There’s more to Pilates than developing “strong abs” or “core strength”. Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.
Initially adopted by professional dancers in the US as an effective form of recovery after injury, Pilates has steadily grown in popularity around the world, and includes celebrity fans such as Madonna and Jennifer Aniston.
Joseph Pilates said:
If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old
If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young
In 10 sessions you will feel the difference
In 20, you will see the difference
And in 30, you’ll have a whole new body!
Kevin Warner has been teaching Stott Pilates at Hillview Physiotherapy Clinic for over 10 years. Whilst Kevin prefers to teach one to one, he is also happy to take 2 people and also has several larger group classes per week during the day & evenings.
Individual lessons last for one hour, cost £35.00 and can be booked at times to suit from Monday to Saturday.
Jane Williams is a qualified Level 4 Low Back Pain Management Instructor with the Register Of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and is a Personal Trainer and Pilates Specialist. She is qualified in ante and postnatal instruction, together with postural re-alignment. She has been a Pilates Instructor for the last 4 years having qualified to Level 3 standard with CYQ (Central YMCA Qualifications).
Jane has 9 years experience working as a personal trainer and is also a qualified Boxercise and indoor cycling instructor. She also runs Over 50s fitness sessions at a local fitness suite. Her interests are running, indoor cycling classes, cooking and Pilates!