Pilates is a system of body conditioning that focuses on improving flexibility, muscular strength and endurance in a low-impact way. It’s a system of specific exercises, originally created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s, used for rehabilitation and for helping athletes reach their full physical potential. Over time, Pilates’ exercises have been modified to suit a wider range of abilities but still emphasize proper postural alignment, breathing well, core strength and muscle balance.
The mat-based classes I teach focus on:
- strengthening – to reduce the risk of injury, aches and pains as well as improving posture
- stretching – loosening muscles that get tight as a result of sitting a lot, tension, poor posture, not stretching well after exercise etc and
- improving range of movement and the ability to move freely.
Classes take place at my home garden studio in Walmer and are £7.75 to drop-in or £5.25 per session pro rata when booked as a block (usually a calendar month). You will need your own thick, pilates mat but other equipment can be borrowed.
Classes are booked and paid for in advance using an online platform. You need to register and can then see class availability and book.
General Pilates for health and well-being:
- Wednesday 10:30am
- Wednesday 6:15pm
- Thursday 5:10pm
Advanced Pilates with more challenging options: Thursday at 6:15pm.
Tailored specifically to your postural needs and physical conditions, I offer private and small group Pilates classes on request and subject to availability, at my studio in Walmer.
Each session is 45 minutes and costs £33. This option is perfect if you have any specific bone or joint conditions, e.g. low back pain, herniated disc, scoliosis, arthritis etc when a class environment may not be suitable for you. Use the contact page to get in touch.