Pilates is a wonderful training method that focuses on re-aligning the whole body and encouraging effective movement patterns
It is a total body conditioning program that promotes toning and flexibility of muscles in order to maintain correct posture. Named after Joseph Pilates the method focuses on core stability and strength to help alleviate many aches and pains caused by our sedentary lifestyles and poor posture.
It has received much attention in the press due to its popularity with celebrities, athletes and elite sportsmen. The benefits of taking up this movement form are numerous, from building ‘core stability’ to helping posture, breathing patterns and much much more.
Group classes are run during the school term and cost approximately £10 a class. Numbers are kept small to ensure plenty of personal attention and to cater for those who would find big group classes too daunting.
If you suffer from back pain or specific health conditions it is advisable to have at least one private session before attending a general Pilates class.
In a private session the focus is very much on your abilities and your goals and is very useful when suffering from particular conditions. As an exercise referral specialist Danielle is fully qualified to work with those with a variety of issues such as: Asthma, Arthritis, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, joint replacement surgery, back pain, mental health, MS and parkinsons.
4-6 sessions will give you a good grounding in the Pilates style and how it can help you. Please note that if you suffer with any of the above you must check with your GP before starting any new forms of physical activity and exercises.