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Pilates class at Wimbledon physiotherapy.

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting a Physio-led Pilates Class at the Wimbledon Physiotherapy sports injury clinic

on Monday evenings between 6.00pm-7.00pm from 10th June 2019.

There will be a maximum of 6 people in the class which will ensure that all exercises are performed safely, effectively and modified to the appropriate level for you under the expert guidance of an experienced Physiotherapist.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core stability. Pilates can help increase flexibility, build strength, develop control and progress overall fitness as well as improving well-being.  This form of exercise was developed by Joseph Pilates a gymnast from Germany. He invented Pilates as an exercise program for injured dancers and soldiers. Pilates can help you learn how to move efficiently, giving you strength, control and physical endurance.

Who should attend Pilates?

Almost everyone could benefit from taking part in Pilates. The exercises can be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness, whether you're recovering from an injury, pregnant, retired or a competitive athlete. If you tend to suffer with recurrent back or neck pain, taking part in regular Pilates can really help. In fact, it's a great way to prevent injury or help recovery form injuries as it focuses on muscle control, movement and developing strength and flexibility throughout the whole body. 

Pilates is particularly great for helping:

  • People with ongoing or recurrent back or neck problems
  • Long term musculoskeletal pain and conditions such as arthritis
  • Athletes and regular exercisers, such as runners, wanting to improve their sporting performance by moving more efficiently
  • Pro-active individuals who want to enhance their physical fitness and prevent musculoskeletal injuries
  • Anyone who wants to improve their strength, stability, co-ordination and balance
  • Rehabilitation following an injury
  • Improve posture and postural awareness.

What will be involved in a class?

Each class will take you through a series of exercises, aimed at working your 'core' muscles. Exercises can be on the mat or in standing and may involve the use of small weighted Pilates balls, 'magic circles' and exercise bands to add interest, variety and challenge to your class.  All the classes are progressive and encourage you to develop at your own pace. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time participating in a Pilates class or you are a regular, we will adapt the exercises to suit your needs.

What to bring to the class?

We will provide all the equipment.

Comfortable clothing is essential so you can move easily through the exercises

You might want to bring a water bottle with you.

Trainers are not needed as we preform all exercises either in socks or bare feet.

How to book?

If you would like any more information about the class or would like to book into the class please call us on  020 8542 7788 or send us an e-mail on enquiries@wimbledonphysio.co.uk.