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Today’s hectic lifestyle often means that we find it difficult to balance our personal needs with the pressures of work and busy family life. Pilates is an excellent method of corrective exercise that provides our bodies with a stable platform for movement and control. Pilates techniques are at the heart of many of our corrective therapies and treatments for physiotherapy, meaning that our team is ideally qualified and experienced to teach you the most effective Pilates techniques!
We offer Pilates on a 1:1 or small group session basis. Practising Pilates is a skill acquired over time. It needs to be taught accurately with a close attention to detail for each individual.
Pilates can make a world of difference to your physical shape, your body’s movement and your general wellbeing; we really recommend that you give it a go!
We run Pilates classes regularly throughout the year…
Specialist Pilates Classes
In addition to our standard Pilates classes we also offer several classes targeted at specific conditions. Max Your Back is designed especially for those with a history of back pain or with a back condition. Prime Movers is for our older clients who are keen to stay mobile and active! Body Recovery for Mums is a special Pilates-led approach to helping new mums get back into shape.
For all exercise to be safe and effective, the ‘core’ or deep muscle system needs to work appropriately. When these muscles are not working properly, our body loses its stable platform and other muscles and joints can be affected. Pilates is an approach to exercise which focuses on these deep muscles, providing an excellent foundation for corrective exercise and building stability through conditioning.
Although Pilates techniques are now used widely in gyms and exercise classes, too often these techniques are used inappropriately, focusing on ‘strengthening the core’ which can lead to stiffness and limited movement. Pilates is really a specialised area of medicine requiring a high-level of training, qualification and experience. Our team of chartered physiotherapists and Pilates instructors at Physiocare are trained to the highest standards of clinical excellence – so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further or more specific queries – our receptionists will be only to pleased to help!
We run regular, six-week courses offering Pilates class. You may choose between either a day-time or an evening course. Each course consists of six Pilates sessions, usually in line with Berkshire school term times, and is led by the same Physiotherapist or Pilates instructor each week to provide consistency.
The classes have are restricted to six – twelve people. This enables us to offer a high level of supervision to ensure that you exercise properly and gain maximum effect from each class.
We find that individual skill levels vary tremendously, even if you have done Pilates before. That’s why we do not separate course attendees according to their experience, but offer a single class for all instead. Our classes are small enough that we are able to tailor exercises to each individual. Pilates is not about how hard you can work certain muscles but about your ability to move freely and with control. The instructors will be able to progress the exercises accordingly for each person in each class.
When you book onto a course, your lesson will be the same time each week. We do not allow people to drop in on other courses as it would be difficult to measure progression consistently. On completion of your course, you may be able to move to another course on a different day and or time, depending upon availability.
The cost of the course is based on the full six weeks and so we do not offer refunds for classes missed.
It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move easily in.
Yes, you can book one-hour lessons which will include instruction on our specialist Pilates equipment.
One hour private lesson: £55 (book a course of 5 lessons for £260 or 10 lessons and pay for 9 in advance (£495) and receive the 10th lesson free of charge).
Meet Our Team
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What our clients say
Here are our most recent testimonials. You can read them all here.
I've been attending these classes for several years now and thoroughly enjoy them - excellent mix of fun and professionalism. The classes are targeted to our specific needs and any errors in our efforts are swiftly corrected - the attention to detail is excellent.
Both Lizzie and Jackie are great teachers, being able to concentrate on each individual's needs because of the small numbers in the class.
I attend the Pilates classes on a weekly basis; they are good fun with an instructor who is very knowledgeable, they have helped me to understand my body better - and also help to keep me toned and supple.
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