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 Pilates

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Clinical Pilates

Our Pilates instructors are here to help improve your general fitness and make you feel stronger. Whether you're a beginner or veteran, we are here to help you reach your fitness and strength goals.

Pilates consists of many exercises, which include a mat and specialised equipment. These workout sessions improve your mental health and help strengthen your muscles to reduce the risk of injury. These exercises are designed to enhance daily activities and livelihood as the exercises focus on the whole body.

Even though Pilates focuses on the whole body because it is a low impact exercise, it does not leave you exhausted.

Form Clinic offers both individual and small group classes. Qualified trained therapists run all types of classes.

What is pilates?
It is based on the original Pilates method which was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a form of exercise that focuses on correct posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. The advantage is that you work on muscle control rather than strength, with the exercises working muscle groups in patterns that are functional. There is strong evidence in the literature to support the use of therapeutic exercises, including pilates for many different conditions, particularly in low back pain.
Who is pilates for?
Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of ability and fitness.
We offer Individual Pilates sessions, where you will work with a highly qualified Pilates Instructor on one to one basis and revere a personalised programme to follow at home or back in the studio. Beside that you can join our small group Pilates sessions, this is where you will be practicing Pilates in the group of 6-8 people. It is a safe and enjoyable session with a group of likeminded people.
If you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury, seek advice from a GP or a health professional before starting any exercise programme.
What are the benfits of pilates?
- Pilates exercises are designed to strengthen and lengthen the body and improve its alignment
- Aids weight loss and improves muscle tone in the entire body.
- It teaches good movement, using a well-balanced mind and body workout with appropriate use of the centre/core to help control movements.
- Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine and joints
- Less incidence of back and shoulder pain
- Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
- Highly beneficial in enhancing athletic performance
- Improves body awareness and balance
-  Boosts energy levels

What happens during my first class?
Pilates Instructors will start by taking you through a thorough medical case history. Before the class the instructor will go through your health conditions and abilities to make sure it is safe and comfortable for you to start practicing Pilates. If you are new to Pilates we always recommend to take it easy and focus on simple moves your body feels comfortable with.
Our highly qualified and experienced Pilates Instructors are here to help and support your wellbeing journey with us.

Can pregnant/post natal women do pilates?
Pilates is great for pregnant women as it strengthens the back, stomach and pelvic floor muscles whilst being a low-impact form of exercise. However,  before doing any activity during your pregnancy, you must check with your doctor.
How long until you can see results?
For every client, it is different as many variables can affect your progress, such as injuries, fitness, and diet, but most people tend to see a difference after 10 -15 sessions.
Do you offer any virtual pilates sessions?
Our instructors do virtual sessions; contact us to book a slot that suits your availability.

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Difference between Normal and Clinical Pilates

As Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Sports Therapists, we often get asked, “What is the difference between Clinical and regular Pilates?”. While both types may use either equipment or mat work, there are several significant differences between the styles.

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Some Gym or Pilates instructors run the classes as fitness classes. The exercises are not tailored to meet the client's specific needs, and there are often many people in a class. This means that it is difficult for the instructor to ensure proper technique or give options for specific conditions, making it inappropriate for people with injuries or special requirements. Doing the wrong exercise can be detrimental and worsen your lower back condition.

Clinical Pilates

On the other hand, clinical Pilates is run by qualified Physiotherapists, Osteopaths or exercise physiologists who have undergone training in the human body and who specialise in injury management and prevention. Before participating in a class, you will be thoroughly assessed by an experienced, trained therapist. This will ensure that all your exercises are tailored to your specific needs. This is particularly important for anyone with a history of injuries, as specific activities may aggravate particular conditions if not completed correctly. During a clinical pilates class, your therapist will constantly monitor your technique and, where necessary, progress your exercises.
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