Stott Pilates is a contemporary approach of the original method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Stott Pilates focuses on 5 basic principles to help you to maximise your workout, to work safely and effectively with the aim to restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension, create a balanced and aligned body that feels and looks fit and moves with ease.

The aim is to implement the 5 basic principles into your classes. Suzannah will go through these in detail as part of your warm up in every class.

5 Basic Principles

Breathing– to help you keep relaxed, gain focus and concentration, as well as teaching you how to activate your pelvic floor and your deep support muscles to enable you to work from a strong a centre. Strengthening your core will allow the other muscles of the body to create effective movement patterns.

Pelvis Placement– to enable you to work from a stable position of neutral or imprint, and when to use it to help you to work safely and effectively.

Ribcage Placement– along with breathe and the engagement of your core can help you to maintain correct ribcage placement as well as keeping your thoracic spine in neutral.

Scapula stabilisation and movement– otherwise known as your shoulder blades, lacks bony attachment, so its extremely important to strengthen and balance the support muscles of the scapula to allow fluid movement patterns of the shoulders and arms and to avoid injuries. Pilates will help to bring awareness to these muscles.

Head and Cervical Placement is important to learn to help avoid unnecessary neck and shoulder tension. A pad may need to be used under your head to help avoid hyperextension in the cervical spine.

The pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy..
Joseph Pilates
Strength- Flexibility-Endurance

Suzannah offers 1:1 sessions which will consist of a full postural analysis to allow her to tailor a pilates program specifically for you according to your posture type, muscle strengths and weaknesses and your goals. All exercises will be adapted to your body for a safe and effective workout, using hand weights, flex band, blocks and cushions, and the pilates ring.

1:1 sessions are an excellent way to achieve your personal goals.

Suzannah can work alongside Physio’s and Osteo’s as part of a rehab program to help you to gain strength, flexibility and improve posture and help with the recovery of injuries.

Suzannah also offers small group classes up to max of 4 people, to ensure that everyone gets individual attention and to ensure they are working safely and effectively. All the exercises in a group class will be modified to each individual to help everyone work in a safe and effective way for their body. Equipment will be used such as hand weights, flex band, pilates ring and blocks and cushions.

*A private 1:1 session must be booked before any commencement of group classes to help you get the most out of your Pilates classes.

*If you have a medical condition, Suzannah will require a GP’s letter giving you the thumbs up to start an exercise program.

Contact Suzannah today to find out more about how pilates can help you.

Suzannah offers home visits of 1:1 and small group classes in South West London, including Tooting sw16, Balham sw12, Streatham sw16, Wimbledon sw19, Clapham sw4, Earlsfield sw18 and Wandsworth sw18.

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