We offer a variety of levels of Pilates classes during the daytime and evening.
Whether you’re a beginner or have years of experience; whether you’re pregnant or are hoping to gain relief from chronic pain, we probably have a fitness programme that’s right for you.
Angie runs the Pilates therapy service, blending physiotherapy and Pilates as a therapeutic treatment tool. Following an assessment, you will have some specific exercises to follow. This can be useful as a standalone treatment, prior to joining a class or as an adjunct to your regular class attendance. All sorts of people attend our classes. Some are young and sporty. Others want to take a relaxing hour out from their busy working day. Yet more are retired and want active, healthy lives.
Many of our instructors are also Chartered physiotherapists, and with our dedicated treatment rooms we also offer one-to-one treatments.
Pilates is an exercise programme that involves mindful movement to change and challenge how we move.
Whilst current emphasis has moved away from constant conscious drawing in of the abdominal muscles, maintaining good posture, control and balance of the whole body requires co-ordination and tone in what we have traditionally called our core.
When muscles work in the wrong way, their structure changes so that they become gradually short and tight. This makes injury and pain more likely.
But research shows that regular exercise can actually help prevent recurrence of back and neck pain.
At The Well Centre, we focus on quality of movement, not quantity. That makes Pilates a suitable exercise regime following injury or illness.
Pilates helps you both physically and mentally, improving body awareness and strengthening supporting muscles.
Many people find the discipline of gentle yet precise movement can be very relaxing.
Here's what some of our Pilates students say...