© PhysioPilates Carlisle 2016
Daytime and Evening Appointments Available
Church Street, Carlisle, CA2 5TJ
Tel: 01228 599482
Text: 07919 451864
Join one of our Pilates classes or Nordic Walking classes or book an appointment with a Chartered Physiotherapist today.
Pilates Classes Timetable
Places are limited so please book
To ensure a smooth progression, our classes are run in blocks of 5 lessons.
Please click here for start dates for the next block of classes
Nordic Walking is a great form of cardiovascular exercise. It uses a special type of walking poles and a specific technique to significantly increase the benefits of walking. It is as effective as running in terms of it’s cardiovascular benefits, but with less strain on the joints than ordinary walking.
It burns up to 46% more calories than walking, so it great if you are looking to loose weight or maintain weight loss.
It may also help to improve posture ease joint pain, reduce depression and anxiety, improve Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, reduce the risk of getting dementia, improve balance and coordination, as well as increasing all round fitness.
Nordic Walking Classes
Nordic Walking Poles will be provided for all class participants.
We will be offering 6 different types of classes:
This is a Free 1 hour session to allow you to find out what Nordic Walking is about and to see how much fun Nordic Walking can be. Please click here for taster dates.
Beginners Course: -
This is a 5 week course teaching you the basic Nordic Walking technique.
Beginners Workshops -
These are 2 hour sessions that teach you the basic Nordic Walking technique.
Nordic Walk Back to Health: -
These are regular weekly walks for people with a health or rehabilitation need (families, friends and carers are also welcome to attend). The walks will be slower than our Social and Fitness+ walks and include regular breaks in areas with plenty of benches. These walks are designed for people with medical conditions such as Parkinson's Disease and MS, recent joint replacements, tackling obesity and COPD. If you want to get back on your feet and get outside again, this class will be for you!
Social Nordic Walking: -
These sessions are aimed at people who want to get out and get fit in a sociable and friendly group. You need to be able to walk, for at least an hour, at a moderate pace and have completed either a beginners course or beginners workshop. If you want to get some exercise, increase your heart rate and get to know some great people, this session is for you! You will need to complete a beginners course before joining this course.
These sessions are higher intensity walks are aimed at weight loss and improving fitness. In the session, we will do a full warm-
Countryside Wanders: -
These are longer walks exploring the beautiful countryside in and around Carlisle. They will be varying lengths and locations -
Nordic Walking Classes
What to Wear and Bring with you
We provide all the Nordic Walking Poles, however if you really get hooked and get your own set of poles then feel free to bring them along with you.
Footwear: For the hour sessions it is best to wear a pair of trainers you don’t mind getting muddy. If you haven’t any next best thing is walking boots and after that any sturdy shoes. Please don’t wear ballet pumps or other slip on shoe, open toed footwear or heels. For some of the longer walks you may be better with walking boots rather than trainers, depending on the terrain, we’ll let you know when this is the case.
Clothing: Please have a waterproof jacket with you on all walks incase it rains. On the longer walks it is advisable to have waterproof trousers, and an additional sweatshirt or insulating jacket with you as well. Hats and gloves are also advised on the longer walks and on the short walks in cold weather
Please bring water with you to all sessions, as you are likely to get thirsty.
Other frequently asked questions: