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’ve been unwell, have an injury or a chronic complaint, you will probably benefit most from attending my Tuesday morning Pilates class (1000 to 1100), which is more rehabilitative. In this session we focus on the beginner, improver and intermediate level exercises from the Pilates repertoire.
Who would get the most benefit from the rehabilitative Pilates class
- Anyone recovering from illness.
- Anyone with an injury that has sufficiently recovered to be able to begin gentle exercise.
- 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,
- multiple sclerosis,
- Parkinson’s Disease,
- chronic back pain,
- chronic fatigue syndrome.
- 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.
- A beginner who would prefer a less demanding class to help them master the basics of the Pilates Method.
- Anyone who finds the general Pilates classes on the timetable a little too strenuous or challenging.
What to expect from the rehabilitative Pilates class
- A less physically demanding session because we don’t do the 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.
- Less load-bearing.
Due to the health emergency in the UK, all my classes are currently being taught online via Zoom. To book a place on the Tuesday morning Pilates session at 1000, 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 this rehabilitative Pilates class and whether it is right for you, please get in touch.