Pilates is for everyone. Age, gender or ability to move are not prerequisites for suitability of a Pilates client. At Body In Balance Pilates I offer a very high level of professional service to ALL my clients. If you are feeling nervous about trying your first studio session please give me a call and I will guide you through the services I offer. I’m good because I care.
Sports and Athletic Conditioning
Injury Management and Prevention
Chronic Pain Management (including Herniated Discs, Sciatica, and Frozen Shoulder)
Tightness and Muscle Imbalance (Scoliosis Management)
Antenatal and Post-Partum
Pink Ribbon Programme (Breast Cancer in Men and Women)
Pfliates (Addressing Pelvic Floor Issues in Men and Women)
Lifestyle (Getting Ready for a Wedding, a Special Birthday, or an Anniversary)
Workshops can also be arranged for small groups at your place of work, local health club, or venue of your choice.
All the “apparatus” at Body In Balance Pilates is state-of-the-art, precision-made by BALANCED BODY in Sacramento USA. These include:
Cadillac or Trapeze Table with Full Springs and Attachments
Spine Corrector - Sounds Scary but Is Actually Lovely to Work on
Combo Chair - Spring and Handles
There is also a selection of small equipment such as free weights, balls, resistance bands, and “magic circle”.
I stand apart from many studios in that I also have professional gym equipment which may be added onto a programme for some rehabilitation clients. This equipment includes:
Studio Equipment 1
Life Fitness Treadmill with Flexideck Shock Absorption System
Vision Fitness Exercise Bike with HR Monitor
Water Rower® - The Unique WaterFlywheel design enables the simulation of rowing on water with none of the jerking or jarring often associated with conventional rowing machines.
Pilates is a system of body conditioning exercises developed at the beginning of the 20th by Joseph Pilates who called his method “Contrology”. Joseph Pilates believed a man to be as young as his vertebral column. “If your spine is stiff at 30 you are old. If it is flexible at 60 you are young.”
Over and over again throughout his teaching Pilates refers to the use of the breath, focus of the mind and to being precise with the alignment of the body as well as the movement. Pilates said “Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
Pilates developed his “apparatus” to enhance the mat work sequence of exercises and also as a rehabilitation tool for wounded World War I soldiers. Many of these first rehab patients would have been amputees. In the 20th century, his exercises were adopted and adapted by physiotherapists. Today, I teach Pilates to clients of all ages and abilities.
Whether you want to enhance your sporting ability, improve your posture, or use it as a rehab tool, I would love to help you reach your goal with your personal bespoke programme.
“You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a completely new body in 30 sessions.”
Functional Pilates looks at the body as a whole and addresses imbalances by observing where there may be weakness or an area overworking as a compensatory technique due to pain. “Referred pain” is often due to movements that have been developed to avoid a painful movement in another area. Your Pilates session with Body In Balance Pilates will address these issues.