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Physiotherapy

Restoring movement and function to reach your potential

Physiotherapy

Restoring movement and function to reach your potential

Pilates

Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase

Walking

We don’t stop moving because we get old, we get old because we stop moving

Pilates

In order to achieve happiness it is imperative to gain mastery of your own body

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We don’t stop moving because we get old, we get old because we stop moving

Pilates

Whether you are new to Pilates, have been recommended by a health professional or have been enjoying the benefits for years, there is an option to suit you.

Pilates Classes

Classes are taught as 6 week courses and need to be booked. This allows the exercises to be progressed and encourages participant attendance, leading to increased benefits. You will be asked to pay for the course in advance (minus any dates you know you are unable to attend due to, for example, holiday commitments).  If you are unable to commit to a course you are able to ‘pay as you go’ however a space in the class cannot be guaranteed.

Class Levels

Most classes are mixed ability in order to allow more flexibility with regards to participants being able to attend the time most suitable to them. Your instructor is very experienced in catering for various levels within a class environment and will encourage you to work at your own level.

Mixed ability classes cater for between 10-15 participants. If you are new to Pilates or require more individual attention then a small class or one to one session would be more suitable.

Small Group Classes 
These classes cater for up to 6 to 8 people maximum and are ideal for those who need to take it a little slower or require more individual attention perhaps due to an injury or medical condition.

Individual One to One Sessions  
One to one sessions and small group classes are beneficial for a number of reasons. Individual appointments are recommended for complete beginners and those recovering from injury or illness and would benefit from personal attention.  A class environment is not suitable for everyone and some people simply prefer not to be in a class.  Often people prefer to have a private one to one session or a small group session with their friends. These can be arranged either in the clinic/studio or in the comfort of your own home (space permitting).

What to Wear? 
Pilates exercises are slow and controlled and performed mainly on an exercise mat on the floor.  For ease of movement participants are recommended to wear comfortable, loose clothing. Shoes are not worn and you can either wear socks or exercise in bare feet.  Pilates socks with a grip on the bottom are ideal.

Pilates Timetable

Monday Rhug Farm Estate, Corwen 1.00pm – 1.45pm Mixed Ability
Tuesday Llanfwrog Community Centre, Ruthin 9.45am – 10.45am and 11.00am – 12.00pm Mixed Ability
Tuesday Verve, Llangollen 6.00pm – 7.00pm Mixed Ability
Wednesday Verve, Llangollen 10.00am – 11.00am Beginner/Mixed Ability
Thursday Verve, Llangollen 7.00pm – 8.00pm Mixed Ability
Friday Verve, Llangollen

9.30am – 10.15am

10.30am – 11.15am

Mixed Ability

Beginner/Rehab

 

About Pilates

Pilates is a non-impact method of exercise aimed at strengthening and lengthening the body to restore balance through a combination of strength and mobility exercises.

Some of the many reported benefits of practising Pilates regularly include:

  • Improved posture
  • Longer, leaner muscles
  • Improved sense of well-being and reduced stress
  • Increased flexibility
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Stronger deep abdominal and low back muscles (‘core’ muscles)

Pilates is suitable for everyone regardless of age and fitness level and is a safe method of exercise for a number of medical conditions, for examples osteoporosis, low back pain and arthritis.

Joseph lived in England in 1912 working as a circus performer and teaching self-defence. He was interned on the Isle of Man during the First World War where he developed his exercise and fitness regime. In 1918 he was credited with maintaining the health of his fellow internees during the great influenza epidemic. Towards the end of the War he worked as a hospital orderly where he helped bedridden patients move and exercise by attaching springs and pulleys to the hospital beds.Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born a very sickly child in Dusseldorf in 1883, suffering from ailments such as rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. His drive to achieve a healthy body is said to have been influenced by his prize winning gymnast father and mother who was a naturopath. In order to overcome his poor health he developed his own exercise regime by experimenting with a number of exercise disciplines such as gymnastics, yoga, dance, self defence, circus training and ski-ing.Pilates returned to Germany at the end of the War to teach self-defence to the Hamburg Police and German Army.  In the early 1920’s Pilates emigrated to the USA, meeting his future wife Clara on the boat. Together they opened a body conditioning studio in New York in 1926, which became very popular with dancers and later celebrities and athletes.
  Joseph Pilates died in 1967 and Clara and fellow disciples of Pilates continued his teachings. It wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that the Pilates method of exercise became popular and started to grow as we know it today.Today the Pilates exercises have been adapted in line with developments in anatomy, physiology and kinaesiology, however they are still based on his original 34 exercises.