Online Pilates Classes (Zoom)
Take advantage of the opportunity to get your Pilates fix from the comfort of your home.
Join me for a LIVE Virtual Pilates Class (via Zoom) – all you need is a phone, tablet or laptop and some floor space.
We will also utilise a light resistance band and soft Pilates ball however all exercises can be performed without or with a substitute from around the house.
Monday 10.30am & Thursday 6pm
New class times starting 6th September 2021*
Mixed ability classes are suitable for all levels from the absolute beginner to more experienced gym goers. The beauty of Pilates is how accessible it is. All exercises are low impact and gentle on the joints and each exercise can be modified or progressed to suit your abilities.
Pilates teaches you to control your movement patterns and builds a greater mind muscle connection… This is especially important for those who exercise, but will also help prevent injuries that occur during everyday tasks e.g. carrying your children, picking up objects, sneezing 😉 etc.
Classes are carefully planned with the individual attendees in mind. As a Sports Therapist, I am experienced working with individuals with musculoskeletal injuries/conditions and am also qualified in pre/post-natal exercise. I am therefore able to ensure that exercises are suitable for everyone, and no one gets left behind.
These classes could be considered a hybrid. Taking the key principles of Pilates and applying them to a wide variety of strength, stability and mobility exercises rather than focusing on the main classical Pilates exercises.
A typical class may see you using resistance bands, soft balls and other small equipment, working on your balance and coordination or even breathing techniques. You’re unlikely to sweat, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be working hard!
Although the exercises are low impact and can be adapted for fitness levels and injuries, they will still be physically demanding. If you are unsure about joining a group class, please get in touch to discuss.
For those completely new to exercise, I offer a 1:1 Pilates foundation course which makes the perfect transition into group classes.
Classes take place on a Monday at 10.30am and Thursday at 6pm.
Both classes will be different for those who wish to attend 2 classes per week.
Classes typically run in blocks in line with school terms however this may vary. Please note the below dates are subject to change.
Block 1: 6th September – 21st October 2021 (7 weeks)
Block 2: 1st November – 16th December 2021 (7 weeks)
Block 1: 10th January – 10th February 2022 (5 weeks)
Block 2: 21st February – 31st March 2022 (6 weeks)
Block 1: 18th April – 26th May 2022 (6 weeks)
Block 2: 6th June – 21st July 2022 (6 weeks excluding 9th & 13th June)
Classes are bookable in blocks and must be booked before the block begins. The block price is equal to £7 per class.
If you are looking to join a block that has already started, please get in touch. *Please note partial blocks will be charged at £9 per class.
If you are already signed up to a block but would like to occasionally attend a second session per week, you can pay for a drop in session – £8.50.
Classes are bookable in blocks and typically run in line with school terms.
Unfortunately no refunds or discounts are available for missed sessions for any reason.
All zoom classes will be recorded with a link emailed within 24hrs to those booked. Therefore if you do miss a session, you can catch up in your own time.
If for any reason a class is cancelled, an additional make up date will be offered or credit will be issued for future bookings.
Block dates listed are subject to change, therefore only one full block can be booked in advance.
You do not need to have Pilates experience to join a class.
Gentle Flow Pilates is perfect for those new to exercise.
All classes are equipment free however there are a few items that you may want to have to hand:
- A Yoga/Pilates mat would be beneficial (you can use a large towel) or a rug/carpeted floor will be ok. Please do not wear socks on a non-carpeted floor.
- For Gentle Flow Pilates – If you cannot sit on the floor (cross legged or on your knees) please have a dining chair available.
- For all classes – a blanket or towel and cushion/pillow may be useful for comfort during kneeling, seated or laying exercises.
- A bottle/glass of water
All virtual classes have been planned around current circumstances e.g. working from home/increased stress/pressure.
This means the focus in all classes is on reducing aches and pains in neck, shoulders, backs and hips and relaxation through breathing and mobility exercises.
The goal is to increase mobility/flexibility and reduce stress/anxiety.
All exercises are low impact.
There will be minimum weight bearing on wrists/knees.
Exercises are best described as a controlled stretch.
The class is slow paced and gentle to help you unwind.
Block bookings ensure that attendees secure their place in class each week, classes can be planned for the specific attendees and you get the most out of every session.
We all have days where we don’t ‘feel like’ exercising (especially in the darker, colder months), but we also know that we always feel so much better for it when we do it!
By booking a block, you are committing an hour of your week to yourself – no excuses 🙂
If you …
- Lift weights
- Lift your children
- Run, swim, cycle
- Play sports
- Drive a lot
- Have a desk job
- Have a manual job
These classes are for you!
- Low impact (but still challenging)
- Improves balance and coordination
- Increases joint mobility
- Develops whole body strength, stability and flexibility
- Helps reduce the risk of injury
- Injury prevention/rehabilitation
- Improved sporting performance
- Reduction of headaches
- Reduced aches and pains
- Stress reduction
- Anxiety reduction
- Improved circulation
Yoga focuses on flexibility and mobility
Pilates focuses on strength and stability.
That’s not to say that Yoga doesn’t include strength/stability work and Pilates doesn’t include flexibility or mobility work (because they do) but the key focus is different.
Pilates exercises are centered around the core or ‘powerhouse’ and the principles/ fundamentals applied to exercises include a focus on alignment and moving with control.
You need good flexibility and mobility to move well – enter Yoga…
You need good strength and stability to move well within your new range of motion – Hi Pilates!
Yoga and Pilates make the perfect pair!