Pilates is a form of exercise which focuses on strengthening the body and correcting movement dysfunctions. It concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility with an emphasis on core strength. It is made up of 34 core exercises which are developed to meet the specific needs of an individual, to improve their general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates is also linked to improving mental health.
Pilates can benefit everyone! It can be modified to be a gentle strength training programme or a challenging workout. Your instructor will make adaptions in each session to bridge between the two. It can be used as an accessory to keep the body running at optimum health and strength as well as decrease pain, especially in the lower back.
There are a wide range of benefits, these include:
-improving your posture
-reducing injury risk
-increasing strength, especially in your core
-aiding in rehabilitation post injury/surgery
Our physiotherapist Jenny offers 1:1 Pilates sessions. Jen uses her knowledge as a Pilates instructor and a physiotherapist to tailor the best plan for you. Whether your goal is to improve fitness and strength or to recover from an injury/surgery. She uses the first appointment to discuss your goals and assess which exercises you need. Following this she will continue to review your progress in each session so you get the most out of each appointment.
Jen also offers group sessions. These sessions have a maximum capacity of 3 people per session to ensure everyone gets the most out of each session. These sessions can be a cost effective way for you and some friends to exercise together, get in touch if you would like to book a group session.
We provide all equipment needed for a pilates session here are Comfort Health. We advise wearing gym clothes/loose fitting clothing so you can move freely.