"Laura keeps a lovely chilled and calm atmosphere and makes sure everyone gets  shared attention and pointers.  I feel much more flexible now and sleep so well after Pilates"
Anon - Aug 2016

"I feel like I'm floating around work after my morning 1:1 Pilates Session"
Justine B - 2016 

"After my first Pilates session I had a great nights sleep! Very relaxing"
Sandra B - 2015
Laura has been brilliant throughout my training and has changed my exercises to gentle pilates now that I am pregnant.  She has tailored my exercises to suit each stage and I am looking forward to getting back to a more intense regime once the baby is born.
Amy E - 2014/15
"Pilates - Such a lovely relaxing class. Laura is a great teacher" 
Linda - 2014
Friendly and helpful, Laura holds a relaxed Pilates class focusing on personal attention" Jill M - 2015


The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates exercises combine strengthening with mobilisation; they lighten the load on your spine and joints by correcting muscular imbalances due to bad posture or misuse of muscles and alleviate tension. You’ll rediscover your body’s natural movement patterns and experience these key benefits. Alignment, Strength, Flexibility, Stress Relief and Improved Mobility.
Pilates has become very popular with all ages and levels of fitness.  The slow controlled movements primarily strengthen the core muscles that stabilise and support the spine, realign the body and help correct postural problems.
Pilates brings mind and body together, focusing strongly on balance, precision and breathing.

Beginner Classes - 55 - 60 mins

Unfortunately no longer suitable for anyone over 13 weeks pregnant - but is great for post natal women

St Mark's Church, Archers Road, Southampton
Mondays*           6.15pm 
£7 per class
£36 for 6 consecutive classes**

One to One Sessions

Available in the comfort of your own home.
£30 per session
£275 for a block of ten

Arrange a Group Session at Home/Work

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Want to have a Pilates session in your own home or at work*** with a few friends/colleagues?
£50 for 1 hour and up to 10 people per session
You must ensure you have the room available.
This option can cost people as little at £5 per person.  
Get in touch for more details or to book and pay.
Please contact me for more details or to book your space.
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Mobile: 07800663829

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* No classes on Bank Holidays 

**6 consecutive sessions or pre-arranged sessions - no refunds

***Written permission of company required

Disclaimer - Please be advised that results may vary from person to person.
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The History of Pilates

The Pilates method is not new, it has been around for over 80 years now.  Joseph Pilates was born in 1880 in Germany, he grew up plagued with rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever and through his determination to overcome his health problems he studied and developed an exercise programme that assisted in restoring him to optimal health.  
Joseph moved to England when he was 32 and used his skills as a professional boxer to teach self defence to members of the police force.  When the First World War Broke out he was interned by the British authorities in a camp, and during that time he continued developing his interest in health and physical fitness.  While he was at the camp he trained other interns, many of whom needed serious rehabilitation.
Joseph observed that where there was a weak or misaligned area of in the body  person tended to over compensate or over develop another area.  Therefore it was critical not only to correct the misalignment but also to re-educate the body so that the injuries did not repeat themselves. He also believed that true well-being could only be achieved through physical fitness and a positive mental attitude!
In the 1920s Joseph moved to the USA, and with his future wife Clara they established a studio in New York City which they shared with New York City Ballet. It was here that he taught the then named 'Contrology'.  
Contrology was particularly popular with dancers, gymnasts and athletes who realised the benefits of his programme of mental and physical conditioning which gave them strength, flexibility and the all important link between mind and body.
Contrology became Pilates after Joseph's death in 1967 and was introduced to the UK by Alan Herdman in the early 1970's.
Today Pilates has become very popular with the general public of all ages and levels of fitness.  

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