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The best way to start is by contacting Nicky and coming to see a class or joining a free taster session if available. If you like what you see and want to take things further you will need to complete a form about your medical history, current health, fitness and objectives. Nicky will then assess your posture, and answer any remaining questions or concerns you ma have. A unique programme to meet your precise needs will be designed for you. You may be offered a 1-1 or a group beginner class based on your history, and current health condition. You will then start slowly and learn the basics. You will find that the exercises are simple, even minimal and Nicky will continue to work with you as you progress and start to notice and feel the benefits. Nicky will also continue to develop and adapt your Pilates routine as your body gradually improves and you become stronger and more flexible.

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If the class you would like to attend is fully booked you will be offered an option to join the waiting list. Nicky will notify you once a space becomes available.

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Pilates is tailored to suit each individual, whatever their age or physical condition. Many of Nicky clients are middle-aged or elderly. Indeed, more than a few start doing Pilates specifically because they have reached ‘a certain age’, Older clients may need to ask medical advice before taking up Pilates and to start more slowly. Many people however do Pilates into their eighties and nineties. A properly tailored Pilates programme is one of the best-known ways to ward off old age.

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You should always check with your doctor before doing any kind of exercise during pregnancy. However Pilates is particularly suitable for pregnant and post natal women, since it is a low-impact form of exercise that strengthens the back, stomach and pelvic floor muscles. Some exercises may need to be modified while pregnant. It can be an ideal way to help with back pain commonly experienced during pregnancy and help your body to regain its shape.

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Yes ! Pilates is perfect to complement any kind of rehabilitation and is recommended by practitioners and therapists today. Depending on your injury and the severity of it, Nicky may suggest a 1:1 session before joining a class. You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire before you start and Nicky may ask for your permission to work in conjunction with your practitioner to help speed up your recovery. Pilates is a safe, low impact and highly effective method of exercise for rehabilitation.

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Nicky offers mat based group classes and one to ones. She will assess you as an individual and then design a bespoke programme to meet your precise needs. You can then join a group class or a small studio class. The group class typically contains between 10 and 14 clients exercising and the studio is a max of 7 clients exercising at the same time. Smaller groups and individual sessions can be arranged.

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The class will focus on mat work and will begin with a few gentle stretches to relax and focus you then moving onto a series of Pilates exercises designed to challenge, strengthen and mobilise your body, leaving you lengthened, energised and yet relaxed. Sometimes equipment is used such as foam rollers, fit balls and pilates circles to keep you challenged. The session will always finish with breathing work and relaxation techniques.

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Any comfortable, loose clothing, such as a T-shirt with leggings or tracksuit bottoms, Comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement. Pilates is usually performed in bare feet or socks. Please wear socks if you have a verruca.

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If you give more than 24 hours notice prior to missing a class, you will be given a class credit to attend a class at another time .This credit does not expire and you can use at a convenient time for you provided there is a space in the class.

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Mats are provided for you but many clients prefer to bring their own. You will need a towel and a cushion. You may want to bring some water.

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Unfortunately not – although you will be given a class credit which you can use in another suitable class.

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Yes all class locations have plenty of free parking and toilet/changing facilities