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Pilates

In recent years, Pilates has become recognised as one of the most effective ways to enjoy an active and pain free life. 

Since 2006, goPhysio has offered specialist Pilates classes in Chandlers Ford. We offer you a range of Pilates classes from our spacious and fully equipped onsite, air conditioned Studio, to suit all abilities.  

The classes help you learn how to move efficiently, giving you strength, control and physical durability. All under the expert guidance of one of our experienced Clinical Instructors. Enthusiastic exercisers, Mum’s to be, the elderly and anyone that values investing in their body, can benefit from Pilates. If you’re recovering from injury it’s an excellent form of rehabilitation, training your body to ‘move better’, preventing re-injury and helping manage long term conditions. 

Who is Clinical Pilates for? 

Almost everyone could benefit from taking part in Pilates. The exercises can be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness, whether you're recovering from an injury, pregnant, retired or a competitive athlete. If you tend to suffer with recurrent back or neck pain, taking part in regular Pilates can really help. In fact, it's a great way to ward off or help recovery form many injuries as it really focuses on muscle control, movement and developing strength and flexibility throughout the whole body. 

Pilates is particularly great for helping:

  • People with ongoing or recurrent back or neck problems
  • Long term musculoskeletal pain and conditions such as arthritis
  • Athletes and regular exercisers, such as runners, who want to learn how to move well and efficiently, wanting to improve their sporting performance
  • Pro-active individuals who want to enhance their physical durability and prevent musculoskeletal injuries
  • Anyone who wants to improve their strength, stability, co-ordination and balance
  • Rehabilitation following an injury
  • Improve posture and postural awareness

What does Clinical Pilates involve?

All of our classes are mat based, ‘clinical’ Pilates. This gives the classes a unique edge, as the power of Pilates is combined with expert knowledge and experience treating and advising on injury management and prevention. The classes are led by graduate Physiotherapists or Sports & Rehabilitation Therapists, who have completed extensive Pilates training with World leaders in clinical Pilates, the APPI

Each class will take you through a series of exercises, aimed at working your 'core' muscles. Exercises can be on the mat and in standing and may involve the use of small weighted Pilates balls, 'magic circles' and gym balls to add interest, variety and challenge to your class. 

All of our courses are progressive and encourage you to develop at your own pace.

There are never more than 11 people in a class, so you always have close supervision and 'hands on' guidance when you need it to help make sure you get the most from the classes. 

Why choose Pilates at goPhysio?

Our classes are pretty unique in the area and are a great choice for many reasons! 

  • They are all led by clinical injury management experts, so in addition to Pilates knowledge they can help you prevent and manage any aches, pains or injuries you may have. 
  • We run an extensive timetable of over 20 classes a week, so if you can't make your class one week, there's the option to mkae it up in one of the other classes through our 'make up' system so you don't loose out! (Subject to availability).
  • Classes are small, so a maximum of 11 people per class. This means that you get individual attention and guidance so that you can get maximum benefit from doing Pilates.
  • You will have a guaranteed space in your chosen class, no hassle re-booking or having to remember to pay for every course.
  • We run a hassle free, convenient and secure Direct Debit Pilates membership payment system, so it’s easy for you.
  • Classes are run all year round, 6 days a week, including evening classes. 
  • You'll have on hand access to a Physio or Sports & Rehabilitation Therapist every week. So if you have any niggles or injury related issues or questions, they are there to guide and reassure you.
  • We have a team of 5 highly trained Clinical Instructors.
  • We offer seamless care. With our range of onsite services if you need additional help, we can support and guide you. 
  • The classes are progressive, so from Beginners right up to Advanced +, there is opportunity for you to progress and challenge yourself. 
  • The classes are all run in our spacious and well equipped onsite studio. It's air conditioned, so stays comfortable all year round. All equipment is provided, so you don't need to come with anything but yourself and it's clean, modern and light - no drafty, dusty village halls! 

When are the Pilates classes? 

We run regular classes 6 days a week, including a range of evening classes and Saturday morning classes. 

Take a look at our latest timetable for the current class times. If you want to find out more about joining our Clinical Pilates classes, take a look here

How do I book a Pilates class?

