Body Control® Pilates (BCP) is an exercise programme recommended by medical professionals that aims to synergise mind and body to rebalance the individual from deep within. It combines the principles of alignment, breathing, core-stability, co-ordination, concentration, flowing movement, stamina and relaxation to give a workout that is both mentally and physically challenging. By strengthening core muscles within the body, BCP can help protect and strengthen the spine. It also helps to restore the body’s correct movement patterns lost due to bad postural habits, continued repetition of movement and injury. Regular practice can help relax and energise and provide many great benefits including increased strength, fitness and flexibility, improved posture and stronger, healthier joints.
Pilates also allows the body to unwind, and to find a deeper connection between physical and emotional being through the use of breath.
Pilates PLUS is designed for time crunched individuals. 45 minutes long…because that’s all you’ll need! Innovative and dynamic class by Balanced Body® Certified Pilates Instructor & Fusion Ante/Postnatal Certified Pilates Instructor and former Level 10 competitive gymanst. A high energy, fast paced and fun workout combining the precision and core strengthening of Pilates, the sculpting and toning of a barre class, and the dynamic high intensity movement of cardio all in one. You will sweat more, burn more and leave wanting more.
Post Natal Pilates is a gentle and effective way of rehabilitating after pregnancy and birth. It focuses on realigning posture that may have shifted during this time in the spine, pelvis and shoulders. Re-balancing musculature that may have weakened and tightened and reconditioning the abdominal’s and pelvic floor muscles. The classes are small and babies are welcome. Emphasis is on the physical and mental well-being of the new mother and often the class offers the only space where she can focus on exercise in the early months. There is a variety of abilities and post natal stages which the small group allows for. It is advisable to wait around six weeks after a natural birth and around eight to twelve after a cesarean.
Pilates for Beginners
This class is designed specifically for complete beginners. You will learn the basic exercises which are the corner stones of any Pilates Matwork class. Over the weeks we gradually increase the repertoire of exercises and add new variations. And yes, the breathing will start to make sense. If you’ve never done Pilates before, have tried it but found it too confusing, or are coming back to it after a while, this is the class for you.
Postnatal/ Pelvic Floor Health Pilates
This class is for new and “old” mums alike. It is a gentle class that focuses on the core and pelvic floor muscles in a way that is safe and effective. Suitable for new mums after their postnatal check-up, and women who want to improve pelvic floor and core strength. The class is safe for those with diastasis recti or after a c-section.
Experienced instructors offer a variety of classes at Lee Complementary Health Centre suitable for different levels and abilities from beginner to advanced. They also work closely with Osteopaths at the centre to offer tailored 1:1 programmes for individuals, where BCP has been recommended.