What is it?
This is not a Pilates class in the usual sense of the word.
Firstly, it‘s taken by a qualified, clinically trained Physiotherapist. And second, it’s a totally bespoke approach. So instead of everyone in the room doing the same exercises at the same time, you’ll all be working on your own individual programme, designed around your specific objectives and needs, and with the Physio present to lead you through it, stage by stage.
Unlike any other clinical Pilates classes currently available, it’s based around – but not limited to – several different pieces of Pilates equipment.View classes
There are many reasons why you might want to attend this class, but some of the more common ones would be:
- To complement your clinical Physiotherapy treatment.
- Goal specific exercise – to prepare for an event or challenge, or to work on a specific technique or muscle group.
- Early or late stage exercise rehabilitation.
- Strengthening work pre and/or post surgery .
- Prehabilitation – to avoid or prevent recurrence of an injury.
- Managing a chronic injury or issue.
- Returning to exercise after a long break.
- Pre and/or Post natal exercise (particularly if you’ve had pain or complications).
- Or – last but by no means least – because you’ve been given some home exercises to do by your Physiotherapist and you’d prefer a more focused and supportive environment to do them in.
Before you join the class, the first step is to establish an individual and goal-aligned programme for you.
There are two ways this can be done:
- An 30 minute Initial Assessment. (This may be followed by an orientation session to introduce you to some new pieces of equipment, and enable you to progress faster.)
- A referral from your Personal Trainer or Physiotherapist, which will detail your needs and your goals and enable you to join the class straight away.
What will it be like?
It’s a very personal and bespoke session. Each person’s programme will be completely different. And with a maximum of 4 people, expect significantly more one-on-one attention and hands-on correction.
The class is underpinned by Pilates-based thinking and approach – a focus on precision, specific muscle activation, and core control. But it will incorporate whatever piece of equipment is most suitable for your specific programme.
So while you may be working on the Reformer, the Tower, the Split Pedal Chair or the Ladder Barrel, you may also find yourself using cardio machines, TRX, free weights, balance balls, and other functional strength and conditioning equipment. Your Physio may also use specific manual techniques (such as joint mobilisation, soft tissue release and taping) to enhance your programme.
Results & Benefits
To get the most out of your classes and to see the completion of your goals we suggest you attend these sessions regularly once or twice a week for 6 weeks.
The results and benefits will depend on your reasons for attending, but you should expect them to include:
- A highly specific exercise selection, enabling you to reach your goals faster.
- A more individual programme and personal approach than is possible in a standard class, more affordably than through one-on-one training.
- A more holistic exercise approach
- Chance to use specialist / new equipment.
- A great way to complement and enhance the benefits of your existing classes and training.
- A continually varied workout.