What is it?
“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit” – Joseph Pilates
Pilates is a series of exercises designed to help your body function better. You begin by concentrating on the deep abdominal muscles that support your spine and progress by bringing in other muscles, strengthening those that are weak and stretching those that are tight.
Benefits include: increased mobility, flexibility and strength, improved balance, reduction in posture related aches and pains and lower stress levels
Who is it for?
Pilates is available to people of all ages although we prefer to see under 16s on a 1:1 basis rather than a group class. Pilates can help in the management of a range of muscular and joint conditions but is particularly beneficial for the management of back and neck pain. Pilates is also an excellent way of maintaining core strength, flexibility and general fitness.
The following Pilates services are available at the Courtyard:
- Matwork classes from beginner through to advanced level
- Equipment or studio Pilates (1:1 or small group by appointment)
- Ante and post-natal Pilates (1:1 or small group by appointment)
- Pilates for horse riders (offered as a class or 1:1 by appointment)
What to expect
At the Courtyard we are committed to offering you the very best Pilates programme delivered by instructors who are fully trained Chartered Physiotherapists. This provides a unique opportunity for you in that your instructor will use physiotherapy skills of assessment and rehabilitation to specifically tailor exercises and routines to work on areas of weakness.
An individual, one hour session with your instructor is required prior to attending any of our Pilates sessions. This will enable you to receive a full assessment and to learn the basics of The Pilates technique.
Following your assessment you will be advised as to which class level or format (group or 1:1) will provide you with the most benefit.
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What Will It Cost?
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Book Our 2018 Pilates Retreat from 1st September
Enjoy 5 days in the Umbrian countryside with the Courtyard Clinic team. Once again we will be whisking a group away to Italy to enjoy our Pilates and Mindfulness Retreat.
Including a full programme of activities and spare time to relax, this is the perfect break for those who enjoy pilates or want to find some peace and relaxation.