PILATES

MARY THE PILATES TEACHER

Are you looking for a Pilates class with Pilates being the true meaning of the word? Be wary of classes which are labelled as such but may not deliver accordingly. I’ve been teaching Pilates for 7 years and my clients have ranged from age 8 to 88!

This method of movement is proven to help improve core strength and stability. Men and women of all ages and abilities are welcome.

PRIVATE TUITION

Contact me to teach you on a one to one basis or in a small group, in the comfort of your home or in the studio (subject to availability) This truly is the best way to experience the full benefits of Pilates and is recommended if you are completely new to this exercise or if you have any postural issues including back problems.

STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. For example, some approaches may promote a flat back, whereas STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. There are also more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.

THE BENEFITS

• Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
• Improves postural problems
• Increases core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
• Helps prevent Injury
• Enhances functional fitness, ease of movement
• Balances strength & flexibility
• Heightens body awareness
• No-impact, easy on the joints
• Can be customized to suit everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes
• Compliments other methods of exercise
• Improves performance in sports (running, golf, skiing etc.)
• Improves balance, co-ordination & circulation

PILATES exercise improves core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks and feels. The Five Basic Principles focus on:

• Breathing
• Pelvic placement
• Rib cage placement
• Scapular movement
• Head & cervical spine placement

In some respects Pilates is like Yoga. Both are considered mind-body type methods of movement; both emphasise deep breathing and smooth, long movements that encourage the mind-body connection. The difference is that while Yoga requires moving from one static posture to the next, Pilates flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically-based incorporating resistance equipment. The goal with STOTT PILATES exercise is to strengthen the postural muscles while achieving optimal functional fitness.

THE STUDIO

The Place Studio
12 Oakwood Parade
Queen Anne’s Place
Bush Hill Park
EN1 2PX

There is parking and mats are available in the studio.

CLASS TIMES

improver|intermediate

MON | 9.20 – 10.20  & 10.25 – 11.25
WED | 19.30 – 20.30
SAT | 10.25  – 11.25

beginner courses

SAT | 9.20 – 10.20

These courses run for three or four weeks on consecutive Saturdays and cost £44.*

PRICES

Drop in £11 (subject to availability)
Discounted 4 classes £42 (use within 6 weeks)
Discounted 6 classes £60 (use within 8 weeks)
Discounted 8 classes £76 (use within 10 weeks)
Discounted monthly membership (standing order) for 2 classes per week £65