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About Pilates

Pilates is a mind and body method of exercises that was pioneered and developed during the last century by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Pilates is a popular programme for everyone. It is a body conditioning routine that helps improve posture, build flexibility, mobility, strength and focuses on the recruitment of the deep muscle group, the local stabilisers (deep core), it addresses structural imbalances in the body which can create pain and difficulty in movement, Pilates restores the body to physical function. Osteopaths, Physiotherapist and General Practitioners widely recommend Pilates as a most effective form of exercise to improve health, posture and wellbeing.

Shauna incorporates a unique approach to her classes with an emphasis on including somatics and fascial release and movement..

You will always be encouraged to work at your own pace and can relax in the knowledge that you won′t be pushed to compete with others but rather you will listen to your own body and its achievements. Who is it suitable for? Pilates is suitable from first time exercisers to the professional athletes. People with many specialised conditions attend Pilates including, spinal conditions, hip and knee replacements, MS, Parkinson's, RSI, Osteoporosis/osteopenia, prolapses. Participants will be taught modified versions of the Pilates moves to build up strength in their own time and to suit appropriate needs. Many athletes incorporate Pilates into their exercise schedules including, golfers, tennis players, horse riders and dancers.

Group Matwork Classes:

Group Matwork Classes (also includes small equipment, foam roller, prickle balls, bands, weights etc) run as a course of approximately 7 weeks at 70.00. Individuals have a free initial consultation to complete a Health Form, go over the principles of class and discuss any issues. Must be booked in advance.

Private Classes:

Private classes can be Matwork or using Pilates Equipment such as the reformer. Individuals have a free initial consultation to complete a Health Form and discuss a specified programme.