Pilates 121 Private Tuition
Please note, so that we can tailor your sessions to suit your needs, your initial session will include a postural and movement analysis. In subsequent sessions, we will put together, and take you through a program of tailor-made exercises. As such we recommend that you book at least 2-3 121’s to get the most out of your sessions.
BACK PAIN OR INJURY PRIVATE TUITION
If you are recovering from injury or chronic back pain we would recommend that you attend private classes before attending a group class.
Rachel has extensive experience working with clients with chronic and severe conditions such as herniated/prolapsed discs, spondylilotheseis, arthritus, hypermobility, whiplash, hernia, Breast cancer, shoulder and knee issues
Rachel has taught at various physiotherapy clinics in central London and continues to work closely with physiotherapist and Womens health specialist Jenny Parker in Wanstead and Alison Brown osteopath in East Ham.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details or contact information for either Jenny or Alison.
PRE & POST NATAL PRIVATE TUITION 121
Rachel teaches both pre natal and post natal pilates. It is advisable to have at least one 121 session before going to a regular pre or post natal pilates class if you have any pre or post natal complications such as pre natal high/low blood pressure, PGP, or postnatally diastasis recti or have had a caesarean section.
Private Pilates tuition is also wonderful during pregnancy and postnatally. Pregnancy Pilates will address the postural changes and demands throughout each trimester and is suitable right up to birth. Postnatally Pilates will help to regain strength and stability. This is a great time to build a strong base as you are in a privileged position to work from a plain canvas and will help you deal with the postural demands of life with a little one. Private tuition can also help you address common pre and postnatal related issues such as back pain, sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse.
Rachel is trained through the Pilates Foundation and is a fully qualified pre and post natal Pilates teacher.
REFORMER PRIVATE TUITION
121 Reformer classes tailored to your specific needs helping to develop your Pilates technique.
The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine used to incorporate the Pilates exercise technique. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements working your muscles through a full range of motion. The reformer adds increased resistance to the movement. By working to overcome this resistance, training results in increased fitness levels.
Reformer in more detail:
Increased Muscular Endurance
Muscles exert force to overcome resistance. Training results include increased muscle fiber endurance, size and strength along with increased connective tissue strength. With increased muscular endurance, your muscles are able to exert force for extended periods. Increased endurance enables you to perform everyday tasks without fatigue. Additional benefits include improved muscle tone as muscles are lengthened and strengthened without appearing bulky.
Increased Core Strength
Exercising on the Pilates Reformer requires proper form and technique. The focus of proper positioning is within the core, your abdomen and lower back muscles. By conditioning the core muscles, they will contract with all movements to stabilize and align your spine. A strong core will increase the effectiveness of all exercises due to your ability to maintain proper alignment. Core strength increases your ability to generate power to your muscles and decreases the risk of injury.
Workouts on a Pilates Reformer will improve your spinal alignment. With improved alignment, your muscles will strengthen to improve spinal support and stability. Improved posture will lengthen your joints giving you a taller appearance. Muscular imbalances will be corrected decreasing the risk for injury, especially to the lower back. Awareness of proper posture during exercise will carry over to awareness of proper posture when performing everyday movements.
Flexibility is the range of motion of your muscles and connective tissue. Workouts on a Pilates Reformer require your muscle groups to move through a full range of motion. Improved flexibility decreases strain and stress on your joints and muscles. Muscles contract with increased efficiency, and workouts are more effective. Improved flexibility reduces stiffness, soreness and the chance of injury. You can perform everyday movements with less strain and fatigue.
Pilates workouts emphasize proper breathing. Breathing becomes deeper and less frequent, resulting in improved relaxation. Benefits include increased lung capacity and breathing efficiency during workouts and at rest. Your lungs are better equipped to supply your body with increased oxygen during workouts. Energy levels increase during exercise and at rest.
Reduced Body Fat
Exercise increases your metabolism, your body's ability to burn calories. Increased muscle mass increases the number of calories burned. When the amount of calories burned is more than the amount of calories eaten, excess body fat is burned and used for energy to meet the increased demand.