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Why do Pilates?
What are the BENEFITS?
Why should you be aware of your own BONE HEALTH?
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Welcome to The Pilates Centre...
Not surprisingly, we're hugely proud of our full-time studio, classes and (of course) our students. We are flattered that we have won national awards over the years.
We strive to create classes that challenge but are also enjoyable. It's important to us (and you obviously!) that you enjoy the classes.
We also try to promote important health awareness to our students and beyond; whether it is cancer, bone health/osteoporosis or post-operative/post-diagnostic advice and care.
If we don't know the answer, we can point you in the right direction.
Sarah & Caroline
Fri 11th Sept
NEW TO PILATES?
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A CLASS
What can you expect in a class?
Most classes start standing up (although from time to time, classes are started sitting down or lying down). The instructor will run through set-up procedure with everyone at the start, focussing on posture and alignment and then will remind everyone how to find their neutral spine position (the ideal spinal/pelvis alignment) and set it in place by engaging the core (we'll show you how to do this too with some useful hints and tips).
The gentle, controlled moves that you then do throughout the 45min or 60min session are designed to make your spine want to move; it'll want to twist, rock to one side, flatten or arch (or all four!) You focus on using the core muscles to try to prevent this spinal movement, trying to keep in neutral spine position and therefore strengthen them in the process. Bish, bash, bosh. That's it. As simple as that
Interspersed throughout the session are stretches and changes of position. In each different position; whether lying on your back, lying on your stomach, lying on your side, seated or on all fours, the instructor will explain how to find the neutral pelvis and spine in each.
So, not that scary, eh?
Classes & Prices
For existing students and those with at least 10 weeks' mat experience.. the chance to use the Reformers in your own time. PAYG
30min (£8) or 60min session (£12)
Pre- and Post-Natal Classes
Once a month
£20 per session
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1.30-2.30pm 11.00-12.00 pm 10.00-11.00am
STUDIO MAIN HALL MAIN HALL
6.00-6.45pm 6.00-6.45pm 6.00-6.45pm
STUDIO STUDIO STUDIO
7.00-8.00pm 7.00-8.00pm 7.00-8.00pm
STUDIO STUDIO STUDIO
Please note: due to space restrictions in the studio, the classes are limited to a max of 12 students.
The popular 7pm classes are often full but run waiting lists.
But don't despair, spaces do come up occasionally, so please contact us to check availabilities
Sarah is the founder of The Pilates Centre and is a self-confessed Pilates nut.
She initially came to Pilates over fifteen years ago for a lower back issues and found that within a very short time she noticed significant improvement, mobility and far less pain.
In 2010 she underwent a hemi-laminectomy to treat a prolapsed disc and in 2011 she underwent a 3-level lumbar spinal fusion operation; two days after which she was doing
basic moves in her
hospital bed, despite
being still attached to
tubes and drains.
She is now completely
pain free, mobile and
Her experience of years of severe back pain has mean that Sarah can sympathise with those who come to her with similar chronic pain issues.
She knows that Pilates can, and will, help and will always give her full support to anyone who comes through her doors, scared of pain and desperate to try to ease their symptoms.
We are happy to welcome Caroline to the studio as an instructor.
She is currently undergoing her external instructor training and will be on board full-time as of the summer.
If you are currently in our classes you may already recognise her as one of our students and as time progresses you may well meet her in some other classes when she will be alongside me at the front of the class as part of her teacher training as she gets her experience.
As part of her qualifications she is focussing on pre- and post-natal pilates so we will be able to bring specific classes to the timetable for mums-to-be and new mums.
We will also be able to add to our timetable with additional daytime and evening classes.
Caroline's enthusiasm is a lovely addition to our studio. We can't wait to have her on-board!
"I just want to say a massive "thank you" to Sarah for her time and dedication in teaching me the core principles of Pilates. With her precision and attention to detail I have overcome some troublesome muscle imbalances that have hindered my quality of life in the past.
Thanks to Pilates I am far more body aware and with Sarah's strong sense of enthusiasm and care I have been able to strengthen core muscles and address imbalances from the inside. Sarah has a kind but firm way of teaching and naturally guides each move to ensure accurate execution.'.
"I have been diagnosed with a neurological condition called Ataxia. It causes tremors in my speech, arms and legs. It also affects my balance and co-ordination.
I came across The Pilates Centre on the internet and contacted Sarah to see if I could give Pilates ago. I go to classes twice a week. Sarah is really friendly and lets you work at your own pace.
Just after a few sessions I can feel that the stretching and core movements are helping me with some of the tremors. (Yippee!!!)
Pilates is definitely for me.
Thank you, Sarah Pillage."
"I would say Sarah certainly makes people feel very welcome, and no matter what level we are she make us all feel we are working together, which is, I think, an amazing talent in teaching. She is also prepared to increase our knowledge to help in areas that relate to Pilates and the body, which can only be beneficial to us, her students.
She is also an inspiration to anyone who has suffered from back pain or any pain come to that... I know I can only thank her for what she has helped me achieve so far and seriously looking forward to what's to come...."
The Way of the Spiritual Warrior Martial Arts Centre
520 Foleshill Road
West Midlands CV6 5HP
Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm
Call: 07866 427530