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What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise class that uses body weight exercises and specific equipment to strengthen the main core muscles, improve co-ordination, improve body awareness and increase flexibility. Core weakness (abdominals, low back and glutes) can cause many issues that may result in pain throughout your body. Using our Pilates classes to strengthen these muscles can help you recover from injury and can also be useful in preventing future injury.

Who is Pilates suitable for?

Pilates is suitable for everyone no matter what age or fitness level. At Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic we offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level Pilates classes. Each class is led by a chartered physiotherapist who will have a depth of knowledge regarding any injuries you have and will be able to adapt classes to suit your needs. In addition, if you are receiving treatment with us we will be able to advise which level is most suitable for you to start at. This will mean you won’t find classes too easy or find yourself out of your depth at our Pilates classes.

What conditions is Pilates suitable for?

Pilates can help improve conditions such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Hip and Knee injuries
  • Sciatic pain
  • Neck discomfort
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Pelvic dysfunction
  • Post-pregnancy injuries/pain
  • Chronic sports injuries involving hips, groins and hamstrings.

We are excited to announce that we are running an Intro to Pilates course.

We are now running a new “Intro to Pilates” course.  The class will take place each Thursday evening from 8:15pm- 9pm and will run for five weeks.

This course is perfect for anybody wishing to start Pilates but may feel nervous joining a larger beginners class. Over the 5-week course, your instructor will lead you through the fundamentals of Pilates, progressing gently through the basic movements. By the end of the 5-week course you will have gained the skills to join any of the beginner classes offered at Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic.

Yoga/Mindfulness Classes

Join our LIVE Online Yoga/Mindfulness Class at Somerton Physio with Gill Wall @gillwallselfcarecoaching_yoga.  This class is held every 2nd Monday.  This gentle yet strengthening yoga class will provide you with full movement flowing sequences, enhanced pain relief, posture conditioning, muscle tension release, muscular and joint health, physical fitness and flexibility. This class is suitable for anybody who wishes to destress and set themselves up perfectly for the week ahead.  This class is suitable for anybody new to yoga and those with yoga experience.
☀️Reduce stress levels
☀️Boost energy levels
☀️Improve focus and concentration
☀️Improve your sleep pattern
☀️Improve overall body flexibility
☀️Build up muscle strength

We are holding the Online classes via Zoom Video and classes to date have been hugely successful.

The classes are suitable for novices (Intro/Beginner) and those who have Pilates experience (Intermediate).


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