A SOLD out Pilates class took place at Winchester Cathedral under a huge moon installation.

Louisa Daniels, 43, of the New Forest, hosted the class for more than 60 people across two days under the Luke Jerram art piece.

The classes started at 7am, giving people a chance to get some early exercise in, next to the impressive exhibition.

Louisa spent 10 minutes alone in the cathedral before the class started, experiencing the exhibition, which she said was “quite incredible”, and “worth going to see.

“It was absolutely phenomenal. It’s such a beautiful building, and it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.”

She added: “It felt quite magical. A few of the ladies that I walked out with said it felt surreal. The music and the ambiance was really special.”

She is based in Dibden Purlieu at Pilates Studio New Forest, and hosts a variety of classes including rocket yoga, TRX Pilates and guided meditation.

The exhibition in the Cathedral features a massive high resolution projected model of the moon, 7 metres in diameter, suspended from the ceiling of the medieval edifice.

The sphere is lit from the inside, with each centimetre being an accurate image of 5km of the lunar surface.

The Festival of the Moon exhibition is open in the cathedral until February 18 and entry is included with a general admission ticket which is £12.50, and allows entry for a year. Concessions apply for over 66s, who can get in for £10, and students pay £6.

For more go to winchester-cathedral.org.uk/