...the perfect workout for
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RELAXING, REJUVENTAING, STRENGTHENING classes forall ages
FUN, FRIENDLY AND EFFECTIVE PILATES CLASSES IN SUTTON COLDFIELD.
Pilates is for everyone! Whether you're new to exercise or a regular marathon runner, 21 or 65, male or female...Pilates classes can help lengthen and strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and joint stability, develop your balance and coordination...and leave you feeling invigorated and revived! It's no wonder many health professionals recommend it to improve wellbeing, including the NHS.
WE'RE AWARD WINNING, AND DIFFERENT FROM THE REST
We understand starting to exercise can be an intimidating experience, so we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, friendly and fun environment where you will feel comfortable and get results.
Our teachers are highly trained and knowledgeable...and never stop learning. In 2019 Eloise was awarded the Birmingham Prestige Awards 'Pilates Instructor of the Year' title alongside receiving recognition from elsewhere for her work with charities and specialist populations.
WE WORK WITH ALL AGES, ABILITIES AND HEALTH BACKGROUNDS
It's very rare that somebody comes to us in perfect health! We understand that everyone has aches and pains or medical backgrounds that may make traditional forms of exercises unaccessible. The diversity of Pilates paired with the training and experience of our instructors means we are able to cater for a whole host of needs.
If you're unsure about whether Pilates is right for you, contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
WE HAVE AN ONLINE AND VIRTUAL SERVICE
Staying active is so important for both our physical and mental wellbeing during difficult times. We offer an online library of videos that are refreshed on a weekly basis to cater for all levels of experience. From beginner to barre, to full body power - there's something for everyone.
We also offer personalised videos to reach individual goals, and virtual training via video link should you have a more specific requirement.
Personal training is perfect for those with a specific goal in mind, a condition that may limit their group capabilities or who simply prefer to work in private at a time that suits. It can also be offered to teams or duos that want to personalise their Pilates experience.
Whether you're new to exercise or an experienced marathon runner, Pilates can do something for you. Check out our class schedule and start your journey to improved health, mobility and happiness...and make some friends along the way.
NEW TO EXERCISE?
Pilates is a fantastic way to start exercising. Its low impact nature means it's gentle on your body and won't place you under uncomfortable levels of strain, or put you at risk of injury. It is also incredibly accessible as all exercises are modifiable, meaning they can be adapted to suit all levels of physical capability. For every advanced move there's a beginners alternative. You won't walk into class and be immediately expected to perform a press up...instead you will work on strengthening individual muscles and learning their relationships with your joints - and how your entire body works and moves.
You'll learn the core principles of Pilates: Control, concentration, centring, precision, flow and breath, which as you progress will combine to habitually form part of every exercise. Learning to breathe sounds like a strange concept, however using breath with your Pilates will help aid movement, expel stale air from your lungs, and revitalise your muscles...all of which combine to make an incredibly relaxing experience!
The benefits of taking up Pilates are endless. Read more about beginners classes here.
REGULAR AT THE GYM?
If you're a gym enthusiast, chances are you are conscientious about taking care of your body. However, if you regularly do cardiovascular and/or strength training, looking after your muscles and joints is just as important as working them!
Pilates helps regular exercisers improve their performance and reduce likelihood of pain or injury by improving core strength - which in turn aids balance and supports and stabilises the spine, helping better transfer force between the upper and lower body. Many forget a strong core isn't just about the abdominal muscles - it pretty much extends to all parts of the torso excluding the arms and legs. A recent study found that doing Pilates had a far greater effect on improving the strength and tone of core musculature over and above numerous sit ups or crunches - as it reaches so much further than your abdominals, deep into your pelvic floor, obliques, diaphragm and spinal extensors.
The benefits don't just stop there though, you will also improve your flexibility, joint stability and reach a heightened level of body awareness. As a regular gym junkie myself, I testify to that fact that Pilates complements your exercise routine and protects your body - plus it gives you that extra level of muscular definition and tone you've been working for.
Golfer? Footballer? Rugby player? Runner? Cyclist? Anyone for tennis? Pilates is used by amateur and professional sports people worldwide because of its ability to prevent inujry and improve performance by developing whole body muscular strength, flexibility and joint stability.
Pilates also enhances muscular control by expanding the connection between body and mind - leading to heightened coordination, focus and performance.
The lateral breathing component of Pilates allows more oxygen to be transported to muscles encouraging them to reach potential - and can also lead to increased lung capacity. Plus Pilates takes core strength to new heights...improving posture, stability and power!
It's no wonder that the likes of Andy Murray, Missy Franklin, Victoria Pendleton and Tiger Woods all incorporate Pilates in their training routine.
If you want to avoid injury and improve performance it's worth incorporating Pilates into your training routine. The benefits are endless.
If you've got questions about whether Pilates is right for you...let me convince you! Whether its concerns about a health condition or injury, or simply nerves about getting started, I'd love to hear from you.
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