Pilates in Harpenden
Pilates certainly gets excellent press! And with good reason too. Not only does it strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and movement, promote body awareness, improve balance and coordination, and support relaxation, but it is also an excellent form of exercise for general physical and mental wellbeing. It is also low impact, so suitable for those in rehabilitation after injury, yet it also provides a good workout for those who just want to benefit from regular exercise. The movements are slow, controlled, and deliberate so you are unlikely to be out of breath and exhausted by the end of a session. Also focuses on breathing which can aid relaxation and stress release.
1:1 Pilates in Harpenden
I work one-to-one with clients from my studio in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Working with you on an individual, rather than a group basis, means that I can create a Pilates exercise programme specific to your particular needs. In Pilates, quality of movement is more important than quantity. Working with you on a one-to-one basis ensures you are performing the exercises in the safest, most effective way for your body.
My Pilates clinic here in Harpenden is light and welcoming. I focus on mat work combined with the use of specific Pilates equipment to enhance your experience and promote strength, flexibility and balance throughout your body.
Who does Pilates ?
Anyone can do Pilates as the exercises are gentle yet challenging and offer a wealth of options for all abilities and physical capabilities, from beginners to advanced. Its physical benefits also make it suitable for athletes and other sports enthusiasts looking for a complementary form of training to improve movement, coordination and strength. Also offers specific strength training for athletes and other sports enthusiasts.
There is no ‘typical’ Pilates practitioner. Pilates is practised by people who want to:
- improve general physical and mental wellbeing
- regain better movement after an injury or prevent future injury
- maintain the positive physical changes that have been made following treatment by an osteopath or physiotherapist
- engage in a form of exercise that promotes calm and relaxation
- develop core strength, muscle strength and flexibility
- benefit from an approach to exercise that encourages mindful movement
- have fun!
My Pilates clients tend to come from Harpenden, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding areas but you are very welcome wherever you are based!