Pilates

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Classes for All Abilities

Pilates Class Putney

Pilates is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Based upon an anatomical understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal systems, the Pilates teacher creates a comprehensive exercise programme for the client. Classes will focus on specific areas individually whilst using exercises that integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.

It is this holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise. Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.

1:1 Pilates

If you have a specific Pilates goal, one to one Pilates will help you achieve it. If your goal is rehab; sport or fitness related our Pilates instructors have the experience and qualifications to assist you.
Physio4Life offers a fully equipped studio. The equipment can provide greater assistance and control which is ideal if you have poor stability and core strength. Due to the versatility of the Pilates equipment, it can also challenge your core strength in dynamic postures.

The Pilates apparatus’ are all spring resisted. If you want to tone or increase your strength the Pilates equipment is a great way to do so.

One to One £50
Block of 5 £237.50
Block of 10 £450

One to Two £60
Block of 10 £270 each

1:3 Pilates

If you have been doing One to One Pilates and you are ready to work in a semi independent exercise environment, our one to three sessions are suited to you.

The one to threes incorporates the Pilates equipment and you can continue your individual program.

£25 per session
Tuesday 10am
Saturday 11am
Wednesday 8pm (TBC)

 

Clinical Pilates London

Whether you have lower back pain, anterior knee pain or an overuse running injury, clinical Pilates can help. This is because Pilates is ideal for facilitating the stabilizing muscles by being a movement pattern that trains muscles to support movement. Clinical Pilates is taught by trained physiotherapists who specialize in Pilates to help you progress in treatment even faster.

The approach of Clinical Pilates is to basically remove and modify the Pilates work, to minimise the potentially harmful effects.

The Clinical Pilates programme incorporates the work of stabilisation training, neural mobilisation, load effects on pathology and injuries, injury provocation as well as spinal and peripheral biomechanics.

It provides a logical progression from static stabilisation onto higher level and more functional dynamic stabilisation.

Whether you have lower back pain, anterior knee pain or an overuse running injury Clinical Pilates can help in their management. This is because Pilates is ideal for facilitating the stability muscles by being a movement pattern that trains muscles to support movement.

One area where Clinical Pilates differs from other forms of exercise is the way in which breathing is incorporated into the movements. Conscious and correct inhalation allows the diaphragm to help stabilise the trunk. It inhibits the use of the external oblique muscles and helps maintain the thorax in a tall position. Getting the breathing right is critical for stability.

For example try the following:

1. Stand up
2. As you breathe out, rise onto your toes
3. Breathe in as you come back down
4. Now try it the other way round
5. Breathe in as you rise onto your toes
6. and breathe out and you come off your toes
7. You will find that it is easier to balance the second time

The use of Clinical Pilates to treat not only lower back pain but all other type of injuries is becoming increasingly common among physiotherapists. Ask any of the staff at Pilates4Life about how it can help you!