Pilates is an ideal way to support osteopathic treatment, recovery from injury and rehabilitation. Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact, strength and endurance movements with good control and our sessions offer one on one or very small group sessions as appropriate to your needs.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is named after its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact, strength and endurance movements with good control. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength, muscle balance and increasing your flexibility. Pilates is an extremely safe form of exercise which can be done every day.
The Pilates exercises can be done on exercise mats, fitness balls, foam rolls or other specialised equipment such as a reformers and Wunda chairs.
Who is Pilates for?
There are exercises for all levels of ability from complete beginners to advanced. It is an excellent form of safe rehabilitation from injury, surgery or as an exercise workout on it’s own.
All of the Pilates equipment is extremely adaptable to suit all levels.
If anyone has any doubts about their ability to do Pilates they should contact their GP.
All patients are screened on their initial session to ensure Pilates is safe for them. Expert advice may be required from the consultant or GP.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
- Pilates can improve posture, strength and flexibility of muscles and joints. It also improves balance and coordination
- It can reduce tension in the body hence it can help with managing stress
- Empowers people to reduce aches/pains
- Improves sense of wellbeing and quality of life of patients
- Exercises are adaptable depending on ability
- It is used by lots of elite/club athletes + dancers to complement their training and reduce the risk of injury
Reformer Pilates in Guildford
As one of the few places in Guildford with Reformer Pilates machines, we are in a privileged position to offer this to our patients as it is an extremely safe form of rehabilitative exercise for all levels of ability.
Our Reformer Pilates machines are in our central Guildford clinic and all Pilates sessions are run by our certified Pilates instructor who also has a Masters degree in Osteopathy and Sports Massage. You will start by completing a consultation questionnaire to make sure that your individual strengths and weaknesses are known and that the classes offer you the right balance of support and challenge. Classes are then available for individuals, couples or small group classes of up to 3 people as appropriate.
Individual and couples sessions
1:2:1 and couples classes are available on demand throughout the week.
Individual classes can be either 30 or 45 minutes long. Couples classes are one hour long.
All classes take place at our Dapdune House Clinic.
30 minutes classes (individuals): £30
45 minute classes (individuals): £45
One hour classes (couples – friends, partners, colleagues): £80
Block of 10 x 30 minute individual classes: £270 (One class free – saving £30)
Block of 10 x 45 minute individual classes: £405 (One class free – saving £45)
Block of 10 x one hour couples classes: £720 (One class free – saving £80)
All block bookings to be used within 6 months of purchase.
Please note that payment is required on booking for one off class bookings.
Block booking payment must be made in person at the first session. You are welcome to book as many of your 10 sessions as you would like through the online system before your first session. Alternatively book your first session now and come back and add subsequent sessions as required.
Before your first session we will ask you to complete a consultation form so that we can ensure the class is tailored to your specific needs and requirements.
Individual sessions are available in 30 minute or 45 minute classes. Prices vary accordingly.
Sessions can be paid for on a pay as you basis or in blocks of 10. Blocks of 10 include 10 classes for the price of 9 individual class prices.
Usual 24 hour cancellation policy applies.