WHAT IS PILATES

Pilates is based on a set of principles that exercise the whole body through a range of mat based

exercises. Pilates combines the co-ordination of deep postural and stability muscles combined with

breathing, arm and leg movements, postural correction and flexibility. With regular practice, Pilates

positively changes the body. Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Scientific research

provides evidence of its effectiveness on reducing pain, improving physical function, movement and

wellbeing.

The APPI institution is a world-leading provider of Clinical Pilates Education. They run a highly

accredited programme that is recognised all over the world for its scientific research base and high

quality instruction. We combine our Osteopathic clinical background and training with the Clinical

Pilates background, so you know you are in well-qualified safe hands.

During the development of Clinical Pilates, the founders discovered that benefits of Classical Pilates

exercises were not being optimised due to the high level of strength, control and body awareness

initially being asked of clients. They found that if the movements were broken down and led via a

step-by-step approach, with different levels and modifications, it could reduce the demands of the

spine. This allows the session to be tailored to the spinal health of each individual and to allow a

client to be trained correctly from an injured state to a fully fit, functional and efficient state.

Anyone and everyone! We encourage clients to embrace Clinical Pilates from any fitness level.

These sessions can be helpful for;

- Acute or chronic spinal problems – including disc herniations, arthritis and scoliosis

- Preventative spinal health

- Conditioning for particular sporting activities

- Pre and post-natal – for mother’s to be and anyone more than 6 weeks post-natal

- Balance and agility for the older generation

An initial assessment is recommended before starting any online or face-face classes to ensure you

have the knowledge of the basic Pilates principles and movements, to ensure we can tailor the

classes safely to you. The osteopath will look at your posture, joint range of movement, functional

activities such as squats, lunges and balance. Then you will go through the 5 basic principles of

Pilates and how to apply them to Pilates exercises.

 

- Online group classes: Currently group classes are only online, but these are led with very

specific instructions. Many adjustments and alternatives are also given to help tailor the

session to the individual.

- Face-to-face group classes: Due to the current pandemic, these are postponed for the time

being.

- Face-to-face 1-1 or 2-1 classes: These are especially useful for those recovering from injury,

following on from Osteopathy treatment or just to have that close supervision. More details

are provided upon enquiry.

- Pre and post-natal: These can be done as small online classes or face-face. You can join these

regardless of if you have any exercise experience. More details are provided in the

Pregnancy section below.

 

Mondays 9:30am-10:30am Beginner

Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate

Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Intermediate

Online classes are held via Zoom.

1-1 Classes are held in my Osteopathy Location at 34 Roger’s Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LE

Additionally, small group classes or 1-1 classes can be organised online via zoom or from your home location at special

request.

Online classes: £18 for a 5 class pack, or £35 for a 10 class pack.

1-1 Face-face classes: £40

1-1 Online classes: £30

To book, please email ellie_cathcart@outlook.com or call 07900 893768

Our classes are designed to prepare your body for the challenges of pregnancy and a smooth

delivery. All mothers are encouraged to attend a pre-assessment and we recommend you wait until

the second trimester or six weeks post-partum before participation, unless advised by a health

professional.

Pilates during pregnancy is a great way to enhance your posture, build strength, maintain your well-

being and ensure you are in the best condition to welcome your precious new arrival.

 

Post-natal classes are designed to assist your recovery and return to exercise in a fun, social and

supportive environment. The classes focus on pelvic stability, tummy muscle recovery and pelvic

floor muscle strengthening. Babies are welcome to join until crawling age.

Exercise pre and post pregnancy requires some adaptation to position, load, control and time. We

have undergone specific training to be educated on what is required for you to achieve your

maximum in a safe and effective way.

WHAT IS CLINICAL PILATES?

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

WHAT SORT OF CLASSES ARE THERE?

ONLINE CLASS TIMES

PRICING

PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL PILATES

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