Breathing Concentration Control Centring Precision Flow
the six fundamentals of Pilates for the perfect you!
Individual sessions are delivered either in your home or at your place of work (provided there is a suitable private space). In the first session we do a postural analysis, discuss medical conditions and design a programme of exercises to reach your short, medium and long-term goals. Sessions using portable equipment (e.g. band, block, ball, circle) are for one hour with the option to add on 10 minutes or so if you want to incorporate meditation.
I am happy to work with two 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 after 60 minutes 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.