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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

 

Special Offer

Refer a friend and you will receive a £5 credit to your account for use when we reopen our doors. Redeemable for future classes, Physiotherapy treatments or equipment.

Simply forward this email to your friends and ask them to complete the attached form and contact enquiries@healphysiotherapy.co.uk to book their class. They need to let us know who referred them so we can reward you. No limit to the number of credits you can receive.

 

Heal Virtual Classes – continuing for now…

Our virtual classes will continue in August with some new additions. Why not suggest them to a friend or sign up for an additional class this block. We also have an offer on unlimited access.

Despite positive moves out of lockdown we will be continue with the virtual format or the next Pilates block starting Monday 3rd August 2020. We have included a small raise in fees for this block.

The classes continue to be enjoyed and have been going well. We are delighted to announce that our Physios are returning from their period on furlough and will be back instructing from our studio direct to you at home (or holiday!).

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. We are pleased to offer this class on a Tuesday evening now too.

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 3rd August, 2020 for 6 weeks:

 

Time

Class Type

Instructor may be subject to change

Monday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Jane/Kerri*

 

11:30-12:15

Strong Fit Stable

Erica

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Sally

 

10:30-11:15

Stretch and Release

Sally

 

18:00-18:45

Stretch and Release

Emma

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

7:15-08:00

Pilates

Jane

 

09:30-10:15

Pilates

Jane

 

18:30-19:15

Pilates

Erica

 

 

 

 

Thursday

9:30-10:15

Pilates

Erica

 

10:30-11:15

Stretch and Release

Erica

 

18:30-19:15

Pilates

Jane/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 from your stockpile would do), resistance bands, and a tennis ball/spikey ball (for release work).

We have small exercises equipment available to purchase*:

Pilates Mat - £22

Small head cushion and cover - £10

Large head cushion and cover - £12

Sitting block - £7

Soft Pilates weights 1kg - £15

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, Red/9cm - £5

 

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

*Please check with us to confirm availability of contactless delivery free of charge.

 

For existing Virtual Class clients:

To minimise our administration, we will assume you are returning to the next block but let us know if this is:

  • not the case,
  • if you want to swap classes or
  • if you want to increase the number of classes you attend each week.

 

Class fees

 

Cost for 6-week block 3 August–11 September 2020

One class per week

£36

Two classes per week

£60

Unlimited classes per week

£75

 

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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