Ilfracombe’s Body Aware Pilates and Wellness Centre is forging links with the council and NHS to try and help improve the general health of the town.

The studio in the former Chill Bar premises at the top of the High Street is holding an Open Afternoon on Saturday, December 8 from noon-4pm, with free 15 minute taster sessions with all of its practitioners.

The centre is now featured on information screens at the medical centre and it is also working with One Ilfracombe as part of its ongoing bid to raise levels of health and wellness across the town.

The business used to have two studios either side of the High Street but has now expanded to occupy all three floors of its new building, with three studios.

It has 16 practitioners, including Pilates, yoga, osteopaths and physiotherapists, with classes for all ages including those for new and expectant mums.

Practicer manager Janine Law said: “We want people to know we are here – and don’t be afraid to come in and see us, we are all shapes and sizes.

Find out more about the open day at www.bodyawarepilates.co.uk .