Pilates is a series of controlled movements designed to increase flexibility, tone and strengthen the body and focus the mind. Developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is now one of the most recognised and popular forms of exercise - simply because it is safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and degrees of fitness
Pilates matwork classes are based on slow controlled flowing movements that primarily strengthen the core muscles that stabilise and support the spine, realign the body and correct postural problems. Pilates brings mind and body together, focusing strongly on total concentration, balance, precision of movement and breathing.
I am Pre and Post Natal qualified. I am also qualified to work with orthopedic issues so if you have been advised by your Doctor, Osteopath, Physio etc that Pilates might be helpful for your condition please contact me and we can discuss it further. My contact details are all on the Pricing & Contact page. Here are some of the common conditions that I can work with:
Shoulder problems (frozen shoulder and rotator cuff conditions)
Spine and lower back pain (sciatica; herniated disc, piriformis syndrome, spondylopathy)
Hip and knee problems (including replacement hips or knees)