Pilates Studio For All Levels & Abilities in Sheffield
We have a huge number of different Pilates classes each week delivered by a large team of highly experienced and friendly Pilates Instructors, so whatever your level of fitness or reason for doing Pilates, we have the perfect class waiting for you.
Not only this, we also offer a large number of online classes for those of you preferring to workout from the comfort of your own home.
To find out more about our Pilates classes, please call the clinic or use the form below and one of our team will get back to you shortly.
Pilates Virtual – Online Virtual Pilates
Due to the nature of how COVID-19 has changed the way we exercise and keep fit, we also provide virtual Pilates online. Our virtual Pilates classes can be practised in the comfort of your own home.
To find out more about our Pilates virtual classes, please call the clinic or use the form below and one of our team will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, to claim your complimentary one week unlimited online class pass, please click this link.
For anyone visiting the clinic, please be reassured that we have put in place the following checks and procedures to ensure the clinic remains covid-secure:
- Appointment times have been extended to allow for full sanitisation of rooms between clients
Masks are worn by our therapists
- We are operating a mask friendly policy for customers. It is your choice if you wish to wear one.
- Appointment times are staggered to reduce interaction in the reception.
- The waiting area has been adapted to provide plenty of space.
- We have a cash-free policy and have put in place a hygiene screen at reception.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on activating the muscles that lie deep around the spine, pelvis and hips. These muscles, when strengthened, can provide a large number of benefits to an individual, such as:
- Increased core stability
- Improved muscle tone
- Better postural alignment and awareness
- Reduction in pain
- Greater power production in sports
- Reduced risk of injury
- Accelerated speed of recovery
- Reduction in stress levels and improved sense of well-being
To find out more about our pilates classes, please call the clinic or use the form below and one of our team will get back to you shortly.
Alternatively, to claim your complimentary one week unlimited online class pass, click this link.
What areas of the body does Pilates target?
Pilates is most famous for strengthening the core of the body — in other words, the deep muscles of the back, the abdomen and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely upon for good posture and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported, thus allowing the neck, shoulders, and other surrounding muscles and joints to relax.
Although the core is the focus for most movements in Pilates, it’s not the only body part to benefit from this type of workout. Hips, pelvis, glutes, back, shoulders and arms are all targeted during Pilates. In fact, Pilates is one of the best workouts for discovering muscles you weren’t even aware of (or haven’t been used effectively in years).
The fact that there are dozens of different styles of Pilates is testament to how adaptable the workout is to challenging different areas of the body, as well as achieving different fitness goals. To provide an example, we’ve recently introduced Barre Pilates classes at our Sheffield Pilates Studio, which is an amazing combination of ballet barre work, pilates and cardio.
Can Pilates help you lose weight?
Pilates is known for creating long, strong and lean muscles. Therefore, whilst it’s not a cardiovascular workout in the same sense as a spin class or a 20-minute run, it’s fantastic for improving muscle tone and restoring musculature balance, and thereby creating the posture that helps you look and feel extremely fit. Our clients often report that Pilates was the key to them achieving the shape they’ve been working towards for years.
Not only this, there are also adaptations to Pilates that can increase the number of calories burnt. Winsor Pilates, for example, which was started by a dancer who studied under a first-generation teacher, shares many aspects of Classical Pilates but differs in its focus on maintaining continuous movement, thus increasing the cardiovascular benefits and number of calories burnt.
Here at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness we have several Cardio Pilates classes each week for those of you wanting to focus on losing weight as a goal.
How long does it take to see results from Pilates?
Combined with positive changes to your diet, you should start seeing benefits from Pilates in just a few sessions. This is the result of Pilates targeting and strengthening muscles that have often been left untrained for long periods of time. This is why so many of our clients are so surprised by how such a controlled workout can leave their muscles feeling so tired and sore the next day.
To continue seeing improvements and advancements in your Pilates practice, though, it is important that your instructor vary the movements used from week to week, and that the class is also small enough for your instructor to be able to provide you with individual feedback.
By offering dozens of different small group classes each week led by some exceptionally talented and experienced instructors, we are able to perfectly guide you upon the path to continually improving your Pilates practice.
What are the different styles of Pilates?
Here at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, we have a huge number of different Pilates Classes each week — from Cardio Pilates and Power Pilates, to Barre Pilates and Improver Matwork Pilates. We are able to provide for all different types of abilities, situations and objectives. Importantly, our highly experienced instructors always make sure to incorporate different principles of pilates and yoga into the classes each week, making sure to keep the sessions up-to-date, varied and highly effective.
On top of this, the team of pilates instructors are overseen by an extremely well-respected and experienced women’s health specialist physiotherapist. Although the classes are by no means exclusively for women, this added level of experience and expertise can be of huge benefit to any ladies suffering from certain conditions where pilates is known to help manage, improve and remove symptoms, especially for anyone interested in completing 1:1 or 1:2 classes.
What to bring or wear to a Pilates class?
It is recommended that you wear clothes that are comfortable, easy to move in but not too baggy. All mats and small equipment (balls, bands, etc.) will be provided for you in our stunning Pilates studio, along with plenty of water if needed. Socks are optional.
Is there a minimum level of fitness required?
There is no minimum level of fitness required, and we can easily tailor the exercises to start at a level most suited to you – complete beginners are more than welcome. We would, however, recommend an initial assessment with a physiotherapist if you have any particular needs or concerns before undertaking any exercise. Alternatively, please speak to us first about any reservations you might have so that we can place you in the most appropriate pilates class.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PILATES CLASSES, PLEASE CALL THE CLINIC OR SIMPLY ENTER YOUR DETAILS BELOW AND OUR TEAM WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.
For anyone visiting the studio, please be reassured that we have put in place the very highest of checks and procedures to ensure the clinic remains covid-secure. Throughout all of this, we will continue to do everything we possibly can for our community of members who need are help more than ever!
“I have suffered with a bad back for a number of years and am having physiotherapy at present. I was recommended pilates by my Physio. I have really enjoyed finding out how inflexible and weak I am! Katie made the class enjoyable despite my short-comings. I now come weekly and little-by-little I am getting stronger and more flexible and it’s helping me manage my back pain a lot.”
“I am writing a thesis and spend hours on the computer so was referred by my Physiotherapist to attend Pilates. I love coming, you are friendly inclusive and accepting; I feel confident in your expertise and experience. The best result has been more flexibility, core strength and I am more knowledgeable about my own body.”
“I have been doing online classes now throughout lockdown and beyond and I just want to say a huge thank you. Without exception all the classes have been fantastic. The instructors are clear and brilliant at ensuring that everything is suitable for all abilities. Well done, I’m so glad this will continue after the break next week.Have a good break everyone and thanks again.”
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