In the studio we offer courses to meet your needs. Whatever brings you to the studio, we can use either the mat or the studio equipment.
Learn Pilates to have Less Pain, More Movement or Less Stress
This course is all about beginners: to exercise, to pain. Pilates can often be hard to describe – words do seem inadequate sometimes, but the results speak for themselves.
We take nothing for granted – you may not know your elbow from your epicondyles, but that does not matter. We ‘hold your hand’ from start to finish.
Your goals and results and how you feel after your sessions are of prime importance to you and us.
You may have tried group classes at local centres or classes, but due to the nature of the class (which can be large and impersonal), you may feel that you don’t get the right attention. Other reasons can be:
- Are you able to hear or see everything the instructor is showing you?
- Are you surrounded by ‘skinny-minnies’ or the all-achieving sports people?
- Can’t seem to find someone else just like you in the class?
Or, you may not want to even try a large class – you want things explaining and modifying to you, and making relevant to your life now. You may want to get back to a hobby or activity which you have had to put on hold.
People come to Pilates for lots of reasons. My clients tend to be (on the whole) 50 plus, with either busy jobs, or retired busy women who now feel its time for ‘them’. They often have been so busy in their lives that they haven’t done anything for themselves for years…
If the above sounds like you, the the New Start programme is just what you need!
As the name suggests… you have completed the New Start programme, or you have had some experience of Pilates.
Either way, you have the basics under your belt, and can now progress.
Now you are stronger, more flexible and understand some of the Pilates lingo, we can start to add and vary the equipment.
Again your goals and results are paramount. They will have probably changed from when you initially started with Experience Pilates, or you may wish to stay simple, and use different equipment.
Either way, it’s your call.
Did you know Pilates is more than just lying down?
Joseph Pilates worked with hundreds of ballet dancers in his New York Studio, where he helped rehabilitate dancers from local schools and the dancers working on Broadway.
We are unique in the area having the PediPole - not as easy as it looks, take your Barre Class to another level.
- For every standing move, there is a lying move…
- For every lying move, there is a standing move…
What do others think of Barre Pilates Method…?
‘Lift’s my bum like no other workout!’
‘Challenging but fun – I’m addicted!
‘I’ve tried everything, the gym, yoga, Pilates, spinning – this is all I do now and I’m in the best shape ever.’
‘Everything is tightening and lifting – never thought that would happen at my age!’ ‘I feel like a ballerina!’
‘A great preparation for my skiing holiday!’
Challenge your core, brain and whole body with Pilates Circuits.
Is this you?
You love your Pilates mat, and maybe getting to grips with the Reformer and other equipment, but would welcome the chance to change things up a bit – with more equipment, different exercises, and even more variety.
You’ll use a range of Pilates equipment – including the Reformer, the Tower, the Split Pedal Chair and the PediPole– in a circuit format to provide a more varied class. It’s an intense full-body workout that will challenge and inspire the most experienced Pilates practitioner.
Is it right for me?
You don’t need any experience to try this class, and because the groups are very small you’ll get plenty of individual attention to maximise the effectiveness of your workout. Whatever your fitness level, you should expect to focus, work hard, and leave tired but energised.
How is it different?
With a maximum of 2 people (duets!), it’s a more personal and individually tailored session than a standard class. There’s no set routine for a Pilates Circuit class. But you should expect a thorough whole-body conditioning workout, improving strength, stamina and overall physical functionality, expanding the Pilates repertoire to challenge and inspire even the most experienced client.
Best Results for You.
Pilates Circuit Classes use the principles of lengthening and lifting the body to create long lean shapes and tone muscle. You’ll see improvements in balance, flexibility and posture, and you’ll restore and improve your natural range of movement and muscular balance.