Studio Apparatus sessions are perfect if you are rehabilitating from surgery or an injury, or have specific health, sport or fitness requirements. The sessions are individually tailored to suit your personal needs working on bespoke ‘ state of the art ‘ Pilates apparatus such as the reformer, cadillac, wunda chair, ladder barrel and spinal arc. The apparatus involves springs and pulleys to enable the teacher to control the amount of resistance that you are working against, whilst maintaining support for the body. This means that it is much easier to feel the correct muscles working, and you will therefore improve much more quickly. We also use many other small pieces of equipment, as well as performing some matwork exercises. Prior to starting studio sessions you will be invited to attend an Initial Consultation.
General Matwork classes are ideal if you have no specific health conditions that may affect your ability to exercise. The classes are small consisting of 10 people maximum to ensure that each client receives individual attention, corrections and support to optimise their performance whilst exercising. The classes are taught at a range of levels to suit people’s physical level and Pilates experience. Small props such as a resistance band, roller, swiss ball, wobble pad, inflatable overball or magic circle will be used in classes to provide assistance or more of a challenge where needed. Classes are designed to provide a full and balanced workout, exercising the whole body and leaving it feeling more lengthened, strengthened and revitalised. Over time, participants should find an improvement in posture, coordination and balance. If you have not done Pilates before then you will be invited to attend a Beginners Foundation Session.