What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind-body exercise method designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Pilates strengthens all the muscle groups, but particularly the deep ‘core muscles’ which are so important to both our posture and our overall health and well-being. It works by using controlled, yet fluid movements, alongside a specific breathing pattern to reinforce correct spinal and pelvic alignment. The result is a longer, stronger and more flexible body. The exercises can even change the way we move, giving us improved posture, greater body awareness and alignment.

Pilates is suitable for all levels of fitness and is particularly beneficial in helping the recovery and rehabilitation of many conditions including sciatica, disc problems and general backache, sports injuries, arthritis, osteoporosis, as well as women’s pre-and post-natal health.

Helen Douglas has been teaching Pilates for over 12 years, and brings a wealth of experience and inspiration to her classes. There are now 2 classes running at West Hill Hall, Compton Avenue, Brighton BN1 3PS


6pm-7pm Beginner / Improver Level

7pm-8pm Intermediate Level

Classes are usually run in 6 week courses at £54 per block and places are limited so pre-booking is advisable.

Monthly themed Saturday Pilates workshops are now also running at West Hill Hall: these are designed to further challenge and inspire you by introducing the small Pilates equipment.

To book your place on a class or workshop, or for any questions/ enquiries please contact Helen directly: helsdouglas@hotmail.com

Tel: 07970 047799


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