PILATES

Pilates is focused on moving and using our bodies in the correct way to aid healing and to help prevent injury, ailments and postural misalignments. Pilates is a fantastic discipline for aiding you to perform better in other activities and sports as it teaches you to use your body in a better way. Many top sportspeople now incorporate Pilates in their training regimes. It has been carefully designed to aid you to recruit your muscles in the correct order which helps to prevent muscle imbalances and postural issues. I use a layered technique of teaching to ensure clients work at the correct level for them and can advance at their own pace.

 

Face to face classes are currently on hold, virtual classes are available.

Please provide a mat, block/cushion and resistance band. Second hand equipment is available to buy through Pink Acorn Wellness, please message for details. You may also wish to bring a drink and a towel.

 

Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. Pilates is performed with bare feet or in socks.

 

There is a maximum of 12 people in a class to ensure personal attention can be provided.

 

Please contact me before attending your first class.

 

Classes are only held during term time.

POSTNATAL PILATES
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During pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum our bodies go through so much. Often we are left with a body that feels very different physically and mentally. Doing Pilates is an excellent way of reconnecting with your body, getting back into exercise and re-toning your core muscles.

Many women find that after childbirth their pelvic floor and abdominal muscles are weaker and in some cases the abdominal muscles stay separated (diastasis recti), this can lead to bladder weakness and back problems along with other issues. Pilates will help re-tone these muscles, helping to prevent issues associated with giving birth. It can also help prepare your body for further pregnancies if you are planning this.

You are welcome to bring little ones along to the class until they are able to move around. You will be responsible for their welfare. Please provide a blanket, mat or towel for them to lay/sit on, and toys to keep them entertained. I will provide you with a mat and all the equipment you will need. You are welcome to feed and change your little one should they need it during the class. Hopefully you’ll both find it a relaxing and calming class that will help strengthen your body.

The class is suitable from 6 weeks after a vaginal birth and 10 weeks after a caesarean, once you have had agreement from your doctor that you up can start exercising. You need not be a new mum to join this class and are welcome to come wherever you are in your postpartum recovery.

Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. Pilates is performed with bare feet or in socks.

 

There is a maximum of 12 people in a class to ensure personal attention can be provided.

 

Please contact me before attending your first class.

 

Classes are only held during term time.

15 MINUTE PILATES
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So often people tell me they are desperate to exercise but they can’t find an hours slot in their diary to attend a class, 15 minutes feels a more manageable amount. 

 

Each week on a Wednesday morning, I record 3 15 minute Pilates classes in a private Facebook group. You can then access the classes when it suits you. You could do all 3 classes in a week, each class twice in a week, or one class per week, whatever works for you.

 

This is for you if:

:: You want to increase the amount of exercise you do but don’t have time for full classes.

:: You’d like to do some Pilates in between your usual Pilates classes.

:: You are starting or returning to exercise and an hours class doesn’t feel manageable.

:: You want to tack additional exercise onto existing exercise you do such as running, walking, gym etc.

 

Does 15 minutes really achieve anything?

:: YES!

:: It is a slightly more intense class with less rest time between exercises than a full class.

:: Although individual exercises target certain muscle groups or joints, the purpose of all Pilates exercises is to engage the core, stabilise the body, and teach the body to move in the correct way, so it’s a very efficient and holistic form of exercise.

:: Exercising for just 15 minutes still releases endorphins, our happy hormones, so we get a great mood booster.

:: Exercising for 15 minutes is better than 0 minutes!

 

Hop onto my Virtual Pilates page for more details on booking, or click on the ‘Join a Pilates Class’ box.

CLASSES

Face to face classes are currently on hold, virtual classes are available.

Classes are Mixed Ability

Both venues have parking and Coffee Shops

MAT CLASSES

MONDAY 9am to 10am - FINCHAMPSTED BAPTIST CHURCH - California Room - Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead, RG40 4ES

THURSDAY 10am to 11am  - ST JOHN'S CHURCH HARTLY WINTNEY - Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8ED

POSTNATAL MAT CLASSES

THURSDAY 11am to 12pm  - ST JOHN'S CHURCH HARTLY WINTNEY - Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8ED

PRICES

FACE TO FACE

Free taster session

Pay as you go - £9

Block Book Card - £45 for 6 classes (£7.50 per class)

When a Block Book Card is purchased classes can be attended as and when it suits you, the classes are marked off the card when you attend.

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Hour Classes - £4

15 Minute Classes Set of 3 Classes - £6