GYROKINESIS®

I was introduced to the GYROKINESIS® Method over 3 years ago by my chiropractor, after attending several classes I totally fell in love with this unique form of exercise. It addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. This unique method of movement coordinates breath and mental focus.

The GYROKINESIS® Method is practiced on a mat, stool or standing without other equipment. Without the feedback and guidance of equipment, participants in a Gyrokinesis class are more dependent on their own awareness in space and free to explore movement sequences.

PILATES

Pilates exercises encourage the use of the mind to control muscles, focusing attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine.

The principles of Pilates are control, centering, concentration, precision, flowing movements, breathing, alignment, flexibility and lengthening … along with a little coordination and stamina! Pilates can improve physical problems such as bad posture, stiff joints and many back problems.

I qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2004 and haven’t looked back since. As I find the connection between well being and the human body fascinating, I continue to update my body movement and anatomical well being knowledge, regularly attending workshops to ensure that my own classes remain up to date, fun, varied and safe.

Given personal abilities and requirements, we all need to work to different levels and to focus on different aspects of our bodies. This focus may be on mobility, strength, stamina, flexibility, alignment or to simply de-stress. The benefits of breath, flowing movement and well being are all incorporated into my classes.

As an alterative to traditional Pilates, why not try my Breath and Flow or Unwind classes for something different. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact form if you would like to discuss any specific issues or requirements. I also offer one to one sessions if you feel you would benefit from this.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

1-1’s – 30 mins/£30, 40 mins/£40, 55 mins/£50
Learn more about your body, your strengths and weaknesses via Zoom or in person.

Back care – Suitable for everyone. We work gently on abdominal and back strength, joint mobility and help to loosen tight muscles and stuck fascia.

Intermediate and Dynamic Pilates – Knowing the Pilates principles and having some level of fitness is required in these sessions. Please feel free to talk to me about booking a 1-1 and we can start you in an appropriate class.

Body Conditioning – Step outside the Pilates box and improve your stamina, your strength and your well-being. Trainers are optional but please wear a good support bra and bring water.
– M/L – Mixed Level – Longer recover and more adaptations.
– H/I – High Intensity and Dynamic – Not suitable for everyone, please check before attending these sessions.

GYROKINESIS® Method – This beautiful form of exercise addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. We focus on decompression of joints, freeing fascia and strengthening muscles. Using unique breath work enabling you to take your body to places you’ve never been before. Starting on a stool (I will provide), progressing to the mat (please bring) or standing. No other equipment is required, you will be more dependent on your own proprioception in space.

Unwind – An intermediate level but suitable for most. This slow, mindful session is more about releasing stress and tension with breath work and gentle stretches. Release tightness from with-in and melt away the stresses of your day. Set your scene, bring a blanket and feel your way though this peaceful session.

If you have any underlying health issues, please check with your GP before attending any exercise class. If you have not attended any sessions before please talk to me about 1-1 sessions and we can get you started in an appropriate class.

ONLINE CLASSES

Option 1 – £36, 3 weeks unlimited Zoom and FREE recording
1st Nov – 18th Nov.

Option 2 – £25.50, any 3 Zoom sessions
1st Nov – 18th Nov.
*Top up at this rate at anytime before the end of term
Purchase extra recordings, £5.50 per recording

1-1 Sessions via zoom OR face to face- 30mins/£30
40 mins/£40, 55 mins/£50

If you have any queries please contact me at
leah@bodyandskinclinic.co.uk
or call me on 07735 560570

REAL WORLD CLASSES

The Hub, Hellingly – 6 week course
5th Oct – 16th Nov. (excluding 26th Oct.)
Tuesdays – 11:15AM – GYROKINESIS® – £72
Tuesday – 12:30PM – Mixed Level Pilates – £60

Bodle Street Green Village Hall – 3 week course
3rd Nov. – 17th Nov
Wednesdays – 09:00AM – Intermediate Pilates – £30
Wednesdays – 10:05AM – Back Care – £30

’21’ Royal Tonbridge Wells – 6 week course
6th Oct – 17th Nov (excluding 27th Oct)
Wednesdays – 13:00PM – GYROKINESIS® – £84
Wednesdays – 14:15PM – Mixed Level Pilates – £66

“In Leah’s Pilates class she adapts each exercise to your own personal requirements. Each session is fun friendly and enjoyable, at the same time keeping to a high professional standard. Leah has changed my life, my fitness and strength… highly recommend it.”

“I initially began Pilates with Leah over 10 years ago following back surgery. She suggested a few sessions of one to one to begin with to find what worked for me and to correct posture. Since then I have regularly attended Leah’s classes not only because I enjoy them but to keep my back and core strong, flexible and healthy. Each class is different, professional and fun. Leah has a fantastic ability to keep an eye on her pupils to individually check, correct and tweak their positions, also being aware of their fitness levels or physical difficulties. Leah is a fantastic teacher, beauty therapist who I would be very happy to recommend.”

“Having been a fellow ‘classmate’ of Leah’s since 1998, it has been a pleasure to see her develop into an excellent teacher. Her classes are always well structured and gently challenging and she gives great support and encoouragement to individuals when required during each session. In my opinion she is one of the best Pilates instructors I have come across and we are very lucky to have her!”

“I started with leah 6 years ago after hip replacement and being diagnosed with osteoporosis. Her classes are amazing. She keeps a close eye on us all adjusting when necessary but pushing us at the same time. I have tried other Pilates classes and found them boring and repetitive so I was a little apprehensive but had heard her classes were fun and different and was so pleased to be able to join. I look forward to it each week which can’t be a bad thing!”