See below for details of classes running at the moment.
One to one lessons cannot take place in clinic at present. However, do contact me to arrange an alternative at home if this suits you better than a classs.
Pilates is a series of exercises first created by Joseph Pilates. It combines core strengthening techniques with spinal mobility movements.
The effect is to improve posture, protect the spine, elongate muscles and promote good co-ordination. What’s not to like?
Anyone can do the exercises regardless of how fit you are (or are not) and regardless of what other physical activities, if any, that you do. The exercises are carried out at different levels and it is always heartening to see how people progress relatively quickly as they build confidence.
Having a few initial 1:1 lessons before you join a larger class is recommended in order to become familiar with the techniques and phraseology used so that you don’t feel lost in a class situation.
It is particularly helpful for back pain conditions – which is how it helped me.
Individual lessons can be arranged by appointment. I will carry out a postural assessment, find out about your lifestyle and prepare a tailored programme to suit your needs. We would carry that through for as long as you wanted.
More and more professional sportspeople are incorporating Pilates into their regular training activities – rugby players and tennis champions for example. Dancers have used it for years.
For Pilates, wear what you would normally wear for the gym or a studio class – a T-shirt and trackie bottoms will be fine.
When we first meet for a 1:1 appointment, I will talk through some of your medical history so far as is it relevant to the level of exercise you need and what you want to achieve from Pilates. I check your posture and flexibility then put together a programme to suit your needs.
Each subsequent session lasts an hour and we continue meeting for subsequent lessons for as long as you want to. If you want 2 or 3 lessons so that you can later join a class at a gym, that is ideal. If you want to continue with lessons indefinitely because it suits your lifestyle or condition, that is fine too. You are in control.
Mondays: 9:00am to 10:00am and 10:15am to 11:15am (2 classes) at The Main Hall, United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 9EY
Wednesdays: 10:00am to 11:00am at North Hayling Recreation Hall, St. Peter’s Road, Northney, Hayling Island, PO11 0RT.
Thursdays: 8.45am to 9.45am and 10:00am to 11:00am (2 classes) at St. Maryʼs Church Hall, Church Road, Hayling Island PO11 0NT. Numbers here are limited so pre-booking is essential for now.
The cost is £30.00 for 4 classes, booked in advance, to be taken over a 6 week period. Or £9.00 for a single drop in class. All fees payable in advance.