Sprint offers Pilates in Kensington in our fully equipped studio, which features a trapeze table, reformer, Wunda chair and a matwork area with plenty of natural light.
Pilates focuses on building the body's core strength and improving posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises. A strong core (back, abdominals and pelvis) helps to minimise back pain and other problems. Pilates aims to bring the body into a balanced alignment so that posture, strength, performance and aesthetics are achieved and sustained effortlessly. It is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
Pilates sessions 2:1 and 1:1
These are ideal if you want to have a regular exercise session that focuses on core strength, alignment and control. At the end of each session you will feel taller, stronger and more balanced. Our Pilates instructors offer 2:1 sessions in the studio. This means that you work for an hour alongside someone else, although the exercises are tailored to your needs. Our instructors are highly experienced and used to dealing with post-injury rehabilitation, and often liaise closely with our physiotherapy team.
Our instructors can also offer 1:1 sessions if you would prefer a private session. We would also we advise that if you have never done equipment Pilates before, or are returning to Pilates after an injury/illness, then we advise you book a 1:1 session first, to allow the instructor to go through any medical screening with you in private, assess your level and get you used to the equipment before they progress you into 2:1 sessions.
Pre-natal and post-natal Pilates
Building core and pelvic floor strength through Pilates can assist in the reduction of back and pelvic pain during pregnancy as well as reduced labour lengths. Improving back strength can improve posture and reduce the likelihood of back, neck and shoulder pain when caring for a newborn.
If you are pregnant or had a baby, and wish to participate in Pilates, our qualified Physiotherapists and instructors can guide you safely through your regime and adjust exercises to suit your needs as your body undergoes special changes. Please do note that if you looking to take this up in the third trimester, it may be best to consult with your midwife or GP first to ensure it is appropriate for you.
Several of our physiotherapists are trained in Clinical Pilates, which has been specifically developed in conjunction with physiotherapy principles and research, and incorporate these techniques within their treatment sessions. Once your physiotherapist feels that you no longer require 'hands on' treatment, they may transfer you in to the gym for a Pilates 'Double Up' class. This allows you to spend an hour with the Physiotherapist and one other person, giving you more time to progress your exercises and further your rehabilitation using the Pilates equipment.