Pilates 1:1

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Pilates Sessions at Body Balance Therapy

We offer 1:1 Pilates sessions using pilates equipment and props in a airy light studio. After the initial assessment a Pilates program is tailored to your individual needs using Matt exercise as well as Pilates equipment. Paul has a special interest in using Pilates as part of the rehabilitation process having completed the Polestar comprehensive rehabilitation modules.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind and body conditioning programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve your overall core stability and posture. By emphasising proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.

In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress and when performed regularly, it may positively change the tone and shape of the body. Pilates combines suppleness, flexibility and postural correction with the awareness of deep postural and stability muscles, as well as breathing sequences.

Pilates Equipment

We have a fantastic Body Balance Allegro 2 Tower Reformer machine and various additional pieces of equipment. Pilates, when performed on equipment adds diversity, progression, challenge and complements the mat based repertoire. Pilates equipment uses a spring system that is both assistive (aiding support whilst learning to perfect movement control) and resistive (challenging postures and improving strength). Control and balance are improved, strength and flexibility developed, achieving longer and leaner muscles.

It’s gentle…

Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates allows you to safely recover from injuries no matter what your age.

But it’s also challenging…

Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.

Pilates for Your Sport

Developing an athlete’s core – the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine – makes athletes more agile, helps prevent injury and increases sports performance. From weekend warriors to elite professionals, athletes looking for a competitive edge are discovering that Pilates helps you:

  • Hit the ball farther
  • Run faster
  • Jump higher
  • Correct muscle imbalances
  • Prevent injury
  • Initial Pilates 1:1 Consultation 60 mins
    There will be an assessment of your technique and needs and support through this session.
  • Pilates 1:1 Follow Up 50 mins
    Paul will check on your progress and maybe look at certain aspects in greater detail.