Pilates is a body and mind exercise programme targeting the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall core stability & posture. As you progress through a variety of exercises you will notice improved core strength, flexibility & movement control throughout your body.
As well as being a great way to exercise, Pilates also helps with the long-term relief of spinal and joint pain.
Our Pilates classes are run at the clinic by Michelle O’Meara.
Michelle qualified as a Physiotherapist from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 2011. She is both HCPC registered & a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Michelle began her Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2012.
The APPI teach a modified version of the traditional Pilates repertoire of exercises created by Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, to ensure it is suitable for all ages and abilities for both clinical and functional benefit.
By attending Pilates at the clinic you can be assured that the exercises will be performed safely and will be modified to an appropriate level for you. The exercises are graded and are progressed depending on your ability. You will learn to activate & strengthen your deep abdominal muscles which helps to support your back. By doing so you will see improvements in posture, strength, flexibility as well as a reduction in back pain.
Benefits of Pilates include:
- Improved core stability
- Improved posture and alignment
- Improved body awareness
- Improved balance
- Improved flexibility
- Stress management/relaxation
- Improved sense of wellbeing
- Injury prevention
- Rehabilitation post injury
- Reduces incidence of back pain
Pilates is an excellent form of physical activity that is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. From someone completely new to exercise to an experienced athlete.
Since 2012 Michelle has taught Pilates across both Scotland and Ireland. Her clients have ranged from sporting teenagers looking to improve posture, strength and body awareness, to professionals with busy sedentary lifestyles wanting to improve posture and to relax, to the older or injured person wishing to remain strong, flexible and mobile.”
How Physio Led Pilates is taught:
Physio Led Pilates is taught in a range of ways including 1-1 private tuition, 2-1 sessions (bring a friend) and group classes. All the sessions and classes last for 1 hour. They are held in the gym area at our clinic. The individual sessions can be booked in advance and the times are available on request.
Group classes are held on a Tuesday evening. The class starts at 5.45pm.
The sessions are very popular with clinic patients who depending on their specific needs, benefit from working on a particular aspect of Pilates. Those without any aches or pains also benefit by improving their core stability and posture and body awareness which can help prevent injury in the future.
The classes are small and contain no more than 8 clients to safeguard individual correction and instruction. The classes are pre-bookable in a block of 6 weeks ensuring that your place is guaranteed each week. At the end of the 6 weeks, you have the opportunity to rebook to maintain your place before it is offered to others.
If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Michelle via email: firstname.lastname@example.org