Monday

Pilates
1.10-1.50pm
Mixed ability
Pay as you go
Anna

PD Warrier
6.00-7.00pm
Parkinson exercise group
Nicky/Kevin

Tuesday

Pilates
9.45-10.25am
Mixed ability
Pay as you go
Anna

Gently Does It
12.30-1.30pm
Mixed ability
Gertrud

Pilates
5.45-6.45pm
Mixed ability
Block Booking
Anna

Wednesday

PD Warrier
3.00-4.00pm
Parkinson exercise group
Nicky/Kevin

Thursday

Pilates
1.10-1.50pm
Mixed ability
Pay as you go
Anna

Pilates
5.45-6.45pm
Mixed ability
Block Booking
Anna

Friday

Pilates
9.40-10.40am
Intermediate/advanced
Block Booking
Cara

Pilates
10.50-11.50am
Intermediate/advanced
Block Booking
Cara

Pilates
12.00-1.00pm
Intermediate/advanced
Block Booking
Cara

General Pilates

Physiotherapist lead classes lead you through sequences of Pilates based exercises that seek to challenge balance and improve mobility and strength.  You work at your own level with guidance and encouragement.  No two classes are the same and our aim is to leave you feeling taller, more toned and aware of your own movement and ability.  Pilates allows for progression and improvement with time.

Classes are suitable for mixed ability unless stated and 1:1 sessions are recommended if you are new to this form of exercise.

Gently does it

Physiotherapist lead gentle exercise class that incorporates a mixture of equipment, aerobic (heart and lung), strength and balance training elements.  This class provides a safe and supervised way to start to improve your fitness which can help you get back to fitness, or perhaps start something new.  All ages and fitness abilities welcome.  This class is also suitable for anyone with long term conditions such as Parkinson’s, stroke, heart or respiratory issues or cancer.

Try a taster class if you aren’t sure or come and watch to see if this may be for you.

PD Warriers

This exercise group is designed for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  It looks to help you do the things you want to do and be the best you can be.  It is a fun exercise environment with good camaraderie.

There’s good evidence that Exercise Is Medicine for PD, keeping you fit and functional for longer.  Aerobic or strenuous exercise at 80% of your maximum ability is thought to be ‘neuro-protective’ – this means that it may slow down the damage to dopamine producing cells in your brain.

Having PD can make you feel down, maybe apathetic and like you don’t want to exercise.  A good reason to join this group is to meet others in the same boat who will help to keep you motivated when the going gets tough.

If you have not done much exercise recently … or if you have never been one to exercise, don’t worry.  We will take it slowly and only get you to do what you can. Our motto is start out gently and build up slowly.

This is how it works

Please book an initial individual meeting with Nicola Hunter, who is the physiotherapist running the group.  The reason for the first meeting is to get to know you, to  identify a few things you find hard that you’d like to be able to do better and to take some measurements of your general fitness, balance and movements to help to monitor your progress.  This session will take about an hour. You will need to wear loose, comfortable clothes, trainers and bring reading glasses.

About the exercise groups

The starter class on Wednesday at 3pm, is for people who have not exercised for a while and gives you a gentle introduction to exercise.

The regulars meet up on Mondays at 6pm in the Bury Physio gym.

Both classes start with a warm-up and you then learn exercises specifically designed to help people with PD.

Nicola Hunter (Physiotherapist) and Kevin Marshall (Level 3 qualified personal trainer) take the groups.

We offer re-measurement session every 3-6 months so that you can check how you are getting on compared to how you were when you started in the group. Book your re-measurement session with Kevin

The cost

The cost is £8 as session, pay as you go, or £30 a month for 4 classes and membership of the Bury Physio gym. The advantage of joining the gym, is that you use the gym to do your exercises between sessions.

If this cost is prohibitive for you, please contact Kecia Harris of Parkinson’s UK who may be able to help.                                Email: KHarris@parkinsons.org.uk

Ante natal and postnatal Pilates

Mat based exercises using precise movements and breathing techniques to maintain, build and regain a strong and flexible body.

Antenatal Pilates focuses on pelvic floor strength/relaxation and reducing pelvic girdle and lower back pain.  Maintaining muscle length, flexibility and control during pregnancy can help you prepare for birth as well as help with recovery.

5 week block (£50)

Postnatal Pilates can commence from 6 weeks post birth.  You are guided through the gentle reactivation of the muscles supporting the trunk.  Exercises and sequences help improve muscle tone and stability and prevent issues like muscle tightness from feeding postures and muscle weakness from bladder incontinence.   Babies are welcome to this class.

5 week block (£50)

What are the classes like?

The classes run for 40 minutes with a warm up, floor exercises/sequences (additional equipment used where indicated) and finishing with a 5 minute cool down/relaxation.

The classes are taught by a qualified physiotherapist in small groups of up to 10 people maximum.  1:1 classes are available. We supply all equipment for our classes.

 

Antenatal classes offer a variety of modifications to exercises as you progress through your pregnancy.  Both antenatal and postnatal classes utilise additional equipment to help you challenge your arms, legs and trunk whilst maintaining good posture and alignment, when appropriate.

There are lots of changes to the body during pregnancy which can alter your posture, breathing and demand on your trunk muscles, particularly the abdominals.  Classes are structured to ensure you can care for yourself and your baby within a fun environment.

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