Mindful movement for a strong mind and body

Pilates for everyone
Pilates for everyone

What's Pilates?

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates. He believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates became popular in the 1920s when he opened a New York studio to teach his famous method known as 'contrology'.

Today there are many many variations of Pilates. Just as there are many many versions of Yoga available. Trainers have diversified and created wonderful styles to suit the wildly varying audiences out there in our fast paced world today.

Pilates for everyone

Lots of people ask me "what's the difference between Pilates and Yoga?"

In the 21st century Yoga and Pilates practice are considered to be part of the 'mindful' and 're-balancing' fitness class category in UK public and private sector leisure centres. They are both performed with concentration and focus, on oneself.

Although considered an established and well founded style of exercise, Pilates is not as old as Yoga which has been traced back to Egyptian times!

Equalling relaxing and aside from some high intensity style Yoga (yes that is actually a thing-Ashtanga) they offer some contrast to the chaotic speediness of society which we are accustomed to.

Balls of all sizes, bands, weights and body control

I teach pure Pilates but because my background is rooted in health and fitness coaching
you'll get tools, tips, evidence based answers and experience the meaning of true wellbeing because you've had time to focus on getting the answers you need to make positive change

Pilates is standard practice by a growing number physio therapists all over the world. The abundance of postural and balance exercises are ideal for rehabilitating conditions including: Pregnancy, Sports Injuries, Spinal Conditions and Disc Issues, Hip & Knee Replacement, MS, Parkinson's, RSI.

The controlled slow and mindful movements are well known for correcting poor movement patterns and spinal alignment caused by inactive and sedentary lifestyles. It involves synchronising your exercises with your breath using a specific pattern of breathing called 'lateral breathing'. Lateral, or intercostal, breathing emphasizes lateral expansion of the ribs whilst maintaining consistent drawing inwards of the deep abdominal muscles during both inhalation and exhalation. Every session leaves you feeling ahhhhhhhhh ummmm relaxed.

I run courses that help connect people to their bodies

A short course of six classes delivers 1-2-1 level attention. Tailored to the job, lifestyles and needs of the group. All equipment is provided. Everyone enjoys and benefits from the mindfulness, relaxation and handouts to continue the practices at home. Sessions can be delivered in the work place offices, schools or gardens.
£270 based on eight people. Get in touch to arrange your staff wellbeing this year!

The Pilates method offers us great insight. Helping us identify both our
mental and physical strengths and weaknesses.