There is more to Pilates than developing “strong abs” or “core strength”.
Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and posture.
We run classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced Pilates clients.
Each Pilates course runs for 6 consecutive weeks. Clients must book in for an assessment with a Pilates trained physiotherapist to ensure appropriateness for the class and prevent injury.
Beginners/Intermediate: Wednesday 18:45-19:45 (Jessica Harland)
Beginners/Intermediate: Thursdays 18:45-19:45 (Lynne Sayer)
Advanced: Saturdays 10.00 - 11.00 am (Charlotte Cooley)
Physiotherapist led classes using Pilates based exercises and incorporating bone strengthening techniques to improve strength in the hips, spine and wrists and training balance and posture to reduce the risk of potentially damaging falls while also giving the whole body a fantastic workout. Clients will also be provided with advice about other ways to maintain and improve bone health. Clients must book in for an assessment with a Pilates trained physiotherapist to ensure appropriateness for the class and prevent injury.
Wednesday 14.30 - 15.30 (Abby Armstrong)
Return to Fitness
This class is aimed at clients who wish to improve their fitness, balance, strength and functional levels following surgery or after a period of immobility.
The class exercises are tailored to each individual client in order to meet their goals.
Clients must book in for an assessment with a physiotherapist to ensure their appropriateness for the class and prevent injury.
Friday 14:30 - 15:30 (Jessica Harland)
ACL Stage 1 Rehabilitation Class
This class is aimed at patients who meet necessary criteria having undergone ACL reconstruction surgery.
The class is targeted to improve muscle control and strength, increase fitness levels and confidence in exercising and addressing balance and proprioception deficits.
Clients will need to be fully screened by their referring physiotherapist.
Monday 8.00 - 9.00 (Deborah Earl)
Friday 8.00 - 9.00 (Rahma Barclay)
This class is aimed at clients that are 2-3 weeks post total knee or total hip replacement surgery.
Clients in the class will be doing exercises in the hydrotherapy pool to improve their joint range of movement, muscle strength and balance and increase their general function and exercise tolerance.
Clients will be referred into the class by their hydrotherapist when it is appropriate.
Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 - 15.30 (Rahma Barclay)
Beginners Yoga and Relaxation
An introduction to Yoga from a physiotherapist’s perspective. Class is aimed to:
- Increase your flexibility
- Provide you with the tools to attend a yoga class safely and remain injury free
- Reduce levels of stress and tension
- Relax, restore and replenish
Classes are kept small with a maximum of 6 people. It is important that any recent injury is now well managed and pain free.
Monday 17.00 - 18.00 (Jessica Harland)
Please call 020 8971 8000 ext 8640 for further information.