We are delighted to now be hosting Pilates and yoga on-site for small groups of three or on a one to one basis. Tracey, Caroline, Rebecca and Bekki are all highly experienced Pilates and yoga teachers who can give you the personalised coaching to ensure that you get the most out of the session.
The Pilates method is essentially a mind-body centring technique that emphasizes the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability, namely the lower back and pelvis. Exercises aim to strengthen, mobilise and stretch muscles to correct muscle imbalances caused by habit, posture and movement abnormalities. Often when we have a weakness in a certain area, we compensate or over-develop another area to achieve a certain functional movement. Correcting these abnormal movement patterns can achieve a greater sense of well-being, posture, confidence and even skill level within your chosen sport.
It is a relatively new technique, having only started in the 20th century by Joseph Pilates, hence its name.
Pilates is a fantastic approach to exercise during and after pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping active throughout your pregnancy can often prove tricky. Many people are unsure which exercises are suitable during pregnancy and often worry that more conventional exercise classes may be harmful to themselves or the baby. Bekki is currently pregnant with her first child and has found pre-natal Pilates exercises extremely helpful throughout her pregnancy so far. As a qualified pre and post-natal Pilates instructor, she aims to work with women to deliver a prenatal Pilates class, specifically designed for each individual, that benefits both mother and baby. These intimate classes will not only provide reassurance and education on the correct exercises and techniques but will also provide an opportunity to meet other like-minded women, sharing similar exciting experiences throughout pregnancy. There are many benefits of Pilates during pregnancy such as: strengthening pelvic floor muscle control to prevent incontinence and aid in labour, improving postural awareness which changes significantly when carrying a baby, strengthening abdominal and gluteal muscles to support and stabilise the pelvis and spine, reducing musculo-skeletal pain, stretching spinal and upper limb muscles to relieve tension, aiding relaxation, maintaining effective circulation to aid with swelling and incorporating positions for labour into your exercise programme. So… what are you waiting for?
six one hour sessions
Prenatal Pilates 5 pm with Bekki
Pilates 6 pm with Tracey (fully booked but waiting list available)
Pilates 7 pm with Tracey
Pilates 10 am with Caroline
Pilates 6 pm with Caroline (currently fully booked but waiting list available)
Pilates 12 noon with Tracey