Pilates can be beneficial for just about anyone regardless of age and fitness level. It is a gentle, safe and very effective form of exercise which improves general flexibilty and strength, improves posture and reduces the risk of injury. It is particularly beneficial for people who suffer from or have suffered from back or neck pain and we often receive referrals from GPs and other health professionals to help in the recovery of these and many other musculo-skeletal injuries. 

Pilates focusses on improving the strength of 'the core' which is the group of muscles that support the low back and pelvis. With a strong core, we can lessen the work of other muscles and joints which in turn reduces the risk of injury or re-occurance of injury.
It is fast becoming a trend all over the world and is certainly here to stay.
Benefits :
  • Improves posture, mobility and flexibility
  • Increases muscle tone and length
  • Promotes a more supportive core
  • Increases stability for the pelvis, low back and shoulders
  • Fosters the health of joints
  • Improves balance and coordination in the elderly
  • Excellent for ante and post-natal women
  • Alleviates aches and pains
  • Encourages correct breathing patterns
  • Facilitates physical rehabilitation and reduces the risk of injury
Jo trained with Clinical Pilates and Pilates Training Solutions Ltd. Catherine trained with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and between us we run 18 classes here at the surgery.
Classes are kept small in size (7 maximum) to ensure close supervision and teaching whilst maintaning an informal and friendly environment.
Classes are run in blocks of six weeks at a cost of £70. We are unable to refund for missed classes. We have to ask for payment 1 week in advance for all blocks please to secure your place.

What sets us apart from some other instructors is that in addition to being qualified in Pilates instruction, we are Chartered Physiotherapists, so you know that you'll be getting a clinically trained eye on you at all times.

We will be adding more classes as the demand is continually growing. Classes run at present are:

Mon 5.30, 6.30, 7.30 with Catherine
Tues 6.00 and 7.00 with Jo
Weds 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 with Catherine

Weds 6.00 and 7.00 with Jo
Thursdays 10.00 and 11.00 with Jo

Thursday 5.30, 6.30 and 7.30 with Catherine

Friday 10.00, 11.00 and 12 noon with Jo

For more information or to book a place in one of our courses, please call the surgery on 01189 722 745 to leave a message or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and Jo will give you a call to discuss your requirements. You can also send us a message via the contact form by clicking here.

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