Classes in Hemel Hempstead and Shefford
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.
All classes are now in the community; private classes are also available at your home as are one-to-one sessions.
Clinical Pilates -Leverstock Green Village Hall, Hemel Hempstead 16:00 Mondays (most Mondays)
Clinical Pilates – Shefford Methodist Church, Ampthill Road, Shefford 18:30 Tuesdays RETURNS SEPTEMBER
Clinical Pilates – Active Dacorum Hub, Hemel Hempstead 09:45 Wednesdays
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.
Move Better: Strength & Balance
The start of the class is chair based where we work on our mobility and stretches then we work on big and diverse movements. A class could contain balance work using the chair, wall or your walking aid; plus walking exercises. We also work on strengthening the legs and glutes; and work on the posture and core.
The class is designed to promote quality movement and awareness, rather than just fitness. Therefore this is a great class for those wishing to improve their movement, walking or just moving around for daily life. Great for those who are recovering from joint replacements, those who have had a sedentary job/life, those with postural issues, or those with conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease