'BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR BODY AND NOT AT ITS MERCY'
Joseph H. Pilates
Face-to-Face Classes Resuming in September 2020
Limited Class Numbers - Socially Distanced - Risk Ax Available
Online Pilates Via Zoom - Monday 17.45-18.45 - Open to all
17:45-18:45 Mixed Ability - Online Via Zoom
9:30-10:30 Mixed Ability/ Beginner - Ponsanooth Village Hall
9:30-10:30 Mixed Ability/ Improvers - Ponsanooth Village Hall
10:45-11:45 Mixed Ability/ Beginner - Ponsanooth Village Hall
APPI Certified Instructor - BSc(Hons)Physiotherapy
I flew the Cornish nest at 18 to follow my dreams of becoming a Physiotherapist and graduated from Cardiff University in 2007. Shortly after gaining further sports specific qualifications, I initially worked as a fitness instructor and masseuse in one of Cornwall's top Spas. I spent my 20's growing my knowledge and gaining valuable experience and skills in the NHS, working my way up to Specialist Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health Physiotherapist. During this period I also underwent my Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and provided Clinical Pilates classes alongside individual treatment clinics and rehabilitation classes for the NHS.
After returning from working and traveling in the Mediterranean on luxury super yachts, I’m so pleased to be back in beautiful Cornwall, following my passion to deliver high quality Pilates instruction.
I am a certified APPI Mat Pilates instructor and I like share my knowledge of how the body moves to assist your Pilates experience.
With my previous background in Physiotherapy, I aim to provide modifications and progressions of Pilates exercises throughout the classes to allow clients to choose and exercise at a level that is individual to them.
I also offer one-to-one sessions and private classes for anyone who prefers a more bespoke service. So, whether you’re post-op, post-natal, or just wanting a safe and effective class, I’m happy to guide your Pilates journey.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise to strengthen and tone the body’s postural musculature, improving alignment and re-educating normal movement for optimum performance.
Pilates suits all ages and levels of fitness. It has proven to be particularly beneficial for those with back pain, poor posture, sports injuries, arthritis, osteoporosis, before and after pregnancy, mental health conditions and stress related illness.
Pilates has been described as a "mind-body conditioning programme" that emphasises the importance of moving from a strong central core of muscles around your pelvis and lower back.
The original Pilates technique was developed by it's founder Joseph Pilates, practicing with his wife Clara throughout his lifetime (1880-1967)
The key principles of the Pilates method are : Concentration, Centering, Breathing, Isolation, Routine, Precision, Control and Flowing Movement.
Pilates combines the co-ordination contraction of deep abdominal and stability muscles; with arm and leg movements and breathing. With regular exercise Pilates aims to positively change the body and mind.