What is Pilates?
Pilates is a mat-based exercise class, performed without music, using precise movement and breathing techniques to build a leaner, stronger and more flexible body.
It improves ‘core stability’ by concentrating on strengthening the muscles of the trunk to correct muscular imbalance and weakness. This increases the support of the spine, improves posture and co-ordination.
Pilates can be a great help to sufferers of chronic back pain; is highly effective for rehabilitation after injury (particularly musculoskeletal problems) and beneficial for the common post-natal problem of weakened pelvic floor muscles (stress incontinence).
Individual specific Pilates exercises may also be prescribed to help deal with a specific problem.
About the classes
The classes are taught by Ross Greive, a highly experienced Chartered Physiotherapist who has undertaken additional, specialist training in Pilates. The integration of Physiotherapy and Pilates provides a unique combination of knowledge and expertise to diagnose and prescribe specific Pilates excersises which can effectively deal with a specific problem.
Each one hour class is limited to a maximum of 6 participants to ensure the closest possible supervision (individual sessions are available on request). The programme is safe, specific and appropriate for each individual to ensure careful application and excellent technique.
Many participants continue to attend after the first 6 or 12 sessions as part of their lifestyle.
Details and Prices
A 6 week course costs - £72
We run 2 classes each Wednesday evening: 6pm – 7pm and 7.15 - 8.15pm
Develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit. It is suitable for men or women, all ages from 16, any level of fitness and pregnant or post-natal women.