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Check out the classes below, if you'd like to join contact Lydia before making your first booking!

FULL TIMETABLE

MONDAY

09:30 - 10:25 - Mixed Ability Pilates | The Recreation Rooms | Linslade

12:15 - 13:00 - Chair Pilates | Greenfields, Theedway | Leighton Buzzard

18:00 - 18:55 - Mixed ability Pilates | The Recreation Rooms | Linslade

19:05 - 20:00 - Barre Sculpt | The Recreation Rooms | Linslade

20:05 - 20:55 - Mixed ability Pilates | The Recreation Rooms | Linslade 

TUESDAY

09:30 - 10:25 - Beginners & Back Care Pilates | The Recreation Rooms | Linslade 

10:30 - 11:15 - Post natal Barre Sculpt (with babies!)| The Recreation Rooms | Linslade

18:10 - 19:05 - Mixed Ability Pilates |Westoning Village Hall | Westoning

THURSDAY

17:15 - 18:00 - Antenatal Pilates | The Barn | Heath and Reach (Get in touch for dates) 

18:10 - 19:05 -  Mixed Ability Pilates |The Barn | Heath and Reach

19:10 - 20:05 - Mixed Ability Pilates |The Barn | Heath and Reach

FRIDAY

08:30 - 09:25 - Barre Sculpt | The Recreation Rooms | Linslade

Scroll below for all class descriptions or click here to book your sessions!

COMMUNITY PILATES

Looking to be part of a warm, welcoming, fun and challenging Pilates class? Community pilates classes are developed to ensure each client can work at a level suited to them. We focus on controlled movement patterns to improve posture, flexibility, mobility and strength in the body, with a specific focus on developing core strength. 

Regular Pilates brings fantastic benefits to the mind and body whilst also helping many clients with common orthopaedic problems such as back, knee and hip pain, arthritis.

No previous experience is necessary. Community classes are mat based (mats provided), to find your nearest class see timetable above.

CHAIR PILATES (40 - 45mins)

Community Chair Pilates classes are held every Monday and Friday (see details below). This is best suited to anyone looking to stretch and mobilise their joints and muscles from a supported, seated position. This is particularly beneficial to anyone suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, hip, knee spine, or back conditions.

BARRE & POSTNATAL BARRE CLASSES

Head to a different kind of bar(re)! Combining Ballet Barre inspired exercises, Pilates, cardio fitness and stretches you'll get a highly effective, low impact, fat burning, total-body workout. 

Spiced up with resistance bands and exercise balls, you'll see changes in your body as we work to strengthen, tone and stretch those hard to reach muscles in your core, arms and legs. 

Each workout targets the major muscle groups and improves posture and alignment no matter what your fitness level.

Guaranteed to release endorphins, see below for your nearest Barre class.

 

POST NATAL BARRE CLASSES NOW available!

Contact Lydia to find out when the next available 5 week post natal Barre course is running. Running for 5 weeks at at time on TUESDAYS 10:30 - 11:15 (45mins) | The Recreation Rooms |Linslade

*Babies welcome in this session*

 

ANTENATAL PILATES

ABOUT 

The Antenatal Pilates program put together by Lydia has a strong focus on core stability, strength and overall fitness and well being. During pregnancy it is a time of significant change for the body and each of the sessions are an excellent way to help your body cope with the changes you’re undergoing and prepare it for the stresses to come.

 

You can start the program at any point during your pregnancy, most people book several blocks to take them through their pregnancy.

Classes are held in a calming and supportive environment with max 8 participants so individual help and support is on hand if necessary. Qualifying with APPI, leading Pilates and Physiotherapy body and FutureFit Pilates Training, Lydia is qualified to guide you through Pilates exercises in a safe and effective manner to support you mentally and physically before having your baby. 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

We focus on developing the core; the abdominals, back and pelvic floor muscles and also other areas which weaken and need extra support during pregnancy due to posture change and weight bearing. We focus on the mind and body connection and particularly on breath control, which encourages an easier pregnancy, delivery and recovery. To help maintain good posture and to ease any discomfort, the sessions will also include stretches and exercises to put your body in comfortable and weightless positions supporting your body before and after birth.

Lydia also offers 1:1 programs and private group sessions if you'd prefer a personal training programme, please get in touch to arrange booking and to to check availability.

ANTENATAL PILATES

 

THURSDAY

17:15 - 18:00 - Antenatal Pilates | The Barn | Heath and Reach 

*Blocks of 5 sessions are £49

A NOTE FROM LYDIA

From my experience in teaching antenatal clients I can promise you the sessions will be an excellent way for you to exercise your body throughout your pregnancy, whatever stage you are at, and they will help you to develop strength in weaker areas whilst exercising to a level where you feel comfortable. Most importantly it gives you time to relax, unwind and focus on you as you prepare for the busy and exciting time ahead. Here is a message I received from a past client who fell in love instantly! I am still in touch with her now and she loves being a new mummy.

