I am a fairly recent convert to Pilates. Poor posture, many years falling off horses and a desk based job (as well as a long degree course) led to considerable stiffness, muscular pain and weakness, and a few disc issues in my lumbar spine. MRI’s diagnosed a disc bulge and tear, on top of general degeneration. I tried everything (including stopping all training – hardest to do!) by trial and error, I found I could run, but not cycle, and could do Pilates but not Yoga.
So I decided to do as much Pilates as possible. I became a teacher. Rather than running daily or weekly classes, I work with Sam Bishop, the Physiotherapist at PACE Therapies. He assesses you, makes sure Pilates is OK, and lets me know any movements to be avoided. I then come to your house (or work) and we establish some safe, pain free patterns of movement to get you out of the pain spiral (“this hurts” = move differently = hurts more = move worse etc). This is not a magic fix, but our goal is to get you to a stage where attending a beginners course of Pilates is achievable, and you can put your socks on without wincing!
When you are ready to progress, I can offer several classes locally. I teach for Target Pilates in Burpham and Horsley, and I run my own classes in Shere Infant School on Tuesdays 6.30pm & 7.30pm, £8 per class – drop me an email to book your mat.
Most people have sessions weekly or fortnightly to suit. I can take up to 3 people in a class, and we can offer this at your home. I provide all the mats and equipment, you bring the aches!
1-2-1 is £45 for an hour
2 people in a class £30 each for an hour
3 people in a class £20 each for an hour