Pilates

Pilates in Maidstone

 

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.

Joseph Pilates

Benefits

Pilates can help make a difference in your health, as more traditional workouts 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, a major cause of injury and chronic back pain.

Exercises are not about the quantity of repetitions,  it’s the QUALITY of the exercises, that are safer for everyone.

Pilates is so effective that it is recommended by Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and GPs.

It’s gentle, 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 use your body weight.

It’s challenging, 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.

Group class

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.  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 my studio 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.

**With immediate effect please be advised that all “In person”classes are temporary cancelled as per Government advice, until further notice**

I am now running online Pilates classes. You can join me and other class members, keeping up your exercise levels. I can talk you through how to get set up for it. All you need is a laptop, smart phone, or iPad type device, classes are being run via Zoom for Cloud Meetings.

I am also able to do 1:1 sessions online, check with Vicki for availability.

Online Class Times:

Online Pilates – Mondays 10.30-11.30am

Online Pilates – Wednesdays 7-8pm

Online Pilates – Thursdays 10-11am

Online Pilates – Saturdays 9.30-10.30am

All classes are £5 each, payable online, contact Vicki for bank details on 07759 833097 or email vicki@glowingfitness.co.uk or to find out more information about online classes.

Please book your online classes via my bookings link here.

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