Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a complete body work out which builds core strength, stamina and flexibility through low impact conditioning exercises. Pilates transforms poor posture and restores the body to balance, ensuring each muscle is doing the right job and helping you to combat the stress and strains of modern day life. Regular practice in Pilates shows enhancement in sports performance as well as prevention of injury.
What does Pilates do that other exercises don’t?
Pilates can work those muscles which are hard to reach! The exercises are dynamic yet low impact. Pilates helps isolate your deep core muscles which stabilise your spine, and therefore has been shown to help prevent back pain.
Pilates results in greater flexibility, joint mobility and strength and therefore you will move with better balance and posture. Pilates is proof that you don’t have to endure sweat and pain to get results, and is also beneficial in relaxing your mind, therefore improving your general wellbeing.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
- Reduces pain
- Improves posture
- Build core strength and stamina
- Improves flexibility
- Reduces tension
- Promotes relaxation
- Improves balance
- Improves coordination
- Improves sleep quality
- Improves circulation
- Safe during and post pregnancy
- Prevents sports injury
- Improves sport performance
- Helps you to look and feel better
- Suitable for those with osteoporosis/ arthritis/ scoliosis
Who can benefit from Pilates?
Pilates historically has been most popular with dancer, gymnasts and athletes. However, Pilates is suitable for almost everyone; men and women of all age groups and physical abilities. It can be particularly beneficial for desk-bound and less active people, pregnant and postnatal women and those requiring pre & post injury rehabilitation.
Those who have joint pain, stiffness or arthritis and particularly those with back and neck and chronic pain can greatly benefit from Pilates.
How can I start?
You can sign up to any of our classes by booking online today. Click on the book classes tab. If you have any questions regarding the classes or which class would be most suitable for you then please contact us. We can arrange an individualised session for you at our clinic if you have any concerns about the class setting, or have a particular issue which we may need to address.
What should I wear?
We suggest you wear comfortable loose/sports clothing. The class is done in barefeet or socks.
How much does it cost?
Please see our prices section.
How long is each session?
Most of our classes are 60 minutes long. We do have a few slightly shorter classes at 45minutes long. A 1:1 personalised session is 60 minutes.
How do I find you?
Each class has a map of location when you go to book.
Can I do Pilates when pregnant?
Yes- Pilates is a great way to exercise whilst pregnant. It can help strengthen your back, core, pelvic floor and condition you for childbirth. We advise you to check with your GP before starting any new exercise programme during pregnancy. We have an ante natal class which is specifically tailored to pregnant ladies, but you are welcome to join any of our classes, and our instructors will adapt the exercises to suit you and your stage of pregnancy.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. You will be fully charged if you cancel your class with less than 24 hours notice.
How does the live streamed class work?
When you sign up for a live streamed class the system will send you an email which contains zoom ID and passcodes for each instructor. The class will be streamed through zoom. You will also be sent an email before your class with information on what to bring. You will require a mat, and occasional small equipment, although substitutes will be offered which are easily found around the home. Please ensure that you are in an area of you home with a strong broadband connection.
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