Chair Based Pilates
Chair Pilates 45 mins
£6 Pay as you go on Zoom
£32 6 week block booking on Zoom
£36 a month for unlimated classes
Also you will receive access to all Polished Inside & Out's Videos via our Client Area.
Chair Pilates With Natasha.
If you do not have any medical conditions and feel fit and ready for classes, you only fill out a PARQ, but you are welcome to attend a free consultation as well to ask any questions before joining.
Please book a free consultation if you have any injuries or medical conditions so you will receive a full screening before joining. If you have been referred by your medical practitioner for Clinical Pilates Natasha with communicate with your MP, GP or Physio as well.
As part of your free consultation Natasha will run through your fitness and medical details to ensure which Pilate’s sessions are suitable for you, please bring the signed physical activity readiness questionnaire (PARQ) to your free consultation.
If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.
Classes are Covid-19 safe, from the comfort of your own home. Classes at Daisy Haye are currently on hold due to COVID-19 but all classes are still running on Zoom.
Natasha also does private one to one sessions in person 2 meters apart or on Zoom.
Please contact Natasha if you would like to join a Zoom class, a private one to one session or Natasha can also enrol you in a monthly subscription of Pilates videos.
Chair Based Pilates
Tuesday 11am or Thursday 2.45pm
If you struggle to get off or on the floor this class is perfect for you.
The Chair Pilates classes include a warmup, Pilates chair and standing exercises with equipment and stretches. You are welcome to seat on the chair the whole time or if you are standing you have the chair to hold on too if needed.
Classes are currenlty on Zoom but these class will hopefully comence at Daisy Haye after the pandemic.
Do you need a consultation before a class.
For Natasha classes you must have a consultation if you have a medical condition or injury. Natasha would recommend having one when starting any classes, so you know what to expect from the class. You can meet the instructor asking any questions but also so the instructor can meet you and learn about your health and fitness before starting a class, the instructor can then adapt the moves for your general needs.
If you find classes don’t work for you or its too scary to start due to a lot of chronic back pain or medical concerns, instructors also offer private classes which you can start off with to get your confidence and gain a personal understanding of your own body which can resolve any individual concerns you may have before joining a class.
What is Pilates
Pilates is a series of exercises that involves working muscles from the inside out. This means changing the way our bodies have become accustomed to working due to environmental pressures, lifestyle, occupation, stress, injuries, and illness. Pilates helps re-educate the brain on how it controls the muscles by adjusting the firing order in which muscles are recruited, in turn correcting muscular imbalance, restoring alignment and posture, bringing back homeostasis within the body’s systems and maximising energy efficiency.
Pilates trains your body to be at its best, its individual to everyone depending what they need. If you are very flexible you might also be unstable therefore needing to strengthen the muscles, if you are strong you might be stiff therefore needing more flexibility and mobility. Pilates creates secure muscles that are strong, stable and flexible, so we work to our best ability.
One of Natasha's favorite Joseph Pilates quotes is below.
"If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.”
Who is Pilates suitable for?
Pilates is suitable for all ages, abilities and can be adapted depending on your requirements. Natasha believe that prevention is better than cure, so if you feel fit and don’t have any concerns with your body Pilates can still help you avoid things in the future keeping the body at its best.
The clients in this image are a good example of the different ages ranges in Natasha's classes, George is 95, Richard is 66 & Brian is 34. Pilates Classes are for all ages and abilities.
Wheelchair users & disabilities welcome.
Benefits Of Pilates
Improves joint mobility and coordination - Helps you to reach and bend safely.
Improved balance, flexibility, and stability – helps decrease chance of falls and injuries.
Improve posture and muscle tone – You look and feel healthier.
Improve mental exercise – Helps concentration, reduce worrying and stress.
Improve breathing and endurance – You’re able to do more without being out of breath.
Improves knowledge of your body - Automatic use of correct, efficient body movements to prevent strains and decrease pains.
A little bit about why Natasha teaches & practices Pilates
History of Pilates
Correct Muscle Recruitment
Pilates helps re-educate the brain on how it controls the muscles by adjusting the firing order in which muscles are recruited, in turn correcting muscular imbalance, restoring alignment and posture.
Changing the way our bodies have become accustomed to working due to environmental pressures, lifestyle, occupation, stress, injuries, and illness.
Correct Muscle Recruitment, leading to good posture & core strength, the Power House.
1. Local Stabilisers - Stabilise Postural Alignment
2. Global Stabilisers – Secure Pelvic Floor
3. Global mobilisers - Move Limbs
Order we natural adapt to over time which is unstable leading to bad posture and injury.
3, Global Mobilisers - Move Limbs
2, Local Stabilisers - Stabilise Body in bad posture alignment
1, Global Stabilisers – Secure Nothing