Pilates on the mat, with Ann

Ann is a qualified Stott Pilates ® instructor for matwork. Ann is passionate about teaching and motivating clients and offers small group classes in her hometown of West Bridgford, as well as 121 or duet appointments (on request). Having experienced Pilates classes in gyms over the years with amongst 25+ other practitioners, the focus on smaller groups is a key element to ‘Pilates on the mat’, which is why Ann chose the Stott Pilates ® teaching route to provide everyone with any necessary correction, cueing and modifications. Continuous education and training is required by Stott Pilates for certification on an annual basis and Ann regularly trains with Master Trainers in London.

Excitingly, new sessions with Ann are starting at The West Bridgford Tennis club on Friday May 3rd 1130-1230, focusing on Pilates fundamentals and essential level Stott repertoire to enhance strength, mobility, flexibility and postural muscle alignment. The Pilates classes aren’t just keep-fit exercise workouts but rather carefully thought-through movement patterns that allow clients to grow stronger and remain mobile for longer – irrespective of age.

All levels welcome.

Pre registration is essential please due to limited spaces, please call for details.

What you need. A mat, comfortable clothing and water.

Half price first/taster class available and 4 weekly sign up thereafter. Discounted rate for WBTC members.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Leaner and stronger muscles
  • Strong core
  • Teaches correct muscle activation
  • Can correct muscle alignment to improve posture
  • Can help manage/prevent injury as well as common issues such as lower back pain
  • Promotes mind/body awareness and releases tension of both
  • Enhances sports performance

What is Stott Pilates ®

Often referred to as the Ivy League school of Pilates, it is contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Stott Pilates ® is recognised as a leader in Pilates programming by studios and fitness facilities worldwide with headquarters in Toronto, Canada.

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” J. Pilates

Pilates and Tennis

Pilates can really complement other sports. Racket sports are by their nature one-sided. Such pronounced left- or right-sided movements load stress on the structure of the body. This produces a physique that can be out of balance and with overuse can make injuries more prevalent. A programme of specific exercises will work the body more uniformly to prevent over development of one side. It will also strengthen the deep abdominal muscles needed for a stable base from which to hit that winning shot. Addressing flexibility through the shoulders and upper back whilst lengthening the tighter front muscles of the torso will boost your power and range of motion particularly in tennis where a lot of the power comes from the rotation and extension of the spine. Many well known tennis players use Pilates. Players such as Serena and Venus Williams and Martina Navratilova.

I hope to hear from you, best wishes Ann 07966920443 or [email protected]


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