"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness" ~ Joseph Hubertus Pilates
The Pilates method is a system of movement and form of therapeutic exercise. It was developed by Joseph Pilates, a German-born athlete and physical therapy pioneer. He originally called the system "Contrology"; it emphasises uniform development of the body through physical exercises that help to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as to increase breath capacity.
The Pilates method can work for anyone and has been used since its development to train boxers, dancers, Premier League footballers and Olympic athletes.
If you're looking to get stronger, longer, and leaner; you're overcoming an injury; have a stressful or sedentary job; are pre or post-natal or just in need of a great full-body workout, Pilates can be an integral part of your plan.
Pilates at Fix
At Fix we believe there's a difference between just doing something, and doing it well. That's why we run 1:1 Pilates training, 4:1 courses and and Pilates Fix Up group classes where our expert instructors can always give you a personalised approach.
A 1:1 session is tailored to the individual. The aim is for you to get the most out of the Pilates method by utilising equipment specially designed by Joseph Pilates. Each session is designed to move you through the system and all the equipment in our studio, be it on the Mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair or Tower. Progression occurs as mastery of the exercises can be done with control and precision!
4:1 courses usually run for 6 weeks at a time. These classes involve both Mat
and Reformer exercises, with hands on adjustments and feedback. The class runs as a circuit; with our teacher demonstrating a handful of exercises then the participants trying them. It is best to have some experience of Pilates and at least one 1:1 session before moving into the group class. If you're interested in a 4:1 course, please contact our Front of House team to register your interest.
Our East Village space is home to the Pilates Fix Up group classes. With just 9 people in each class, participants always get plenty of attention from the teacher as she guides them through a series of strength exercises and lengthening movements. The aim is to improve physical function and control. This class great for anyone recovering from injury or uncertain about their abilities.
If you need more guidance about which approach would be best for you, please contact our Front of House team at London Fields 0208 986 5551 or East Village 0208 555 7165.
Our Pilates Instructors
Please note, Michelle is only available for Pilates bookings at our East Village clinic.