My style of Pilates is for you if you would like to achieve any of the following:
It's common in our modern lifestyle to create a faulty breathing pattern, breathing into the chest. This in turn leads to postural problems, neck and back pain. My unique style addresses this and leaves you feeling energised.
If this sounds like you, why not try a session?
If you are looking for something else... maybe a different style or you're an athlete with specific needs, please feel free to contact me for further info. I may be able to point you in the right direction or offer some advice to help you find what you are looking for.
Pilates technique is based on eight principles which form the basis of each session.
Pilates has become known as a 'mind-body' form of exercise and the principles below sum up many of the reasons why and the benefits that most people find from regular exercise.
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Pilates and yoga are commonly recommended by GP’s for people with mobility problems but the challenge with these sorts of classes is the fact that you are required to work on the floor and there are usually some elements of forward bending and twisting which are often not advised for people with bone conditions like osteoporosis.
Pilates for Life uses Pilates principles such as slow and controlled movement whilst focusing on breathing to build overall body strength and improve posture.
Face-to-face sessions are currently on hold until the government deems it safe to run them.
I'm running online classes for the foreseeable future.
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Don't just take my word for it - here are some things my lovely clients have said about my sessions...
My Wednesday evening Pilates class is a welcome escape from the week's stresses, where I can relax and totally focus on the exercises and my breathing, leaving the world's worries outside the door.
I always feel more balanced and positive - both physically and mentally - afterwards, and ready to face the rest of the week.
It also sorts out any niggles I've got, and has really helped with some back pain I'd been having. I'm definitely more strong and and supple as a result of my weekly sessions.
Fran is a great teacher - very calm and patient. She always explains the moves, and gives reasons for what each move means and how it helps us. Her classes are friendly and fun!
I started Pilates with Fran five and a half years ago on recommendation by my physiotherapist. Having spinal cord and neck injuries I have felt the benefit of attending regular classes and at home with invaluable exercises, which have resulted in alleviating pain and keeping me supple.
If you stop doing Pilates for a few weeks, you then realise just how much benefit it provides.
Pilates with Fran is really enjoyable. She creates a warm and friendly environment with skilful and knowledgeable instructions, adapting exercises to your particular needs. We have a laugh and share stories, so these classes benefit both physical and mental wellbeing.
I would fully recommend attending these classes.