Pilates Classes

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early twentieth century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates seeks to strengthen all areas of the body with a particular emphasis on the core and alignment.

 

Pilates can either be practised on the mat or with special equipment, such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair.  Pilates is practiced all around the world and has become a popular form of it’s exercise due to it being low impact and suitable for all body types.

In my classes, I encourage participants to work at a level that is appropriate to their needs whilst having an awareness of practising mindfully and an awareness of the breath. I like to conclude the class with a short relaxation, giving attendees and opportunity to relax and be calm. My classes aim to promote well-being both physically and mentally.

I operate seven Pilates classes a week. Five at Longfield Integrated Care Centre on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning and Hextable on a Wednesday evening. My rates are competitive with just one or two spaces available currently. Class numbers are reasonably small with a maximum of 15 at Hextable Methodist Church Hall and maximum of 10 at Longfield Integrated Care Centre.

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early twentieth century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates seeks to strengthen all areas of the body with a particular emphasis on the core and alignment. Pilates can either be practised on the mat or with special equipment, such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair.  Pilates is practiced all around the world and has become a popular form of it’s exercise due to it being low impact and suitable for all body types.

In my classes, I encourage participants to work at a level that is appropriate to their needs whilst having an awareness of practising mindfully and an awareness of the breath. I like to conclude the class with a short relaxation, giving attendees and opportunity to relax and be calm. My classes aim to promote well-being both physically and mentally.

I operate seven Pilates classes a week. Five at Longfield Integrated Care Centre on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning and Hextable on a Wednesday evening. My rates are competitive with just one or two spaces available currently. Class numbers are reasonably small with a maximum of 15 at Hextable Methodist Church Hall and maximum of 10 at Longfield Integrated Care Centre

 

Benefits of Pilates

  • Strengthens the bones and muscles within the body.
  • Alleviates back pain and strengthens the back.
  • Increases mobility and flexibility in the spine.
  • Tones the muscles within the body.
  • Strengthens the core which in turn helps to protect the back.
  • Improves posture and alignment of the body.
  • Helps to bring an overall sense of well-being to the mind.

 

Why do I like Pilates?

Emma Churchill (me)

‘I like Pilates because I suffer with back and shoulder pain, though the practice of Pilates I am able to remain pain free. I also like the core exercises as it strengthens and tones the tummy making me feel more comfortable in my own body.’

Client responses:

Jane England (Zoom Yoga and Pilates student)

‘ I love the stretch and the muscle strengthening that Pilates gives in a gentle, calming way.’

 

Michèle Jewell (Longfield Integrated Care and Zoom Pilates student)

‘Pilates is a lovely form of gentle exercise. My core strength, balance and posture are improving. I love the relaxation we do at the end. It’s the best decision I made to attend classes.’

 

Sarah Silk (Longfield Integrated Care and Zoom yoga and Pilates student)

‘Pilates is the only form of exercise that I have actually enjoyed. Pilates has helped me to recover from surgery. Emma adapts the exercises for my personal needs during the class.’