Pilates consists of a series of controlled, flowing movements designed to realign and balance the body’s structure and increase flexibility and strength in the body without impacting the joints. The primary aim of the approach is to promote strength and stability around the ‘core’, allowing greater support of the spine.
Postural awareness is a key focal point and as there is no aerobic exercise or loud music to distract the mind, each movement is performed with total balance and precision allowing a constant connection between mind and body.
Joseph Pilates created the original Pilates method, which he originally called Contrology, in the early 20th century to strengthen his own body and improve his own chronic health conditions. He then worked with athletes and ballet dancers to improve their training and help them to become stronger and more flexible.
By integrating contemporary research in physical therapy and biomechanics to build on the original methodologies, today Pilates can be practiced safely, with the close guidance of a trained teacher, by people from all walks of life, of all fitness levels, and with all kinds of injuries and mobility limitations.
Benefits of Pilates include:
- Improved posture and body awareness
- Back care and back injury prevention
- Effective injury rehabilitation
- Significantly reduced back, neck and joint pain
- Significantly improved control of your pelvic-floor muscles
- Stable joints
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Improved sleep quality
- Better control over everyday movement
- Toned and lean muscles
- Improved concentration levels
- Enhanced sense of wellbeing
These classes are challenging yet relaxing. You’ll find that you feel quite relaxed yet I’ll have you totally focused on the precision of your movement, breathing and core connection. Your whole body will work and be stretched in balance and by the end of the class, following the relaxing close, your aches and tensions will have eased away, you’ll feel you’re standing taller and you’ll be rejuvenated.
For your class, please attend in your loose fitting clothing or gym gear as we do not have changing facilities other than our toilets. You will be in bare feet during your class so no trainers needed.
Classes are capped at 7, so please book early.
1 hour classes are £10 each, or you can book a 6 class pass for £50.
45 minute lunch classes are £7 each or 4 for £26.
We also offer 1:1 classes which are £45 per hour.