Pilates with a View

Is run by owner Ingrid Puffett and is situated on the Puffett family farm in Chilanga, approximately 30km south of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city.

Ingrid is a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, ZEN•GA and Total Barre Qualified Instructor, Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist.

In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body – Joseph Pilates

Ingrid Puffett - Instructor

Ingrid Puffett – Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor

The Studio

The Studio is located on top of a hill in a tranquil African bush setting with stunning views.

It has large sliding doors that allow fresh farm air to breeze through and rays of sunshine to fill the studio with warmth & light. A magnificent baobab tree stands just outside the sliding doors offering its strength and energy in the form of a strong stable base for it’s branches to hang from.

The studio overlooks fields below where cattle graze and the landscape is dotted with majestic palms and acacia trees. In the distance the Kafue River can be seen glistening in the sunlight.

View during the Green Summer Season

Students will often be greeted and entertained by regulars, such as the Vervet monkeys, who keep the dogs active, stealing and eating mangoes from the trees, and inconsiderately running across the studio roof. Most often one or more of the cats wander into the studio in their own inquisitive way showing off their beautiful postures and the incredible mobility in their spines. Joseph Pilates spent hours watching the movements of cats and dogs, when he developed the Pilates exercises.

“We are only as old as our spines” – Joseph Pilates

The studio is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a twenty to thirty minute drive from Lilayi.

Sessions/Classes are made up of Privates, Semi-Privates and Groups. All sessions/classes are by appointment only and last fifty five minutes long and are conducted at the Studio.

The Studio is fully equipped with all the original Joseph Pilates equipment and more.

“Think of exercise as a luxury, a wonderful, opulent pursuit that is not available to all.  It is a miraculous elixir that will brighten your spirits, improve your well-being, and make you feel so much better!” –  Loren Cordain, Ph. D. – author of The Paleo Diet

Kindly note, all Bookings are subject to Availability and by Appointment only. The Studio is Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays. For Enquiries, please go ahead here.

Sunset time in the Studio