This is an exercise system that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injury. It was developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates, who was a physical trainer and founder of The New York Pilates Studio®. It involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your body and mind.
Thursday mornings: 9.00am-10.00am
Thursday mornings: 10.00am-11.00am
Thursday mornings : 11.00am-12.00am
One - 2- One Available in private studio
Pilates is a body-conditioning exercise. It helps to reshape you body by strengthening deep core postural muscles, bringing it into correct alignment and improving your posture.Pilates is the perfect balance for strength, flexibility and relieving tension. It is also great for the mind-body connection as it teaches you to become aware and control the body and is even a great tool for relaxation.
Our aim is to empower individuals with increased body awareness, through gentle but effective progressive pilates exercises that promote core endurance (stability, mobility, flexibility). Each Class wil include: recap of Benefits and Principles Pilates, followed by active participation in class, alignment, breathing, centering, warm up exercises, mat based exercises, short relaxation.
Pilates is suitable for individuals new to exercise as it is low impact and involves slow, controlled, flowing movements. A great method for pre and post-natal women wishing to remain in shape. Also an ideal exercise for those athletes wishing to improve strength, mobility, flexibility and avoid injury.From ‘Absolute beginners’ (Post natal, post operative, remedial) – To ‘Intermediate’ level
Classes are a maximum of 12, ensuring close supervision and support. All classes are designed for clients of all abilities from the absolute beginner to the advanced individual. Smaller groups can be arranged. All equipment supplied.
Selena studied Nursing at Liverpool University obtaining an Honours Degree in Nursing. Afterwards she specialized as a district nurse working in Shropshire for ten years.
After having children she experienced problems with my hips, shoulders and knees. A chiropractor suggested should try Pilates. After witnessing instant improvements and fell in love with the method.
After much research in 2007 she decided to study a Matwork Diploma with an international company called the Pilates Institute who are based in London and who have an excellent reputation within the pilates profession.
She now continues her studies with Polestar Pilates. This comprehensive education includes manual skills, advanced body awareness and principals of motor learning. In 2010 Selena completed a very comprehensive Studio hybrid course with Polestar Pilates and is now a qualified Studio Practitioner.
Since 2011, Selena has attended a number of Polestar study days held by physiotherapists and osteopaths and continues to develop her practice.