I had been suffering with constant sciatica from my back condition for years.... I say "had" as only after 3 months of Pilates under Anna's tuition that constant nagging ache has gone!...... Pilates has not only improved my core strength and posture it had made me a much happier person from not being in constant pain...... Anna's classes are friendly and different every time and her calm relaxing manner makes me look forward to Thursday evening every week. Thank-You Anna x
I'm only 24 and a bag of bones already. I'm very prone to chronic pain in back/hips and I've tried 2 other pilates classes that were meant to be geared toward 'restorative' and 'healing' pilates, and each time I came out hurting badly, feeling like a failure, and outclassed by elderly people 3 times my age. My osteopath suggested trying again with a different instructor, as she truly felt I could get improvements from pilates if it's done right. Third times the charm! Cannot praise this class enough. I asked for recommendations for a physio led pilates over Facebook, and too my delight this one was local to me in Orsett. It's set in a lovely quaint village hall, the instructor is very sympathetic, knowledgeable, and talented, and the pilates is a perfect mix between relaxing and challenging. I had a private class with Anna before starting classes, where we talked in depth about my medical history, needs, and goals, and she assessed what level I was at. I feel in very good hands with this instructor, and I'm enjoying the classes so much I'm looking forward to them every week. I've been for several weeks and can already feel a difference in my day to day life and have identified muscles and positions that will be key in getting me back on track. The class has really boosted my confidence and wellbeing. 5 * all the way.
As a guy joining a class on my own, I felt a bit intimidated but having suffered with my back when running, I was willing to give anything a try! Anna was brilliant and immediately put me at ease and I was not the only bloke in the class to my relief. The exercises on the runner/cycling sessions are perfect for me. There are options to increase the level if you fancy a challenge (or not if you struggle just standing on one foot like me in first few sessions �). Nothing is meant to be painful and Anna gives you tips or alternatives if the exercise is a problem for you. The introduction of the 1kg green balls last night was a good variation too. Highly recommended!
It was such a good class either on its own or as part of a regular fitness programme. I felt the class work me on its own and was amazing in relieving muscles after I had worked hard on them in the days prior to my Pilates class. Anna gave varying levels of exercise so it was suitable for everyone and really is a class for anyone
These Pilates classes are fantastic. I've been going for a few years now but never get bored because Anna is always introducing new exercises or equipment to keep the class fresh. Anna is a brilliant teacher & is always making sure everyone is doing the exercises correctly. I would highly recommend this class to anyone of any ability.