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COVID-19 UPDATE

HEAL CAN REMAIN OPEN

We remain open for Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and Virtual Pilates classes. 

We will continue to have stringent infection control and cleaning processes in place at all times. Our therapists wear PPE and following guidelines set out by our governing body we can continue to treat you safely and effectively face to face. We are also providing virtual consultations using video if you prefer to stay at home.

Pilates is a mind and body conditioning exercise programme that benefits the deep postural muscles of the spine to improve overall core stability and posture.

Developed by the late Joseph Pilates, the Pilates method is a mind-body conditioning program initially designed for rehabilitation purposes during the early twentieth century. Pilates was later adopted by dancers as its philosophy blended well with their focus on core strength, co-ordination, flexibility and posture.

Pilates is based on a set of principles which exercise the whole body through a range of mat and equipment based exercises. Pilates combines the co-ordination of deep postural and stability muscles, breathing, and arm and leg movements with postural correction, suppleness and flexibility. With regular practice, Pilates positively changes the body.

More recently Pilates has been adapted by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) to provide a specific program for athletes of all levels to increase their speed of rehabilitation.  The APPI Pilates Method is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.

We are pleased to offer a range of classes at Heal:

  • Pilates
  • Antenatal Pilates
  • Postnatal Pilates
  • Pilates for Osteoporosis
  • Sports Specific Workshops
  • One to one Pilates

What benefits can be gained from Modified Pilates?

  • Improvement of posture
  • Encourages overall fitness and body awareness
  • Rehabilitation of spinal problems
  • Injury prevention
  • Core stability and flexibility

All our classes are delivered by fully qualified Physiotherapists to ensure optimal recovery and progression.  Our classes are held in our purpose built studio and numbers are limited to a maximum of 11 participants.

Many GPs, Physiotherapists and health professionals recommend Pilates as one of the safest form of exercises available today.

 

What to wear:

Comfortable clothing with socks

 

Pilates at Home

A whole year has passed since we had to close the doors of our lovely Pilates studio and we thank you for embracing the virtual classes so warmly. Our next block will remain virtual, but we will be in touch with each of you over the next few weeks as we look for your feedback and opinions regarding how we plan to return to the studio. We know many of you are keen for us to keep the virtual format in some capacity and we anticipate there will be both face-to-face and streamed classes in the future.

 

Pre-Recorded Package

Our pre-recorded packages remain popular, so we have put together five NEW classes for you. You will have access to these classes as often as you like between April 26th and June 20th, 2021.

 

In this package we have included some equipment classes for those of you who wish to add a little variety to your Pilates practice. Please note that all the classes can be done without the addition of equipment though too.

 

Please register your interest via email by Monday 22nd April, 2021. You will receive an email with the links to all five classes on Monday 26th April, 2021.

Cost £25 (reduced to £20 if you sign up for our Unlimited Package starting April 26th, 2021).

 

Classes:

Matwork Pilates class with Ova Ball – Sally

Matwork Pilates class with small equipment – Emma

Strong.Fit.Stable - Lynne

Stretch & Release (30 minutes) – Jane

Standing Pilates class - Kerri

 

Heal Virtual Classes – delivered LIVE to your home every week!

Thank you to all our Virtual Pilates participants for keeping us company and inspiring us over the past ten months. We continue to provide you with a variety of LIVE classes and instructors over the course of the next eight-week block. All our classes will continue in the virtual format.

How it works.

By using Zoom, a video conferencing platform, we can offer your class direct to your phone, tablet, or laptop from the comfort of your own home.  If you would like a trial of accessing the platform, we are happy to arrange this. 

Pilates classes – all levels are welcome. Working through a series of Matwork Pilates exercises to build strength and flexibility.

Early morning Pilates – all levels are welcome. Start your Wednesday off with a Matwork Pilates class. You will feel energised and ready for the day ahead.

Strong Fit Stable class – targeting over 60s but suitable for anyone. A circuit class format, this class works to build general and postural strength, improve balance, and enhance overall fitness.

