WHAT IS IT:
Pilates is a series of exercises focussing on coordination and movement. It is a great way of improving core stability and strength, building muscle strength and addressing muscular imbalances.
You can also benefit from improvements in posture, balance, flexibility and mobility. Research has shown pilates to be an effective method of managing chronic lower back pain but it is also used across a wide range of client groups including elite and recreational athletes.
This low impact form of exercise can be used to aid recovery from various injuries, especially low back pain. It can also be used as part of a fitness programme for athletes and dancers or can be used as a way of maintaining a healthy, functioning body. If you're injured and currently doing rehabilitation or looking to maintain or improve general fitness levels we can tailor a program to suit you.
Key Elements of Pilates:
Lengthening short muscles and strengthening weak ones
Improving the quality of movement
Focusing on core postural muscles to stabilise the body
Working to place the breath correctly
Controlling even the smallest movements
Understanding and improving good body mechanics
WHO IS IT FOR:
Pilates is available to people of all ages, and abilities our classes are able to cater for beginners through to advanced levels.
Matwork classes from beginner through to advanced level
Clinical Pilates (1:1 or small group by appointment)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Our pilates program aims to deliver expert advice and instruction by a fully qualified chartered physiotherapist. This enables your instructor to specifically tailor exercise and routines to work on your areas of weakness and is a great way for people to improve their health and activity levels.
An individual, one hour session with your instructor is required prior to attending any of our Pilates sessions. This will enable you to receive a full assessment and to learn the basics of The Pilates technique. Following your assessment you will be advised as to which class level or format (group or 1:1) will provide you with the most benefit.
Pilates Initail Assessment 45 minutes £28.00
**Pilates Block 6 Session 60minutes £60.00
1-1 Pilates 30 minutes £35.00
1-1 Pilates 60 minutes £45.00
**Classes will be a maximum of 12 people for a block of 6 weeks and run term time only.