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With Judy Key

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What is Pilates?

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Pilates is a gentle and effective form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. Exercises focus on the deep postural muscles of the back and abdomen to improve core stability and strength. Pilates exercises combine strength and flexibility, which helps to rebalance the body and restore normal/natural movement.

These muscles are: Transversus Abdominus, the diaphragm, a back muscle called Multifidus, and the pelvic floor muscles. Together they form a cylinder of stability around the spine. This is called the central core in Pilates. Re-training these muscles helps to increase spinal stability which can help to reduce back pain.

Saltergate Physiotherapy

A range of Pilates equipment such as the foam roller, gym ball, and theraband are used in our classes, complimenting mat-work exercises. This combined approach keeps the classes progressive, stimulating, motivating, appealing and fun.

Saltergate Physiotherapy

Pilates exercises are modified and tailored to your needs and are suitable for all ages and abilities. It can be appropriate for those returning to exercise or for the athlete keen to avoid injury. Classes are small to guarantee individual attention and this ensures the exercises are performed correctly.

Benefits of Pilates:

  • Improved core stability
  • Greater flexibility
  • Restore correct posture and balance
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Toned stomach, buttocks and thighs!
  • Improved body awareness
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Help reduce recurrent back or neck pain
  • Improve balance and stability

Our classes are:

Wednesday 11.15am - 12.15pm
Thursday 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Cost: £8 per class.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 7 people.

To book your place please contact Judy directly on 07779 266057

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