Pilates & Yoga
Pilates is a form of intelligent exercise based on biomechanical body awareness and mindfulness. Focusing on the breath, and optimising muscle activation for movement, regular Pilates practice brings focus to the mind, and strength, endurance and stability to the body. Pilates is an invaluable tool in combating the effects of modern life, such as excessive sitting and sedentary habits.
Our Pilates classes are kept small to ensure an individualised approach. They are run by Physiotherapists with specialised training in teaching Clinical Pilates. Pilates is the perfect low impact exercise for chronic pain and postural issues, designed to improve core strength and the mind-body connection.
Pregnancy pilates is a great way for expectant mums to remain active. Classes are suitable for all women at any stage of their pregnancy and for all fitness levels. Ladies who suffer from any pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain (such as pelvic or back pain) can participate as the exercises can help to manage and reduce symptoms.
The exercises are designed to optimise core stability, balance control and strength by using body weighted exercises, fitballs, hand weights and therabands.
Yoga in the modern day is an excellent method of building strength and flexibility with a low impact approach to exercise. It combines exercises, breathing, and meditation to improve the health and function of the body and mind.
The health benefits of yoga include:
- Improving flexibility, strength and endurance
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Better concentration and energy levels
- Increased sense of wellbeing
All classes and poses are modifiable to suit all ages and abilities.