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September 2017 classes

 Please note that there are no new classes starting. The studio is running to capicty with the amount of classes it can run. There are however, limited spaces available in existing classes. Mainly they are in the intermediate levels, so a few private lessons are required to prepare you. In these private lessons you will learn the basic exercises, and movements. Also hear the language that Pialtes uses, and learn any modifications you may need know to be safe in class.

LEA'S BLOG

Please note -  The studio office will be closed for a Summer break from August 12th to 27th.

The Reformer Gets Serious!

I’ve just recently returned from a four-day Advanced Reformer course up at Body Control Pilates in London so am now armed with a wealth of new techniques to share with you! We were really put through our paces, learning about the advanced exercises which this versatile piece of equipment can deliver for the more experienced user. With names such as Snake, Corkscrew and Teaser these exercises really will take your sessions to the next level and beyond!

It's Holiday Time!

Please be aware the studio will be closing for our annual Summer break from Monday 8th July 2013 to Friday 19th July 2013 inclusive, re-opening on Monday 22nd July 2013.

You can still contact us and submit your enquiries via email and we will get back to you on our return. Please be aware that if you are new to Pilates you will need to have a few private lessons to prepare you before joining a class, but do get in touch and we can discuss this further.

DO IT RIGHT

Life in Petersfield magazine came to experience Pilates, and wrote an article entitled 'do it right'

Aimee, assistant editor of the magazine is a lady who likes to keep herself fit by going to the gym and taking classes offered by the leisure centre she uses. After an initial introducuction to Pilates she says that she felt every move differently to how she normally does her exercises...tummy and bottoms mainly. she will be now using Pilates tecniques to get the maximum benefit from the effort she puts in.

New equipment

Another piece of equipment arrived this week…..the Ladder barrel. Perhaps the most demanding of all the pieces but gives a fantastic stretch and an excellent work out. There has been a great deal of interest in the equipment. People have started to realise that it’s not as scary as it looks and have reaped the benefits, applying what they have learned to the mat exercises, which after all was Joseph Pilates’ intention for the equipment.

Saturday Night Fever!

The wonders of snow... The remarkable and beautiful white stuff brought much disruption to our classes with many people not being able to get out of the drive let alone attend their Pilates lesson. For those that did brave it and made it in we practice walking in the snow within the comforts and warmth of the studio. How? By imagining to walk like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever!! He has a bounce in his step allowing the major joints of ankles knees and hips to remain soft and reactive whilst walking on something as unstable and unpredictable as snow and ice.

Who Is Pilates For?

  • Anyone who would like to improve their posture
  • For those rehabilitating from injuries
  • Pre/Post natal mothers
  • For those of us that find life too fast, and would like to relax more
  • Back sufferers
  • Joint problems or alignment problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Athletes, dancers, swimmers, etc. who would like to prevent injury
  • No age or gender limit
  • Anyone who would like to take up or would like to continue exercising

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improves posture
  • Increases mobility and flexibility
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Helps to re-align the body
  • Eases back and other joint pains
  • Reduces the risk of injury through sports and helps recovery from injury
  • Improves pelvic floor
  • Brings awareness to mind and body
  • Helps to reduce stress and tension
  • Increases circulation
  • Can reduce headaches where posture related
  • Improves co-ordination
  • Weight bearing
  • Relaxation