Pilates Practice

PILATES
COMING SEPTEMBER 2022
 Register your interest using the contact details below.

 Prices will be £10 per single class and £64 for a course of 8
(the best way in our opinion)

These are the classes  so far:

Monday 4:30 .    Beginners Pilates                   with Andre

Monday 5:30      Runners and hikers strength  with Andre

Friday 10.00        Beginners Pilates                  with Paula

Friday 11:00        Hips, knees and balance       with Paula

Hello

Pilates trains your body to move according to its natural design and promotes movement health.

 By moving well, you radiate grace and confidence, which makes you look taller and slimmer. This is one of the many benefits people find when they take up Pilates, but it brings many other ones too.

Our Pilates session take place in our modern, fully air-conditioned studio.

We have two experienced, highly qualified Pilates instructors, Andre and Paula.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates trains your body to move according to its natural design. By moving well, you radiate grace and confidence, which makes you look taller and slimmer. This is one of the many benefits people find when they take up Pilates, but it brings many other ones too:

  • Improved posture and body alignment

  • A healthy spine and stronger back muscles

  • A stronger core: flatter abdominals, a stronger back and pelvic floor

  • Improved muscle tone and strength, without bulking

  • Release of stress leading to more energy

  • Improved balance and coordination

  • More efficient breathing

  • Increased range of motion around joints

  • Improve back pain afflictions

  • Attain better control of your body

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What classes do we offer?

We believe in offering classes that suit the individual in their journey to movement health. All our classes are small meaning that our instructors will be able to offer individual guidance within that specialist class.

These classes will evolve so check back!

We offer classes for:

Beginners (beginners only please!)

Intermediate

Hips and knees

Better Balance

Runners strength

Better back

More flexible man

Yoga Studio

A history of Pilates.

Yoga Class

Pilates came to life in the 1920s when Joseph Pilates developed the discipline as a rehabilitation program for prisoners of war while being interned with other German nationals during the First World War. As a child Pilates had suffered with rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever but was determined to overcome his afflictions, and pursued many different forms of exercise in his quest to achieve the perfect body.

Pilates history was built upon and fused elements of yoga, boxing, gymnastics, skiing, dance and weight training.  He combined the effective elements of each individual discipline to create a system of exercise that creates a perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

Pilates came to life in the 1920s when Joseph Pilates developed the discipline as a rehabilitation program for prisoners of war while being interned with other German nationals during the First World War. As a child Pilates had suffered with rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever but was determined to overcome his afflictions, and pursued many different forms of exercise in his quest to achieve the perfect body.

Pilates history was built upon and fused elements of yoga, boxing, gymnastics, skiing, dance and weight training.  He combined the effective elements of each individual discipline to create a system of exercise that creates a perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

The evolution of Pilates

Pilates is continually evolving and now involves the latest biomechanical thinking, including modern equipment and assessment tools. However, the basis of the thinking and patterns designed by Joseph Pilates around 100 years ago remains the same.

Pilates has grown in popularity since the time when Joseph Pilates came up with the concept, and is now practiced by over 12 million people worldwide, a number that is growing all the time.

Pilates today

Today Pilates has many followers including dancers, athletes, physiotherapists, fitness trainers, health care providers and other professionals who appreciate the significant role exercise plays in restoring and maintaining good health.  Endorsements from people in the public eye such as Jennifer Aniston, David Beckham and Pippa Middleton have added to the boom in recent years.