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Pilates Classes

Sarah offers a complete range of pilates classes:

One 2 One – the most effective way to learn Pilates
Offices & Groups – small classes in your own workspace
Zoom – online pilates – from your own home
Pregnancy classes – for One 2 One tuition during your pregnancy

Currently teaching group classes at On the Lane, Englands Lane on a Thursday evening at 7pm

One 2 One classes

Individual attention will be given to your particular needs in a screening prior to the session. This if followed by a general look at your physical capability and then working on exercises to suit your needs.

Sarah already has many private clients. You may have to be on a waiting list, but not for too long.
Sarah does teaches many celebrity clients.

Teaching from her own small studio in North West London, Sarah also uses the Reformer, Matwork, balls, foam rollers and inspiration.

Offices & Groups

Sarah can bring Pilates to your office. Other offices classes for reference:
  • Sanctuary Music
  • TUC
  • Anya Hindmarch
  • Logica
  • Professional Cricket Association

The next one could be for you and your colleagues. On the Lane, Englands Lane, Belsize Park pilates

Weekly classes at On the Lane. The places are usually full on a Thursday night, but always best to check in as people frequently travel, freeing up a place for you in this small group. Maximum 8 people. To book your place get in touch. Thursday evenings 7pm. Bring your own mat.

Zoom

With the world today, Covid 19 has meant that group pilates classes can be scary to some people or to those with immunity issues. I have created group classes online that you can attend.  It’s advisable to do one to one zoom pilates for the first class before attending the group online classes.  In just the same way as with one to one in my studio, I can see you from my giant screen iPad.  I am able to adjust your posture and position you correctly.  It’s almost as good as face to face. Over lockdown, I was giving NHS free pilates zoom classes and so if you work for the NHS, contact me. I continue to offer free zoom classes to NHS.

Pregnancy classes

During pregnancy exercise is a positive way forward and Pilates is an excellent solution for pregnant women who find it difficult to continue regular exercise with confidence. Sarah has been teaching Pilates one to one in a swimming pool recently with her very heavily pregnant client, Simone. Simone was too heavy to want Pilates in her final stages, but the water aided her movement and relieved her aching joints.

Sarah teaches private tuition to those pregnant students who wish to maintain strength, core stability and ease in pregnancy (as much as she can help)! This will include working on the ball and pelvic floor.

Benefits of Pilates Exercises Pre- and Postnatal.

  • Abdominal strength is important to help support the weight of the growing uterus, act as a splinter to the spine, and aid childbirth;
  • Stronger, toned abdominal muscles are less likely to severely separate, and separation will realign quicker in stronger abdominals;
  • Good posture and strong core strength help to control the amount of pelvic tilt, which naturally occurs as the baby grows
  • Aids relaxation, improves sleep and increases energy levels;
  • It helps increase circulation, to the mother and fetus, which in turn helps to prevent varicose veins and leg cramps;
  • Reduces back pain by improving posture and strengthening abdominals;
  • Faster postnatal recovery
  • Increases psychological well being, feel good factor, self image and confidence;
  • Increases body awareness, and awareness of the pelvic floor, enhancing the mother’s ability to relax it and facilitate childbirth
  • Increases venous return

The breathing technique in Pilates helps prepare for labour. Pilates will stabilise joints.

The Pilates exercises are also suitable after labour. Some can be done on the first day after labour! The movements are flowing and encourage functional strength.

Pilates Workshops

Sarah runs workshops wherever and whenever required. If you are in an office or having a work conference, maybe we can set up a specific Pilates workshop for you. The workshop can be up to 3 hours.

The workshop will include an explanation of Pilates:

  • Taking a look at our own posture
  • Breathing technique
  • Core Stability
  • Screening for all students prior to participation

The workshop will also include:
Simple and precise exercises performed without forcing or straining the body, help to relieve stress and tension and, in many cases, reduce back and joint pain

Mind and body work leaving you feeling refreshed rather than exhausted
They are open to beginners and to more regular attendees of pilates classes who feel that they want to learn more and spend time developing the basic techniques, enabling them to benefit more from the advanced classes.
Exercises can be adapted so you can work within your physical capability and therefore reduce the risk of injury.