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Beginners Course

Book Now for September Beginners Pilates Courses

Where your Pilates journey starts. £55.00
This is a 4 week set course for Beginners of Pilates to learn the introductory level exercises of Classical Pilates Matwork and a taste of apparatus and small props in preparation for joining our regular classes afterwards.
Please note that regular group classes are for people with non specific diagnosed medical conditions or for those pain free. If you have specific medical issues or are in pain, please opt for 1:1 Pilates initially before joining a group class.

Tuesdays 7 - 8pm. Starts 6th Sept> BOOK NOW
Wednesdays 8 - 9pm. Starts 7th Sept> BOOK NOW
Thursdays 10 - 11am. Starts 8th Sept> BOOK NOW

Pre and Post Natal PilatesHad or having a baby? There's never been a more important time to do Pilates for your recovery.

Our instructors are not only great Pre and Post natal Pilates teachers, but we are also specialists from Carolyn Anthony's Centre of Womens Health for helping with things such as healing for Caesarean section, Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation) and Pelvic Floor Dyfunction and weakness. Pilates during pregnancy helps protect your back, help support the growing weight of baby and improves circulation, whilst preparing the muscles needed for delivery. Post Natal Pilates gets you re-connected with your internal muscles that have been strained and stretched and repairs you from the inside out, whilst getting your body back into shape.

Pregnancy Pilates- every Saturday 11am-12.00
Post Natal Pilates: Mondays 10.30-11.30am. Next term starts 12th Sept- 3rd Oct. >BOOK NOW
Discounted £50 for the 4 week term, or simply use your regular class credits to book in for the weeks you wish to attend during that term.

We recommend that you stay working at Post natal level for at least your 4th trimester (first 12 weeks after baby is born) or at least 8 weeks of classes. Suitable from 6 weeks after normal delivery, 10-12 week post C section. Ask your midwife for advice.

Pelvic floor health and dysfunction workshop
Sunday 14th August 12:00 - 1pm
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Many people suffer in silence with incontinence issues, prolapse and back pain as a result of having a weak core. Join us in a special workshop where we will teach proven exercises to release, strengthen and stretch along with breathing and relaxation techniques to improve the function of the pelvic floor muscles.

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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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Pilates will make you feel GREAT!

The Pilates method (or Contrology as it was originally named) is a system of exercises in a unique order that when performed all together, with links between for smooth transitions will help you:

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 long 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.

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Summer Tasters only £10!

1 credit = £10. 2 credits = £20
Great for those who are new and want a taster before joining a Beginners Course, a good refresher for returning Pilates go-ers or for those who just want extra classes (on the cheap!) over the Summer! Book for as many as you wish!

Try a Classical Matwork Class: 1 credit
Friday 12th August 11.30am-12.30> BOOK NOW
Sunday 28th August 12.00-13.00> BOOK NOW

Try an Apparatus/Equipment Pilates Class:
1 credit
Wednesday 17th August 20.10-21.00> BOOK NOW
Monday 22nd August 18.00-18.50 > BOOK NOW

Try a Post Natal Class: 1 credit
Wednesday 3rd August 11.30am-12.30> BOOK NOW
Wednesday 10th August 11.30am-12.30> BOOK NOW

Try a Twin Reformer Class (only 2 per class) : 2 credits
Available in August every week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 6-7pm, Thursdays 9am, Saturdays 12.15pm and Sundays 11am. > BOOK NOW

What happens in a Pilates 1:1?

Find out here with our time lapse video....( we promise not to make you do it this fast!)
Learn Faster, work smarter with 1:1 Pilates. The Pilates Method is much more than just Matwork. In your 1:1 or private 1:2 duet sessions, you will be working on the Reformer repertoire for the bulk of your session to "reform you", with fine tuning on small props like arc barrels, hand weights, fit balls, bands, rollers, magic circles to help you improve your body issues, plus of course the important Matwork for you to continue the work at home! It's a workout!

SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: 3 X 1:1'S WITH ELLEN OR LOTTIE FOR USE IN AUGUST ONLY £120- save £25.50. Quote code LOTTIEELLENSUMMERPT

What happened when Pippa swopped her muddy stilettos for ballet shoes?

You don't have to be a Darcey Bussell or a Wayne Sleep to bring out your inner ballerina! Pilates and ballet have links going back to the early 1900's when Joe Pilates famously trained many well know dancers back from injury.

Take advantage of instructor Ellen's two skills and passions- Pilates and ballet, and combine the classic moves performed at the ballet barre for grace and stability, and combine it with the strength and control of Pilates in a dynamic, fun filled class choreographed to music. A great class for legs and butts!

Find out what Pippa had to say when Muddy Stillettos reviewed our class

Thursdays 7.00-8.00pm. > BOOK NOW

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