What is Pilates?
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early twentieth century as a unique series of strengthening, conditioning and flexibility exercises. It was later adopted by dancers who found that the Pilates focus on core stability, strength and posture fitted in perfectly with their training principles.
More recently Pilates has been used, not only by sports/fitness professionals and rehabilitation experts, but within the wider community as people are now much more aware of the overall benefits of Pilates. By attending regular one to one or group classes, Pilates can help improve general strength and flexibility with particular emphasis on core muscle control and body alignment. It can also be used for very specific purposes, for example maintaining muscle control and strength during and after pregnancy, rehabilitation following episodes of back or joint pain.
Pilates classes are available in Teddington on a Tuesday evening for beginner/intermediate matwork pilates, Wednesday morning for matwork and post natal pilates and also on Thursdays at lunchtime.
Spaces available in the 10.30amPost natal Wednesday class starting in April - BOOK NOW!
Anne has undertaken her Pilates training with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) which is founded and run by physiotherapists with a specialist interest in muscle imbalance and rehabilitation in both the sporting and general community.
One to one sessions are also available - these are great for specific rehabilitation programmes, for clients who prefer an individually designed class to accommodate their aims for Pilates or if a class is not suitable.
Teddington Baptist Church
17 Church Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8PF
Tel. 020 8977 8000
Classes currently available
Tuesday: Beginner/Intermediate Matwork with small equipment classes
- Tuesday 7pm & 8pm
Wednesday Beginner/intermediate/post natal
- General matwork class 9.15 am and 11.30am
- Post natal class (babies welcome) 10:30 am** (spaces available)
Thursday: Beginner/Intermediate Matwork with small equipment class
- Thursday 12 noon **
Classes are booked in blocks of 6 or 10 sessions to be used consecutively. If any of the classes are not attended, unfortunately there is no refund available.
**The Thursday class is a 10 week course
**The Wednesday post natal class will be a 10 week course
Charge is £72 per person per block of 6, and £120 per block of 10 (maximum of 11 per class for Tuesday classes and a maximum of 11 in the Thursday classes).
Unfortunately there is not a drop in 'pay as you' go option available
Each class will be run by Anne, who is a chartered physiotherapist.
If for any reason Anne is unable to take the class, the session will be run by another chartered physiotherapist
DISCOUNT: if you are interested in attending the post natal course and you encourage 3 or more friends to sign up for the course too there is a 20% discount on the course (including the one to one initial assessment)
To book your place, please fill in the form below,
call Anne on 07739 802842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIOR TO COMMENCING ANY OF THE MATWORK CLASSES, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL IN A BRIEF MEDICAL FORM AND WILL HAVE A 30 MINUTE ONE-TO-ONE SESSION TO GO THROUGH THIS FORM, TO RUN THROUGH THE KEY ELEMENTS OF PILATES, ASSESS ANY JOINT PROBLEMS AND DISCUSS RELEVANT MEDICAL HISTORY.
THERE IS A CHARGE OF £30 FOR THIS SESSION.
Beginner / intermediate matwork Pilates
This is a perfect opportunity for those who would like to start some simple but effective muscle strengthening and core stability training on a regular basis with the aim of improving postural alignment and muscle tone.
It is also useful for those people who may have some basic knowledge of Pilates but would like to progress this further to a more intermediate level.
It is perfect for people who may have recently experienced back pain for the first time and are keen to offset this happening again, or for those who experience regular episodes of back pain and would like to improve their strength and flexibility.
Ante / Post natal pilates
During pregnancy the muscles and ligaments are put under strain due to altered weight and significant changes in our hormone levels. Physiologically the body experiences massive changes to its cardiovascular and hormonal systems. This does not however mean that gentle strengthening exercises during pregnancy are contraindicated.
Pilates exercises during pregnancy are specifically designed to adapt to the changing demands on the body. These exercises can help maintain muscle control and strength during the changing body shape and following birth, can help regain strength and control of those core abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.
Anne has attended specific pilates training courses for this client group as well as courses on general exercise and fitness during pregnancy and post natally.