Bookings for our Clinical Pilates are managed directly through the clinic. To join our classes, you need to sign up for our Pilates Membership.  

Getting started with Pilates at goPhysio 

  1. Take a look at our current Pilates timetable so you have an idea of what class or classes might suit you before you get started.
  2. Give us a call on 023 8025 3317 to book a 30 minute Pilates Start Up session. This is essential so we can screen you for any injuries or particularly weak areas, find out exactly what you want to achieve by coming to Pilates and teach you the basics before you start. This is commonplace for any Clinical Pilates classes and will really help you get the most out of the classes. If you’re signing up to our Pilates Membership, you’ll receive the £40 Pilates Start Up free of charge.
  3. Come along to your Pilates Start Up session.
  4. After your Pilates Start Up, if you’re joining our Pilates Membership, we’ll confirm your preferred, regular class, the start date and take payment in person for the remainder of that month and the first month’s class membership (depending on the date and whether there is enough time to set up your Pilates Membership Direct Debit).
  5. You will then be sent an email inviting you to set up your regular Direct Debit payment online. Please follow the instructions on the email in order to activate your membership. 

Pilates Membership 

Our Pilates classes are run on a Direct Debit membership system.

1 class a week costs £60 a month.

2 classes a week cost £115 a month.  

  • Your DD is taken on the 25th of every month, which covers the following month’s classes.
  • You choose a regular class, where your space is always guaranteed whilst you have an active DD in place.
  • Classes are run all year round, except when the clinic is closed on Bank Holidays and the occasional Saturday.
  • You can make up any missed classes through our ‘make up’ system, so you don’t miss out on any classes! This gives the opportunity for you to attend 52 classes a year, no matter what day your regular class is on!

Additional Information

  • If you know that you will not be able to attend a certain class due to holidays or other commitments, please let reception now. This facilitates our ability to be able to offer ‘make up’ classes. 
  • To make up a class, please chat to reception. Make up classes are offered subject to availability and can not be guaranteed. Make up classes have to be taken within the same course and are not able to be carried over to the next course. 
  • If you are going to be away for 3 or more consecutive weeks, we offer an extended make up class system, so you have 3 months in which to make up your missed classes. 
  • DD payment is taken on the 25th of every month. To cancel your membership,all you need to do is cancel your DD with your bank, allowing at least 3-4 working days for this to be actioned before the 25th.

If you’re interested in joining one of our Pilates classes, then please give us a call on 023 8025 3317.

FAQs

What exactly is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. It was developed in the early 1900's by the German born, Joseph Pilates, who believed physical and mental strength were closely connected. Pilates can be done as part of a class or on a 1-2-1 basis. There are lots of classes to choose from - some are mat based and others may use specialist equipment. 
 
How do I choose a Pilates class?

There are lot's of different types of Pilates and classes to choose from, such as Reformer, Fitness Pilates, PiYo and mat Pilates. If you're new to Pilates a good place to start is a mat based class. This is the bread and butter of Pilates and the basis on which all other Pilates is built. We progress our mat classes from beginner through to advanced at a pace that suits each individual. 

If you've had an injury who better to teach you than a qualified Physiotherapist or Sports and Rehabilitation Therapist. We integrate all our knowledge and experience into the classes to make sure you progress at the right pace, are challenged appropriately and don't risk re-injuring yourself. It’s almost like having access to ongoing, group physiotherapy. 

You may also want to consider how many people are in the class. The key to Pilates exercises is the quality of the movement. To gain benefit you have to do the exercises correctly. Smaller classes enable the instructor to give individual guidance. We've actually had people come to us after suffering an injury by doing Pilates incorrectly in a large class. At goPhysio, we never have more than 11 people in our classes, they are often much smaller than this. 

Why do I need to have a Pilates Start Up before I start a class?

If you haven't already seen us at goPhysio, you will need to come and see one of our Pilates Instructors before you join a class. This is essential so we can screen you for any injuries or particularly weak areas, find out exactly what you want to achieve by coming to Pilates and teach you the basics before you start. This is commonplace for any Clinical Pilates classes. This 30 minute appointment will really help you get 110% out of the classes. The normal charge for this is £40, however, if you are joining our Pilates Membership System, you will get this Start Up session for free.   

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