Stretch and Release class - suitable for everyone. You will work through a series of movements and exercises to stretch joints and muscles leaving you feeling looser and more flexible. A great addition to your week as a standalone class or to supplement other classes.

Beginner’s Pilates - for anyone who is keen to try Pilates for the first time. This class will cover the Pilates fundamentals and give you time to focus on these elements while introducing many of the key exercises. Watch this short video we have created with instruction on the Pilates key elements. https://youtu.be/22pyFDfEG30

 

Our next blocks start on Monday 26th April 2021 for 8 weeks:

 

Time

Class Type

Instructor may be subject to change

Monday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Lynsey

 

11:30-12:15

Strong Fit Stable

Sally

 

18:30 -19:15

Pilates

Lynsey

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Lynsey

 

10:30-11:15

Stretch and Release

Lynsey

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

7:15-08:00

Pilates

Jane

 

09:30-10:15

Pilates

Emma

 

18:30-19:15

Pilates

Sally/Lynne

 

 

 

 

Thursday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Kerri

 

10:30-11:15

Stretch and Release

Kerri

 

18:30-19:15

Pilates

Kerri

 

 

 

 

Friday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Emma

 

10:30-11:15

Beginner’s Pilates

Emma

 

Equipment

You will need a mat or towel to lie on and a head cushion or towel. Other equipment will be kept to a minimum but if you wish to add some extra effort to the exercises you may wish to have small weights (bottles of water or tins), resistance bands, and a tennis ball/spikey ball (for release work).

We have small exercise equipment available to purchase:                                        

Pilates mat

£22

Small head cushion and cover

£10

Large head cushion and cover

£12

Sitting block

£10

Resistance bands – 1m red, green, blue or black 

£3

Resistance bands – 2m blue or black 

£6

Resistance Loops – red, green, blue

£5

Spikey balls Yellow 8cm

£4.50

Spikey ball Red 9cm

£5

Pilates Soft Weights (pair) 0.5kg

£15

Pilates Soft Weights (pair) 1kg

£15

Foam roller*

£25*

Magic Circle*

£22*

Ova Ball 7”

£7.50

Pilates socks

small=size 3-5.5, med=size 6-8.5

£13.50

*Buy the Foam roller and Magic Circle together and receive £5 off.

Please email us with any equipment requirements you wish to purchase.

Gordon Craigie | Company Director

Pilates appears to be the art of relaxing and doing very little for an hour, then later feeling muscles you didn't know you had reminding you that, actually, you worked very hard for an hour!  Sally is an excellent teacher, always correcting form without appearing over-fussy and adapting to the various ability levels in the class with ease and humour.  Her physiotherapy background is particularly reassuring when I'm being forced out of my comfort zone - all the time! - and the results are well worth the effort.

 
Class Timetable
 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Daytime

 

 

Matwork

07.15 - 08.00 

 

 

Matwork

9.30 - 10.30

Matwork

9.30 - 10.30

Matwork

9.30 - 10.30

Matwork

9.30 - 10.30

Matwork

9.30 - 10.30

Matwork

10.45 - 11.45

Matwork

10.45 - 11.45

Matwork

10.45 - 11.45

Matwork

10.45 - 11.45

Matwork

10.45 - 11.45

12.00 - 13.00 Osteoporosis

12.00 - 13.00 Men Only Pilates

12.00 - 13.00 Postnatal*

14.00 - 15.00 Osteoporosis

 

Evening

Matwork

17.30 - 18.30

 

Matwork

18.00 - 19.00

Matwork

18.00 - 19.00

 

Matwork

18.45 - 19.45

 

Matwork

19.15 - 20.15 Intermediate

Matwork

19.15 - 20.15

 
 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Heal Physiotherapy supplies all the equipment for the Pilates classes including floor mats and any equipment needed for the class.

You will be required to wear comfortable clothing with socks.

Heal Physiotherapy also sell all the equipment utilised in our classes including Pilates socks, cushions, weights and balls, should our clients wish to have their own.   

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