In a class I will give you my best attention at all times; I will adapt exercises where necessary, I will correct where I see you need to perfect technique, I will offer alternatives when you are struggling; and I will progress exercises if I feel that you need more.
I want you to get the best from your class. This is why I have chosen a small studio and have only a maximum of eight people in each class. Obviously the fewer people, the less divided my attention will be.
Mats and blocks are provided.
*For hygiene please bring your own towel to cover the mat.
A workshop style class incorporating biomechanics coaching techniques, mobility, stretches, self-massage, strengthening, functional and fascial movements. To relieve aches and pains, improve movement, help you with your sport and to avoid injury.
Not just stretching - use muscle release techniques and nerve mobilisers; then stretch your relaxed muscles for the best results.
Release restrictions, then work hard. Target areas like lazy bottoms, shoulder stabilizers. Using this proven pattern of releasing restrictions first, then mobilising, then working to strengthen, Mmmove™ can give you amazing results. It WORKS!
This class may include functional movements, big movements as well as precise movements but technique still comes first. Mmmove™ incorporates Pilates exercises, but isn’t restricted to just Pilates exercises. It uses other core exercises as well – it takes the best and most effective from all types of exercise.
Choose the class to suit your aims -
Mmmove™ is the original concept and releases restrictiions, targets weak areas, uses big and diverse movement and functional movement to get you back moving the way we were designed to move
Mmmove™ to Improve focuses on releasing tension in over-worked muscles followed by strengthening of under-used areas
Mmmove™ to Mobilise focuses on releasing restrictions, stretching and lengthening
Focus your mind on the wonder of your body as we gently stretch and mobilise Move with your breath to release and relax
Mindful movement to soothing sounds. Help your body to let go
Two levels of class - one more relaxing and slower; the other with bigger movements and more invigorating; both focusing on better movement and love for yourself
Technique-based Pilates; slow, precise and controlled, designed to improve posture, strengthen and lengthen. Modern Pilates™ is an updated version of the original Pilates exercises. It incorporates many of the original exercises, with adaptations and alternatives using the knowledge and understanding of the human body, that has developed since the 1920's. Some of the original exercises and movements would now not be deemed beneficial to those with lower back injuries or conditions. There are also new exercises designed to promote better use of the deeper stabilising muscles of the body.
Termed 'clinical' Pilates due to the fact that this type of Pilates is suitable for all regardless of conditions. However, do not assume that it is easy. The slow nature of this type of Pilates requires more control making movements harder to perform. This is very much mind-body exercise; we always work to improve our body connection, to over-come habits and compensations.
Monday Madness is a light-hearted class for those who like some fun with their Pilates. Please note that this class usually runs at The Boxmoor Trust Centre in Hemel Hempstead. Please bring your sense of humour.
Pilates Plus is for those who are able to maintain good alignment and core control. You must have done some form of clinical or functional Pilates before (not fitness-type Pilates).
Meditation is simply focus of the mind; quieting the everyday chatter that runs through our minds. We practice different ways of meditating, from allowing the mind to wander, visual focus, focus on touch, to guided meditations. These are easy sessions designed to relax and calm.
Meditation can help with everyday stress, improve both your mood and your sleep.
You can be seated or lie down on the mat. Please feel free to bring cushions or blankets for your comfort.
Breathing exercises followed by faking laughter and childlike playing of games - designed to help us let go and laugh
Laughter has so many health benefits:
- strengthens the immune system
- lowers blood pressure
- helps with depression
- improves circulation
- improves oxygen uptake
- helps with positive mental attitude
- helps to lower stress levels
- decreases stress hormones in the body