WHAT IS 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.

LEAH

I have attended classes myself since 1998 and qualified as an Instructor in 2004. At my max, I ran 11 classes locally and took 2-4 classes at the Body Junction in Bexhill.

Since having the twins I have cut back classes, I now teach seven classes on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday am at Bodle Street Green village hall. There are limited places but I hope to start more classes in the near future. The classes are fun, friendly and professional.

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JOSEPH PILATES

Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883 he was a sickly child with rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. He dedicated his life to improving his physical health studying many sports from a young age such as boxing, body building, yoga and gymnastics. He began to believe that the ‘modern’ lifestyle of bad posture and inefficient breathing lay at the root of poor health.

During the first world war he taught wrestling and self-defence in the UK, it was here that he began refining and teaching his minimal equipment system of mat exercises. Joseph later emigrated to America and it was on the boat over that he met his future wife Clara who was a professional dancer. They opened their first studio in New York teaching other dancers, sportsmen and women and helping to rehabilitate many people. Joseph died in 1967 at the age of 83.

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

“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!”