Robyn - Your instructor
I love seeing people learn to understand their bodies and discover how to get the best out of their pilates, whether you are fit and active or somebody who has a long term health conditions which makes activity more challenging.
I'm trained in clinical pilates and regularly update my knowledge of specialist conditions, which allows me to have a deeper understanding of joint, muscular and neurological issues that my clients may have. You can have the confidence you'll exercise in a safe environment, with somebody who understands your body and can provide modifications which will allow you to get the best from your Pilates practice.
I have specialist knowledge to help those with Spinal conditions including Scoliosis, Hypermobility & Fibromyalgia, Muscular Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease.
I like to teach you to move with precision and control, ensuring you learn to execute the exercises as well as possible, getting the best from every movement. Once you've mastered good technique and built up your strength, I will progress you through to more challenging exercises, as appropriate.
I've recently trained to teach Tai Chi for wellbeing and rehabilitation, which is a good complement alongside Pilates.
Pilates is suitable for everyone and you will be able work at a level that suits you, whether
you're already very active and wanting to complement your regular workouts
you've not exercised for some time and want to focus on improving balance and flexibility
you're recovering from joint pain, surgery or cancer rehab
or dealing with a long term condition like MS, Parkinson's or a stroke.
I'll work with you to find a level of exercise that gets you moving with confidence and control. And you'll progress at a pace suited to you.
Many people are amazed at the difference pilates makes to your movement and your general well-being.
Pilates is not just for women, men are increasingly taking pilates classes as they experience the benefits.
If you are strong and active, Pilates will be able to provide a suitable level of challenge. Once you have mastered the basics, Pilates can be progressed to a challenging level.
Equally, if you are unable to get up and down off the floor easily, there are ways we can make this easier.
Tia Chi Qigong
Tai Chi Qigong is an age-old wellbeing practice, which is increasingly being shown to have therapeutic benefits. The NHS, Age UK, Parkinson’s UK, Stroke Association, and many others are looking to Tai Chi and Qigong as an effective and inclusive activity for mind and body.
If you are looking for a way to relax and re-energise or maybe reduce high blood pressure or fatigue Tai Chi could be for you.
Sessions involve gentle flowing movements, and can be performed standing or seated or a combination of both. You work at your own pace, doing only what your body is comfortable with.
The movements are relaxing but also energising. It is almost a moving meditation.
All genders and all levels of mobility can enjoy the benefits.
You don’t require any equipment and you just wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely.