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Classes are taught in small groups with no more than 12 participants to allow close supervision and to ensure a safer, more effective class environment. They are taught in six to eight week blocks to allow participants to progress their technique effectively. Each session lasts between forty-five minutes to an hour. Should you wish to attend on an ad-hoc basis, you will need to have completed a beginner's course first.
All our participants undergo assessment at an introductory session prior to commencing classes to ensure suitability and also to teach the basic Pilates positions and exercises.
All classes are pre-booked to ensure space is available. For further information on current availability please contact us. To reserve a place in a class please complete the confidential health questionnaire and booking form and return with a post dated cheque for the whole amount to the address. Further details are on the timetable and booking page.
Missed classes cannot be refunded but can sometimes be made up within a month at an alternative class. You will need to check with the instructor that there is space.
Classes do need a minimum number of participants to be viable and consequently, with your agreement, we may need to move bookings to a later block.
What to wear/bring to the classes
Please ensure you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes which allow free movement. We would advise you to bring some water to drink as refreshment throughout the session and a towel.
Looking after yourself
Please do not exercise if you are feeling unwell or have just eaten a heavy meal.
If your medical status (or any medical conditions) changes in any way from your initial assessment, it is your responsibility to inform your class instructor. It is important that in the class environment, you exercise and progress at your own safe pace. It is better to do a few exercises well than more exercises poorly, therefore putting yourself at risk of injury. If while doing any of the exercises you feel uncomfortable or unsure as to what to do, stop, advise the instructor and wait until he/she is available to come around and check the exercise with you. Remember it is always advisable to consult your GP prior to taking up any form of new exercise.
Level 1 Beginners
This is for participants with no pilates experience and will teach you how to correct your posture, set your centre and lateral breathing. Once achieved, you will be taught a variety 1 and 2 exercises.
Follow on from beginners which will progress your level of exercises and stamina as well as introducing some new exercises.
Level 2 Sports Bias
As for Level 2 but with more of a focus on competitive performance including exercises tailored to the sports of the participants.
Level 3 Intermediate
For those who have attended pilates regularly for at least 6 months.
Level 4 Intermediate to Advanced
For those who have attended pilates regularly for at least a year.
Private classes and one to one sessions are also available. If you are unsure of your suitability we recommend that you book a one to one session prior to starting a course.
This is a gentle 45 minute to 1 hour class suitable after the mothers 6 week post-natal check until the baby is mobile. The focus of the class is introducing the basic principles of Pilates with particular attention to pelvic floor strengthening, abdominal support and postural awareness. The class is designed to teach you how to incorporate your baby into the exercise and how to adapt the exercise and how to adapt the exercise so that you can practice them at home. Please see our information leaflet.
Pilates is considered o be one of the best forms of exercise for pregnant women and as such is often the first time many women attend classes. The classes are suitable from 16 weeks until full term. The traditional Pilates exercises are not only broken down into a suitable level but also further modified to allow for positioning and comfort. The class focuses on postural awareness, spinal stability, pelvic floor strength and breath control. Keeping the deep postural muscles strong during pregnancy can help prevent back pain due to hormonal changes, increased strain from the weight of the baby and altered centre of gravity. Good deep abdominal and pelvic floor strength can aid labour and post-natal recovery. Please see our information leaflet.
Costs, Bookings and Charges
Pilates Introductory Assessment £45
Block Booking of 6 weeks £45.00
Private Tuition or One-to-One Session £50 per hour
Pre or Antenatal Pilates / Block Booking 6 weeks
Antenatal Pack includes the following
advice sheets, exercises & DVD - £25
All our Physiotherapy treatments are tailored to your individual needs and specific goals, Physiotherapy services are domiciliary and set for a convenient time.
Muscles strains spasms & Contusions
Pre & Post Surgery treatments
Pre & Post Natal Physio & Massage
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment £50 a session/hour