“You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.”

Joseph Pilates

This quote is the most famous one attributed to Joseph Pilates, but what is Pilates?

I’ve been a pilates teacher for 15+ years, teaching classes and one on one. Over that time I’ve seen how the industry has changed and how pilates has gone from being the best kept secret of dancers and athletes that helped them with flexibility and recovery, to being much more accessible.

Pilates is a system of movements that aims to strengthen and lengthen the body in a balanced way, with a particular focus on core strength. Regular pilates sessions can improve posture, balance and mobility.

What I love about pilates is that there are no barriers to entry – anyone can do it as each movement can be scaled down to beginner level and adapted to advanced. Everyone will benefit from incorporating pilates into their exercise routine. From golfers looking to improve their swing, to clients recovering from injury, to clients getting back into exercise post-partum. Pilates is key to improving health, strength and flexibility.

One of the best things about pilates is that it can be done both with and without equipment. In the studio I can incorporate equipment into our sessions, but can also show you how to get just as good a workout doing pilates at home with no equipment at all.

When you book a pilates session we will work specifically with your needs and abilities to achieve your fitness goals.

One of the best ways to do this is to book a package of sessions. This means that over time I can work with you individually and create a tailor made program to be delivered over one-to-one sessions in the studio, with homework for you to do in-between sessions.

This is an excellent way to recover from injury, particularly when combined with sports massage. It’s also fantastic for sports specific coaching, and I work with many golfers in the off-season to improve their swing.

To discover how fantastic pilates is for yourself, give me a call on 07816 932 778.