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Daytime and Evening Appointments Available
Church Street, Carlisle, CA2 5TJ
Tel: 01228 599482
Text: 07919 451864
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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
What is Pilates?
Pilates was developed in the first half of the 20th Century by a man called Joseph Pilates, whose father was a gymnast and mother was a neuropath.
Joseph Pilates believed strongly that the mind and body are interrelated and he developed his approach based on both western and eastern medicinal and exercises philosophies.
After practicing and refining his new approach for several years, Joseph Pilates began to teach ‘Pilates’ (which he called movementology) to a few select students. These students in turn taught others and, in this way, Pilates began to grow and evolve. However, despite this evolution, the founding principles that Joseph Pilates used to develop his approach have remained a core aspect of Pilates to this day.
What Are the Principals Behind Pilates?
Joseph Pilates developed eight key principles for Pilates:
Through controlled movements and sustained holds, the classes and one-
However, there is more to Pilates than simply strengthening core muscles. The Pilates exercises that we teach in our classes contain exercises specifically designed to increase joint flexibility, improve movement patterns and posture.
Is Pilates for Me?
Improving posture and correcting movement patterns can have a global effect on a person, reducing or preventing many ‘lifestyle’ complaints such as: neck and back pain, joint stiffness, hip pain, pins and needles, shoulder pain and recurrent or un-
How is PhysioPilates Different from Pilates
As chartered Physiotherapists and experienced Pilates instructors, we have developed an in-
Continual assessment of every participant is a fundamental to how we run our courses. Prior to starting your first class, you will be asked to fill out an enrolment form which allows us to find out a bit about you before you start, such as whether you have any goals for the classes and if you have any medical conditions which may require some exercises being modified.
Classes are limited to twelve participants. This allows us to really get to know everyone in the class and to re-
Classes are run weekly in five week blocks to ensure sessions do not become over subscribed. New starters are generally advised to attend one of our beginners courses. These courses start by teaching the basic principles of Pilates with a high emphasis on teaching a good technique right from the start. The course slowly builds week on week, introducing new concepts and exercises in each session, building steadily until by week five you will be given the opportunity to join one of our intermediate classes.
If you have done Pilates before, please get in touch to discuss what experience you have and whether you are suitable to go straight into one of our intermediate classes.