Our Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints.
Pilates is for everyone, whatever your age, body shape or fitness level. Specially developed equipment is used to help you move more efficiently and freely in everything you do – from training for a marathon, to practising yoga or simply keeping up with the kids.
Not only does mat pilates help improve overall core strength, fitness and flexibility, it can aid in the prevention of injury and enhance posture, mobility and muscle tone.
Your body works against gravity through flowing exercises, creating an overall mind and body workout that leaves you invigorated, relaxed and centred. Concentration and body awareness replaces the quick, jerky movements of other exercise regimes. Muscles are developed to compliment good posture, suppleness and natural grace.
Pilates for Rehabilitation
These classes follow the format of a transitional Pilates class, with increased tailoring to those recovering from injuries, aches and pains. The teacher is specially trained and on hand to provide individualised adjustments for your specific body, history and ability level.
Bone Strengthening Pilates
This class focuses on weight bearing Pilates exercises using body weight and hand weights to bone load. Bone loading strengthens your bones and is good for everyone but especially if you suffer from Osteoporosis or want to prevent it. It is also a nice variation to practice Pilates exercises using weights adding resistance to increase the difficulty level. All exercises will be suitable for those with Osteoporosis. Modifications and progressions can be given out individually.
Taught by: Russell Parish
This class is suitable for those that have never done Pilates before or those of you who like to work at a beginners level. It runs through the basics and fundamentals of Pilates and will strengthen your core, increase your flexibility and improve your posture and breathing efficiency.
Pilates: Pre & Post Natal
These gentle classes are structured to meet the body’s changing developments of pregnancy, to provide an effective workout from the second trimester through to full term, all the while staying completely safe. These classes allow mums-to-be and new mums, a time to slow down, find calmness and connect with your breathing, to enable you to have space and time to think about yourself and your baby. The instructor focuses on the whole body and breath but pays special attention to posture, alignment, strengthening pelvic floor and improving upper body strength in preparation for birth and the baby’s arrival. This class aids quicker recovery after birth, as well as preparing for the physical demands of motherhood. It is best to commence during your second trimester but please check with your healthcare professional that it is safe to do so.
For post-natal clients, Pilates is one of the safest and most effective ways to strengthen, realign and get back into shape after having a baby. It quickens postpartum recovery and strengthens the body and mind for the new demands of motherhood. Whether you have had a vaginal or caesarean delivery, a safe Pilates workout is developed in line with the clients’ needs.
It is recommended that you wait a minimum of six weeks after delivery to start exercising again. However, if you have had a caesarean section, it is highly recommended that you wait 8 to 12 weeks before commencing postnatal Pilates. Please consult your healthcare professional before returning to exercise and inform the instructor at the start of the session where you are in your postnatal phase so the session can be tailored just for you. Or alternatively for advice and information on the class please contact Sharon on Mob: 07932 955689