TAUNTON Deane MP Rebecca Pow worked off some of the stresses of Westminster with a workout at a new pilates studio.

She changed into leggings and T-shirt and was put through her paces by owner Karen Pearce after opening the Pilates Studio following its move from North Street to Bridge Street.

Ms Pow said pilates is the perfect exercise to get her moving again as she recovers from a recent operation.

She already has experience of pilates after following a programme to help her get over a knee operation six years ago.

Ms Pow said she regrets that so many girls and women drop out of sport, adding that pilates is the kind of exercise that helps you keep in shape with an individual, non-competitive programme.