Emily qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2019, as she wanted to offer more to patients in terms of aftercare post injury recovery, as well as general wellbeing. However, you do not have to be an Osteopathy patient to come to Pilates class, it is open to all!
Doing Pilates with Emily means you have continued aftercare post injury (if you’ve seen her as an Osteopath), but you also have a highly qualified pair of eyes and hands teaching you, meaning classes are safe and effective.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Regular Pilates can help with all of the following
All the exercises performed in Pilates classes help to promote skeletal alignment. In addition, they strengthen the muscles which are responsible for good posture.
Many Pilates exercises help to improve balance, this has many practical benefits in your day to day life, such as improved movement co-ordination, increasing agility and reaction times, to name a few.
Reduced injury risk
As mentioned, Pilates does an excellent job of improving posture, as well as strengthening your muscles. It also strengthens joints and improves flexibility. These things combined can help reduce injury that could be picked up doing other sports, or indeed during day to day life.
Enhanced core stability
One of the 6 Pilates Principles is ‘centering’, meaning that all the exercises begin with core engagement. Performing the exercises in this way means that the deep muscles in the abdomen, lower back and pelvic floor are strengthened, so providing the body with a good level of stability.
Pilates involves dynamic movements. This means that muscles are gently stretched and lengthened, which increases the range of movement in the joints, which increases your overall flexibility.
Pilates strengthens all the muscles in the body by using a combination of dynamic and static strength training, and no muscles get left out! One of the best things about Pilates is that functional strength is developed as well as muscle endurance which can then benefit day to day life!
Classes are either held at The Fitness Box @ The Manor in Tur Langton or at the Market Harborough Congregational Church.
Classes are held at the following times:
08:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 19:00 & 19:15 - 20:15
Pilates classes will be on Zoom until further notice.
Individual tuition is also available. Please get in touch by phone or email to make arrangements.
Class sizes are 8 participants per class, and cost £12 per class. One-to-one classes are also available at £35.
To avoid disappointment, I request that participants ‘book their mat’ for a 6 week block (total payment for a 6 week block is £72). However, if after 2 sessions you decide that Pilates is not for you, you will be refunded for the classes that have not been used. Classes missed for prolonged illness or injury are also refunded (2 or more).
If you think Pilates sounds like something you would like to try or if you have any questions, please get in touch.