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Pilates vs Yoga

Posted on 19th April 2017 by

We’ve been offering clinical Pilates classes at goPhysio in Chandlers Ford now since 2011. We started with 2 classes and have now grown our timetable to 18 classes a week. To complement this offering and help continue to support health and wellbeing, we are now adding Yoga classes to our studio timetable.

People are often very familiar with yoga and what it may entail but aren’t so sure about Pilates. A question we often get asked is

“What’s the difference between yoga & Pilates?”

Pilates

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates back in the early 1900’s. It started as a series of physical exercises based on the concept of an integrated, comprehensive system, which he called Pilates classes Chandlers Ford‘Controlology’.

Pilates encourages the use of the mind to control muscles, focusing attention on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breathing and alignment of the spine, and strengthen the deep torso and abdominal muscles.

There are many different types of Pilates, the most popular being mat based classes or those using equipment such as Reformers or Cadillacs.

Pilates focuses on:

  • Strength
  • Movement control
  • Core stability
  • Breathing
  • Alignment

People who regularly practice Pilates find that it is a great way to manage and ease many common conditions such as back pain. It is regularly incorporated into training programmes of top athletes as a way of preventing injuries and optimising physical wellbeing.

Yoga

The development of yoga can be traced back over 5000 years. Yoga cultivates physical, emotional, mental and social health and wellbeing. The practice of yoga includes postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, and meditation. Yoga Pilates Chandlers Ford

There are many different styles of yoga. Familiar ones include Hatha, Bikram, Anusara, Viniyoga or Ashtanga. The styles vary on the intensity, amount of relaxation incorporated into the practice, the flow and philosophy.

Yoga focuses on:

  • Flexibility
  • Broad muscle groups
  • Relaxation and spirituality
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Endurance

People can benefit from both yoga and Pilates, you don’t have to choose! The most important thing is to try different classes and do something you enjoy, that supports your lifestyle and goals. Both Pilates and yoga can complement each other well.

If you’re interested in joining one if our classes, yoga, Pilates or both, have a look at our timetable.

All Pilates bookings are done directly at the clinic either in person or over the phone. These classes are run as 8 week courses, £100 per course.

Yoga classes can be booked via our Studio Bookings app or website. For these classes you can buy a single class £12.50, 5 class pass £55 (valid for 2 months) or 10 class pass £100 (valid for 3 months). You can buy class passes and book your classes online.


New Studio Bookings App

Posted on 11th April 2017 by

We are delighted to be launching a range of new classes this spring to help further support your physical health and wellbeing.

These will include Yoga, Positive Steps exercise classes for older people and Active Backs guided exercise classes to promote a positive way to manage back pain.

These new classes will all be easily managed online via a new online software called Studio Bookings.

How to book

  1. Visit our Studio Bookings page 
  2. Click on the ‘MY INFO’ tab, this will enable you to create a free account
  3. Click on the ‘STORE’ tab to purchase class passes. There are 3 options to purchase classes. A single class (PAYG) costs £12.50 (valid for 1 month), a 5 class pass costs £55 (valid for 2 months) and a 10 class pass costs £100 (valid for 3 months). The class passes will be valid to use for any of the classes on our Studio Calendar – they will not be used to book Pilates, which will still need to be booked via the clinic directly.
  4. Before booking your first class, click on ‘MY INFO’ and then ‘Waiver of Liability’. Read the pdf waiver document and click ‘Sign Here’ to sign the waiver. Through the ‘My INFO’ tab you can also update any communication preferences, your personal details and see your payment and class booking history.
  5. Click on ‘CLASSES’ to see the scheduled classes. Select your chosen class, make sure you’re logged in and select the classes you’d like to book. Click ‘Book Now’. Your class credits will automatically be adjusted.
  6. Through this system you can book classes, buy class passes and cancel classes (24 hours notice is required to cancel any classes). You can also see your past and future bookings.

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As well as accessing this online, you can download the Studio Bookings app.

Download the Studio Bookings app for Apple here.

Download the Studio Bookings app for Android here.

Plesae note that Pilates classes will still need to be booked at the clinic directly either in person or by calling us on 023 8025 3317.

Get ahead and sign up now on Studio Bookings, so you’re ready to join the classes when they start!


The New Clinic Countdown Giveaway

Posted on 29th November 2016 by

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally nearly ready to open the doors to our brand new Physiotherapy Clinic & Pilates Studio. So, what better way to countdown the days till opening with our own special festive advent countdown giveaway.

From the 1st of December through to the 18th of December, we will be hosting our very own Christmas new clinic countdown giveaway with prizes to be won each day to celebrate the new clinic opening! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a prize every day is to like our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page and share each of our giveaway posts.

Visit our Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Instagram pages from 1st – 18th December to uncover 18 days of giveaways.

So join us as we countdown to the most magical time of the year and see what special giveaways and treats we have in store for you!

You can also follow our hashtag #MoveAndImprove on social media to see what’s happening each day.

See you on 1st December!

Love, the goPhysio team x

goPhysio Moving Date