STOTT pilates focuses on maintaining a natural curvature of the back through core strength, flexibility and stability. It helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Exercises fit with modern research and are influenced by physical therapy and bio-mechanics. It
is a good idea to combine Stott with some kind of cardiovascular
exercise, such as walking or running and is a great complement to a
weight training. Most people would have no problem with Stott and is suitable both for beginners or for people who already exercise regularly.
When starting out in Stott pilates you can have a postural assessment and identify alignment issues to focus on; this can be done in PT session.
also focuses on the mind-body connection. While doing the various
exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and
the way your body moves.
Health Benefits are;
posture – The exercises require that your body is always in alignment.
This is especially beneficial if you suffer from lower back pain.
Tone – The exercises involve the use of muscles that you may not use on
a daily basis. After the initial soreness, you’ll find that your
muscles will be much more toned. This is especially good for older
people and those who are normally quite sedate in their daily life as
muscle tone is usually lost with age and inactivity.
abdominal muscles – Because Pilates focuses on strengthening your core
which includes your abdominal muscles, you’ll find that one of the
benefits of Pilates is that it will result in a flat stomach.
– As we age we tend to lose the flexibility we had when we were young.
Pilates will restore your flexibility, gently at first of course. After a
while though, you’ll be amazed at how much more flexible your body has
become. This is especially important for avoiding injuries from falls.
your balance – Through the mind-body connection which is taught in
Pilates you will become much more aware of how your body moves and
performs. Therefore Pilates not only improves your physical balance
through correct posture but will also restore your mind-body balance.
stress – When doing the exercises, you’ll be totally engrossed and
won’t be able to think about all those responsibilities that weigh you
down on a day to day basis. You’ll be more focused on your breathing and
on the moves that you are making with your body. This is an excellent
way to relieve stress.
you a general sense of well-being – Because Pilates focuses on
providing balance between your mind and body it gives you an overall
sense of well-being
Wednesday 7.30am, Thursdays 8pm, Friday 7.30am one to ones
£10 drop-in classes / £50 one to ones
Drop in classes / Booking is essential for one to ones