Pilates was developed in the early 20th Century by Joseph Pilates. He originally called his method "Contrology," relating to encouraging the use of the mind to control muscles. It focuses attention on core postural muscles that help keep the human body balanced and provide support for the spine.
Pilates is a series of low impact, mat exercises and when done correctly it can improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body.
It put emphasis on alignment of the spine, breathing, developing a strong deep torso and abdominal muscles and improving coordination and balance.
I have been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and I love it! The sessions can be adapted to individual needs and requirements and I always try and make sure people have fun!
I run small group sessions with a maximum of 5 people, this allows for individual attention and ensuring correct movements and techniques.
I also do 1-2-1 sessions for beginners or people starting Pilates after injury.
Pre and post natal ladies are welcome after a short consultation.
Small equipment, such as resistance bands, and chi balls can be used for more effective stretches and challenging movements.
In December 2020, I became a registered APPI instructor, allowing me to plan exercise appropriate sessions for my clients with the emphasis very much on rehabilitation and pain free movement. This is great in a 1-2-1 session.
Loose clothes should be worn to allow for movement. Pilates is performed in bare foot or socks.
8.10pm (Zoom session)
All sessions are 1 hour.