Pilates Exercise Classes


Timetable of Pilates Classes:

Monday 5-6pm
Tuesday 10.30-11.30am
Tuesday 6-7pm
Thursday 10.30-11.30am Beginners/Improvers Pilates Class at
   Fulwood Tennis Club
*must bring own mat and towel*
Thursday 11-12pm
Thursday 5-6pm Beginners Pilates class
Friday 12.30-1.30pm

1:1 Pilates sessions are available all week.

We recommend at least one 1:1 session before coming to a class if you have any pre-existing injuries or have never done Pilates before.


Katie Bell

Katie Bell BSc (Hons) is leading the Pilates department working with Jason Howard and associates at The White House Medical and Physiotherapy Clinic to enhance a patients recovery and provide a long term approach to the management and prevention of injuries.

Offering Pilates lessons on a one to one basis or in small groups, where Pilates classes can be taught in a clinical setting with a direct and complementary relationship with an experienced Physiotherapy team.

 

Contact number: 0114 230 2030
Email: pilates@whitehouse-clinic.co.uk

Advanced Pilates Classes and Spinal Conditioning Programs.

pilates

Pilates is a method where the 'core' spinal muscles are strengthened, improving posture and reducing the risk of injury while creating a perfectly strong and aligned body.

Many have heard of Pilates, or tried Pilates exercise in a large group environment similar to most yoga classes or group fitness classes, however this is only a small part of what Pilates actually offers and there is risk of performing the exercises incorrectly which can do more harm than good.

Today, a high population suffer with poor posture, muscle imbalances and back problems and therefore should be careful when taking part in generic exercise classes.


 

Have you tried to teach yourself Pilates with a DVD or join a large class and not got anywhere?

Initially, Pilates training is best taught one to one for a number of sessions so that the pilates instructor can develop a workout tailored to the client's needs and give individual attention until both the instructor and client are confident they can progress to small group pilates classes. For individuals with serious injuries or limitations Pilates should only be taught under one to one instruction where close attention can be given at all times.

To gain the best and fastest results from the Pilates Method of exercise involves using the full system, which includes both mat based pilates and equipment based pilates.

Equipment based Pilates allows you to significantly target and strengthen sports related ‘core stability’ muscle – many professional golf and tennis players have benefited from this systematic approach that is now available at The White House Clinic.

With Equipment Pilates you are able to perform similar exercises to mat based Pilates but with the aid of the springs and resistance. The most widely used piece of equipment is the Reformer. The dynamic platform of the reformer allows support for the spine but encourages concentric and eccentric movement to challenge the body. The reformer assists you when exercising, it helps support injured or less stable clients and for more advanced participants it will challenge the body and core to provide a full body workout.

People come to Pilates lessons with different goals. Some to increase fitness and tone their bodies, some to address back pain and injuries, some to improve their core stability for specific sports ( tennis, golf, squash to name a few) others to counterbalance a stressful lifestyle, or to improve their posture and flexibility.

One of the greatest aspects of Pilates training is that it is suitable for everyone, for all body types and fitness levels from the highest performing athlete to individuals with a variety of health problems. Beneficial to men and women, children, the elderly, and almost essential for pre and post pregnancy. It can be tailored to benefit everyone from your average slumped inactive teenager, stressed business professional and injured or aged clients.


What happens in a Pilates session?

Typically, private pilates sessions consist of using both equipment and mat work exercises. Clients begin their training with a series of one-to-one pilates sessions where initially they discuss their goals and needs with the instructor. Then follows a postural assessment and teaching of the basic principles of Pilates.

On completion of the introductory Pilates course, clients will have a tailor-made programme and be ready to progress to group sessions where they will continue mastering their exercises under the guidance of the instructor or may continue with one-to-one Pilates sessions.

To keep the quality of teaching high and provide sufficient individual attention each group session has a maximum of four clients. For best results training sessions are an hour long but taster or shorter 30-minute sessions are also available.

Pilates will teach you to connect with muscles you may never have felt before and to obtain a greater control of your body. After a Pilates workout every muscle will be stretched toned and massaged and you will leave feeling mentally and physically relaxed and energized.


Benefits...

+  Greater strength and muscle tone
+  Improved flexibility and agility
+  Strength, balance and coordination
+  A more efficient respiratory system
+  A healthy spine and improved posture
+  A flatter abdomen, toned arms and thighs and a stronger back
+  A refreshing mind-body workout
+  Sport Enhancement

 

 

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