Rehabilitation, Strength and Sports Performance Pilates Classes in Stevenage, Letchworth & Hitchin
Are you looking to improve your strength or fitness? Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that strengthens muscles and improves posture, flexibility and balance. It is a full body form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core and moving with the breath.
Based in Ardeley, Stevenage I run Pilates classes in the local Hertfordshire area as well as offering online classes for anyone. I have been teaching Pilates since 2008 and am a fully qualified APPI instructor. My classes are mat based, which means that you don’t need to spend money on expensive equipment. For local classes I often also incorporate small, portable pieces of equipment such as blocks, TheraBand, magic circles and soft weights to help add variety, fun and an extra challenge to classes.
Rehabilitation Pilates Classes
For rehabilitation I use an approach that has been designed and developed by physiotherapists which uses Pilates as an aid to rehabilitation. The overall aim is to develop the deep, postural 'core' muscles that support the spine and can be used to correct movement patterns. Pilates is great for strengthening the body to make it work more efficiently and prevent injury as well as being an effective method of rehabilitating muscular skeletal injuries.
Pilates works several muscles together to make sure they are working efficiently. In the APPI method we refer to these as muscle slings, tissues and muscles that work together to create pelvic stability and allow your body to work smoothly.
Sports Performance Pilates
In addition to improving your overall fitness and health, Pilates is a great way to enhance your sporting performance by helping to improve flexibility, strength and conditioning. Running is just one of the sports where Pilates can provide real benefits by helping to ensure your pelvis is properly aligned. This helps to improve performance as well as reducing the risk of running-related injuries caused by poor technique.
As an experienced runner myself, I know just how important strength and conditioning work is when it comes to improving performance. Use the contact form on the right to find out more about local Pilates classes in Stevenage and North East Hertfordshire or click here to book onto one of my online classes.