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4.47  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Roger is a down-to-earth builder type, Judy is the harassed single mother of four teenage boys, and Thelma is a librarian who usually looks as though she's been sitting on a wasps' nest for most of her life.

Neville is on the lookout for a woman (any woman will do), and Julian just wants to be young again. Edie is the wrong side of 70, and Roz is a size zero fitness queen.
Published November 19th 2013 by Stevie Turner
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Zoe Saadia
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Petra's Pilates class sounds like one I would join with no hesitation. Full of delightfully diverse, riveting, real-life characters it made me feel as though I was there, a part of the fun, the bubbling interaction, the feisty dialog. As I read I found myself giggling, or laughing out loudly, or just nodding vigorously in agreement as all those quirky characters, don't we meet them all too, on a daily basis? A fun, wonderfully entertaining read!
C.B. Blaha
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Once again, Stevie Turner did not disappoint with THE PILATES CLASS. I just love her sideways take on reality. This novel is chock-full of humorous characters that will have you laughing the moment you crack the book. With the aim of rehabilitating his injured shoulder, Roger Harvey’s doctor prescribes several free sessions in a Pilates class, and this where the fun begins. You will totally relate to the varied and idiosyncratic personalities of the class members. This read is definitely
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, fiction, romance
A really good read. Never read author before but the writing was short sharp and to the point. A look at the relationships within the people who join a pilates group. Really well done.
Anyone who likes looking at people and interactions would enjoy.
Queen Spades
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of romantic comedy
Shelves: royally-favored
*Extended review can be found on "Unleashed Speaks on The Pilates Class".*

I was first introduced to this writer when she submitted her work, The Porn Detective for The Review Board to review. Not too long ago, I saw her latest work, The Pilates Class was available so I decided to grab it based on my enthusiasm for her previous work.

Disclaimer: Slight spoilers

Blurb: The Pilates class is a humorous look at the lives and loves of several different characters attending a Pilates exercise class
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
* I received this book for free, in exchange for an honest review. *

Who knew a Pilates class could be so interesting?

Each person who attends Petra's Pilate class at the local gym has their own story. Their own reason for being in the class. Roger and Julian their arms aren't working properly and they need to stretch it. Judith because she needs to get away from all the boys in her life! Edie, she needs something to do. Neville to pick up chicks cause he is striking out. Thelma, because she is a
Elias Zapple
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
A quirky story with quirky characters that we can all relate to in a setting that would otherwise be mundane. You should always write about what you know and Stevie Turner has done it again with an easy to read story that is fun with well developed characters such as Thelma who definitely reminds me of somebody. An excellent read.
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having recently enrolled in a pilates class, I found this read to be so much fun. The author has done a great job of avoiding clichés and stereotypes, and as a result, I found myself being able to relate to most of the characters in the story. In this humorous book, we get a glimpse inside of characters that are very much like you and me. They all have their strengths as well as weaknesses, and everything that falls in-between those two polarities. If you're in a pilates class, this is a ...more
Janet E.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Humorous light reading. Four characters meet at a Pilates class: Roger, Thelma, Judy, Edie, Roz, Julian, and Neville: You expect Neville and Roz to get together, but I won't tell you if they do. These characters range from predatory male to fitness queen, librarian, mother, and more. The glue that binds these characters into a story is that they share the same instructor, called Petra.

Not the most subtle look at everyday life and the humans who you'd find at a Pilates class, but engaging and
Normandie Alleman
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This charming and witty book made me wish I was in the Petra's Pilates class with Stevie Turner's delightful characters and their snappy dialogue! An irreverent and humorous ensemble tale that's sure to delight lovers of lighthearted fiction.
Anna Othitis
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comedy
Stevie Turner is a great author and always enjoy reading her lovely books. This read is so much fun with twists and turns that kept me reading on. Humorous and light reading. Loved this book!
(Gifted to me for an honest review)
Darrin Mason
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A lot of fun and, at times, very funny, this harks back to the good old 80s that gave us Stripes in the army, Moving Violations in traffic school, and Police Academy in, well, a police academy. Just a whole heap of fun. As life should be. Recommended.
Deborah McClatchey
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Too funny. I loved it! Wish my pilates class had a few of these characters! Highly recommend!!
Angela Searle
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining read based round attendees at a Pilates class.
Jonny Bell
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting and fun book to say the least.
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read which cheered me up in some places while others were sad. But worth a short amount of time to read.
Darlene Foster
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun read about a motley cast of characters who meet at a pilates class. They couldn't be more different. A builder, a librarian, a banker, a single mother, a senior citizen, a trendy housewife and a gay couple. Each has his or her own story and reason for joining the class. As the reader gets to know each character, it is evident there is more to them than meets the eye. Romances bloom, relationships flounder, friendships form and lives change after joining the pilates class. Some laugh out ...more
Anita Mccormick
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We read this book for our first book in our book club. I was so happy with this choice, although not a lengthy book it had lots of depth of it's characters and was a super fun read. I intend on reading more of Ms. Turner's books as she was a great way of writing and getting you interested right away.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, humor
I listened to the audio book. It is an interesting story with interesting characters, the story follows a about 8 ( or more cause some interesting characters pop up towards the end) who all meet in a pilates class with their instructor Petra. They are all individually going through challenges in their lives and for most of them they have a happy ever after. The reason i gave this three stars was because of two reasons. minor spoilers ahead( or rather major)
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Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't often do book reviews, but felt I should do one for this book. The book had gotten very high ratings so I ordered it. The book itself is quite short with a lot of different character stories going on in quick sequence. It is also rough around the edges and could use some professional editing and polish.

A lot of reviewers use the word funny to describe this book and I'm not sure why. The author has potential, but the current ratings for this book are not accurate in my opinion. Classic
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Stevie Turner is a British author of suspense, women's fiction family dramas, paranormal and darkly humorous novels. She has also branched out into the world of audio books, screenplays, and translations. Most of her novels are now available as audio books, and 'A House Without Windows' gained the attention of a New York media production company in December 2017. Some of Stevie's books have been ...more