Tel: 07527 636055

Email: info@durhamosteopilates.co.uk            





“Specialising in the personal touch for general fitness and rehabilitation, to help you look and feel better”



KEEP

CALM

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DO

PILATES

PILATES FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES, AND ALL WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH!



Click here to view our fabulous range of classes. We also offer 1:1 and duet equipment/mat sessions at times to suit you.


If you are new to Pilates:  

   

-  Join an ongoing beginners or    mixed level class, after    enjoying an initial personal 1:1

   assessment/teaching session

   at a discounted rate.  Click    here for more information. The    class timetable can be found    here.


Pilates for beginners at Durham Pilates Studio



If you are new to Pilates, or have very limited Pilates experience, you may start Pilates at Durham Osteopilates in one of three ways:


1. Join an existing beginners or mixed ability class after at least

    one 75 minute private 1:1 assessment/teaching session (see     below).

2. Join an existing beginners or mixed ability class after attending

    a two hour beginners workshop.

3. Join a new beginners class if one is being advertised.


All clients need to complete a health questionnaire before they attend an assessment session or a class (all information provided is treated in confidence).


Beginners who wish to join an established beginners or mixed ability class can do so at any time as it is not necessary to wait for the start of a six week block. The blocks are not courses, they just exist for administrative purposes. Just give us a call to check space availability.


Assessment/teaching session (1:1): Before joining a matwork class you may need to have an 1:1 initial assessment/teaching session (see table below). Even if a 1:1 session is not essential, many clients find this session to be very helpful, if taken either before or shortly after the first class.































How to get started


Booking onto a class:

- Clients who wish to join an established class can do so at any time as it is not necessary to wait for the start of a six week block. The blocks are not courses, they just exist for administrative purposes. You may need an initial 1:1 session (see below). Just give us a call to check space availability and start.

- A place on a new beginners class can be provisionally booked by telephone/email, and then secured with a £15 deposit.


Health questionnaire: All clients need to complete a health questionnaire before they attend an assessment session or a class (all information provided is treated in confidence).


Assessment/teaching session (1:1): Before joining a matwork class you may need to have a one hour initial assessment/teaching session (see table below). Even if a 1:1 session is not essential, many clients find this session to be very helpful, if taken either before or shortly after the first class. An abdominal check is also available as a shorter session.

  Pilates overview


  FAQs


  Matwork classes


  Personal sessions


  Testimonials

 Further information:

Published with the kind permission of Keith Blundy

If you have long-term or recurrent musculo-skeletal issues/symptoms

Yes, prior to joining an existing class, or shortly after joining a brand new beginners class.

If you are joining an established beginners or mixed level class, have no or limited Pilates experience and are in good general musculo-skeletal health.

Yes, prior to joining a class. The session will focus on teaching some fundamental exercises to allow you to join the class more confidently and seamlessly, and to help you develop from a stronger foundation.

If you are in good general musculo-skeletal health and are joining a new beginners class.

An assessment is not essential.

 If you have attended Pilates for some time and are joining an established class.

An assessment is not essential.

Diana Thurston

Durham Osteopilates

Durham Pilates Studio

2018

The assessment will enable us to understand you as a person so that we can help you exercise safely and effectively, with minimal risk of injury or pain. Injuries can occur during Pilates, as with all forms of exercise, particularly when exercises are performed with poor technique or when a specific exercise is inappropriate for the individual.


The assessment will help you understand whether you are applying the Pilates Principles correctly in your exercise technique and approach.  You will therefore feel more confident when you attend a class for the first time, and by performing Pilates with good technique, your exercise will be based on a strong foundation so that you can develop your ability and results over time.


During the assessment we will discuss your Pilates aims, and your health questionnaire which enables us to understand any factors that may be relevant to your exercise. We will then conduct a posture, movement  and joint assessment, and introduce you to the application of some key Pilates Principles by teaching you some fundamental Pilates exercises. You will receive hands-on guidance to ensure correct muscle activation, and will have ample opportunity to seek feedback and ask questions. It is a very personal session that is tailored to you  and takes into account your prior exercise experience, level of body awareness and general level of health and fitness.


Assessments with a partner/friend: Some people like to have their assessment with their partner or a friend. This can work well as you can help each other put aspects of the assessment into practice over the following days. However, you both need to be prepared to discuss your medical questionnaire in front of each other, and you need to be comfortable with being watched by your partner/friend during your postural and joint assessment. Joint assessments last approx. 2 hours, and occasionally longer.