I was introduced to Lydia Pilates by my mum and although I was unsure whether it was for me, after I went to Lydia's class I felt completely different!! Full of professionalism, a calming voice and very well explained exercises throughout, you know exactly what you need to do and how to do it. After finding out I was pregnant, I discussed options with Lydia and soon started 1:1 classes - which were brilliant!! Lydia listened each week to what my aches and pains were and tailored the session to suit. I felt so much better! Now, having had my baby boy, I am looking forward to getting back to classes after my 6-week check up with the doctor.

POST NATAL PILATES

ABOUT

*Post natal Barre classes ONLY at present - please see above*

 

Post natal classes are the perfect way to ease back in to exercise following your pregnancy. With your body having been through many changes over the course of nine months, it is extremely important to approach exercise in a careful and gradual way post-pregnancy to allow for the abdominal muscles to recover effectively.

 

Two thirds of women will experience a split in their rectus abdominis (the external abdominal muscle – six pack muscle), for some this will return to its original position with no additional effort required. For others, it requires careful progressions through a well-designed exercise programme to bring the sides of the muscles back together. It is important to avoid certain exercises at this stage so that the abdominal separation does not worsen. 

 

Classes will specifically target posture and addressing tummy issues, including exercises specific to post c-section and diastasis recti (abdominal separation). We will strengthen and tone other key areas which have weakened due to posture change from pregnancy such as the glutes and pelvic floor muscles.

 

After giving birth, looking after a baby requires spending time in lots of static positions. The upper back curves forward when breastfeeding/holding baby and can become very stiff, causing back pain. Standing and walking with the baby on one hip can make this even worse! So specific maintenance stretches will help reduce back pain and release tension and tightness in the body. We will also cover exercises and Pilates techniques to improve posture and alignment of the pelvis and spine. 

 

As a new mum it is so very important to make time to focus on yourself, as well as caring for your baby. Pilates gives your mind another focus allowing you to switch off from the millions of thoughts which occupy it at other times. 

WHEN TO JOIN?

Most Mums are able to join my classes after their six week check. Classes are friendly, informal and you are welcome to bring along your baby. We have a childminder in the session who will watch over babies who typically range from six weeks through to just before they begin crawling. There is no need to worry if you think your baby might be disruptive, everyone is in the same boat and it's a really supportive environment to be in! Post natal classes are a great way to meet other local mums and usually the babies enjoy making friends too! 

 

These sessions can be booked in blocks of 6 to be used over a 7 week period. The cost for the block is £51 or if you'd prefer you can pay as you go £10 per session. If you'd like any more info, please let me know!

 

Lastly, please do pass on the Pilates love to any other new mummies you know!

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes | 2017 | Future Fit Training

Ante and Post Natal | 2016 | APPI - The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute 

Watch a client's review of their post natal Pilates journey​.

ONE TO ONE PILATES

Want to see changes fast? 1:1 Pilates sessions are tailored to suit your individual needs in the comfort of your own home or a place suited to you. If you're recovery from an injury, looking to build confidence before starting a community class or looking for a tailored program to suit your lifestyle and schedule  this could be for you. 1:1 Pilates sessions are developed around your individual goals with emphasis on exercises particularly beneficial to your body. By using small equipment and modifications we work to get the most out of every exercise, private sessions are a brilliant way to quickly build strength and confidence. 

Whether you're a beginner or have been practicing Pilates for some years, a 1:1 session allows you to push you to your limits and progress further.

 

Please get in touch re costs, as these can vary due to location. 

SMALL GROUP PILATES

​Stay motivated while you catch up with friends in a small-group Pilates class.

Small group sessions are entirely structured around you, to take place in your own home or a local venue – the choice is yours. ​

These sessions can accommodate a group size between 2 to 6 people. One off sessions or block bookings are available.

*Prices vary per group size*

Get in touch to find out more!

CORPORATE PILATES

Would members of your office value on-site Pilates sessions? 

A happy and healthy workforce is more productive and offering pilates is a great way to invest in the wellbeing of your staff.

 

Regular on-site pilates classes can help:

  • Relieve stress and tension

  • Improve posture, especially for those with desk-based roles

  • Reduce aches and pains in the workplace

  • Boost team morale 

 

Offering large group sizes and availability to fit in with your schedule. Sessions cater for all levels of fitness.

Sessions can be corporately funded, participant funded or corporately subsidised. 

To discuss your company requirements, please get in touch below.

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