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"Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work" - Joseph Pilates.
The regular use of Pilates has been found to be successful in preventing recurrent back pain episodes. Recent research from the Physiotherapy Department at Queensland University by Richardson and Jull, has demonstrated that by increasing the co-ordination and strength in the deep abdominal muscles, i.e. transverse abdominals, that the lumbar spine is stabilised and protected.
Pilates works on strengthening the stabilising muscles, which lie close to and support the spine. Pilates works by re-balancing the body, altering the way in which you recruit muscles to produce movements. It changes the way you use your body, the way you move - restoring natural, normal movement.
Pilates exercises are gentle and performed slowly with good postural alignment at all times, These controlled movements are therefore unlikely to lead to re-injury. Regular Pilates practice typically leads to a stronger, leaner body while developing body awareness and having an overall de-stressing effect on most people.
"I was recommended to take up Pilates following a 6 week absence from work due to back problems. Since practising regularly my posture has improved, my backache has reduced immensely and my abdominal area is stronger and more toned!"
Gill, Student Manager
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The following teachers/instructors may be able to offer group or one-to-one Pilates sessions. Your Osteopath will probably recommend you start by having a few personal (one-to-one) sessions, then continue in a group class if you wish to learn more about these exercises.
Fiona is a qualified Level 3 Pilates Instructor and has been teaching for 3 years. Fiona is passionate about her teaching and is able to deliver Pilates Personal training and Pilates courses.
Tel: 07784 875 184 / 0116 212 9899
Serenity Pilates & Fitness Studio
49 Bell Street
Leicester LE18 1AD
Stephanie offers classes from Equilesse Pilates Studio, The Manor, Tur Langton, LE8 0PJ.
Tel: 01858 545 127
Sally offers Pilates classes from The Fitness Studio, Front Street, Birstall, LE4 4DP.
Tel: 07787 503 726
Rachel is based in Braunstone, South Leicester.
Tel: 07869 139 319
Christina is based in Wigston Harcourt.
Tel: 0116 220 4768
Emanuela is a Level 4 Fitness Professional with several advanced qualifications, Personal Trainer, Rehab Trainer, Holistic Therapist and qualified Level 3 Pilates Instructor who has been teaching Pilates extensively since 2003.
Emanuela is passionate about using correct exercise technique to help her clients, has a special interest in back pain, and works with many clients referred by physios, osteopaths and chiropractors.
Pilates one-to-one, premium-quality Pilates classes, Personal Training, Yoga and Tai Chi are among the services offered to support your health and wellbeing.
Tel: 07939 491 059