If you have no serious injuries, enjoy the social aspect of exercising in a group and can commit to a regular class each week, then group classes are for you. Mat classes last 1 hour and utilise various small props - stretch bands, balls, magic rings, weights etc - to support and challenge you. I provide all that, so that you don't even need to bring a mat with you.
There are several levels to choose from, from Beginners through to Intermediate. Classes run in blocks of c. 12 lessons corresponding to school term time.
Private tuition is for people who want lessons specifically designed for their needs and their bodies. Private - individual or duet sessions - are held in my studio where we utilize the standard Pilates equipment such as Reformer, Wunda or Exo chairs, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Spine Correctors / Arcs.
Private tuition is particularly beneficial for:
Back4Good sessions are recommended for those who have suffered with single or recurring episodes of low back pain and who may have have been referred to Pilates by their doctor or another practitioner.
More than 80% of population suffer from low back pain at some point of their lives. In the past your first (and often last) point of call would be an osteopath, a chiropractor or a doctor - all of whom would treat the symptoms and stop pain. However, they are all likely to treat your condition passively: put you in alignment, manipulate you or simply prescribe you some medication.
Recent guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend that right exercise taught by properly trained teachers, should play a key role in the treatment and management of lower back pain.
Your Back4Good sessions will deliver a gentle, balanced and measurable programme focused on strengthening the core abdominals and improving the quality of your movement, thus keeping your spine flexible and strong.
To achieve meaningful results a block of minimum of 5 sessions is recommended.
My Policies and Guidelines page will answer a lot of your questions about my practice.
Use my FAQs to find answers to common questions.