make it one week) you may redeem that missed session by attending a session at any of the other classes listed above instead, within the 10 weeks.

Please note, I don’t offer one-of/pay-as-you-go sessions. This is because of the close attention I give to students, and the extra input beginners need. However, you can arrange to observe a class before signing up. Please do have a chat with me if you have any questions about this.


Please contact me to check whether there are places available at your chosen time/venue and to book your place.
26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday 6pm - 7pm
Ratho Community Centre, 1 School Wynd
EH28 8TT

Contact Details
Contact Person: Susan Douglas
Contact Telephone: 07704 216 645
Contact Email:
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This record was last modified on: 17 October 2017