With Group, Private and Semi-Private sessions available we ensure our sessions are tailored to your individual needs...
Clinical Pilates Matwork Classes
Pilates is a system of exercises first established by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's (Then named Contrology).
Pilates matwork is designed to improve physical strength, improve flexibility and posture and increase mental awareness.
At Alexandra Brookes, we offer clinically based Pilates, where the original repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure gradual progression. The clinical pilates matwork can suit a client whom may be using pilates as a form of injury rehabilitation or pre-habilitation or is looking for a gentle form of progressive exercise.
Our classes are Sports Rehabilitator lead, with training acquired from the APPI.
(Classes currently not running)
£45 1 Hour Induction & Assessment
£9 Pay as you go class
£50 Block of 6 Classes (To be used in 2 months)
Pilates Reformer and Clinical Matwork Private and Semi-Private Sessions
As part of our Sports Rehabilitation, we use varying pieces of equipment to aid recovery or prehabilitation one of which is the Pilates Reformer;
Invented by the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, the reformer has a bed-like frame with a cushioned carriage on it and cushioned shoulder rests. This carriage rolls back and forth within the frame and is attached to the end of the reformer by weighted resisted springs, which can be altered depending on the resistance required, for the exercise chosen or the level of the participant.
Behind the springs sits an adjustable bar called the footbar, this can be used by a participants feet or hands to create movement of the carriage.
At the cushioned head end of the carriage where the shoulder pads can be found, the reformer also has long straps with handles on them, these straps can be pulled with legs or arms to move the carriage as well. Body weight and resistance of the springs are what make the carriage more or less difficult to move.
So what are the benefits of using a reformer?
The Pilates reformer can train overall body strength, flexibility, coordination and balance, all of which aid us in our daily activities and in our chosen sports. The reformer can also aid the rehabilitation of injury by working on musculo-skeletal imbalances and creating strength in required areas. working the muscles eccentrically, t aids in creating long lean strong muscles.
The instability of a rolling carriage with the springs set at different levels of resistance provides all kinds of stability challenges that develop core strength.
We also offer Clinical Pilates in a private and semi-private setting, tailoring the session to your pre-habilitation and rehabilitation needs!
£45 1 Hour Private Induction & Assessment
£45 1 Hours Private
£200 Block of 5 Privates (To be used in 2 months)
£400 Block of 10 Privates (To be used in 3 months)
£70 1 Hours Semi-Private