What is Pilates?
Pilates is a very popular and effective form of exercise that provides a wealth of physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Pilates is practiced worldwide by people from all walks of life, including dancers, elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts and those with symptoms of pain, especially back pain.
Typically, Pilates is performed on a mat usually using only body weight as the 'load' or 'resistance'. However, at times small and portable equipment like stability balls, foam rollers, resistance bands and more are used alongside the mat exercises to create additional resistance/increase the intensity of the exercise.
How can Pilates help me?
Pilates can often be an effective way for people with musculoskeletal disorders, especially low back pain, to correct the source of their dysfunction and remove the triggers causing pain. So much so that many doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors frequently refer patients to Pilates teachers for rehabilitation and/or therapeutic exercise.
Pilates seeks to develop and strengthen the whole body which is why pilates is often referred to as a 'holistic' form of exercise. This balanced approach to lengthening and strengthening muscles restores the length-tension relationship in key groups of muscles, so that their optimal function can be restored and quality of life improved.
The benefits to Pilates exercises are plentiful, including;
Reduced low back pain
Reduced shoulder and neck pain
Stronger pelvic floor
Greater core strength and stability
Greater joint mobility and stability
Stronger immune system
Reduced risk of injury
Increased muscular strength, endurance and tone
Reduced stress levels
Pilates with Emily
Meet your Instructor
"I initially discovered Pilates around the age of 17, I was desperately searching for a way to reconnect to my mind and body as I had recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which honestly felt like my life was over at the time. Aches, pain and anxiety completely controlled my life for many years, I would get such debilitating pain in my lower back and shoulders that even going on short walks would be exhausting, I would spend the next few days completely consumed with pain that I couldn’t get out of bed, go to work or do anything for myself. All I could think was ‘what kind of life is this for a 17 year old?’. This is when I realised it was time I took matters in to my own hands and I made the decision that I no longer wanted to suffer with my mental and physical health, I wanted to live and enjoy my life!
Pilates gave me exactly what I was looking for, home in my body again. Home in my mind again. The techniques and principles taught in Pilates helped me to build strength in my body I never had before, and the more regularly I practiced, the less pain and anxiety I felt. I felt renewed in my mind, body and spirit!
Now 10 years later, I have qualified as a Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor so that I can help others find home in their mind and body again. I find so much joy and satisfaction in helping and seeing people rebuild trust with their body, achieve goals they never thought they could, and live their life pain-free."
We offer 1 on 1, privately tutored Pilates sessions, these sessions can take place either online via Zoom or in-person in the comfort of your own home space.
Whether you are a complete beginner to Pilates or attend group classes , your sessions are tailored to you, your needs and goals.
A Private Pilates Session will help you:
> Understand the basic Pilates principles.
> Build confidence and better body awareness.
> Get individual help with exercises you find difficult.
> Reach your fitness goals more effectively.
> Improve postural problems, injuries, aches and pains.
With careful guidance we can help you build strength and heal quicker.
Meet & Greet
In person, by phone call or online via Zoom, where we can discuss your exercise/pilates history and intentions so that we can see if we are a good fit and to ensure a successful and effective design of Pilates programme.
I will create a personalised plan just for YOU, that is designed to suit you, your body, needs and goals.(for example; manage stress, reduce aches and pains, increase overall mobility, flexibility & strength, etc.)
Receive attentive support and guidance on your Pilates journey, in between and after your private sessions.
How to cultivate your home practice
I teach you how to cultivate your own Pilates practice so that you can continue working towards your goals.
Book your session
So what are you waiting for? Get started with your very own privately tutored pilates program today!
Whether you are a complete beginner or have experience, your sessions will be tailored to you and your needs & abilities.
These sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home either online via Zoom or if you live local to Lincoln, UK your sessions can take place in-person in your home space.