Pilates is a system of exercise designed to strengthen the body and improve posture and flexibility. By choosing to attend our one-to-one osteopath led clinical pilates classes in either Saltford (BS31) or Knowle (BS4) you’ll be in the hands of an instructor who has a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology, and hands on experience of injury management, bio mechanics and postural alignment.
This means your clinical pilates session will be customised to avoid any movements or specific exercises that are not suitable for your condition, and be able to adapt exercises so that they are safe and effective.
Pilates exercises are low impact controlled movements, done on a mat, and require concentration and breathing techniques, focusing on your body core, sometimes using specialised equipment.
Our private clinical pilates sessions in Saltford and Knowle are within easy reach of anyone who needs them in the surrounding area, accessible from Keynsham, other areas of south Bristol and the city of Bath.
Pilates is recommended for anyone suffering with injuries, mobility problems, difficult pregnancies/childbirths, arthritis or those who are simply out of condition.
Clinical Pilates helps strengthen us through the core of the body, promoting healthy posture and movement. It also focuses on breathing, which is important when many of us are leading hectic and stressful lives. The rib cage and diaphragm can hold tension and become stiff, so we teach proper breathing techniques to complement the pilates movements.
Most of our clients leave their personal pilates sessions feeling they’ve had a thorough workout, with a sense of well being and enhanced mobility, whatever their level.
Pilates was originally developed by a German physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, who believed the health of mind and body are inextricably linked.
The beauty of Pilates is that it can be practised by anyone of any age, and our personalised one-to-one pilates sessions in Saltford and Knowle are ideal for beginners as they learn the fundamentals and work to increase their strength and suppleness.
Unlike a group class, private pilates sessions can be sculpted to meet your particular needs, such as if you are recovering from an injury or illness, experiencing persistent pain, or want to excel in a particular sport.
Your osteopath qualified teacher will move at your pace and give you immediate feedback and concentrated attention.