Physio and Pilates all in one
- Expert instructors are trained specialist physiotherapists
- A range of classes to suit your needs and level of ability
- Specialist equipment including Pilates Reformer and Tower
- Large classes (4+ people)
- Small classes (2-3 people)
- One-to-one sessions
Whether you’re looking to improve strength and mobility in your limbs, keep back pain at bay or simply looking to maintain your health as you get older, Pilates provides an effective low impact way to achieve your goals.
Pilates results in long, lean, strong muscles and improves symmetry, minimising imbalance based injuries. It improves range of movement, muscle tone and posture, making Pilates an ideal rehabilitative choice for those with back, knee, hip, shoulder or repetitive stress injuries.
How it works
If you’re looking to target a specific area or begin rehabilitation, our Clinical Reformer Pilates classes are perfect for you. With three levels of difficulty to choose from, you can progress at your own pace.
Our Reformer Pilates classes are for up to eight people (classes for 2-3 people are available on request). We run a range of clinically focused sessions throughout the week, so finding a class that suits you is no big stretch. For bespoke support, our one-on-one Pilates sessions are a great way to focus you on your goals with a dedicated instructor.
Discover the world of Lyfe Health Reformer Pilates with a FREE taster class. We’ll follow up with a one-to-one session to assess you and your goals, and help you choose the right class.
Upper Limb Improvement
Focused on upper limb strength and mobility.
For people with specific upper limb conditions that require Pilates as part of a rehabilitation programme.
Lower Limb Improvement
Focused on lower limb strength and mobility.
For people with specific lower limb conditions that require Pilates as part of a rehabilitation programme.
Women’s Wellness and Female Pelvic Health
Focuses on engaging and maintaining the pelvic floor.
For post- and prenatal women as well as perimenopausal and menopausal women.
Focused on postural alignment, motor control, and pelvic stability.
For people with lower back pain. This class will often lead people towards other Reformer and Tower Classes once the back pain is resolved.
Neurological Issues, Low Bone Density, and the Older Person
Focused on movement control, functional movements, building strength, flexibility and balance.
For the older person, including those with neurological challenges such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or MS.
Upper Limb Improvement Class
With a specific focus on upper limb rehab, this class is fantastic for people post surgery or fracture (once out of the cast) or those suffering with frozen shoulder or Tennis Elbow. It can also benefit those with cervical spine problems as there is a considerable focus on the shoulder complex involving the cervical/shoulder musculature.
Most clients start at level one where we concentrate on control and mobility through the wrist, elbow and wrist, and progress through to level three, building in more complex movements along with power and strength work. The focus in level three is to return to higher level function and/or sport.
Lower Limb Improvement Class
This class focuses on lower limb rehab, from level one which concentrates on alignment, control and mobility through the ankles, knees and hips to level three building in more complex movements along with power and strength work. This class is great for those who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery or arthroscopies or have degenerative joints.
Women’s Wellness and Female Pelvic Health Class
Here there are three diﬀerent class themes rather than particular levels of difficulty:
- Pelvic Floor – post-natal and pre-natal women would also beneﬁt from this class, or those who have experience a mild prolapse (cystocele/rectocele). We focus on the diaphragm along with the associated pelvic ﬂoor and deep abdominal connection.
- Restorative – a slower paced class which focuses on the calming and restorative side of Pilates. We consider the breath, deep abdominal/pelvic ﬂoor musculature and the mind/body connection ﬁnding some interoception to encourage the parasympathetic nervous system to allow “rest and digest”. This class is perfect for perimenopausal/menopausal woman who naturally have raised cortisol levels.
- High Intensity – designed for perimenopause/menopausal woman, this class focuses on weight bearing and resistance exercise to help maintain muscle and bone mass.
Back Care Class
These classes focus on postural alignment and movement control through the spine, stabilising the pelvis and spine whilst controlling limb movement. They’re designed for people who are suffering from neck pain, lower back pain and disc bulges.
Neurological Issues, Low Bone Density and the Older Person Class
These classes are aimed at older people with or without neurological challenges such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or MS. The main focus is movement control, functional movements, building strength, ﬂexibility and balance. People start at level one, two or three depending on the severity of their symptoms and their level of frailty.
Level one focuses on postural alignment, ﬂexibility and supported balance work. Functional activities such as sit to stand and some gait work will also be included. Some work getting to the ﬂoor and back up again may be included as appropriate, working slowly and using the equipment for support.
Level two challenges balance, building more strength into the postural muscles and working on getting on and oﬀ the ﬂoor.
Level three looks at increasing the complexity of movements, building strength, ﬂexibility and challenging the balance even further.