Pilates for Back pain

When you are in pain, you may feel scared to exercise but if we manage to do this safely, not only can it reduce pain, it can help you move better. 

The more you move, the better your body and back will function. Things you find difficult doing in your everyday activities have the potential to become pain free or at least less painful.

What if you could use a proven and tested, step by step exercise system, helping you to reduce the risk of long term medical care❓  👏

What if you could go to a class with a teacher who specialises in back pain and go at your own pace, in an environment where you feel safe❓ 

What if you knew the exact gentle low impact exercises (no jumping which can cause the back to jolt) to do where you didn’t have to sweat?

What if you could reduce the impact that back pain has on your life. Loading the dishwasher, getting your socks on in the morning and getting out of bed would be so much easier❓ 

Have you thought about a Pilates class to help with all of these? We have a class in Keynsham Mondays 5.45pm, Tuesdays 9.30am and Wednesday 9.30am.

Direct debits

Monday Pilates

Tuesday Pilates for Backs

Wednesday Pilates

Thursday 5.30pm Yoga

Thursday 7.00pm Yoga

How to pay. (updated June 2023)

You can via Direct debit via my system (links above) or
Cash payment every 3 months or purchase a class pass via my booking system here
Made payable on the 20th of the month for the next calendar month.

The cash payment options may be more convenient for those who prefer not to set up a direct debit.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Notice to cancel your class
Just a reminder if you wish to leave please give me 1 months notice so that I can fill the space.

Yoga or Pilates? Which one is best for me?

If you’re looking for a low-impact way to improve your strength, flexibility, and overall health, you may wonder whether yoga or Pilates is right for you. Both practices offer a variety of benefits, but they differ in their focus and approach. In the video below, you’ll hear a brief answer regarding which exercise may be more suitable for you.

So again, what’s the difference between the two?

While both yoga and Pilates offer a variety of benefits, there are some key differences between the two practices. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding which practice is best for you:

  1. Focus: Yoga focuses on the mind-body connection and improving overall well-being, while Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles and improving posture.
  2. Breathing: While both practices incorporate breathing exercises, yoga places more emphasis on deep, rhythmic breathing, while Pilates focuses on lateral breathing to engage the core muscles.
  3. Equipment: While yoga can be practiced with just a mat, Pilates often uses specialized equipment like a reformer or simple equipment such as bands, light weights or Pilates balls to enhance the exercises.

Ultimately, the decision between yoga and Pilates comes down to your personal goals and preferences.

If you’re still unsure which practice is better for you, consider trying both and seeing which one you enjoy more. Message me if you have more questions!

Are you new to exercise? I offer different levels so you can choose what’s best for you. Check out the available class dates and times.

How Pilates Helps to Relieve Back Pain

Back pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that affects many people. It may be caused by various factors, including poor posture, weak muscles, and injuries. If you’re dealing with back pain, you may be looking for a safe and effective way to alleviate your symptoms. Pilates can be an excellent choice for relieving back pain and improving spinal health! Watch these short yet helpful videos to give you an idea on how Pilates could you help you.

Pilates can be a powerful tool for relieving back pain and improving spinal health. Incorporating Pilates exercises into your routine can strengthen your core muscles, improve flexibility, prevent injuries, and increase your body awareness. Whether you’re dealing with chronic back pain or simply looking to prevent it, giving Pilates a go may give you a healthier, pain-free back!

Check out the Pilates class schedules I offer. You can book for a 1:1 session too, either in Keynsham or on Zoom!

Pilates Commonly Asked Questions

Pilates is a popular form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core muscles, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall fitness. If you’re new to Pilates, you may have some questions about how it works and what to expect. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Pilates:

  • What is Pilates?
  • What does Pilates do?
  • How to do Pilates with weights and equipment?
  • How to do Pilates? – Standing Exercise
  • Is 20 minutes of Pilates enough?

By watching these videos, you can learn how to perform Pilates exercises safely and effectively and discover the many benefits of this popular form of exercise. So, grab your yoga mat and get ready to explore the world of Pilates!

Upper Body Mobility

Upper body mobility is essential for maintaining good posture and preventing pain or discomfort in the shoulders, neck, and upper back. With this Upper Body Mobility playlist, you can improve your range of motion and reduce the risk of injury.

As with any exercise routine, it’s important to listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard. Start with small movements and gradually work your way up to more challenging exercises. When you’re already comfortable, try these exercises next:

By incorporating these upper body mobility exercises into your routine, you can enjoy better posture, improved athletic performance, and reduced risk of injury. Give this playlist a try and see how it can benefit your upper body mobility!

Have you been looking for yoga classes in Keynsham? If you are wanting to Stretch, relax and reduce your stress levels, try one of my gentle Hatha Yoga classes.

Hip Mobility

Hip mobility is an essential aspect of overall physical fitness and health. It is the ability of the hip joints to move freely and comfortably in all directions. It is important for maintaining good posture and preventing lower back pain. Tight hips can also lead to discomfort and a limited range of motion during exercise or daily activities.

Fortunately, there are many exercises that can help improve hip mobility. Here are five exercises you can try:

Incorporating these exercises into your workout routine can help improve hip mobility and prevent discomfort and injury. Remember to start with gentle movements and gradually increase the intensity as you feel comfortable.

If you enjoyed these we have spaces on beginners Yoga Thursdays at 7pm and Stretch and Tone on Tuesdays at 10.00pm.

Feeling unmotivated?

It’s not uncommon to experience a lack of motivation, and it can be frustrating when you have things you want to accomplish but can’t seem to muster up the energy to do so. When faced with this challenge, it’s essential to remember that motivation is not always easy to come by, and it’s okay to feel demotivated at times.

One approach that can help is to break down your tasks into smaller, more manageable steps. By doing so, you can create a sense of progress and accomplishment that can help build momentum and increase motivation. Even the smallest actions, like writing a to-do list or taking a five-minute break to stretch, can provide a sense of accomplishment and help build momentum towards larger tasks.

Another helpful strategy is to focus on your goals and the reasons why you want to accomplish them. This can provide a sense of purpose and remind you of the value of the work you’re doing. Try to visualize what achieving your goals will look and feel like, and use that as motivation to take action.

If you’re still struggling, it may be helpful to take a break and do something enjoyable or relaxing. Sometimes, stepping away from a task can provide clarity and help you return to it with renewed energy and motivation. You could also try talking to a friend or colleague for support or accountability, or even seek professional help from a therapist or coach.

In summary, getting motivated can be difficult, but by breaking tasks into smaller steps, focusing on your goals, taking breaks, seeking support, and being kind to yourself, you can increase your chances of success. Remember that motivation is not always constant, and it’s okay to take things one step at a time.

Yoga challenge

Did you know that Yoga is a great way to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety?

Learn Yoga for free today

Whilst practicing Yoga, the body releases endorphins (natural mood boosters) which helps you take your mind off your worries?

Yoga is a low-impact exercise that involves slow, controlled movements and breathing techniques that promote relaxation and stress relief. 

Sign up for this free Yoga challenge and I will send to you short achievable yoga poses that you can practice at home at a time that suits you. These videos will help you gain confidence in starting your Yoga practice.

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