Crawley Pilates Classes at Head2Toe Physio Crawley

Crawley Pilates Classes at Head2Toe Physio are pleased to welcome Dawn Fazackerley-King  – (DFK Coaching) to the clinic. Dawn offers group Pilates sessions in Crawley as well as 1:1 and 1:2 sessions (available on request).


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.



Weekly sessions include Wednesday 6pm complete beginners and Wednesday 7pm Pilates for horse riders (mixed ability). Other sessions by arrangement. 


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 Head2Toe Physio Crawley is thought to improve:


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


Equine specific Pilates sessions


There are four main areas of focus in the 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. 


Pilates courses are competitively priced at £48 per 6 weeks.


Please see for more information and to book, or call Dawn directly on 07899 716920.