Alderley Edge & Wilmslow Pilates Classes
Pilates classes are held in small friendly groups, 12 people max, primarily mat-based using small apparatus – balls, bands, rings and foam rollers – to support and challenge you.
All Class locations have ample FREE Car Parking available.
Beginners classes are for those who are new to Pilates or who want a gentle class focusing on the basic principles, improving posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. You will improve your core strength, reduce muscle stiffness and increase your flexibility.
Improver classes are for those who have grasped good basic technique, focusing on increasing flexibility, core strength, stamina and more complex patterns of movement. Classes are matwork based including using small props to help strengthen and tone your body.
IMPROVERS PLUS CLASSES
Improver Plus classes are for those who want to be challenged with tougher exercises. With improved flexibility and stamina this class challenges core strength and control designed to build muscles endurance and a toned body. Classes are matwork based including using small props to help strengthen and tone your body.
Intermediate level classes are more challenging for the core and for co-ordination. The aim is for movement to be flowing and dynamic so the body becomes evenly strengthened and toned.
With a faster tempo and flowing transitions, working towards the 36 ‘classic’ original exercises that were designed by Joseph Pilates for execution on the mat. Modifications will be given where necessary. This is a tough workout leaving you feeling strong and energized.
HIGH INTENSITY POWER PILATES
HIP Pilates is a more dynamic form of Pilates that combines the precision and focus of a traditional Pilates session with the dynamic energy of a high intensity workout.
HIP Pilates is an extension of traditional Pilates and is not intended to replace the original method but to complement it and to add a new dimension to your Pilates experience. The main aim is to get off the mat, to use the body more functionally and to get stronger and fitter.
HIP Pilates is taught in a very structured, choreographed format, we squat, we lunge and we plank with lots of creative variation to challenge co-ordination and to improve our physical and mental agility and just like in any traditional Pilates session it’s about how we move, we focus on the precision of movement, correct alignment, controlled movement and good muscle recruitment are essential.
Combining core strength, balance and coordination with an energetic cardiovascular element HIP Pilates is the answer to many people’s search for a functional ‘feel good’ workout.
REFORMER ON THE MAT
The Matwork is unassisted and is considered to be more challenging than the Reformer as it is the body working against gravity. The reformer on the mat is a great way for the more advanced body to get connected into the Powerhouse and challenge the core strength and control. Reformer on the mat adds variety and challenge to the to the workout.
EQUESTRIAN PILATES CLASSES
Using Pilates principals in riding can dramatically improve: your riding seat, technique and performance, your ability to balance and correct your horse and prevent your body imbalances from affecting your horse’s training. Equipment & Pilates exercises designed to help you strengthen your core, improve flexibility, balance and co-ordination which helps improves your posture and security in the saddle.
PILATES LESSONS DESIGNED FOR YOU
If you prefer to work on a one-to-one basis or a ‘duet session’ (one-to-two) with a friend, then Private Sessions are for you. Both the session format and the exercises given are tailored to suit your needs and objectives. These sessions allow for greater progression and development and are a must for anyone requiring that individual attention.
CLIENT ENROLMENT FORM
All new clients must complete an enrolment form before taking part in a class or private lesson. This should be emailed back before taking part in your first class – or handed in when you arrive. The information on this form enables us to be aware of any injuries or other limitations to ensure that you are working safely in the class.
Please click here to download our Client Enrolment Form.
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