PILATES with jen woolridge
Since 2020, we are offering Pilates on our schedule as a complementary practise to Yoga, and we're delighted how our community has adopted it.
Pilates is for everyone, whatever your age, body shape or fitness level. It works on your core strength, flexibility and uses the weight of the body to strengthen and define.
It’s particularly beneficial for people recovering from injuries, athletes and performers. from training for a big run, to cycling or simply keeping up with the kids.
It brings another dimension to your physical practise and most importantly it's fun!
Postnatal Pilates can help prevent common postpartum issues, such as lower-back and shoulder tension; the deep breathing emphasized leads to more energy, mental clarity and patience.
Whether you’ve had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, Pilates can help to accelerate the recovery process, making you feel calmer and more connected in the process.
Exercises can also help heal diastasis recti, which is an excessive separation of the abdominals common in postpartum women.
Jen is qualified through the world class Stott Pilates. and came to Pilates after suffering from a herniated disc over 10 years ago. STOTT PILATES® has earned an international reputation as the world's most respected brand for the quality of its instructor training. Jens classes offer a contemporary adaptation of the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.
Here Jen introduces Pilates at Leyton Yoga and talks about the differences between the two practises.
We're currently offering four Pilates classes per week in our Leyton Midland studio:
11:00 - 12:00 Mum and Baby Postnatal Pilates - 60min
13:00 - 14:00 Pre-natal Pilates Open Level - 60 min
17:00 - 18:00 Postnatal Pilates Open Level - 60 min
18:30 - 19:30 Pilates Open Level - 60 min