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
The first session includes an initial consultation and is made up of 15 minutes consultation with 30 minutes workout; this is a 1-1 session.
Subsequent sessions in 1 hour blocks of 1-1, 1-2 or 1-3 people per class. Prices vary accordingly.
Sessions can be paid for in blocks of 5 or 10 or pay as you go.
Usual 24 hour cancellation policy applies.