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All classes are 1 hour.
Pre-paid classes must be used within 90 days

What is Pilates?

Pilates (pronounced pi-lah-tees) originates from exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. He focused on strengthening deep abdominal, shoulder, hip and back muscles to gain core strength and improve body alignment. The principles of his exercises remain today.

Pilates is a series of stretching and strengthening exercises designed to condition your body's core. The exercises are specifically aimed at preventing back pain and recovery from back pain.

At Posture Dynamics we specialise in teaching the STOTT PILATES method. This method of Pilates has exercises designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. The method focuses on the following five basic principles:

  • Breathing
  • Pelvic Placement
  • Ribcage placement
  • Scapular movement
  • Head & Cervical spine placement

Why Pilates At Posture Dynamics?

At Posture Dynamics the Pilates instructors work closely with the Osteopaths. By understanding in detail your biomechanics and where your strengths and weaknesses are in your posture, our Osteopaths and Pilates instructors can devise a program of exercises that are specific to your needs.

Our classes are run with a maximum number of 6 per class. This is to ensure that the instructor can specifically see to the individual needs of all attending the class. As an alternative to the classes, we are able to offer one-on-one private pilates sessions. We have no membership fee or joining fee.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates has many benefits, including - Tone & build long muscles without bulk - Reduce stress - Relieve tension - Boost energy through deep stretching - Restore postural alignment - Create a longer more flexible spine - Increase joint range of motion - Improve circulation - Heighten neuromuscular coordination - Offer relief from back pain and joint stress - Correct overtraining of muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury - Enhance mobility, agility and stamina - Compliment sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity - Improve the way your body looks and feels

Who can benefit from Pilates?

Men and women of all ages can benefit from Pilates. Indeed we are seeing a much higher uptake of Pilates by men now who need to become more flexible for work, sport or everyday life.

Office workers in particular gain from practicing Pilates. People sitting at a desk for sustained periods of time are mostly unaware of their posture, and quite possibly stressed. Stress sets off a physiological change in the body to enable us to cope with a given situation.

However, prolonged stress is a sure way of increasing muscle tension in the neck, shoulders and lower back. Pilates focuses the mind as well as the body and can help alleviate stress.

Pilates for Sports people

Pilates is used extensively by elite athletes. Former international footballer, Niall Quinn said that he could not have played his last two seasons without Pilates and Matthew Pinsent, four time Olympic Rowing Gold medallist used Pilates to stay injury-free.

Pilates can improve sports performance by improving flexibility and core strength of elite and non-elite athletes. It is no-impact and easy on the joints. It complements high impact and aerobic sports rather than adding to the training burden on the body.

Pilates for Pregnancy

Good posture is paramount for pregnant women. Due to significant increases in hormonal levels, such as relaxin, the pelvis becomes soft and hypermobile.

This is essential for childbirth, but the side effects are lax ligaments and a loss of pelvic support. This can lead to problems during and following the birth, such as lower back and hip pain and incontinence.

Pilates exercises for pregnancy focus on maintaining pelvic stability, learning how to weight bear without putting strain on the back and light stretching to ease any muscle tension resulting from carrying the extra weight.

Classes & Prices

You can choose from either Group classes, or One2One classes with Posture Dynamics. Our packages are as follows:

Group Classes
Currently we offer classes at the the Victoria clinic only.

Class Times

Monday 1pm (1 hour) Beginner / Improvers.
Monday 12:30pm (30min) Express Pilates / Rebalance.
Monday 6:45pm (1 Hour) Intermediate / Improvers.
Tuesdays 6:30pm & 7:30pm (1 Hour) Beginner / Improvers.
Thursdays 6:45pm (1 Hour) Beginner / Improvers.

Prices

Pay as you go: £20 per class.
Pre-payment (6 classes): £15 per class.

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One2One Classes
Posture Dynamics can offer one-on-one pilates personalised sessions aimed at clients who are looking for greater individual attention and specific needs.

Prices

Pay as you go: £60 per class (1 hour).
Pre-payment (5 classes): £285.
Pre-payment (10 classes): £540.
Pre-payment (15 classes): £765.
Pre-payment (20 classes): £960.
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Cancellation Policy

All classes require a 24 hour cancellation notice. If notice is not given within 24 hours of your appointment, you will be charged for your session unless we are able to book another client as a result of your cancellation.

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