functional pilates

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” Joseph Pilates

How can Functional Pilates help you?

Functional Pilates takes the original mat-work exercises and brings them up-to-date by adding adaptations, 3-dimensional movements and a whole-body focus, for the way we live today.

Over time you may notice:

  • a stronger core
  • reduced back pain
  • improved flexibility
  • better core stability for balance and easier movement patterns
  • increased mobility
  • improved postural alignment

No previous experience is necessary.

Regardless of your fitness level, your age or how you spend your days, Pilates offers you the following benefits:

  • a focus on core stability
  • relief of stress and postural tension
  • exercises to complement other types of fitness
  • rehabilitation of injury, alongside your relevant health care practitioner

Functional Pilates brings together mind and body and offers you the chance to ‘hang up your life’ for 60 minutes and focus on how your body moves & feels.

What does a Functional Pilates session involve?

Classes are taught in-person and online via live-streaming and recorded sessions.

Each class typically consists of the following components:

  • warm up/mobilisation/mental and physical preparation
  • some release-work for areas of the body that may be holding tension
  • standing functional exercises
  • mat work exercises
  • relaxation section

“In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference and in thirty you’ll have a whole new body” Joseph Pilates

What should I wear?

  • you will need comfortable clothing which stretches to allow you to move freely
  • ideally you will have several light layers so that you can remove them as you get warm and add them back on for the relaxation section
  • bare feet are ideal but you may prefer to wear socks
  • you might want to have a bottle of water
  • you will need a yoga mat and a small towel/cushion

When are the sessions?

In-person Functional Pilates (term-times only):

  • Fridays 9.30am in Kilndown village hall (click here for details and booking information)

Online Functional Pilates:

One-to-one pilates sessions can also be arranged if you are not able to attend one of my classes or feel that a more tailored approach will suit you better.