Pilates

Pilates is a whole-body exercise method created by Jospeh Pilates in the early 20th century. A review in 2012[1] described Pilates as “a mind-body exercise that requires core stability, strength, and flexibility, and attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing”

[1] Ref: Wells C, Kolt GS, Bialocerkowski A (August 2012). “Defining Pilates exercise: a systematic review”. Complement Ther Med20 (4): 253–62. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2012.02.005PMID 22579438

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Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance and is suitable for all ages and abilities including people with health concerns such as back / hip pain. Exercises are carried out slowly with control and a focus on the movement. Some of the many benefits of pilates are:

Our Classes

During classes you can work either as hard or gently as you wish to – you choose your own pace. Most importantly – it is FUN!

All classes are mixed ability however the lovely thing about Pilates is that each exercise has several levels of difficulty and can also be adapted / modified to suit individual clients. Laura has spent 3 years teaching clients in mixed ability classes and is able to adapt the exercise to suit everyone, ensuring that every client is looked after and gets the most from their class.

Class sizes will also be kept to a small number (a max of 8 people at The Oast and a max of 12 people at Nampons) to allow each client to get support and guidance from Laura.

First Time Participants:
Anyone who has NOT attended Pilates classes in the past needs to attend an Induction class first before attending a class. This is to ensure that you know some of the fundamental principles of Pilates such as neutral posture, core activation, pelvic neutral and Pilates breathing. You will then feel more comfortable and confident when attending classes.

When attending classes, please:
• Bring an exercise mat or thick bath towel
• Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise (wearing layers on your upper body is a good idea)
• Bring a drink
• Ensure you inform Laura of any medical conditions or injuries that you have – (regardless of whether you feel they are relevant or not)

Safety Waiver

Before booking a class, please read our safety waiver which you will be required to agree to on our booking system, to ensure that it is safe for you to participate in Pilates.

Prices

Equipment 1 hour £13.75

Mat work 1 hour £10.00

1 hour Mat work class package

Purchase 4 classes for £34.00 instead of £40, this takes the class price down to £8.50. You will have 3 months to use those 4 passes. Please email me to purchase a package prior to booking your classes.

The Oast Osteopathy

Timetable

Mondays
10:30 – 11:30am Equipment class
12:45 – 1:45 Mat work class
5:45 – 6:45pm Equipment class
7:00 – 8:00pm Mat work class
Slots during the day for private 1:1’s and inductions available.

Wednesdays
12:45 – 1:45pm Equipment class
5:45 – 6:45pm Mat work class
7:00 – 8:00pm Mat work class
8:15 – 9:15pm Mat work class
Slots during the day for private 1:1’s and inductions available.

Thursdays
5:45 – 6:45pm Mat work class
7:00 – 8:00pm Mat work class
Slots during the day for private 1:1’s and inductions available.

Saturdays
10:00am – 11:00am Mat work class
11:15 – 12:15pm Equipment class

Nampon PK Muay Thai Gym

Nampon PK Muay Thai Gym have transformed the unit into a specialist Muay Thai Gym. The floor is covered with specialist rubber matting which provides a lovely surface to exercise on. There is also plenty of parking close to the unit – see map

Timetable

Tuesdays
Mixed ability class 6:40pm – 7:40pm
Induction class 7:50pm – 8:35pm

Wednesdays
Induction class 9:00 – 9:45am
Mixed ability class 10:00 – 11:00am