Discover the joy of Mat Pilates! It’s an amazing way to experience the wonderful world of Pilates, no matter your age or ability. Join us in our small, supportive group sessions led by our skilled Clinical Instructors, and watch your Pilates journey flourish.
Our dedicated studio in Chandlers Ford is a welcoming space filled with natural light, giving you the perfect setting to take part in our small mat Pilates sessions. We offer a variety of classes spread throughout the week, giving you the flexibility to choose the days, times, and Instructors that suit your schedule best. Come and experience the magic of Pilates with goPhysio in Chandlers Ford!
Why Mat Pilates?
Everyone can benefit from taking part in Pilates.
The exercises can be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness, whether you’re recovering from an injury, pregnant, retired or a competitive athlete. If you tend to suffer with recurrent back or neck pain or a longstanding condition like arthritis, taking part in regular Pilates can really help.
In fact, it’s a great way to ward off or help recovery form many injuries as it really focuses on muscle control, movement and developing strength and flexibility throughout the whole body.
If you’re looking for a gentle, yet challenging, progressive form of exercise to help add life to your years, look no further than Pilates!
Mat Pilates can help:
- People with ongoing or recurrent back or neck problems
- Long term musculoskeletal pain and conditions such as arthritis
- Athletes and regular exercisers, such as runners, who want to learn how to move well and efficiently, wanting to improve their sporting performance
- Pro-active individuals who want to enhance their physical durability and prevent musculoskeletal injuries
- Anyone who wants to improve their strength, stability, co-ordination and balance
- Rehabilitation following an injury
- Improve posture and postural awareness
What does a Mat Pilates involve?
All of our mat Pilates sessions at goPhysio are ‘Clinical’ Pilates.
This gives our Pilates service a unique edge, as the power of Pilates is combined with expert knowledge and experience that all of our Clinical Instructors have, in how the body works, movement science, injury and recovery.
Our Instructors are all graduate Physiotherapists or Rehabilitation Therapists, who have completed extensive Pilates training with World leaders in clinical Pilates, the APPI.
During our mat Pilates classes, you will work through a series of exercises, aimed at working your ‘core’ muscles. Exercises can be on the mat and in standing and may involve the use of small weighted Pilates balls, ‘magic circles’ and resistance band to add interest, variety and challenge to your class. All of our courses are progressive and encourage you to develop at your own pace.
At goPhysio we have a range of ways to join our classes. You can opt for a regular class membership or flexible (PAYG) pass.
A regular class membership offers the following benefits:
- Guaranteed space in your chosen class every week
- A regular, easy to manage monthly Direct Debit
- Classes 50 weeks a year
- 5 (or 10) classes a month, depending on your membership package
- A ‘make up’ class system, whee you can swap one of your regular classes for another class
- Manage your studio classes online through our online class management service
- Full access to a video library of Pilates classes
- Members only oﬀers throughout the year
- Free goody bag when you join!
If you’d rather a flexible pass, you can read more here.
1.Before you join our mat classes, whether as a reguar member or flexible pass, it is essential that you have a Pilates Induction. In this 1-2-1 session where we can get to know you, discuss any injuries you may have and ﬁnd out what you want to achieve through Pilates.
3. Take a look at out current timetable so you have an idea of what class or classes might suit you before your induction.
4. Come along for your induction. This 45 minute session costs £65.
5. After your induction, we’ll guide you on the options and get you all signed up for your regular class, discuss flexible membership or book further 1-2-1 sessions, depending on what suits you best.
There are lot’s of different types of Pilates and classes to choose from, such as Reformer, Fitness Pilates, PiYo and mat Pilates. If you’re new to Pilates a good place to start is a mat based class. This is the bread and butter of Pilates and the basis on which all other Pilates is built. We progress our mat classes from beginner through to advanced at a pace that suits each individual.
If you’ve had an injury who better to teach you than a qualified Physiotherapist or Sports and Rehabilitation Therapist. We integrate all our knowledge and experience into the classes to make sure you progress at the right pace, are challenged appropriately and don’t risk re-injuring yourself. It’s almost like having access to ongoing, group physiotherapy.
You may also want to consider how many people are in the class. The key to Pilates exercises is the quality of the movement. To gain benefit you have to do the exercises correctly. Smaller classes enable the instructor to give individual guidance. We’ve actually had people come to us after suffering an injury by doing Pilates incorrectly in a large class. At goPhysio, we never have more than 7 people in our classes, so you get lot’s of support, attention and guidance.
If you haven’t already seen us at goPhysio and want to join our studio classes, you will need to come and see one of our Pilates Instructors before you join a class. This is essential so we can screen you for any injuries or particularly weak areas, find out exactly what you want to achieve by coming to Pilates and teach you the basics before you start. This is commonplace for any Clinical Pilates classes. This 30 minute appointment will really help you get 110% out of the classes.
Our induction package includes a 45 minute 1-2-1 Pilates session and a Pilates goody bag!
There is no regulation in the pilates industry, so training and qualifications can vary hugely. The benefits of pilates are truly realised when the exercises are done correctly, paying attention to the quality of movement and finer details. To acheive this, your instructor needs a deep understanding of anatomy and how the body works. Who better to do this than a qualified health professional with specilaist training and knowledge of human movement!
Our classes are really small, so you won’t be laying amongst another 10 or 20 people wondering what to do! Our instructors will really get to know you and be able to fully adapt exercises for you as an individual.