Pilates is an stimulating form of exercise for your mind and body that will improve your strength, flexibility, coordination and overall mobility. As a result your posture will change and you will move more efficiently. You will achieve a strong core, develop longer leaner muscles and improve your overall sense of well-being. Kate’s style of teaching focuses on educating people about how they ‘cheat’ during exercise and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
The Matwork classes are in small groups of no more than 5 people and last 60 mins. The exercises are performed on a mat, sometimes using small pieces of equipment. It is your body working against gravity that provides the biggest challenge. Classes will focus on specific areas whilst using exercises that integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.
Initial Osteo-Pilates sessions are an individually designed combination of osteopathic treatment and one-to-one Pilates instruction. Kate has created this combination from the personal experience of being an Osteopath and a Pilates teacher and realising that exercise and treatment together are much more effective that doing one or the other. The initial session is 75 mins to allow for a consultation and a postural assessment with any further sessions being 60 mins. Kate will instruct and treat in a time ratio that changes depending on your requirements, pain or ability.