What makes my group Pilates classes different? 

I offer supportive group Pilates courses (with drop in spaces available if my courses aren’t full), including Beginners, Intermediate, HIP Pilates and Pregnancy Pilates in Brook Green / Hammersmith and Fulham. My Pilates course sizes are small and therefore much more tailored to the goals of my Pilates class members, whilst providing an unintimidating environment in which to enhance your strength and flexibility or recover from back pain, an injury or if you are ante / post natal.

I am very focused on correct Pilates technique and consistently give clients feedback so you know you are performing the Pilates exercises as safely and effectively as possible. Let me know what goals you would like to work towards before starting my Pilates classes and I can help you take steps to make those goals a reality (although change won’t happen overnight!). 

I strongly recommend that you attend a private 1:1 with me first if you do have any areas of concern. Please contact me personally to arrange this. 


When can I register?

My next Pilates course start from Monday 7th January 2018. You can sign up for this in advance now!

Drop in spaces are available if the class isn't full. Check online to see class availability. 

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Classes at The Corner House, Brook Green

Click on the class you would like to join below to book onto a specific class. 

Mondays:

7th jan to 4th feb (5 weeks courses) - £80

6pm - Ante-natal Pilates (1 HOUR)

7.05pm - Improver / Intermediate Pilates (1 HOUR)

Tuesdays:

8th jan to 5th feb (5 weeks courses) - £80

9.30am - Morning mixed ability class (1 HOUR)

Wednesdays:

9th jan to 30th jan (4 weeks courses) - £64

6pm - Beginners Pilates / Healthy Backs Pilates (1 HOUR)

7.05pm - HIP Pilates (50 MINS)

Level descriptions

Beginners Pilates - This supportive gentle course focuses on the Pilates basics and builds on these foundations over the course of the 6 weeks. It's for complete novices, anyone who is relatively new to Pilates or would like a more relaxing class. It is also suitable for anyone with back pain or who is recovering from an injury or medical condition, for which variations can be given (provided prior medical consent is received). A private 1:1 is recommended for anyone who suffers from back pain or any medical conditions of concern. Please get in touch to arrange this before joining.

Intermediate Pilates: This is the next step after Beginners. It's a more dynamic, challenging and faster paced class than my beginners which progresses in intensity over the weeks. It focuses on holistic body toning, building greater strength and stamina. Integrates some classical Pilates exercises from Joseph Pilates' original repertoire. Beginner Pilates experience or previous private sessions with me required to join.

HIP Pilates: This course will get you into shape faster than any of my other classes and burn far more calories. It focuses on boosting your strength, stamina and coordination by combining body weight exercises with light weights and Pilates abdominal exercises whilst still incorporating key Pilates principles. If you want to tone up with a full body high intensity, low impact workout (while still focused on correct technique) this class is for you.

Ante-natal Pilates: My pregnancy sessions will educate and prepare your body for labour and beyond, helping you adapt to postural changes. They will focus on any specific goals or issues you may have during pregnancy including strengthening key muscles needed for pregnancy, birth and looking after your baby following the birth. The sessions can help to release tension (including alleviating any back pain you may experience), relaxing and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, teach you breathing techniques and set you in good stead for getting back into shape following the birth.

Venues

The Corner House, 102-104 Shepherd's Bush Road, W6 7PD - Google Map

Pilates Brook Green in a luxurious, trendy new venue close to both Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush stations. Studio is well equipped with mirrors and beautiful wooden floors. Showering. and changing facilities are also available on site. The venue also features a brand new a restaurant and deli area upstairs to make the most of before or after your class.

Dorset Wharf Community Hall, 158 Rainville Road, Fulham, W6 9HN - Google Map

These Pilates classes in Fulham take place in the downstairs hall of this riverside community hall. Views look out onto the river. Located 10-15 mins walk from Hammersmith tube station. Classes are limited to 10 people max. Bathroom facilities are available on site.

Before you start

Prior to Pilates starting classes with me you will need to complete my general Client Enrolment Form, so that I can assess your experience of Pilates, fitness level, check your medical history and determine your aims and objectives which you wish to achieve from the classes. If you are pregnant, please complete my Pregnancy Client Enrolment Form. I also recommend that anyone who experiences persistent lower back pain sees me for a 1:1 before starting one of my Pilates group classes.

What to expect

My group Pilates classes are small, friendly and personal. This means that I can focus on quality rather than quantity and give everyone the attention they deserve. I can therefore deliver a more personalised service than in larger class. My classes are tailored to coincide with my clients’ overall level of fitness, Pilates experience and goals as well as the ongoing feedback I encourage.

My Pilates classes are fun, varied, dynamic and (at intermediate level) challenging. They are based on a functional and contemporary approach to Pilates. This is combined with more traditional Pilates exercises, to counteract the effect of our current largely sedentary lifestyles. I focus on improving clients’ posture, intrinsic strength, bone density, muscle tone, flexibility, coordination and stamina. My classes will challenge you mentally and well as physically and encourage you to unwind through flowing movement and effective breathing.

Booking & cancellations

Bookings: All Pilates class bookings must be made via my online booking system prior to attending a class. Payments are non-refundable once booked.

Cancellations & Amendments: Please note that I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations for Pilates classes made within this window will be charged the full rate. If you cannot make one class of your block of 6 weeks, please notify me in advance of this 24 hour cancellation window by cancelling your place in the class that week via my booking system and by emailing me. You are then welcome to attend an alternate Pilates class within your 6 week block, provided there is space. Please contact me the day before the class you would like to attend to check whether I have space for you. Make up Pilates sessions are limited to 2 Pilates sessions per person per course. Ante-natal clients are able to book single sessions as no replacement classes are available

 
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