Welcome to Complementary Fitness, I’m Susan, a Fitness Instructor with over 30 years teaching experience and I specialise & love teaching all-level Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga, (or a fitness Pilates/Yoga combo) as well as resistance, strength & toning classes for men & women.  I’m motivated, enthusiastic and committed to helping you achieve your fitness, health & lifestyle goals.  I look forward to working out with outdoors at Thistle Padel Court (an outdoor covered space) at 10am on Wednesdays & Fridays and at Paties Road Recreation Grounds on a Tue & Thurs 6.15pm (weather dependent).  If the weather’s not great on a Tue/Thurs, we can still enjoy a recorded class.

I hope that you’ll continue to join us to work on strengthening core & overall muscles, improve flexibility, posture, balance & co-ordination.

Please sign up to & check out the latest fitness Newsletter (News page) and Classes page for the latest info.

According to Scottish Government & Sport Scotland, our outdoor non-contact group exercise numbers have increased to max 30 again.

Classes are £5 each per person/per class payable by bank transfer, card machine or cash.

Complementary Fitness classes are more than ‘just fitness’ – our all-level classes are effective, friendly and fun with lots of options and variations to suit all.

I hope that you remain one of our ‘regulars’ – some class participants have been with us for almost 30 years!!

Did you know that exercise can improve your posture, build strength, flexibility, confidence and also affect your mindset: regulating your mood and helping you feel positive too? It’s a great stress-buster and can help you clear your mind, feel more focused and happier.

We hope you’ll be part of our journey to feeling amazing and having more energy. All classes are for women (except pregnancy) and they’re for all levels including beginners.

Please sign up to our weekly Fitness Newsletters on the top right corner of the News Page which give lots of current and up-to-date info and tips.

Click About Susan and how she can help you achieve your goals. Read our Articles, Comments and Fitness Newsletters for more info about Complementary Fitness.

To email for details – click on the Contact Page and we’ll get back to you asap.


Class Video Examples

Recent videos from my YouTube Channel: warm-up, fitness pilates, fitness yoga, resistance training and fitness salsa videos to enjoy.

YouTube Video

General Class Stretches

Standing stretches that we usually perform when in class starting from the top of the body – head to toes. You don’t actually need a mat but you can add this video onto the end of another one or just do these 10 minutes of stretching on their own.

YouTube Video

Fitness Pilates Warm-Up

A fitness Pilates (or general) warm-up/start to your day to get you moving. You can stretch quads & hamstrings etc after the warm-up then go on to the Fitness Pilates session.

YouTube Video

Warm-Up to Mobilize Joints

General warm up mobilizing joints before lunging or main section of a fitness Pilates/yoga or resistance training Complementary Fitness class.

Visit the Complementary Fitness YouTube Channel


Client Testimonials

  • “Attending the (Fri) class has made a huge difference to my flexibility and strength.  I sleep better and have fewer aches and pains”

  • “I love, love, love all your classes Susan. Each class is different, fresh, unique, exciting and challenging too. Can’t wait for my next class”

  • “After my first class, it’s made a huge difference to my posture, back pain is hugely reduced which is unbelievable! I love your wonderful teaching and caring approach thanks”!

  • “Susan is the best Pilates teacher in Edinburgh!  I’ve tried quite a few classes over the years and no-one else matches her careful balance of enthusiasm and consideration to encourage you to do the best you can, and keep on pushing yourself to do a wee bit more”

  • “I don’t know how you do it but each class is better than the last, well done and can’t wait for next week”