If small group Pilates classes aren’t for you or you’d like more individual attention, you can do 1-2-1 Pilates sessions at goPhysio, either online or face to face (in person). You can choose from the following options:
Who are 1-2-1 Pilates for?
Almost everyone could benefit from taking part in Pilates.
The exercises can be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness, whether you’re recovering from an injury, pregnant, retired or a competitive athlete. If you tend to suffer with recurrent back or neck pain, taking part in regular Pilates can really help. In fact, it’s a great way to ward off or help recovery form many injuries as it really focuses on muscle control, movement and developing strength and flexibility throughout the whole body.
1-2-1 is great for helping
People with ongoing or recurrent back or neck problems
Long term musculoskeletal pain and conditions such as arthritis
Athletes and regular exercisers, such as runners, who want to learn how to move well and efficiently, wanting to improve their sporting performance
Pro-active individuals who want to enhance their physical durability and prevent musculoskeletal injuries
Anyone who wants to improve their strength, stability, co-ordination and balance
Rehabilitation following an injury
Improve posture and postural awareness
What does 1-2-1 involve?
All of our mat Pilates sessions at goPhysio are ‘Clinical’ Pilates.
This gives our Pilates service a unique edge, as the power of Pilates is combined with expert knowledge and experience that all of our Clinical Instructors have, in how the body works, movement science, injury and recovery. All of our Instructors are graduate Physiotherapists or Sports & Rehabilitation Therapists, who have completed extensive Pilates training with World leaders in clinical Pilates, the APPI.
During our mat Pilates classes, you will work through a series of exercises, aimed at working your ‘core’ muscles. Exercises can be on the mat and in standing and may involve the use of small weighted Pilates balls, ‘magic circles’ and resistance band to add interest, variety and challenge to your class. All of our courses are progressive and encourage you to develop at your own pace.
Our classes are small (currently 4 people maximum due to social distancing measures) so you always have close supervision and ‘hands on’ guidance when you need it to help make sure you get the most from the classes.
BENEFITS OF 1-2-1
Guaranteed space in your chosen class every week
A regular, easy to manage monthly Direct Debit
Classes 50 weeks a year
5 (or 10) classes a month, depending on your membership package
A ‘make up’ class system, whee you can swap one of your regular classes for another class
Manage your classes online through our online class management service
Full access to online Pilates classes
Members only oﬀers throughout the year
Getting started with 1-2-1s:
1. Before you join our classes, it is essential that you have a Pilates Induction. In this 1-2-1
session we can get to know you, discuss any injuries you may have and ﬁnd out what you
want to achieve.
2. Book your induction by calling us on 023 8025 3317 or book online here (Pilates Induction).
3. Take a look at out current timetable so you have an idea of what class or classes might suit
you before your induction.
4. Come along for your induction. This costs £59 and will include 1 free class!
5. After your induction, we’ll get you all signed up for your regular class or classes, which you
can manage online.
What exactly is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. It was developed in the early 1900’s by the German born, Joseph Pilates, who believed physical and mental strength were closely connected. Pilates can be done as part of a class or on a 1-2-1 basis. There are lots of classes to choose from – some are mat based and others may use specialist equipment.
How do I choose a Pilates class?
If you’ve had an injury who better to teach you than a qualified Physiotherapist or Sports and Rehabilitation Therapist. We integrate all our knowledge and experience into the classes to make sure you progress at the right pace, are challenged appropriately and don’t risk re-injuring yourself. It’s almost like having access to ongoing, group physiotherapy.
You may also want to consider how many people are in the class. The key to Pilates exercises is the quality of the movement. To gain benefit you have to do the exercises correctly. Smaller classes enable the instructor to give individual guidance. We’ve actually had people come to us after suffering an injury by doing Pilates incorrectly in a large class. At goPhysio, we never have more than 11 people in our classes, they are often much smaller than this.