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Crawley Pilates – New Target Pilates classes at Crawley Head2Toe

UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS TO DAWN WHO WILL SOON BE HAVING A BABY! CLASSES WILL RESTART JULY 2018 ALL BEING WELL!!!!

It is never too early or late to start looking after your mind and body. Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Complete beginners are welcome.

1:1 or 1:2 sessions also available on request.

Pilates can have a tremendously positive impact on your riding, not only improving your riding fitness, but all by dramatically improving your position off the horse. Target Pilates are the  Equestrian specific Pilates provider in Surrey, here is a quick synopsis of how can Pilates help your riding and how we tailor it to riders. There are four main areas of focus in the Target Pilates for Horse Riders Course.

1. Improving posture by stretching and strengthening the shoulder girdle.

2. Improving the flexibility of the hips and lumbar spine to deepen your seat and allow you to drive impulsion from your seat without having to rely on artificial aids.

3. Strengthening the core to allow to hold yourself in a more upright position.

4. Improving your ‘dynamic balance’ required for riding through the combination of all of the above.

Pilates is also well known for preventing and rehabilitating injuries so should form part of any riders fitness program regardless of whether you enjoy hacking out or are a keen competition rider. Our courses are competitively priced at £45 per 6 weeks.

What is Pilates?

The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph PIlates in the 1920’s. His work with sick and injured detainees led him to believe that bad posture, inefficient breathing and modern lifestyle all contributed to poor health. He devised a series of exercises which acknowledged the link between physical and mental well being. They emphasized slow, controlled movements which aimed to improve core strength, flexibility and posture, whilst strengthening and lengthening muscles.

What does Pilates Help?

Pilates at Crawley Head2Toe Physio is thought to improve:

  • Posture
  • Co-ordination
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Stamina
  • Muscle Strength
  • Core Strength
  • Well Being
  • Lower stress.

If you or anyone you know is interested in Pilates 1:1, 1:2 or attending our Pilates classes please feel free to contact the clinic here.