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;
"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.”
Mat Pilates 60 mins live on Zoom
£7 Pay as you go
£38 6 week block booking
£36 a months class pass
Clinical Pilates With Natasha.
If you do not have any medical conditions and feel fit and ready for classes, you only have to fill out a physical activity readiness questionnaire (PARQ) and email this to Natasha.
If you would like to join any Pilates session with Natasha but you have any injuries or medical conditions, please book a free consultation.
Natasha will run through your fitness and medical details to ensure which Pilates sessions are suitable for you, please bring or email the signed physical activity readiness questionnaire (PARQ) to Natasha. The free consulation can be done via zoom or in person.
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.
Pilates Video Subscription
Full Class Subscription - £15 a Month.
Chair Class Subscription - £12 a Month.
Please Contact Natasha To Start Your Subscription Today.
Monthly Pass, Pay As You Go system or 6 week block.
The Monthly Pass lets you join as many classes as you like over the month. Natsha runs 9 classes a week, 36 classes a month so classes cost a £1 a class £36 a month.
A 6 Week Blocks offers a discounted rate, £38 for 6 classes of your choice, if you cannot make a session, you can cancel 24 hours before your session so you then can join a catch-up session and not lose your paid session.
If you cannot commit to a 6 week course of classes please feel free to book in for classes individually and pay as you go. Please ensure you still reserve your slot and cancel 24 hours before if you cannot attend the class or there will still be a charged.
BEFORE STARTING ANY PILATES SESSIONS
If you wants to join any Pilates session but you have any medical conditions or injuries you must attend a Free Pilates Consultation before starting. You can book this online, call Natasha on 07894147215 or email Natasha@polishedleek.com.
Consultations can be done in person or via zoom, Please bring any medication or medical details i.e. physio exercises, MRI scans, heart or illness concerns. You must fill out and sign the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) before your free consultation, you can print the PARQ from the website, Natasha can email to you a copy or you can collect one from out side the treatment room door at Daisy Haye. Please bring your PARQ to your consultation or email it to Natasha, this is so you and any medical practitioners you are currently with are happy with you attending Pilates. Please run through any details with your medical practitioner as they might want you and myself to aware of things before you are start any Pilates sessions. Please pass any advice on to me so I can give you the best Pilates sessions for your needs.
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.
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
Are there different types of Pilates classes out there.
Yes there are a few different types of Pilates classes especially as Joseph wanted Pilates to be left open to change, as he knew more research over time would increase our knowledge of our body and he wanted that to be adapted into Pilates classes in the future.
One type of class you may come across is the original 34 moves as taught by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s without many adaptions.
We also have a more fitness Pilates class which are generally taught in your local gyms.
Or Clinical Pilates using the Original 34 moves which are adapted with recent scientific research from sports and medical professionals, includes Anatomy & Physiology trained instructors and class sizes do not increase above 12 places so the instructor is able to observe everyone and adapt the classes for individual requirements.