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The Pilates Pod Beginners Intro Course

Warning: Pilates may result in side effects that make you feel great!

The Pilates method is well known and supported by the medical profession and thousands of individuals as a way to improve core stability. This will relieve the pressures on the lower limbs and and give freedom to the lower back, joints and vital organs.

Benefits of Pilates.....

  • Move your body in all the ways it can to keep to keep your body supple.
  • Learn to unweight your spine and joints against gravity for a tall flexible spine
  • Develop a strong centre/core to support your movements.
  • Create flexible, strong, streamline and uniformed muscles from head to toe
  • Improve lower back and joint pain.
  • Gain better co-ordination, balance and improved circulation.
  • Improve breathing patterns and lung capacity.
  • Low impact, high on results
  • Perform your daily activities and movements with more ease.

Start your Pilates journey with a Beginners 4 week Introductory Course £50.

We'll help your mind and body unite to find your centre and core muscles. We'll take you through 3 weeks of the foundation of some key Matwork exercises and then a 4th week introducing you to the important magic of the small props and apparatus including Reformers. A perfect introduction to get you moving into our regular classes afterwards with confidence.

Or how about trying out the Pilates Reformer? Our Twin Reformer classes (TRC) are just 2 people and designed to get your body learning the Pilates method faster with quicker results due to the support and assistance of the springs, ropes and pulleys.

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 50% off TRC with qualified Matwork teacher and trainee Reformer teacher Clair- available Tuesdays 9.45-10.45am during 3-24th Nov only. Quote code TRAINEETRC when you book via reception 01462 338002

Book your group Beginners Intro to Pilates Course now.

> TUESDAYS - 6-27th October. 7 - 8pm. BOOK NOW

> THURSDAYS - 22nd October- 12th November. 10am - 11am. BOOK NOW

> WEDNESDAYS - 14th October- 4th November. 8pm - 9pm. BOOK NOW

Show Joe!

Joseph Pilates...

  • Joseph Pilates created his Pilates method with men in mind! He was a boxer and this passion for strength and conditioning continued into his ethos behind Pilates to make you strong. It was reported that well known boxers used to train with Joe in Pilates to harden their abdomen for the strong boxing blows they would receive!

  • Pilates used to be known as 'Contrology' and was later named Pilates after Joseph Pilates died.

  • In Joe's studio, he taught the Pilates method on special apparatus. Using these machines made all the difference, helping the muscles and mind learn and respond quicker. This meant faster results! Matwork exercises would be given as homework to practice inbetween the 3-4 weekly studio sessions.

  • Pilates has been well documented to provide excellent core strength and lower back stabilisation which helps prevent and improve back and joint pain.

That's why we're dedicated to all aspects of Pilates and it's traditions. It's not just a class for breathing and stretching but a unique dynamic way to give you full body conditioning and strength, joint mobility and freedom, muscular flexiblility and suppleness, balance, co-ordination, grace and control.

Plus it's load of fun!

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Personal Training

Love your back & it'll love you back!

Back and joint pain is often a result of poor posture and weak core, resulting in muscle imbalances. Most of the time this is undiagnosed and simply starting a good Pilates programme from the Beginners Introductory Course will help you get on track.

But sometimes it's due to diagnosed back disc, neurological issues or a medical condition that leaves you in more discomfort. We can help get you out of pain in 1:1's,, working along side your medical practitioner's advice.

Of course, you may just want to have a 1:1 to perfect your Pilates practice, go over some basics, learn a bit more indepth, have some eyes on you time or just enjoy the beauty or a full 1:1 workout!

A Pilates 1:1 will work on the exericses suitable for you in the Pilates method, both on Matwork and Reformer whilst adding in smaller props and giving you helpful homework exercises for fine tuning.
Purchase PT credits, and book now! Sessions available 7 days a week.

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 50% off 1:1's with qualified Matwork teacher and trainee Reformer teacher Clair- available Tuesdays 11am and 12.00 during 3-24th Nov only. Book using code TRAINEE121NOV at checkout on single 1hr PT.

See what singer and west end star Kerry Ellis had to say about her 1:1 sessions

Pilates Equipment Class

Faster, quicker results with "toys"

" if you can do the mat work perfectly, you don't need the apparatus. But people love toys" Romana Kryzanowska (Pilates Elder)

We all strive to perform the original 34 mat work exercises with perfect grace, poise, strength and control, but for most of us our bodies need a little extra help along the way. The apparatus and small props in Pilates doesn't do the work for you; instead it offers the guidance, support and the challenge that your body needs to make your body learn faster and the results achieved quicker.

Twin Reformer Classes: 1 hour using the Universal Reformers for just 2 people per class. Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays 9am, Fridays 6pm, Saturdays 1.15pm (twice a month) Sundays 11am.

Pilates Equipment Class: Traditional Pilates "circuit" style working with traditional equipment such as Reformers, arc barrels, weights, magic circles and modern bands, rollers, balls for the body to learn all the tools in it's box!
Sundays 9.00-9.50am.

Yoga and Pilates 50:50 Class

You don't have to be flexible to do yoga, but doing yoga will make you feel more flexible!

If you're feeling as stiff as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, there's nothing like Yoga to get things lengthened and stretched, whilst adding it to 1/2 hour of Pilates aswell will provide you with back and joint friendly support and strength. Happy body, happy you!
Get the best of both worlds with our Pilates & Yoga 50:50 class:
Fridays at 10:15am - 11:15am and Saturdays 10:00-11:00

Pre and Post Natal Pilates

Having a baby can play havoc on your back!

Pregnancy changes the posture and alignment of the spine and adds increased pressure onto the spine, joints and organs. Help support your back, stretch tight muscles and improve control and strength to your deep abdominals and pelvic floor muscles with modified Pilates in our specialist pregnancy Pilates. This is the time to support you and baby.
Once baby is here, move into Post Natal Pilates for those crucial 'hello and welcome back' moments to your weakened and stretched deep support muscles. We'll help you regain your muscles, overall body tone and help you get back into shape again from the inside out, safely and effectively.

Pregnany Pilates class- every Saturday 11am-12.00
Post natal Pilates class- Mondays 10.30-11.30am (bring the babies along!)


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