Pilates Cheshire

Modern Pilates

Modern Pilates is derived from the original work of Joseph Pilates and focuses on improving stability, postural alignment, flexibility and mobility. Classes are for all levels of Pilates experience, from absolute beginner level through to advanced; this is a modern approach to Pilates based exercise and focusses on a combination of stability techniques used in physiotherapy and traditional Pilates movements.

The unique Modern Pilates approach is well-respected in the health and wellness sector. By incorporating original Pilates techniques with more recent research in physiology and knowledge of leading Physiotherapists, Modern Pilates is a programme to ensure safe recovery from injury or surgery. Fit4Life instructors provide our clients with a safe class environment to develop their Pilates experience in a beneficial training programme, proven to increase strength, improved posture, flexibility and mobility, whilst maintaining the natural alignment of the spine.

We also offer Barre Pilates classes which combine simplified ballet techniques and body conditioning with modern Pilates principles to offer a fun new class format. Barre Pilates provides a variation from traditional Pilates classes, yet still maintaining the usual Pilates benefits.

Fit4Life Pilates classes typically run over a 6 week block; places are limited to 15 and are therefore reserved and paid for in advance to guarantee your place. If any booked classes are missed due to holidays or other commitments, ‘catch up’ classes may be taken when spaces are available in other classes.

More about Modern Pilates:

Modern Pilates addresses both the mind and body in its approach. The programme is designed with precision in mind and does not rely on repetition or momentum. It addresses trunk stability throughout. Back and upper body problems are associated with spine instability and weak core abdominal muscles. Many of the Modern Pilates principles are based on up-to-date research from the world of physiotherapy and other holistic forms of exercise. It also addresses both shoulder girdle stabilisation, maintenance of the natural alignment and form of the spine along with precise movement and muscle recruitment.

Pilates Classes Include:

Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced Pilates Classes:

Modern Pilates Classes for all levels of Pilates experience, from absolute beginner level through to advanced; see our timetable for options and enquire with us for availability.

Barre Pilates:

Barre Pilates classes, which combine simplified ballet techniques with Modern Pilates principles to offer a fun class format. Barre Pilates provides a variation from traditional Pilates classes, yet still maintaining the usual Pilates benefits.

Pilates for the Older Adult

Gentle Pilates classes are tailored to suit the older adult to help them maintain mobility and therefore, much valued independence, into older age.

Our class sizes are smaller, to ensure our instructors are able to dedicate the time necessary to each individuals needs and we also offer chair based classes for anybody that struggles to get to the floor.

Chair Pilates:

Designed for those who may be recovering from surgery or injury, and who are unable to exercise on a mat.

Men only classes

Men only – it’s not such a well-known fact that most professional sports players are well versed in the benefits of practising Pilates.

Pilates is often used as part of injury recovery and to improve fitness and general wellbeing.

The substantial benefit that Pilates makes to your body will help to alleviate back problems, pulls your abdominal muscles into the correct place and works those deep muscles you don’t hit at the gym. A common cause of injuries in men stem from muscular imbalances, which can particularly affect golfers and racket sports players, the good news is that Pilates corrects these imbalances, preventing further chances of injury.

Free taster classes can be booked as we don’t want you to feel tied in if the class isn’t for you, but we’re confident you will be back!

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