PILATES

Pilates teacher Thursdays 1.30 pm

Carine Roberts – Modified Pilates 

Carine completed a Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) degree at King’s College London in 2004. She has since worked in Orthopaedics at the Horder Centre, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation at Burrswood and Elderly Rehabilitation in the community setting for Uckfield Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.She is a qualified Modified Pilates Instructor and has completed Matwork levels 1, 2 and 3 with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute). She has been teaching Beginner and Intermediate Modified Pilates classes at Horder Healthcare Tunbridge Wells since September 2016. Carine enjoys a holistic and functional approach to rehabilitation, educating her patients about good posture, exercise and self-management.

What is modified Pilates? 

Pilates was originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s as a system of exercises designed for dancers. Physiotherapists at the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) have taken the original exercises and modified them so that they are safe, effective and accessible to all. 

The core principles of the Pilates Method are: 

  • Postural awareness – to improve posture and reduce pain from poor postures. 
  • Effective breathing – to release excessive tension and decrease fatigue 
  • Deep abdominal and pelvic control – based on recent medical research, Pilates retrains the use of these muscles to prevent and reduce lower back pain. 
  • Concentration – to improve the connection between the mind and the body to know your body better. 
  • Movement co-ordination, flow and stamina – to teach the body to move more freely and efficiently.  

The exercises are progressive and varied, involving precise movements and a focused mind in order to improve strength, flexibility, control, balance, coordination, muscle tone and body awareness. An emphasis on breathing leaves you feeling energised, not exhausted. 

Many forms of exercise tighten certain muscles, while overstretching others. Pilates exercises tone and strengthen muscles without impacting on joints and creates balance in the body.  

What’s involved? 

Please note that before commencing our Beginners class you will be required to attend an Introduction to Pilates – please call Carine Roberts to arrange an appointment (07967 796885).

Introduction to Pilates: 

  • Complete Pilates Registration form 

  • Introduction to the 5 key elements of Pilates 

  • Posture and Pillow assessment for safe exercise without pain or discomfort. 

 

 Modified Beginners class:  Thursday 1.30 pm £9 drop in

  • Gentle, relaxed and friendly class 

  • All exercises can be modified according to your limitations (due to arthritis, chronic low back pain, osteoporosis or injury) 

  • Slower pace 

  • Improves posture, balance and flexibility 

  • Gentle on your joints 

  • Strengthens your core muscles