Pilates with Pamela

Pilates

Special Offer - for limited time only !!!

Do a second class in the week, during the day - for £7
Do a second evening class in the week for £8
Please speak with me for further info.

New Exciting Exercises, using balls, bands and rollers ! Awesome !!

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Time Table - courses from January 2019

Mon am             Prestwood  Methodist Church Hall                9.30 am
Mon eve            Little Kingshill  Village Hall                                5.20 pm (beginners), 6.30 and 7.35 pm
Tues am            North Dean Village Hall                                       9.15 am
Tues pm           West Wycombe Village Hall                               12.00 - 1.00 pm
Tues pm            Hughenden Primary  School                            5.20 pm, 6.30 pm
Thurs am          West Wycombe Village Hall                               9.25 am
Thurs am          Gt Kingshill  Village Hall                                      11.30 am
Thurs pm          Naphill & WA School   **                                      6 pm, 7 pm 
**NB    for Jan '19 course = held at Hughenden Primary    6 pm, 7 pm 

                       Registration required, please call Pamela  on  07759 831706

Pilates - What is Pilates

Pilates generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength.

My classes are multi level classes.    There are options to keep the exercises simple, or make them much more challenging, depending on your fitness level and your own goals.   
I concentrate on slow flowing movements, to encourage fitness, wellness, and healthy backs.

Pilates mats,  cushions, balls and bands, are all provided - so all that is required is for you to wear comfortable clothing, bring a small towel for the head cushion and bottle of water.

Courses

Evening courses are paid for in advance, at time of registration. 
The classes work out at £10 a class.  Prices to go up to £12 a session at end of October 2018.
Courses generally run for 5/6/7 week duration.

Day time classes are also paid for in advance, at time of registration.  
The classes work out at £9-£10 a class.
Most daytime classes have a pay-as-you-go option.
Courses normally run for 5/6/7 weeks.

"Why Men Should do Pilates" - Article in The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/get-on-your-mat-why-men-should-do-pilates-jz7bw56zx?shareToken=33902c0f10948a65a436eea274e1e0da

Article from the Telegraph - Pilates to cure a bad back

Latest news

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
“Man.
 Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
 Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
 And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
 the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
 he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

 

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
 ―Dalai Lama




Interesting Articles - Dormant Bottom Syndrome

So here’s the bottom line. If you’re suffering from dodgy knees, clicky hips or a touch of backache, the culprit may not be staring you in the face, because it’s actually right behind you - a lazy, under-used derriere.

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle is being blamed for a condition dubbed Dormant Bottom Syndrome (DBS) by one American medic. It’s becoming a more and more prevalent problem due to the amount of time we all spend sitting down, whether it’s at a desk or relaxing in the garden.

According to Chris Kolba, a world specialist in sports medicine, DBS develops when the gluteal muscles in your backside (three, known collectively as the glutes) are weak and the hip flexors - muscles that control the movement of your hips - are tight.


This leads to muscles and joints around them taking the strain, which can cause all sorts of injuries to the back, hips, knees and elsewhere.

‘Sitting for prolonged periods throughout the day weakens the gluteal muscles and puts strain on other parts of our core,’ explains Chris.



Testimonials

You might remember I played golf after my trial lesson.  Never felt better or swung through the ball so well!  Turning through the swing felt great.  And that was only one lesson – I am a convert already !
Nick B  Sept 2018

Pamela is a  great instructor who encourages and includes everyone in the class.   She almost always offers easier/harder variations, so you can tailor her classes to your level, and she encourages us to listen to our bodies and do what's right for us rather than compete with others  She's awesome!
Camilla July 18

Great class with an excellent instructor.  I really notice an improvement in my fitness.
Sally June

Always enjoy the class.  Exercises are varied and well balanced.  Definitely feel the improvement in my general well being.  Highly recommended.
Lina  May 18

Pamela is lovely and makes her classes happy and enjoyable.   There is a friendly and informal atmosphere in class and Pamela clearly explains how to do each exercise, and how to breathe through that exercise which is very important.   She is well a qualified, experienced instructor providing a beneficial Pilates class in Prestwood.     Everyone can work at their own pace, whether a slower pace or something more challenging, you will enjoy a good workout.    I have worked under several Pilates instructors in the local area and I consider Pamela to be one of the best.
Judy    15/1/18

I arrive at Pilates feeling stressed and leave feeling relaxed, balanced and centred.
Liz G 04/05/2017 5:47 pm (GMT+00:00)

Since starting Pilates with Pamela 18 months ago I have been able to return to running regularly and working as a gardener with no aches or pains. I really notice a difference....especially if I do not go! Thank you so much for changing my understanding of fitness from within!
karen O. 06/05/2017

I don`t dread Spring gardening any more thanks to Pilates with Pamela.  Every year I was at the Osteopath and on pills when I started gardening in the Spring but after 7 months of Pilates there was no problem last year. Now I have done 18 months, roll on the Spring! And I am the oldest in the class!! ( at 80)
Pat H   15/2/17

Pamela's Pilates is a perfect weekly challenge and helps maintain my fitness. Each week the  exercise programme is so varied it really has  improved my well being. A really happy friendly supportive group whatever your age or ability led by a lovely tutor .. Pam thank you. 
Fiona G 5/5/17

 

Pamela's Experience and Qualifications

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Pamela is passionate about Pilates.  She is a fully qualified osteopath approved, REPs Level 3 Pilates instructor. 

Pamela has over 15 years experience as a therapist, originally qualifying in 2002 as a massage therapist (VTCT) and continuing to develop her skills with Seated Back Massage with Acupressure (2010), and Sports Massage Diploma (2010).  She is a member of REP’s (Register of Exercise Professionals) and
FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists).

Qualifications

2002        Therapist in Swedish Massage (VTCT) 
2010         Diploma in Sports Massage (ITEC) 
2010         Seated Back Massage with Acupressure(Diploma)
2015         Level 3 Pilates instructor and also a member of REP’s 
                  (Register of Exercise Professionals) 

In Need of a Massage?

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in :-

Sports Massage
Remedial Massage
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
Relaxing Massage

Pamela has over 15 years experience as a therapist, originally qualifying in 2002 as a massage therapist (VTCT) and continuing to develop her skills with Seated Back Massage with Acupressure (2010), and Sports Massage Diploma (2010).  
She is a member of REP’s (Register of Exercise Professionals) and
FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists).

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