Pilates

About The Class

Pilates focuses on building your body’s core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.

“Taking regular Pilates classes is like taking an insurance policy out on your body so you can continue doing the things you love doing for the rest of your life”

‘The reason Pilates is so good at trimming inches off your waist is because one of the key Fundamentals of Pilates, alongside Alignment and Breathing, is Centring. This involves learning how to control all your movements from your centre. In Pilates you learn how to use your deep core muscles to support your spine. These muscles wrap around your waist like a natural built in corset. It’s been called your ‘girdle of strength!’

Every exercise your do in a Pilates session teaches you how to work from your centre. No wonder we are famous for reducing waistlines!’

Pilates with Helen

Can only be described as life changing.

Beginners Pilates

This is the Pilates foundation class – designed to take you step by step through the principles  behind the Pilates technique and to help you build familiarity with Pilates mat exercises. You will learn how to develop better posture, increase core strength and stability and improve mobility and flexibility – this is what Pilates is famous for! Perfect for those new to Pilates – we focus on bringing you the fundamentals that will allow you to move with more freedom, control and precision in your everyday life.

Improvers/Advanced Pilates

Once familiarised with the Pilates method, the fundamental movements and you have built up your core strength you can then challenge further. Improvers Pilates offers you more advanced movements to challenge those strong centring muscles! We combine the movements using small pieces of equipment to take you to the next level- foam roller, balance pads, fitness circle, flex bands, toning balls and small ball are some examples of the equipment you will use!

Joseph Pilates

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a new body.

Body Control Pilates

“Pilates is a mind and body training programme which helps to keep you both mentally and physically in shape. Pilates teaches you to be aware of your body and your movements. As you learn the Fundamentals of Alignment, Breathing and Centering (Core Stability) you will immediately notice (or perhaps others will!) an improvement in your posture, you will stand taller. Even after a few sessions you should find you are more flexible, your balance and co-ordination will improve and you’ll start to tone up all over, particularly around your middle as you streamline your body.” Lynne Robinson – Founder of Body Control Pilates.

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Testimonials

Helen is an inspiring and charismatic presenter and is a long standing member of the Fitness Fiesta team. She is much liked by both teachers and the general public who come back to her classes time after time. She is extremely knowledgeable in her chosen field and also has the ability to adapt her classes to whatever level is required and her strong teaching skills enable her to work with groups of mixed ability. She is creative, versatile and ebullient in a way which transforms a simple class into a memorable performance. - Andy Lucas - Director Fitness Fiesta
Helen is an amazing instructor who is a dedicated, takes pride in his class planning, full of energy and passion. If you've not been to Helens class you are sure to not only leave feeling as though you've worked out but also with her contagious smile on your face. - Sue Futter - Events manager Potters Resort
Helen Pybus is one of the most proactive ladies in the fitness industry in the Uk, she motivates others to learn and experience new ways to get fit through her infectious bubbly humorous nature when teaching. She is a long standing presenter and has recently joined the FitCamps presenting team gaining great feed back at the Annual FitCamps Instructor convention , She always keeps up to date with the fitness trends yet chooses to train and promote in solid sound concepts . What ever she presents in or teaches she does with conviction and passion.With the aim of educating her classes and clients in a fun motivational way . She recently trained as a Trigger Point Pilates Instructor with Lydia Campbell ,and now presenting at consumer fitness events spreading the word of the benefits fascia release in a TPP Class. Watch out for Helen at FitCamps events 2016. - Lydia Campbell - Director Fit Camps / Trigger Point Pilates
Helen is a talented and wonderful presenter, she has a love for Pilates which comes through in her sessions. She is delight to have at any event and her giving personality ensures it is a relaxed and enjoyable experience for those in her class. - Michael King - Director Michael King Pilates
Pilates was recommended to me by my chiropractor, but I kept putting off joining because I thought that I could manage my back problem without the bother of attending a weekly group. So I didn’t start going until my back problem was so bad that I could not walk without pain. That was 4 years ago. I have been a regular at Helen’s beginners group since then and Pilates has made a huge difference to the quality of my life. I was worried about going because I didn’t know what to expect and I thought that I would not be able to do any of the exercises because of my back pain but Helen took me through the initial exercises with lots of care and attention. Her enthusiasm and commitment to Pilates instruction is exceptional. She knows exactly what level to take me to and always alters exercises to fit my particular needs as my back problem does flare up occasionally. Having suffered from back pain for many years the reward from a ‘little’ hard work whilst always keeping our ‘pilates faces’ has been completely worthwhile. - Sarah Brown

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