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What is Pilates?
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Pilates is a way of exercising which gently strengthens the body in an even way with particular emphasis on core strength and gentle mobility.  It also helps improve posture and balance as well as relieving stress and tension.  Pilates can complement training in other sports and dancers by developing whole body strength and flexibility and help reduce the risk of injury. Class exercises will be done using a mat in standing, sitting and lying positions sometimes using equipment like small balls and resistance bands.  It is suitable for most fitness levels and can be adapted within class for different levels.

Why do pilates with Ros?

As an experienced physiotherapist I can bring a deeper understanding to pilates to help you understand how to activate the right muscles and work safely with your body.  I am trained through APPI (Australian Pilates Physio Institute) having completed the matwork course and exam and I have done the APPI pilates for cyclists course.  For more information on APPI please see:www.appihealthgroup.com 

I am passionate about empowering people to really understand what they're trying to achieve and to learn the right level to work at at any given time.

All Classes are running at Weeke Community Centre

Monday Lunchtime

12-1pm Mixed Ability Pilates in the large hall at Weeke Community Centre, Winchester, SO22 6HG. £10.00 a class - payable in half term blocks.

Wednesday Evenings

6.20-7.20pm Mixed Ability Class in the large hall at Weeke Community Centre, Winchester, SO22 6HG. £10.00 a class - payable in half term blocks.

Classes are limited to 12 people to ensure a more tailored personal approach. They run term-time in around 6 week blocks with some optional extra holiday classes. There is usually some flexibility to attend a different class if you can't make a session one week. You will be asked to sign a registration and consent form and attend a one to one session.

This is how it looked when I was teaching on zoom much the same as in the hall

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Initial one to one sessions

It is usual practise to have a one to one session with an instructor before joining a pilates class this allows us to get to know each other and get you started with the basics.  I offer an initial 1:1 session at my home in Winchester for half an hour for £40 and this includes your first class for free.  

What to wear 

You need to wear something comfortable and stretchy to exercise in - if it's reasonably fitted I can see your posture and positioning more easily so I can help you with it.  On your feet it's best to wear socks with sticky bits on the bottom for grip. 

What to bring 

You will also need a mat to exercise on - the pilates mats which are usually 15mm thick are more comfortable than the thinner yoga mats.  

This is the link for the ones I bought:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thick-Cushioned-Pilates-Yoga-182cm/dp/B00L92EXJ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505140473&sr=8-3&keywords=thick+pilates+mats

Please bring water and a large towel to use as a cushion.  

I used to provide other accessories like balls or theraband but sine covid I am asking you to purchase your own to use.  You don’t have to have these when you start but it is useful to get them.

 

Details of sample places you can purchase these:

Latex Free Red theraband:

https://www.onogo.com/theraband-exercise-resistance-band-latex-free-red15m.html

 

Small pilates ball: 7inch £6.50 inc P+P

https://www.mad-hq.com/7-exer-soft-ball-blue

I occasionally bring my doodle dog Basil along to classes to sit in the corner so he isn't stuck at home alone.   Please let me know if you have any problems with this.

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Further Information

If you can't get hold of me please leave a message and your number and I'll call you back as soon as I can