Beginner and Rehab Pilates

One of the distinguishing features of Pilates over other forms of exercise is that anyone can do it.  No matter how severe an injury or medical condition a person might have, with a little more care and attention there is always a way that Pilates can help.

If you are new to Pilates or you’ve been unwell, have an injury or a chronic complaint, you will probably benefit from attending my Tuesday morning online Pilates class (0930 to 1030).  In this session I provide lots more adaptations to the exercises as well as alternatives to ensure everyone can practise Pilates safely and at their own level.

At the end of each session is a short Q&A.  This is for anyone who would like to ask a question about the specific exercises we performed in our hour of practice or any general teaching points I made along the way. The post-class Q&A means you can check you’re doing the exercises correctly and ask for further guidance on any adaptations or alternative exercises I provided.

Who would benefit from attending the Tuesday morning Pilates class

  • Anyone recovering from illness.
  • Anyone who is recovering from giving birth and has been cleared by their health professional to resume exercising.
  • Anyone with an injury that has sufficiently recovered to be able to exercise pain-free.
  • Anyone prone to injury in a certain area.
  • Anyone who has had surgery and been cleared to start exercising again.
  • Anyone with the following types of medical condition:
    • osteoporosis or osteopenia,
    • arthritis,
    • multiple sclerosis,
    • Parkinson’s Disease,
    • scoliosis,
    • fibromyalgia,
    • polymyalgia,
    • chronic back pain,
    • chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • A beginner who would prefer a less demanding class to help them master the basics of the Pilates Method.
  • Anyone who finds kneeling or table top position on all fours too uncomfortable.
  • Anyone who has difficulty getting up and down from the floor and finds changing positions while on the mat takes a bit more time.
  • Anyone who finds the other Pilates classes on the timetable a little too strenuous or challenging.

What to expect from the rehabilitative Pilates class

  • No advanced level exercises from the Pilates repertoire.
  • More adaptations to exercises on offer.
  • More alternative exercises provided.
  • Greater focus on core stability and alignment.
  • More emphasis on co-ordination and balance.
  • Slightly less load-bearing.

To book a place on the Tuesday morning Pilates session at 0930, please visit the book a class page of my website and follow the three easy steps to join the class.

If you have any questions about beginner or rehabilitative Pilates and whether the Tuesday morning class is right for you, please get in touch.