Whether we have school-age children or not, there is always a bit of a ‘back to school’ feeling in September, particularly after a Woman doing Pilateslong hot summer when relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of something cold has been a constant temptation. But now that the nights are getting longer, it’s the perfect time to refocus on health and wellbeing. Pilates, with its fantastic benefits for both body and mind, is the perfect way to add a new dimension to your fitness regime this autumn.

Pilates at Archway Health Hub

Between them, our four highly experienced pilates instructors offer a wide range of classes to suit all abilities and schedules. In order to provide the best possible experience for everyone in the class, we offer all our pilates classes in six-week long courses. Payment is required in advance, although you can cancel for free up to 48 hours before the course starts.

What do I need to bring?

You may wish to bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, we can provide one for you. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended and we have lockers, showers and a water machine. We also have plenty of car parking available at our spacious site. All our classes last one hour. For more information and to book click here.

Do I need to have done Pilates before?

If you are new to pilates, we ask that you complete one of our beginners’ courses before enrolling on any of our other pilates courses. If you have not done pilates at Archway Health Hub before, we require you to take a beginner’s class or do a 1:1 session with one of our pilates instructors before enrolling for an Archway course.

This autumn, we will be offering the following classes:

Small Group Beginners’ Pilates

Anne Bridgestock limits this class to just six people so she can provide the personal attention necessary for those whose ability to exercise has been affected by back pain. Anne specialises in working with clients with injuries, chronic long term back pain, joint replacement surgery and pre and post spinal injury.  These classes will run on Wednesdays at 2pm from September 12th.

Pilates for Beginners (large group, 12), Fridays at 10.30am from August 31st

This introductory course, led by Body Control Pilates instructor Louise Trinder, is the perfect opportunity to learn the basic principles and exercises of Pilates with a view to moving on to one of our other classes on completion of the course. Although there are more people in this group, there is still plenty of opportunity to ask questions and explore the benefits of pilates for you. This class will run on Fridays at 10.30am from August 31st.

Pilates with Caroline Eames

Our Body Control Pilates instructor Caroline Eames leads classes on Wednesdays at 7pm (Level 2) and 8pm (Beginners/Level 1) from August 29th. Specialising in back issues, Caroline focuses on conditioning the body by targeting the core muscles while concentrating on the mind through breathing techniques that also increase lung capacity and blood circulation. Caroline also runs a Level 2 class at 6pm and a Level 3 class at 7pm from Monday 3rd September.

Pilates with Louise Trinder

Louise’s Monday afternoon class at 2pm from September 3rd is an ideal way to add a sense of calm and balance to the start of the week.  Louise’s popular Level 2/3 class on Friday mornings at 9.30am is now full but she still has a few spaces on her Level 1/2 class at 11.30am on Fridays.

Pilates with Emma Bradbury

Our tutor Emma Bradbury pursued her love of pilates after originally qualifying as a personal trainer in 2006. Her Level 1 class starting on Tuesday 4th September at 9.15am will focus on re-educating her clients’ movements as she guides them through taking ownership and control of their bodies.

Find out more about Pilates at Archway Health Hub

If you would like to book a pilates class at Archway Health Hub, you can do so online. If you would like more information about our pilates courses, please don’t hesitate to call our reception on 01858 410820.