How Pilates Works
Pilates works by exercising muscles that keep the body stable and supported. These muscles lie deep in the stomach, pelvic floor, back and hips and often are much weaker than they should be. Developing these muscles by doing Pilates results in a solid base to the body. This solid base supports joints, improves posture and allows great power production thus gaining many benefits to the body. Pilates also works by focusing the mind to be more aware of the body and how it moves.
Benefits of Pilates
The benefits of Pilates are numerous and as well as the normal benefits of exercising, such as improved fitness and toning the body, Pilates has the following specific benefits:
- Increased core strength
- Improved posture
- Reduced pain
- Improved flexibility
- Improved sporting performance
- Reduction in the risk of injury
- Increased speed of recovery post injury
What to Expect from Pilates
You should expect to become familiar with the exercises and techniques of Pilates after just a couple of sessions. In terms of strength improvements you should see results from Pilates within 8 sessions, which if you do some practice at home as well as in the clinic this can just be matter of weeks. As you get stronger you can increase the difficulty of the exercises and move onto more advanced Pilates work. It is a fun, safe but challenging form of exercise with many health and sporting benefits.
Manchester Physio Pilates
Manchester Physio Pilates can be taught by your physiotherapist as part of your treatment session and then carried through to a Pilate's class. Alternatively you can attend our Pilates service without seeing a physiotherapy first by joining the classes or booking a 1-2-1 session.
All our sessions are mat work based with the use of small equipment being added in to challenge you further. Manchester Physio Pilates staff are trained specifically to teach Pilates and are experienced at adapting the exercises to suit all individuals.
Location of Pilates at Manchester Physio
Our Pilates service is run our studio in our city centre clinic:
3-5 St John Street
We run a number of different Pilate's classes at Manchester Physio. In a number of locations.
Classes run at St Johns clinic in Manchester on:
- Mondays 5.30pm-6.30pm
- Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm
- Wednesdays 5:45pm-6:45pm
- Wednesdays 6:45pm-7:45pm
- Thursdays 7:30am-8:30am
- Saturdays at 1pm-2pm
Classes run at Minshull Street clinic in Manchester on:
- Tuesdays at 6:45pm-7:45pm
Classes run at Meadow Mill in Blush Dance studio in Stockport on:
- Mondays at 5:30pm-6:30pm
Pregnancy classes are scheduled separately and run in blocks of 4 classes which cost £60.
1-2-1 Pilates Sessions
Choosing a 1-2-1 Pilate's session allow you to get 100% individual attention from the Pilates instructor. This can be really useful if you are first starting out with Pilates and want to master the technique quickly or you don't like the class environment. 1-2-1 session can be booked Monday to Friday and a time to suit you at a cost of £50 per hour session.
Why choose Manchester Physio Pilates
There are many reasons to choose Manchester Physio for your Pilates treatment. We offer:
- No waiting lists
- Different class times
- Specialist trained staff
- City centre location
- All equipment provided
- Small class sizes
- Competitive prices
- Specialist pregnancy Pilates service
For more information please see our Pilates section.