Pilates is a mind body conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the spine and abdomen to improve overall core stability and posture.
The main aim of Pilates is to build an efficient central core of stability muscles that stabilise the trunk and spine - this is achieved through both mental and physical training. This includes weightbearing and resistance training which is so important for all ages, but particularly middle aged and over for good bone and muscle health.
The mind is trained to become more aware of body posture, while the deep postural and stability muscles are activated. Muscle imbalances are corrected which results in overall improved body alignment. Controlled precise and flowing movements means that muscle and ligament damage sometimes associated with other exercise regimes is avoided. This is why Pilates plays such an important part in many injury rehabilitation programmes.
All instructors are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists and are members of the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute(APPI), and are highly experienced practitioners in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. The classes have a small number of participants to ensure precise and corrrect movements are learnt to improve overall core stability.
The Mind & Body are brought together through the following 8 Principles
- Flowing movements
We run the following
Pilates classes every week
5pm All F2F Amesbury Baptist Church
6.30pm mix of F2F and zoom classes
6.30pm mix of F2F and zoom
8.30am mix of F2F and zoom
6pm All zoom
9am mix of F2F and zoom
10am all F2F Amesbury Baptist Church
Please do not hesitate to call 01980 625245 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org for any information about our classes.
"I began doing Pilates Classes run by Nicci Caswell when she started them at Amesbury Abbey 19 years ago and I have continued with them ever since. I cannot write more highly of my thanks and of my admiration of all that Nicci has done for me over the years not only for the excellent Pilates but also of any treatment I have had at the Clinic. I have found the Clinic run very well and of all of those working there very helpful, efficient and friendly. I thoroughly recommend it all."
“When I first joined Nicci’s Pilates class I thought they might be helpful but I wasn’t expecting anything significant as I had been doing yoga for a number of years. However, significant is what I got with my increased core strength, improved balance & fitness.
She always carefully considers each individual’s ability (whether through age/ injury/ experience) & provides alternative moves/ exercises accordingly. Certainly, her classes have swiftly become my favourite safe ‘go to’ place when I’m feeling in need of some ‘me’ time. I can’t recommend her classes highly enough.”