Pilates was first designed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. It’s aim is to uniformly strengthen the human body, balance the strength with flexibility to restore a full range of movement. It is very useful to help with injury rehabilitation and relieving joint pain.
Pilates can help make a difference in your health as more traditonal workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury.
Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
Pilates has been proven to help improve many muscle groups for the whole body which reduces muscular imbalance which is a major cause of injury and chronic back pain.
Exercises are not about the quantity of repetitions, QUALITY of exercises are safer for everyone.
Pilates is so safe, it is recommended by Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and GPs.
It’s gentle, as Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in a smooth, gentle, flowing movement which helps with stress relief. The exercises are low impact and partially weight bearing.
It’s challenging, as Pilates can push you to another level without high impact or heavy weights.
For more information about the benefits of Pilates please visit http://Http://www.nhs.uk/live well/fitness/pages/pilates.aspx
I can help with a number of conditions and injuries, see my “Areas of Expertise” page for further details of what I can help you with.
Pilates in Maidstone
I run group classes, small groups and 1:1 sessions in the Maidstone area. I also travel further afield in Kent to see clients referred to me by their GPs.
My group classes are time out from your busy lives.
An hour where you can build your strength, work on your flexibility. Learn how to strengthen your core and improve your posture. They are fun, sociable and very welcoming. Suitable for all abilities. Find out more on my Pilates classes page.
My 1:1 sessions are a good way to start your Pilates journey. They offer some undivided attention. If you are suffering from an injury or a particular condition, I will design a plan of exercises for you. These will be specific to you. We will work on them together and progress them as you improve. I use a range of equipment, using balls, bands and blocks. Sessions can be performed as floor-based, chair-based, seated or standing, depending upon your needs. I run a clinic from Kent Physiofit in Loose.
See my 1:1 Sessions page for further details.
I am also able to offer small group sessions, where you can share the costs between friends, or family members. These are a good way to get your Pilates workout at a time and place to suit you.
I run one-off workshops in the Maidstone area, dealing with issues including improving posture and introducing men to Pilates. I have also worked with special needs groups and run PE sessions at local primary schools, helping children to improve their posture and strength.
FULL LIST OF CLASSES
Monday -10.30am – 11.30am Pilates at Chart Sutton
Tuesday :- 10am – 11am Pilates at Loose Pavilion
Wednesday :- 10am – 11am Pilates at Sutton Valence
Wednesday :- 6.45pm – 7.45pm Pilates at Tovil
Saturday :- 9.30am – 10.30am Pilates at Tovil