Physical exercise is as imperative as ever to not only stay fit but also for the many mental health benefits. We are not able to reopen the doors of our studio just yet but we have the technology to bring you Pilates at Home. As long as you have an internet connections we can bring our Pilates studio to you – right into your living room.
Pilates is a great (and safe) way to start moving, return to movement after injury or, for those of you who are regular attendees, time to ramp up the challenge!
Following 12 weeks of free sessions during lockdown we have now moved to a monthly membership system. For a small fee each month we will be bringing you 3 ‘live’ classes each week and a host of online content to supplement the sessions or let you catch up if you have missed a live class.
Should you wish to join our online sessions, just give us a call on 0114 267 8181 and our friendly reception team will be happy to help.
MOVE | Wednesday 11am
Our basic class, Move, does exactly what it says on the tin! These sessions will gently explore movement, balance and exercises in a variety of postures to introduce and fine tune you so you feel confident to progress. Despite being our easiest class there will be something that challenges even the most experienced!
PROGRESS | Monday 5.30pm
Progress, is our intermediate class. Take the next step after our MOVE series. You will get the basics, with a twist, and learn the building blocks for some of the harder moves and more advanced exercises.
CHALLENGE | Monday 6.30pm
Challenge – our hardest class. Sometimes some of the simplest exercises can be the hardest. Perfect the basics and be challenged by some of the harder moves. Exercise as you feel able, there will always be an easier option!
So why not join us from the comfort if your own home and take your Pilates to the next level. If you have never tried Pilates before, do complete our introduction video before trying a full class.
Here is an example of one of our Pilates at Home sessions.
The fine print …..
- if you have not done Pilates before please refer to our basic Introduction to Pilates – if in doubt please get in touch, we want you to exercise safely.
- if you are sore, movement can often be beneficial, although it can be against our natural instincts. To start, try our easy class but keep taking rests – try using any of the exercises from our mobility (supplementary exercises)video to gently ease any discomfort and help your back ‘learn’ how to move again.
- try and learn to distinguish between the ‘good ouch’ and the ‘bad ouch’ – this can often be difficult if you have been in pain for a long time. The ‘good ouch’ is muscles that haven’t worked properly for some time – that good old exercise ache! You want to feel the muscles ache from the work they are doing.
- you can wear whatever you want but try and be barefoot or in socks.
- you don’t need a mat but have some small cushions or rolled up hand towels ready for your head or if you need padding during the exercises
- quality is always better than quantity – if you are new to exercise you may not manage all the repetitions – that’s ok! Gradually build up over time and when you move up to the next class be mindful of this too as the exercises are harder