What is it?
“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit” – Joseph Pilates
Pilates is a series of exercises designed to help your body function better. You begin by concentrating on the deep abdominal muscles that support your spine and progress by bringing in other muscles, strengthening those that are weak and stretching those that are tight.
Benefits include: increased mobility, flexibility and strength, improved balance, reduction in posture related aches and pains and lower stress level.
Who is it for?
Pilates is available to people of all ages although we prefer to see under 16s on a 1:1 basis rather than a group class. Pilates can help in the management of a range of muscular and joint conditions but is particularly beneficial for the management of back and neck pain. Pilates is also an excellent way of maintaining core strength, flexibility and general fitness.
The following Pilates services are available at the Courtyard:
- Matwork classes from beginner through to advanced level
- Equipment or studio Pilates (1:1 or small group by appointment)
- Ante and post-natal Pilates (1:1 or small group by appointment)
- Pilates for horse riders (offered as a class or 1:1 by appointment)
What to expect
At the Courtyard we are committed to offering you the very best Pilates programme delivered by instructors who are fully trained Chartered Physiotherapists. This provides a unique opportunity for you in that your instructor will use physiotherapy skills of assessment and rehabilitation to specifically tailor exercises and routines to work on areas of weakness.
An individual, one hour session with your instructor is required prior to attending any of our Pilates sessions. This will enable you to receive a full assessment and to learn the basics of The Pilates technique.
Following your assessment you will be advised as to which class level or format (group or 1:1) will provide you with the most benefit.
Pilates Class Locations
Wotton Under Edge
Our 2023 Pilates Term Dates
Take a look at our term dates for 2022 below.
Tuesday 3rd January – Saturday 19th February
Monday 27th February – Saturday 1st April
Monday 17th April – Saturday 28th May
Bank Holiday Monday 1st and 8th May
Monday 5th June – Saturday 22nd July
Summer Term Schedule
Monday 24th July – Saturday 2nd September
Monday 4th September – Saturday 28th October
Monday 6th November – Wednesday 20th December
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Ready to Make a Change?
Making that first appointment is the most important part. If you’re not quite sure what you need don’t worry, give us a call or send an email. Our job is to help you find the best way forward with the most appropriate treatment plan or class for you.