History of Pilates

Traditional Pilates is a form of exercise developed by German born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s.

Joseph believed injuries were caused by imbalances in the physical body. He observed that where someone had a weakness or poor alignment, they would overcompensate or overdevelop in a different area. This would often lead to pain or injury.

Therefore Joseph developed an exercise programme that would correct poor alignment and re-educate the body to move in a more efficient manner.

Pilates in the 21st Century

Helen has trained in the APPI method of pilates which combines the principles of Joseph with a more scientific approach. Usig her skills developed as a physiotherapist working with professional dancers she has adapted this teaching to produce pilates which is more functional and challenging.

Helen uses both matwork and the pilates reformer in her sessions and can accomodate both 1:1 tuition and group classes. In order to maintain the highest quality work, classes are set at a maximum of 6 people.

Pilates classes

Timetable (Mixed ability)

Morning Evening
Monday 09:30-10:30
Tuesday 19:30-20:30
Wednesday 09:30-10:30  19:00-20:00
Thursday 18:15-19:15
Saturday 09:30-10:30  10:30-11:30

Prices

Single class £14
Prebooked 6 classses £75
1:1 £35 for 30mins £50 for 60mins

For pilates information and 1:1 availability please email:
helen@orientphysiotherapy.co.uk

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