Classes and one to one sessions
Pilates classes using small equipment; helping to improve core stability, strength, flexibility, posture and balance.
Small group mat Pilates courses
All small group classes are held at the King George V Hall in Effingham, consisting of no more than 5 class members to allow for ample exercise space (each class member will have 3x3m). The exercises will be individually adapted to suit your needs and fitness level when required - Clare really does try to give each participant individual care as well as helping the whole group progress together. Classes are taught based on the 34 classical mat exercises, with progressions and modifications offered throughout the session, making each class varied and different week to week. We mobilise the neck, shoulders, back and pelvis, fire up your core and strengthen the whole body. We work hard, but have fun too!
Private 121 Pilates sessions
With over 7 years experience teaching Mat Pilates, Clare also holds additional qualifications in Therapy Pilates, Exercise referral and Exercise for the management of Low Back Pain, therefore she is well equipped to help you with your fitness goals.
When working on a 121 basis, Clare will ascertain postural dysfunctions which can cause muscle imbalances and compensations, potentially leading to movement pattern dysfunction and possible aches and discomfort. She will design and deliver a progressive programme, provide a home programme and support you through your journey.
If you are undergoing physiotherapy or clinical care, you will need to be discharged from your clinician before starting a new exercise programme, and if Clare is unable to help, she has a referral network set up with local Physiotherapists to give you the best possible care.
In order to get the very best out of your 121 sessions, I would recommend starting with 2-3 one hour sessions.
Seated and standing gentle Pilates
This session is designed for those who wish to improve their overall fitness and mobility at a gentle pace. All the exercises are adapted from the Classical mat Pilates exercises, but are carried out seated on a chair and in standing.
Those with specialist conditions are welcome -
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Hip or knee replacement, shoulder problems
Lower back Pain
The benefits of joining this class -
Improve balance and coordination - helping to prevent falls
Stretching and mobilisation of the whole body
Strengthening the whole body to help with daily activities
Pelvic floor activation and education
Socialising and making new friends