Explained / Suitability
What to expect
At first, most people find
coordinating the breathing and the movement patterns to
be the hardest aspect to grasp. Pilates exercises
develop strength, flexibility and graceful movement,
bringing an overall improvement in posture and muscle
balance. Though you may not feel 'the burn' you may be
used to in other exercise classes or weight training,
this does not mean that the exercises are not working
but they are working differently. You should judge
Pilates by more subtle signs (less shoulder tension, a
freer neck, an easier tennis serve) that signal your
posture and movement patterns changing for the better.
My aim is to provide the best possible care and
attention for all my clients. I communicate between
other professionals such as physiotherapists, GP's and
osteopaths to provide a professional and caring service.
Pilates can also complement other therapies like
massage and vice versa.
I can highly recommend
Megan Sturley for all your
Physiotherapy and Massage needs.
"My weekly Pilates sessions with Debbie have made me feel more supple, stronger and fitter than I have for years. I've even taken up running.
Duration is one hour and involves a postural
assessment and is a chance for the teacher and client to
discuss realistic goals. An initial consultation is
necessary for those wishing to join a mat class and for
those new to the studio.
One teacher per one
client. It is good for newcomers and rehab clients to
get a sound understanding of Pilates. It is also very
beneficial for every client once in a while to have
their technique assessed and to work more specifically
on their postural issues.
to Two (Shared Private)
One teacher per two clients. A more
personal Pilates Session, which is tailor-made for the
specific needs of each client.
Open Studio Class
A Pilates Session shared in the
studio with no more than 4 clients to 1 teacher. We will
always try and put you in a similar ability group. Open
studio sessions are good for those who already have a
good understanding of Pilates and are post
rehabilitation. I will always consider the requirements
of each individual in the studio class.
A group Mat work class with no more
than 12 in a class. This can be a cheaper way of getting
a Pilates session into your weekly schedule. Only
recommended for those who are not in the rehabilitation
stage. Individual correction is not always possible due
to the flow of the class and class numbers. Mat classes
are prepaid in monthly blocks.
hoped this has helped you to understand the differences
between the classes.
Who can do Pilates?
Pilates is one of the safest forms of exercise when taught by a qualified
teacher who has had thorough training with a reputable company.
Do not be afraid to ask to see certificates for proof.
It is your right.
Virtually anyone can do Pilates, as listed below. Those who have a chronic
condition/injury/illness or are pregnant are advised to get written permission
from their doctor/osteopath/physiotherapist or midwife before embarking on an
Pilates can benefit:
- Anyone wishing to improve their Posture/General fitness/Body awareness
- Improvement of technique for athlete & dancers
- Remedial & Rehabilitation
- Back pain sufferers
- Multiple Sclerosis sufferers
- The older body
- Injury prevention
- Pregnancy - Pre & Post Natal
- Sports professionals
I will teach Pilates
exercises to suit your specific needs and requirements. The Initial
Consultation is the perfect time to discuss your requirements and goals.
Some clients start Pilates because they have a
specific injury; some want some time for themselves; others want to become
more supple, improve posture/tone, strengthen and lengthen their muscles;
others want a functional form of exercise for their age.
Pilates is most beneficial
when taken into your daily life. Once your body awareness has been
improved you can then start to think about your posture in everyday life,
at work, at home and at play.
It is also ideal to spend some
time at home practicing what you have learnt as it is only YOU that can
make the difference. I can be your guide.
Return to top of the page