Pilates

Pilates Classes

Benefits of Pilates

Are you suffering with back pain that is stopping you being fully involved in the activities you love or maybe you are feeling stressed and anxious?  Pilates can really help to ease the pain and calm the mind whilst also improving your strength and flexibility.  Taking an hour out of your busy week to focus on yourself can do wonders for your mental health.

Pilates is a body conditioning method created by Joseph Pilates back in the 1920’s.  It targets deep postural muscles, building strength, rebalancing the body and helping to bring it into correct alignment, gaining the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

‘It is the mind itself which builds the body’, Joseph Pilates

Pilates encourages people to move in a safe and effective way, leaving them feeling taller, calmer and more toned.  I love to see the change in clients as they grow in confidence and really start to feel the benefits as the weeks go by.

Classes build awareness of your body through these 8 principles:

  • Relaxation
  • Alignment
  • Concentration
  • Breathing
  • Co-ordination
  • Stamina
  • Centring
  • Flowing Movements

What to expect

Group classes and private sessions have a fun, relaxed atmosphere where you will feel at ease, whether you are a regular exerciser or are starting from scratch. 

Pilates involves a mixture of lying, seated and standing exercises which can easily be adapted to take into consideration any physical limitations or injuries you may have.

Cost

For group classes: Classes run as blocks of approximately 6 weeks in line with school term dates.  It’s £7.50 per class but payment is made in advance for the block as a whole. 

For private sessions:  Tailored to your individual needs, sessions can be booked on a week by week basis.  Costs vary depending on where the session takes place.  The price for a one hour session in your own home is £40 if it’s within 5 miles of Eccleshall.

How to book

Please give me a call or send me an email if you would like to join a class.

It is useful to have a chat about your previous experience and whether you have any limitations so I can decide which class will suit you best.

Contact me

Enrolment
Form

All new clients must complete a form about their general health and current injuries before joining a class.  This information is kept in confidence.

The form will be emailed to you upon booking.

What to
wear/bring

Please wear several layers of comfortable clothing that you can move easily in, tracksuit bottoms or leggings are best.  Please also wear socks.

All the necessary mats, cushions and bands are provided during the class.

Class
Size

Numbers in group classes are kept to a maximum of 12 people.

This enables me to monitor individual needs and offer any necessary support.

Workplace
Classes

Would your employees benefit from a weekly Pilates session at lunchtime, bringing them back more focussed for their work in the afternoon?  Boost their mental health and selfcare with a one off or monthly session during the working day.

Please get in touch to discuss your company’s needs and budget.

Class Timetable

Eccleshall

DayMondays during term time
TimesIntermediate 9.30 – 10.30am
Improvers 10.45 – 11.45am
Beginners 12 – 1pm
VenueParish Rooms, Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Eccleshall, Staffs, ST21 6BY
Cost£7.50 per class payable as a block of around 6 weeks
Places are limited and must be booked in advance

Great Bridgeford

DayThursdays during term time
TimesIntermediate 7 – 8pm
Improvers 8.15 – 9.15pm
Beginners can also be introduced into these classes
VenueGreat Bridgeford Vilage Hall, Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, Staffs, ST18 9PR
Cost£7.50 per class payable as a block of around 6 weeks
Places are limited and must be booked in advance

Qualifications

I qualified as a Level 3 Body Control Pilates Matwork teacher in 2002 and Level 3 Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates teacher in 2018. I have continued to attend professional development courses to help me improve and develop as a teacher so that clients receive  the best possible experience and knowledge available. Attending courses specialising in Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Pilates for older people, standing exercises and the use of small equipment have greatly informed my teaching.  I now have years of experience teaching beginner, improver, intermediate and pregnancy Pilates.

Body Control Pilates is a registered trademark used under licence

If you are looking to join a class or want bespoke dance or Pilates sessions for your organisation then please get in touch

‘The class is just perfect.  I love the pace.  Helen is a great teacher.  Gives us the encouragement and support when we need it.  She is so happy and smiley and makes everyone feel welcome.  It’s brilliant’

Sue, Beginners Pilates

‘It has strengthened my core muscles which has helped support my back. I find the classes mentally challenging which is good at my “mature” age. I enjoy meeting with everyone and the banter in the class’

Sandy, Intermediate Pilates

‘Helen is a first class teacher, she always explains Pilates exercises very well and helps in a supportive and sensitive way if we need it. Adjusting the exercise to what she knows we can do’

Gill, Intermediate Pilates

‘I enjoy the physical challenge, sense of achievement when I succeed in doing an exercise correctly, time to focus just on my own body and relax my mind. The gentle music, Helen’s friendly, warm, patient teaching and company of others in the class’

Cathy, Improver Pilates