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Pilates in Rochford

Have you ever experienced back pain and been told by your GP to strengthen your abdominals to help alleviate the problem?

Whilst traditional ‘sit up’ and ‘tummy crunching’ exercises help strengthen superficial muscles it by passes the deep support structure of the lower back and pelvic region. This can force the spine to jam into the floor and may worsen the back problem. By training the deep stabilizers of the lower back and learning about how a neutral spine and pelvis is the best position for shock absorption, pain can be alleviated allowing you to return to normal activities sooner.

Pilates uses this method of exercise. Its focus is on building strength in the deep support muscles and is beneficial for those experiencing chronic lower back pain. Because Pilates is an intelligent form of exercise it is important to receive personal training from a qualified and certified pilates instructor prior to entering a group/class environment.

What is Pilates?

  • Pilates is a mat based, low impact workout. Using the principles of Pilates each exercise is performed using control and fluidity from start to finish without jarring the body and losing that control. Pilates uses a breath pattern to help you relax and release tension throughout the body and teaches you how to isolate muscles. Pilates works with your own posture type using specific modifications to help you achieve each exercise. 

How can Pilates help me improve my sport?

  • Like a tree trunk supports its branches as they sway in the wind Pilates core strength helps you support your body. This strength and using the Pilates principles can help you to improve your leisure activities whether it’s running, swimming, dancing, golf, tennis, water sports, horse riding and more. Pilates can help improve performance and avoid injury allowing you to enjoy your sport more and for longer.

I don't have time to exercise. Can I do Pilates at work?

  • Yes. Our Pilates Instructors are more than happy to come to your workplace and offer Pilates sessions to employees as a regular scheme. We currently teach small groups of employees at companies based in Southend and Rochford. It provides a great opportunity to relax, socialise and get fit. Simply give us a call for more details.

Bridgette Bradley uses the STOTT Pilates® method

The STOTT Pilates® method of exercise is designed to rebalance the muscles around the joints and restore the natural curves of the spine.

Using the Pilates Reformer, the method focuses on five main principles. These are breathing, pelvic placement, rib cage placement, scapular movement, and head and cervical spine placement. This focus makes this method ideal for rehabilitation.

What is the Pilates Reformer?

The Reformer machine is a carriage that glides along metal runners. Pilates exercise is
performed on the reformer using springs and a pully system to add resistance.
This resistance delivers a more challenging workout.
Additional reformer accessories
include the cardio tramp rebounder and the vertical frame.
Other equipment is used to vary class routines and add challenge to stability.
These include the foam roller, swiss ball, fitness circle, toning balls and
flex band.

Join a class today

Group classes are held at the Shoebury Youth Centre, Delaware Road, Shoeburyness (the building in front of the Shoebury Leisure Centre and Shoebury High School)
at the following times:

Shoeburyness Youth Centre
Monday 7pm                Pilatesbarre
Thursday 9:30am        Pilates
Thursday 10:30am     Total Barre

Rochford, St. Marks Hall
Monday 9:30am            Pilates

All classes last 60 minutes.  Please bring a mat and a bottle of water.
For further information and to book a place call Bridgette on 01702 580695 or 07812 742481 or Email: pilatesbarrecore@yahoo.co.uk



Improve your core strength with Pilates exercise, call us on
01702 580 695

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