As Kirsten knows from personal experience, Pilates is so much more than just a workout. When tailored correctly, it can act as a preventative and rehabilitative method for different types of injuries e.g. back, hip and neck pain. If you have a specific injury or goal in mind, Kirsten will create regimes aimed at assisting you on the road to recovery, modifying exercises to ensure accessibility for all levels. When healed, you can then join in on one of Kirsten’s group classes for a more general, rather than targeted, session.make a booking
Commonly referred to as the ‘powerhouse’ of the body, Pilates aims to strengthen and stabilise the core muscles. An engaged core is crucial for efficient movement, flexibility, posture, balance, and strength, and by deliberately working the area, we’re also able to enhance our performance in other physical activities. However, a session like Kirsten’s which incorporates movement that extends out from the centre can also feel like a whole-body experience.
The breath is an essential aspect of Pilates and is something Kirsten reminds us to focus on throughout her classes. During exertion movements, she advises deep exhalation to activate the core muscles, promoting strength and stability as we flow between dynamic sequences. Though since this is a specific and quite unnaturalway of breathing, Kirsten reassures us that it may take time to fully grasp.
For Kirsten, working with postnatal women is one of her greatest joys as a Pilates teacher. After experiencing her own body change during pregnancy, Kirsten was further inspired to help postnatal women regain their strength and nurture a positive sense of self. Pregnancy is a transformative time for most women, and can sometimes bring with it feelings of sudden identity-loss. But by creating a comfortable space where they can band together, Kirsten strips everything back to basics to help women build a strong foundation and reconnect to themselves.
Kirsten offers at home and virtual sessions:
1:1 - 1 hour home visit £80
1:1 - 1 hour virtual £60
1:2 - 1 hour home visit £100
1:2 - 1 hour virtual £80
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8am - 5pm
Please be sure to wear comfortable loose clothing, preferably active wear, avoid eating a heavy meal at least 2 hours before and hydrate well before and after your session.
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