I am a fully qualified, trained and insured Pilates instructor, with over 8 years of experience. I love teaching Pilates as it is such an effective, envigorating and rehabilitative exercise. I teach mainly mat-based classes, one to ones, Postnatal and antenatal Pilates, however i also use small equipment such as Medicine balls, swiss balls, foam roller, resistance bands and pilates circle.
Pilates increases your strength (mainly Throughout your core - your stomach and your back) your muscle tone, your flexibility and your concentration and relaxation levels. It is mainly mat-based and can help in rehabilitation of many back problems/injuries.
Come along and try PILATES
ALSO new 6wk BEGINNERS COURSE at Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic Tuesday Mornings and Lunchtimes from JANUARY 2013 - please email me for more details
MONDAY'S - 4.15 - 5.15 & 5.40-6.40 (mixed ability and drop in) at St Edwards Church Hall, Home Park Ave, PL3 4PG.
WEDNESDAY'S - 5.30-6.30 at Hope Baptist Church corner of Peverell Park rd and Outland rd - Mixed ability and drop in. Please turn up 10 min early to your FIRST class. Mats provided on a first come first served basis.
Alternatively I can offer you a one-to-one session if you prefer to try it in the comfort of your own home or in my pilates room, before you join the classes and this allows me to tailor the session to your specific needs and bring in some small equipment to try.
I also teach in work places, so if you have some space to use (CANTEEN/MEETING ROOM)after work or at lunchtime and would like me to come in to you to take a class or course of classes, please get in touch.
ANTENATAL PILATES - Next 6wk antenatal course Starts Mondays 7-8pm and Wednesdays 6.45pm-7.45pm in JUNE 2013 both at Hope Baptist Church, Peverell Park Rd. Each course runs for six weeks. Places are very limited and by booking only so please contact me for further details. £40 for the 6 wk Pregnancy course.
POSTNATAL PILATES - Running in six week blocks on-going. Wednesdays 12-1 in Peverell. Mothers and newborns welcome. £40 for a six week course. Must be 6 weeks postnatal after natural birth and 10-12 weeks postnatal for C-Section. Please contact me for further details and to book your place as again class size limited.
NEWS - NEW CLASS FOR 2013 - PILATES MIXED ABILITY - Monday's 4.15-5.15pm at St Edwards Church Hall, Peverell, drop in welcome.
Possible Advanced Pilates class to come - register your interest with me so I can keep you updated.
Please dont hesitate to contact me for further information, I look forward to hearing from you.
THE SMALL PRINT
Limited Mats provided at St Edwards and Hope Baptist so please bring one if you have one. All levels welcome. Any injuries/skeletal or muscular problems must be stated to the instructor to allow her to assess and tailor the exercises appropriately, alternatively please bring a doctors note. Also contact me prior to attending the classes if you are pregnant or have recently given birth.
Bring yourself, a bottle of water, a small towel and wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes.
Please see below for a few key benefits of Pilates during pregnancy:
*Keeps Mother calm and in a positive state of mind
*Helps to understand and manage the changes in the body
*Promotes improvement in posture and body awareness
*Improves core stability ( through the back, pelvis, shoulders, and neck)
*Improves co-ordination and balance
*Prepares the body for demands of increased weight bearing and circulation.
*Maintains abdominal function
*Helps prevent back pain and other problems caused by weakness and joint instability
*Gets you fit for labour and delivery
*Enables you to retain control over the body
*Strengthens relevant muscles for birthing positions (all 4 kneeling, squatting etc.)
*Improves relaxation skills for comfort during labour and pregnancy
*Improves awareness of breath control and Pelvic floor control
*Prepares pelvic floor for extra weight and demands
*Prepares upper body for demands of baby care and breast-feeding.
*Lays foundations for you to regain your figure after child-birth
POSTNATAL Pilates benefits:
There are enormous benefits of doing Pilates postnatally, even if it is just one class per week, which is realistically is all that new mums can manage. The postnatal period is very important time for a new mother's health where the body continues to be vulnerable due to hormonal changes that have occurred during pregnancy and continue to have an effect on the body and mind.
This Postnatal Pilates Class focuses on a new mum's journey back to her pre-pregnancy body in a safe and sensible way. Each mum is different and each birth is different, therefore we will spend a little time in the first session assessing your requirements and your abdominal integrity (whether these muscles have separated and if so by how much). Our focus during the class continues to be correct postural alignment, breathing and engagement of deep stabilising muscles (Pelvic Floor and Transversus Abdominals) prior to movement. Postnatal Pilates is designed to strengthen, repair and realign after birth, working ‘inside out’.