Clinical Pilates in St Albans
Looking to regain strength, flexibility and greater joint mobility after a sporting injury or surgical procedure? At St Albans Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, our expert physiotherapy team regularly host clinical Pilates sessions to get you back to your best.
Clinical Pilates in St Albans - How can it help you?
The Pilates Method is a combined mind-body technique that focuses on strength and control of the muscles around the spine and pelvis, whilst improving postual awareness through controlled movement patterns. This is achieved through a progressive series of special exercises which increase in intensity as you improve.
Pilates is often referred to as ‘thinking exercise’, as it requires concentration, precision and control. Rather than focussing on the large stronger muscles (the ones normally used for sport/ gym work), this technique emphasises on engaging the deep postural muscles in the lower back, abdomen, neck and shoulder area, which helps support your body in day-to-day activities and movement.
By learning and producing movement that has quality and control, Clinical Pilates can start to help address pain, weakness and posture in a controlled and supportive environment.
Benefits of clinical Pilates
- Reduced incidence of spinal pain
- Improved Flexibility
- Greater strength and muscle tone
- Improved posture
- Greater joint mobility
- Lowered stress levels
Clinical Pilates is a group Pilates based exercise class and is led by a fully qualified Senior Chartered Physiotherapist at St Albans Fitness & Wellbeing Gym.
All participants are required to undergo an assessment/introductory session with a St Albans physiotherapist prior to commencing the class to ensure suitability and to teach the basic Pilates positions and exercises.
It is recommended you attend regularly to gain the most benefit. Each session lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
- Initial assessment: £65
- Follow up session: £40
Members - 20% discount
- Initial assessment: £52
- Follow up session: £32
Please contact the club for more information about class times.