Welcome to Pilates in Shropshire
Based just outside Church Stretton in South Shropshire, I run my own Pilates Matwork classes in the area for men and women of all ages (18-85 years) and all fitness levels. My classes are small and progressive allowing people to work at their own pace.
I have trained and work with, the Modern Pilates method, whose principles are based on up to date research from the world of physiotherapy and other holistic forms of exercise. I have been teaching Pilates full-time for over 7 years.
The contemporary programme is devised to develop balance throughout the body and build strong stable muscles that are also flexible and correctly aligned. Attending regular Pilates sessions enables clients to improve and manage back problems and increase their awareness of posture thus preventing problems or conditions, in brief, we teach clients how to use these methods and to work Pilates into their daily lives.
The essence of the programme is on precision, not momentum or numerous repetitions. The programme addresses trunk stability, shoulder girdle stabilisation, maintenance of the natural alignment and form of the spine along with correct muscle recruitment, and of course, the key to most of this is the strengthening of the “core” muscles and lengthening tight muscles through movement and stretching.
Just some of the benefits of attending a regular Modern Pilates Matwork class:
Improving the strength in your back; less back, neck and shoulder problems and improved flexibility
Suppleness, strength, muscle tone, increased bone density, relaxation, improved balance and confidence
Classes are designed to exercise all the muscles in your body with particular attention to the abdominals and the "core"
Improved circulation, control of breathing which in turn improves the function of the lymphatic system, is great for stress relief and for managing stress on-going.
Modern Pilates Instructor
Training completed with PFE Training (Modern Pilates) Pilates Matwork Level 3, Advanced Matwork, Pilates & Back Care, Pilates on the Ball, Pilates & the Older Adult, Neuro Pilates, Specialist Hip and Knee, Specialist Shoulder, Diagnostic Pilates: Postural Assessment and Shoulder Stability.
Trained with Michael King: Pilates Reformer Stage One and Two.