Ingrid Puffett - Certified STOTT® Pilates Instructor

Ingrid Puffett Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor

Pilates with a View

Is run by owner Ingrid Puffett and is situated on the Puffett family farm in Chilanga.

Ingrid is a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist.

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 and windows 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 one of the sliding doors offering its strength and energy in the form of a strong stable base for it’s branches to hang from.

Pilates with a View certainly lives up to its name!

Ingrid Puffett demonstrating the reformer, in her studio.



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.

Students will often be greeted by regulars, such as a Weaver bird, who makes his presence known by flying into the studio perching on a mirror and breaking into a ” tsip, tsip” song. Vervet monkeys are never far away, keeping the dogs active, stealing and eating paw paws and mangoes from the trees, and inconsiderately running across the studio roof. Most often one or more of the eight 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 only a fifteen to twenty minute drive from Baobab School and Sandy’s Creations in the Lilayi area and a ten to fifteen minute drive from Chilanga .

The magnificent Baobab tree outside Pilates with a View

A magnificent Baobab tree stands just outside one of the sliding doors offering its strength and energy.

Book a Session

Ingrid conducts private, semi-private and group classes. All sessions are by appointment only and last an hour long and are conducted at the Studio by Ingrid.

The Studio is equipped for private, semi-private and group Matwork classes, as well as private Reformer classes using the STOTT V2 Max Plus Reformer.

Bring the kids

Mum’s are welcome to bring kids along, as long as they have someone to look after them whist they are exercising. The environment is conducive to children, with plenty of space for them to run around in and with rabbits, chickens, fish, cattle, dogs and cats to keep them entertained. Most often Mum’s find it difficult to drag their little ones away.

Operating Hours

Pilates with a View is open:

Mon to Thurs from 06h00 – 19h00

Fri from 06h00 – 12h00

Saturday & Sunday – the Studio is Closed

Public Holidays – the Studio is Closed