Our face-to-face classes are temporarily closed,
however we do offer 1:1 Pilates sessions face-to-face or online.
Pilates is a great all purpose exercise producing effects of relaxation, strengthening and increased mobility; available in small group sessions or one-to-one at times to suit you.
Pilates Classes in London
Our Pilates classes are run by experienced APPI trained physiotherapists or a qualified Pilates Instructor.
Pilates will involve mental and physical training to develop the deeper central core muscles in the back and abdomen. For this reason, Pilates can be very effective for dealing with muscle imbalances, releasing tight muscles and strengthening weak ones.
As well as helping to create a healthy body, Pilates can also target specific health complaints, such as:
- Neck and upper back stiffness and pain
- Lower back pain
- Tight hamstrings and calves
- Shoulder tightness
- Knee and hip problems
The one hour classes are run in a relaxed and calming environment. Our small groups (max 4 people) will allow time for you to receive individual attention, which can help develop your technique.
We offer various classes on a weekly basis, so we are confident that you will find a session that suits. Whether you are new to Pilates or are looking to improve your technique, contact us today for more information.
Individual Pilates Sessions
We offer one-to-one sessions at our Chancery Lane Clinic.
Are you new to Pilates?
New patients to Central Health Physiotherapy who have not been referred by a Pilates instructor or had prior Pilates experience will need a half hour assessment before attending the class.
What is a Pre-Pilates Assessment and why it is required?
Pilates is no ordinary exercise class; it is a physical fitness system developed centuries ago with its focus on the art of controlled movements. Underpinning all Pilates practice are some key principles. These include:
1. Centering – engagement of your core spinal stabiliser
2. Alignment of your body – from head and neck position, to shoulder blade position, to rib cage placement, to position of the pelvis and lower limbs
3. Breathing – activation of lateral breathing and the diaphragm
For those new to Pilates and in order to get the most of your weekly classes, it is imperative these elements are understood and practised before attending the first class. During your 30 minute pre-Pilates Assessment, either a Physiotherapist or Pilates Instructor would explain these principles in more depth and practically assess your ability to utilise them whilst you perform some of the fundamental Pilates exercises. As well as this, they would discuss any goals you may have for attending the class regarding particular things you would like to improve through regular Pilates practice. They would discuss your medical history to ensure Pilates is appropriate, assess your function and how you move. With regard to your medical history it also allows the instructor to assess any exercises from the repertoire that might not be appropriate for you, and following this, teach you alternatives or adjustments to these exercises to perform during the classes.
With our small class sizes, this process helps the instructor to teach with confidence in knowing each attendee has a solid understanding of the Pilates Method. They can then continually facilitate the attendees position in all exercises to ensure they are being performing correctly and as intended in order to be wholly effective.
I have been taking part in the Pilates classes for quite a while now and the teacher is fantastic! Anon