Pilates is a mat based exercise class, performed with gentle background music, using precise movements and breathing techniques to build a strong and flexible body. It is a mind and body conditioning programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen to improve your core stability and posture.
BuryPhysio Pilates Teachers
Anna Clayton MSc MCSP
Anna has been teaching Pilates Matwork classes since 2010 and at Bury Physio since 2012.
APPI Matwork Level 1 + 2 courses
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APPI Antenatal/post natal Pilates
Anna varies the exercises in each class to maintain interest and facilitate progression with strength or mobility. She incorporates a variety of equipment to challenge the body through the class exercises, all of which are adaptable to your individual capabilities.
Cara Duerr BSc (Hons) MCSP
Cara Duerr is a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist with 10 years experience and a special interest in back problems and musculoskeletal disorders. Cara has undertaken further training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI- www.ausphysio.com), completing Matwork 1-3.
Cara can offers her clients the highest standard of care and make individual modifications to the exercises, taking into account medical and physical condition.
Cara has been teaching Pilates since 2008. Before joining Bury Physio, she started teaching in Cambridge for Physiopilates and also at Addenbrookes Hospital providing classes for people with lower back pain.
She is committed to continually updating her Pilates knowledge and techniques by regularly attending courses run by APPI. Her latest courses include Pilates and small equipment (theraband, magic circle and spikey balls), pre and postnatal Pilates and Pilates for skiers.
Pilates Class Description
We supply all equipment for our classes – mats, spikey balls, sitting blocks and theraband and gym balls.
We have a maximum of 10 people per class because this allows clients to have more individual attention and care to their posture and their needs throughout the class. This results in a safer environment and allowing clients to achieve better results.
Pilates suits people of all ages and fitness levels and is particularly beneficial for those with back pain, poor posture, recovering from sporting injuries, arthritis and before and after pregnancy.