“Designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, play and work.”
Pilates in Upper Saxondale
What is Pilates?
The human body was designed to move. Yes, there are times when we need to put our feet up and rest, but our modern, largely sedentary lifestyle means that we are inactive for far too long. Our bones and muscles start to weaken making us more prone to injury when we do exert ourselves. The good news is that Pilates can address and prevent many modern ailments and is routinely prescribed by physiotherapists, osteopaths and other medical professionals.
All classes are held at the Community Hall at Upper Saxondale apart from the Wednesday morning class which is held at the Old School in Cropwell Bishop.
Due to Covid-19, the classes on Wednesday evening and Saturday are currently being held by Zoom and last 45 minutes. The remaining classes are being held live but with reduced numbers to ensure Covid compliance.
The classes cost £12 per person (payable in advance) for a live class. The Zoom classes cost £8 per person.
What happens in one of Sarah’s Pilates classes?
Exercises involving the whole body are performed on a mat. Foam rollers are used for fascia release, muscular tightness and trigger point work; stability balls to improve proprioception (sense of joint position without having to look) and aid in lower back release; pilates hoops and poles to promote postural alignment and core stability. With emphasis on the use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs, Sarah’s Pilates classes aim to improve posture, muscle tone and balance, while bringing stress relief and a sense of overall relaxation. Each session ends with breathing and meditation to calm the mind and help manage stress.
“Pilates is a unique form of exercise that works in harmony with the body’s anatomy. The precise, controlled movements make the exercises extremely safe for everyone. My classes bring great results – and we have a few laughs along the way.”
Is Pilates suitable for a complete beginner?
It’s a common misconception that Pilates is only for serious athletes or professional dancers when in fact, everyone of any age can benefit from this unique approach to strengthening the body. The beauty of Pilates is that it can be adapted to provide gentle strength training and stability or a more challenging workout for more advanced athletes.
“My classes are a real mix of abilities – with a maximum of 10 per class, I can focus on each person’s needs, and ensure that everyone is working at level that is appropriate to their body.”
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Pilates offers a host of incredible benefits. Here are just a few –
- It hits your core like no other workout
- A stronger core equals a stronger back
- It’s easy on the joints – no pressure on the back or the knees
- It calms the mind – and helps you let go of the everyday ‘clutter’ in your mind by focusing on your breath, your body and how they move together
- A stronger spine will prevent injury – and improve your overall sports performance
- It tightens and tones the body, correcting imbalances in the muscle groups
- It works wonders on your flexibility and co-ordination
- Improves posture – reducing back and other associated pain
Private Sessions (1 hour)
Designed for those who require more individual attention, with a high level of focus given to specific conditions.
£55 for an hour’s class.
These sessions can be shared with two or more people – additional £10 per person.
Corporate Sessions (30-45 minutes)
Programmes are designed according your company’s specific needs, enabling your employees to reach their personal wellbeing goals.
Prices available upon request.
“A great class – I can still feel it doing me good the next morning. Recommended!”
“I have recently started attending Sarah’s Pilates class on Saturdays and I love it:) I always feel re-energised for hours afterwards and I know that I have had a great workout. Before starting this class, I was a Pilates novice, but now I couldn’t imagine not doing it.”
“I’ve been going to Sarah’s Pilates class for over two years now and I find my general level of mobility much improved. Simple things like getting out of the car become so much easier. Pilates has also helped me with maintaining my weight loss, strengthening my core, as well as lowering my cholesterol and blood pressure.”