Pilates is an exercise system which promotes core strength, stamina, flexibility, focus, relaxation and a sense of wellbeing.
It is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels, because its balanced approach makes sure no muscle group is overworked; the aim is for your body to move as an efficient, holistic system, both in sporting and everyday activity.
Pilates conditions the body and the mind. Regular practice of the technique using precise, controlled movements creates core stability by targeting the deep postural muscles, many of which support the back.
We humans have been evolving for more than 3 million years – and we seem to have sat down en-masse over the last 30 years! Our sedentery lifestyles lead to weakened muscular systems, stiff joints and, in many cases, pain.
At Gosforth Physio & Wellness we have the antidote: PhysioFit Pilates
PhysioFit Pilates is not the ‘generic’ pilates that you’ll find in some fitness studios or in the large-group classes run at your local village hall. With PhysioFit Pilates we specifically target the deep stabilising muscles that help maintain our posture and provide a stronger system to enhance our dail lives and our sports performance, too.
It is a unique method of restoring strength, flexibility and function, and is used in the rehabilitation of patients who have had injuries, pain or dysfunction or who require specialist physiotherapy input.
At Gosforth Physio & Wellness you’ll always receive instruction from fully qualified physiotherapists with extensive training in anatomy, functional movement, pilates and pain neurobiology.
Our Newcastle class sizes are small; typically no more than 8-10 people. This is really important, as it allows our instructors to constantly observe, correct, teach and develop you individually during your sessions. This bespoke approach clearly sets us apart from the more usual group-choreographed classes you’ll find elsewhere.
The basic principles of Pilates are:
We are experts in pain, pathology, dysfunction and movement and therefore can relate to your symptoms, injuries and pains. This is what sets us apart from generic Pilates teachers.
PhysioFit Pilates is taught by our lead Physiotherapist Kevin who has studied, practiced and taught Pilates for over 10 years. He has built up a deep knowledge of its restorative effects on the muscular, joint, nervous systems and – most importantly – the brain and your general wellbeing. Kevin’s vast experience of teaching together with his physiotherapy knowledge enables him to adapt the PhysioFit Pilates repertoire for a wide range of clients both in groups and on a one to one basis.
As a highly skilled advanced physiotherapist Kevin is able to identify any specific weakness, stiffness or tightness within your body. Once all of the relevant information has been collected you will be educated as to the clinical findings and advised if PhysioFit Pilates is the correct pathway for your rehabilitation needs.
We firmly believe that close supervision and expert tuition are the keys to understanding and mastering the principles of PhysioFit Pilates. We ensure that each patient receives the necessary guidance (whether in a 1:1 personal lesson or in a class setting) to help them locate and activate the stabilising muscles of their body. Our PhysioFit Pilates program focuses on effective, efficient movements producing ‘core’ stabilisation. This aids postural correction and enhances sports specific movement patterns.