Pilates with Karen
Pilates is a movement based method of exercise
Pilates is a balanced exercise form which offers something for everybody regardless of age or ability.
Pilates works from the Powerhouse outwards using integrated movements connecting all the weaker areas. Therefore the whole body becomes stronger.
Pilates exercises should be performed with the 6 principles in mind which are: Breath, Centering, Control, Concentration, Precision and Flow, these are Joseph Pilates 6 principles of Pilates (his words) but there are so many more benefits as listed below.
They can be very demanding when performed correctly and for this reason there are different levels to suit the individual. Pilates is not necessarily easy! It targets the whole body, improving posture, strengthening, sculpting, stretching, re-aligning, improves flexibility, releasing the body, gives you a better sense of well-being and focuses on correcting any imbalances in the body returning the body to its natural balance.
The Pilates method is used by professional dancers, top athletes and is frequently recommended by osteopaths and physiotherapists as a rehabilitation tool.
Pilates aims to improve posture and body awareness. It is a safe and effective exercise and is suitable for all levels of fitness. Everyone can benefit from the Pilates method.
The key benefits to Pilates are:
Increased Body Strength
Improved Muscle Strength and Tone
1:2:1 sessions take place in our studio or we can do home visits. With a 1:2:1 session you will have greater understanding of the movements and be much more in tune with YOUR body. Working closely together we will know your strengths and weaknesses and really push to get the most from your body and movements.
We run classes throughout the week in different venues for different abilities. Please get in touch to discus your needs and find out which class is better for your requirements. We particularly recommend a 1:2:1 session before joining a general class just to understand the basics of Pilates. Pilates can be quite complex and having some understanding before hand helps you get so much more from the class
If you cannot make any classes Karen is able to offer online coaching. Please contact Karen for further details.
KAREN - Hi, My name is Karen and I am a Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Martial Artist and Midlife Trainer. I have been training people for over 19 years and doing martial arts for over 25 years. More recently I have trained as a Pilates instructor where I teach classes and 1:2:1's. I felt Pilates was an obvious addition to my career as this really complimented my martial arts background and work closely with osteopaths and physios to aid clients rehabilitation. Even more recently, I wanted to help a niche of women that I noticed were forgotten and that is women over 40. Peri-menopausal women. My aim is to help everyone to live their life to the full, what ever age.