Balance Breathing Concentration Control Flow Precision
the six fundamentals of Pilates for the perfect you!
Individual sessions are delivered either at my home in Hove or your home, provided there is a suitable private space. In the first session we will discuss medical conditions and design a programme of exercises to reach your short, medium and long-term goals. Sessions will often incorporate use of a band, block, ball, circle or weights which I will provide. I am happy to add 10 minutes meditation to the end of your sessions.
I can work with up to three people but these sessions will be more general in nature.
Each session we work in different planes (standing, all fours, lying etc) to focus on strengthening & stretching specific muscle groups. I incorporate exercises to promote mobility & flexibility, balance & coordination, core stability and postural alignment, so that at the end of each session you walk out feeling stronger, taller, pain-free and energised.
I use small equipment and provide adaptations and progressions to the exercises so that people of all abilities can enjoy the session. However, if you have a specific medical condition/s you must have been given the all clear by your doctor before attending a session.
While age is indeed just a number, there's no escaping that as we get older our bodies inevitably change. Doing Pilates on a regular basis is a sure-fire way to maintain and even increase bone density, flexibility and mobility, key components to support day-to-day activities (reaching the top shelf, carrying heavy shopping, climbing stairs, gardening, looking after grandchildren), which help us maintain our independence. Keeping fit and is known to lower blood pressure, improve mental health and build confidence and self-esteem. And group classes are also a great way to make new friends.
For menopausal/post menopausal women I take a more holistic approach through a combination of Pilates, aerobic exercise, diet and relaxation.
PRE & POST NATAL
Keeping yourself fit in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy is a really good idea but you need to be aware of the changes in your body and exercise accordingly. At Exercise with Me I offer Pilates based exercises to help with breathing, balance and coordination, joint stability, core strength, upper body posture and general well-being. You are welcome to invite your partner to join you to offer both physical and moral support!
As a new mum I help you regain your fitness in a controlled, safe way. I always incorporate pelvic floor exercises, abs work and relaxing stretches to help cope with those long days and sleepless nights! Doing the class with another new mum works as long as you're babies as in sync....easier said than done, I know!
POST-OP OR INJURY
It's hard to regain your fitness level after an operation or an injury but sessions with Exercise with Me make it a whole lot easier.
In consultation with your doctor, physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor etc. I design a programme of exercises to get you back to your optimum level as quickly and safely as possible. You are welcome to invite a partner so that he/she can support you with your exercises between session.