Business name: Boutique Pilates Bath

Your name: Laura Louise Thomas

Where are you based and what do you do?

Based in Bath at The Dojo, Walcot St. I teach Pre & Postnatal Pilates as well as Dynamic Pilates classes.

What inspired you to start your business?

My daughter was my inspiration, I started Baby & Me Pilates as a way of restoring my own core strength and improving my well-being after birth.

What do you love about running a business in Bath?

It has been so rewarding supporting other mums through their Prenatal and Postnatal journeys, creating a friendly space where mums can come to recharge mentally and to feel strong again.

You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go?

The Fine Cheese Co. Every time! Amazing homemade sandwiches, yum yum.

Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch or a meal/drink after a tough day?

Café Walcot, the food is delicious and the coffee is on point. Oh and it’s right near my studio which is perfect for business meetings!

Tell us about another Bath business you love and why?

My Small World Toys. Just the most divine children’s shop. This year in particularly Dawn the shop owner saved my daughter’s Christmas after Amazon let me down with delivery on 22nd Dec! It really does serve you well to shop locally!

What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city?

If every day you wake up doing what you love then don’t ever be afraid to follow your passion.