Suzannah at SK Bodyworks is a Stott certified matwork Pilates teacher, teaching beginners up to those at an intermediate level, as well as being both Stott and APPI trained in antenatal and postnatal Pilates.
Pilates is an amazing full body workout, allowing you to workout safely but effectively to help you to achieve your personal goals. Pilates can help you to:
*strengthen your core muscles and your pelvic floor, bringing awareness to these ever important muscles
*improve your posture and create a balanced and aligned body
*helps with general aches and pains
*increased muscle tone
*helps to avoid injuries
*regain strength as part of a rehab program
Move better, look better, feel better
Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate Pilates
We start with the basics of Pilates for those at a beginner level or for those who haven’t practised Pilates in a while, focusing on breathing correctly, pelvic placement, learning how to find and engage the pelvic floor and deep core muscles and working on correct placement/alignment of the spine and head. New exercises are introduced gradually and adapted where needed, progressing onto more intermediate exercises.
If you are looking for a safe form of exercise during your pregnancy, then look no further. Pilates is a safe and excellent form of exercise to help you to strengthen your core and your pelvic floor muscles, as well as bringing awareness to these important muscles, prepare for your birth and help you to prepare for the physical demands of motherhood. Antenatal Pilates can also help you to avoid common problems such as backache, postural imbalances, low energy levels and poor circulation.
If you have never practised Pilates or you have been inactive before becoming pregnant, it is advised that you wait until 12 weeks or after your 1st scan to start Pilates classes.
Postnatal Pilates works at building strength from the inside out. Classes concentrate on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles which are weakened by pregnancy and birth, retrain and strengthen the deep core muscles to help support your spine and pelvis and re-educate and correct postures following the natural changes to your body during pregnancy. The demands of being a new mum and the day to day care of a baby can leave new mums feeling pretty shattered, so getting some gentle exercise in will increase the production of endorphins which make you feel good, increases energy levels and reduces fatigue.
Whether you had a caesarean or vaginal birth, you can start your Postnatal Pilates after you have been given the all clear by your midwife or GP. Depending on your birth, sometimes a visit to a Women’s Health Physio can be beneficial to check how you are healing. Suzannah will check your tummy for diastasis recti before commencement of your first Pilates Class.
The pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy..
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.
Our client's testimonials
Laura, Balham sw12
“I see Suzie regularly for a 90 minute sports treatment and I consider it a vital part of my running training and recovery. She always manages to iron out any aches and pains and leave me feeling refreshed and repaired. Suzie is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable and I am delighted to recommend her to new clients.”
Katrina, Clapham sw4
“I met Suzannah after a very traumatizing cycling accident. Suzannah is a unique therapist whose healing nature puts you at ease while her hands do magic to sore and over-worked muscles. Suzannah is different to any other therapist in that she takes a personal interest in helping you to achieive balance throughout your body. Through my sessions with Suzannah I’ve come to trust in the healing power of massage.”
“Apart from being the most wonderful and relaxing experience imaginable, Suzie’s reflexology treatment has substantially reduced both my asthma and high blood pressure symptoms as well as helping me to overcome sleeplessness. She has magic in her hands!”
“Suzie is a fantastic therapist, who has the ability to find the knots, and get rid of them! She is professional, friendly, and able to tailor each treatment to how you are feeling that day. Totally recommended!”Suzannah is different to any other therapist in that she takes a personal interest in helping you to achieive balance throughout your body. Through my sessions with Suzannah I’ve come to trust in the healing power of massage.”
“I’ve been going to Suzie for many years now and its definitely the best reflexology I have found in the UK and definitely the best reflexology in Tooting and Balham – I’m from East Asia and am a big fan of reflex and its important you get a good one! Her massages are also good and when I really want to treat myself I go for a combination, well worth it!”
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