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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind-body exercise that requires core stability, strength, and flexibility. Paying special attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing rhythm.

 

. Working on mobility, stability and flexibility will only improve muscle health, reduce risk of injury and encourage a better mind-body connection in your movement pathways.

It is a form of strength training, but it doesn't look or feel like traditional weightlifting. Pilates focuses more on improving muscle tone and not muscle size, but the result is similar: greater stability and muscular endurance, making movement more efficient.

The repertoire of approximately 50 exercises has been developed to increase muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks – the group of muscles well known as the ‘core’.

 

Each exercise flows from the "five essentials": breath, cervical alignment, rib and scapular stabilisation, pelvic mobility, and utilisation of the transverses abdominal muscle.

The types of Pilates we offer

We are lucky to provide two types of Pilates at B&A Physiotherapy. Clinical at our Harlow site and Classical at our Bishop Stortford site. Read on to see which suits you.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your own mat

  • Water

  • Loose clothing

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What is Classic Pilates & who is it for?

What is Classic Pilates & who would benefit?

Following a similar repertoire to clinical pilates, classic pilates classes will focus on core stability and control with less concern surrounding possible injuries or movement limitations.

 

These classes will be slightly more challenging and cater to a bigger group of attendees (10-12) without losing the individual attention or safety aspect of group exercise classes.

 

If you are looking for something that is low impact while still conditioning and gaining the benefits of exercise - both mentally and physically, then our classic pilates classes are ideal for you.

The Package

£75 for 10 x 45min classes.

Classes run over 10 consecutive weeks.

There is no pay as you go option.

Class Details

Location: 

Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club

Silver Leys, Hadham Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2QE

(Please use Club House main entrance. Parking is free)

Time:

Monday 5 - 5:45pm

Friday 11:30 - 12:15pm

Cancellation Policy

Sessions run consecutively. Due to its very competitive price, there is no opinion to 'skip' a week. You will lose this session.

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What is Clinical Pilates & who is it for?

What is Clinical Pilates & who will benefit?

Clinical pilates classes are geared towards patients that are moving into exercising and gaining confidence post injury.

 

It is especially valuable to anyone that experiences chronic neck or back pain - having a clinical therapist teach and promote movement acuity is most noteworthy ensuring you gain maximum benefit with little risk.

 

The classes are small (maximum 8 people) and are designed to include mobility, stability and conditioning to ensure the rehabilitation element is met.

The Initial Package

£95

This includes:

A 1-2-1 appointment with Kyrah where you will have a run through of any injuries, a physical assessment and shown the foundations of Pilates so you are ready to go from session 1.

6 x 45minute small group, mat based Pilates classes. Led by Kyrah.

Sessions can only be bought as part of a block of 6. There is no pay as you go option.

The 6 sessions must be used within a 8 week period.

The Follow Up Package

£60

This includes:

6 x 45minute small group, mat based Pilates classes. Led by Kyrah. This is predominately for those that have already completed a block and wish to continue or have already been inducted by the therapist.

Sessions can only be bought as part of a block of 6. There is no pay as you go option.

The 6 sessions must be used within an 8 week period, to optimise the benefit of classes close together.

Class Details

Location: 

Harlow Rugby Club

Latton Park, Howard Way, Latton Bush, Harlow CM20 3FD

(Please use Club House main entrance. Parking is free)

Time:

Thursdays 5.45pm - 6.30pm

Cancellation Policy

There will be a 12hour cancellation policy in place.

These spaces are limited so please try and give us as much notice as you can.

Failure to give notice may result in losing 1 of your sessions

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