1-2-1 Pilates Studio Sessions
Taught at my private studio in Shanklin, my 1-2-1 sessions are an essential starting point to learn the correct techniques of Pilates. I always insist that new-comers see me at least twice on a 1:1 basis to start with. However many people choose to continue with these more private classes and this is a perfect way to get the most out of your time.
In a 1:1 session I can focus my attention on any medical conditions and problems that you may have. These sessions enable me to tailor exercises to meet your needs.
Starting Pilates for the first time is like learning to drive, and if you want to reap the benefits you need to learn the fundamentals correctly. You wouldn’t get into a car without having had a driving lesson would you?!
Your first 1-2-1 reduces your risk of leaving one of my classes with your back hurting and thinking no way will I do another class!
I also insist on clients with previous Pilates experience having a 1-2-1. To give the best possible cues and adaptations, I need to see a person’s posture – their movement patterns – before teaching them in a shared session situation.
I have many requests to join without 1-2-1 sessions, sorry, I make no exceptions, don’t even ask! 1-2-1 sessions first!
The Studio and Pilates Equipment
Working on the Pilates Reformer will take your pilates to another level. At first the equipment does look a little intimidating. Please don’t be put off, they are wonderful to work with, and whilst you do work hard, the machines work with you to ensure you do not adversely strain your body.
The magic of working with the Reformer and Stability Chair, is the additional benefits you gain over matwork exercises.
The machines provide variable resistance to improve your strength and control. At the same time they provide assistance to help you with movements. Sometimes in mat classes there are movements that you don’t quite ‘get’ or do not seem to flow correctly. The Reformer and Stability Chair help you to understand the movement so that you can return to the mat and really feel the benefits.
The Reformer is extremely versatile. Exercises can be performed lying down, sitting, kneeling or standing. The tension and resistance in the springs can be changed according to your skill level.
The Stability Chair helps to build strength and flexibility using adjustable spring resistance.
However this doesn’t mean you will be sitting down to exercise! The chair challenges your stabiity and balance in many positions, standing, kneeling and lying as well as sitting, and requires considerable focus and concentration.
For more detailed information on the equipment please go to The Studio page.
Small Group Pilates Studio Sessions
If you feel that you cannot afford to continue with 1-2-1 sessions, I also run small group sessions. The Covid-19 outbreak has meant these have adapted to provide client safety and are now held with a maximim of 2 students?
As always, in these sessions I will tailor the exercises to suit your needs.
For more details on how to book a 1-2-1 session or a Small Group Studio Session please see my Classes page.