Want to tone up and ease pain the right way?
If you are suffering from pains and aches, you're struggling to get back into activity without reinjuring yourself, or you want to really progress your strength and toning to avoid problems down the line, then Pilates is a must for you. Pilates is a mind and body conditioning which targets your body to get stronger, healthier, more toned and flexible.
It works on specific and overall core stability, improves your posture and irons out asymmetries.
It coordinates movement of all of your body, regulates good breathing and centres the body.
Pilates can change the body and the mind. Research has shown that it reduces pain, improves physical function, helps you get better quality of movement
We run classes throughout the week. Offering both evening and day time and we offer specialist 1-1 or specific group sessions to specifically target your needs.
We offer a wide range of classes to suits all abilities, and we strive to provide the best classes possible. Our Pilates classes are designed by our Chartered Physiotherapists who have extensive experience in teaching Pilates as well as physiotherapy.
Why choose an Alba Physio Pilates class?
By attending an Alba Physio Pilates class you can be assured that the exercises will be performed effectively and safely, and that they will be targeted to your rehab or training goals and adapted to your needs, aches, pains or injuries you may be carrying.
Using our knowledge and expertise in human biomechanics, along with our vast experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of a variety of conditions, you will gain maximum benefit from your exercise class.
Your workout is designed to be challenging and stimulating, in the safe environment of a therapist's supervision and will be tailored to your individual needs. Pilates requires precision and often small corrections will ensure you are using the right muscles.
Precision is important in Pilates and small corrections are often required to ensure you are using the correct muscles. We keep our class numbers small so that we can offer hands-on correction and individual attention to all participants.
This means that our classes can be enjoyed by everyone, and are suitable for those with spinal, muscle, joint and postural conditions.
So, whatever your goal is that you would like to aim for, or if you would like to do Pilates for general fitness, you can be assured you are in the best hands with our instructors.
If you would like to find out more about our classes including our timetable, pricing or even to find out if Pilates is the right thing for you, then click the yellow button below and fill out the simple form and we will get the information right out to you. Or call us now to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is pilates?
The pilates method is an approach in mind and body integration that was created by joseph pilates in the 1920s. The fundamental principles focus on balance, concentration, control, centred awareness, fluid movements and breathe.
During a pilates class - what happens?
There will be a short warm-up to get the muscles, joints and lungs ready for the exercises. The main class will then focus on specific pilates exercises on the mat working on core strength, flexibility and awareness.
What will I wear to pilates?
Some comfortable clothing that you can easily move in, most exercises are done in bare feet or socks. All mats and equipment are supplied by us, so all you need to bring to class is yourself and a smile!
What will pilates do for me?
It will make you very aware of your body and how to use it everyday. We constantly abuse our bodies by standing or sitting incorrectly allowing our postural muscles to become underused. The relaxing nature of a pilates class will help undo this along with helping to reshape your body and give you stronger abdominal muscles.
Who will be teaching the class?
All of our pilates classes are taught by qualified physiotherapists and APPI pilates teachers. Therefore, every exercise you do is closely supervised ensuring you do not hurt or inure yourself.
How many other people will be in my class?
We like to keep our classes small so that we can get to know every person and can keep a close eye on everyone’s movements, therefore the maximum number of people I your class will be 10.
I have an injury and I am worried about making it worse with the exercises?
The classes are fully supervised by a qualified physiotherapist, therefore every move is monitored and exercises are adapted depending on your individual needs.
What Other People Are Saying About Alba Physiotherapy
"I was waking up like seven times through the night which was really debilitating because the most minor movement would wake me, it was so uncomfortable"
"There's nothing to be skeptical about - there's no magic goes on... it's pure physical, hands-on treatment which I don't believe you can get on the NHS any more"