Pilates

Bourne End, Little Marlow Marlow and Flackwell Heath, also Hurley Village

Beginners to Mixed Level plus Intermediate.

Specialist Pregnancy and Postnatal.

New Yolates for Kids

One to One and Group Sessions 

 

What is Pilates?

Read on to Find out More

Joseph Pilates was born in 1880 in Düsseldorf, he was a frail, sickly child who suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. Determined to overcome this frailty, instead of following an established fitness regime he experimented with many different approaches. Yoga, gymnastics, skiing, self-defence, dance, circus training and weight training all influenced him and he chose aspects of each to develop his own body. By absorbing these methods and selecting the most effective aspects, Joseph Pilates was able to work out a system that had the perfect balance of strength and flexibility.

Having proven his techniques on his own body, he then began to apply them to others. When the First World War broke out he was training detectives at Scotland Yard but was classed as an alien and interned in Lancashire and later on the Isle of Man. With time on his hands, he helped out in the camp infirmary and further developed his techniques, training his fellow internees with amazing success.

 

What is involved in a Pilates Class?

Pilates is all about Body Awareness through controlled movement, using strength from the inside out.

The matwork based class is performed in a tranquil environment with soft relaxing music to aid concentration.

The class is split into 3 distinct sections:

·        A warm up section to help mobilise your body and to focus your mind on the "Neutral Spine" or your powerhouse. More will be explained during the class.

·        A middle section comprising movements to strengthen your abdominal muscles and lumbar spine. Essentially you will be strengthening the muscles around the spine and abdomen to give good postural alignment.

·        A final section of relaxation, focusing on your own body and its needs.

During the class you will learn postural techniques which can be incorporated into everyday life.

Results from within!

Sally had designed a system call Yolates for Kids. It consists of Yoga postures and Pilates exercises introduced in story format. The postures and movements are adapted to introduce the concept of core stability to young bodies. A fun safe mind and body experience for kids.

 If you think Pilates is for you, and to find out about Classes and Fees:

Call Sally on:

0787 625 1967 or email me on

 mailto:kitchingsally@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 Classes for beginners to mixed level on Thursday Lunchtimes. Little Marlow

Beginners and intermediates on Wednesday evenings.Bourne End

Intense 3 or 4 to one on Monday and Friday lunchtimes at the Natural Therapy Centre Marlow.

Beginners Hurley Village Hall, Tuesday Afternoons.

Pregnancy and Postnatal on Friday Mornings

New Yolates for Kids at The Natural Therapy Centre, Marlow High Street Monday afternoons

Useful Links

www.thenaturaltherapycentre.com

www.marlowtown.co.uk

 

 

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