Strengthen your core... help prevent back pain!
Pilates aims to strengthen the body and restore its natural alignment, by focusing on core muscle strength, posture and mobility. Regular practice can improve fitness, muscle tone and flexibility, and because the focus is on smooth, coordinated movements. Pilates can help to restore a sense of wellbeing. It can also help to improve common health issues including back pain and arthritis. Age or pregnancy need not be a barrier - Pilates can be tailored to all levels of ability, fitness and experience.
Claire teaches Pilates mat-work classes for beginner and intermediate levels of ability. Classes are limited to 10 participants allowing you to benefit from extra support and guidance whilst you exercise. Claire's Pilates classes involve a mix of standing, sitting and floor based exercises, to improve your posture, body alignment and core stability. No prior levels of fitness or ability are required as guidance can be given before your first session. Each class covers a range of adaptable exercises at various levels and intensities. This allows you to work at your own level and progress steadily from week to week.
Thursday 6-30 to 7-30 pm
One to one and small group Pilates
These sessions allow you to benefit from individual support and guidance, suited to you, your fitness/experience and personal goals. You can attend on your own or with a group of friends and family (maximum group size is 6).
A one to one Pilates session can be especially beneficial if you are a beginner, if you have certain health conditions and if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby. You may also find a one to one session helps you to gain some valuable 'you time' and it can be an ideal way to focus on your exercise and what you would like to achieve.
What to expect
During your one to one session you will be asked some questions about your health, your lifestyle and what you would like to achieve from Pilates. Claire will then use this to plan a series of exercises for you, which can be adapted according to your progress, goals and preferences. You will be able to ask questions, gain advice and ensure your technique is spot on so that you can improve your health and achieve the results you want.
Please note your first session will act as a consultation, involving a questionnaire, a chat about your health and some simple exercise and posture tests, so that your health, posture and movement can be assessed. This will help Claire to plan your Pilates programme for future sessions.
What to bring
Mats and small equipment (e.g. TheraBands) will be provided for you. Just come wearing comfortable clothing which you can move easily in, and bring a bottle of water.
To book a private or group pilates session with Claire, please call: 01603 514195 or e-mail [email protected]
Claire is a chartered physiotherapist trained in Pilates, which she uses for injury rehabilitation and to help clients manage or overcome long term health problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis. She’s recently started working with Rosie Taylor's "wellfitmumma" team providing Monday & Wednesday “musculoskeletal Physiotherapy clinics” addressing musculoskeletal issues, including back , upper or lower limb injuries , sports and work related injuries and to offer general physiotherapy, She also treats pregnant clients for remedial pregnancy massage & 1-1 rehab Pilates.
Over the past 9 years Claire has used exercise rehabilitation for health, wellbeing and recovery around the world, working in London, York and Melbourne in Australia. She returned to Norwich on a permanent basis in 2014 and has been part of the Treat team from day one, initially teaching weekly Pilates classes and individual sessions to individuals, small groups and local businesses in Norwich. She has continued to develop her skills, training to teach Pilates to people living with and recovering from cancer treatment, using exercise to overcome the effects of surgery and limit the impact of fatigue or medication on health and wellbeing. She is also a trained massage therapist providing Swedish, Sports pregnancy, oncology and “TMJD massage” (for people with issues related to temporo-mandibular joint disorder) at treat Norwich and recently qualified as a physiotherapist.
From her work, training and own experience Claire understands that it is often the quality, not the quantity of movement that determines health, fitness and sporting success. She was drawn to pilates because its principles of alignment, concentration and control emphasise emphasis standing, moving and exercising with correct technique. She incorporates these essential pilates techniques into her physiotherapy practice and adapts Pilates classes and sessions to individual needs, often using small equipment or supports to improve technique and make the exercises more effective.
|One to one pilates/small group||60 mins||£40 per session £200 for 6 sessions|
|One to one pilates/small group||30 mins||£25|
|Pilates Classes||45-60 min||£50 for 6x weeks|
Physiotherapy from Claire £55 for a 50-60 min initial appointment and £40 for a 30 min follow up .
When pilates classes are not fully booked, drop ins can be made at £10 per week, please check with reception for availability.
To book a pilates session, please call 01603 514195
to find out more about Claire's work visit her website