With lots of workouts to choose from and NEW CLASSES ADDED EVERY WEEK, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Classes are split into categories for easy reference so they’re easy to find!
You can work out anytime with Claire’s Pilates Online – Tone up in Ten is designed as a morning workout to kick start your day but can be done anytime you’ve got ten minutes spare. There are longer classes available for Reformer Fit, Barre Pilates Method and Mat Work, and all the classes suitable for Osteoporosis are grouped into the Build Your Bone Density category.
Make sure you watch the Reformer Safety Video before trying any of the Reformer Fit classes and always check with your doctor or health professional before starting this, or any, exercise programme.
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Claire created the Tone up in Ten Minutes workouts as part of her Women’s Wellness Programme. Knowing clients are short on time the workouts as designed to be done first thing on a morning and combine Pilates, Barre and body conditioning. Perfect if you’re busy, starting your day with a short workout will boost your metabolism, improve your posture and lift your mood for the rest of the day!
In 2011 Claire created The Barre Pilates Method.
Using the principles of Pilates and applying mindful, effective movement, she created a workout anyone can try, without any experience of Ballet, but still get the strengthening element of dance, combined with the postural and core emphasis of Pilates.
The class is low impact and emphasises lower body strength, which makes it a great, pelvic floor friendly workout! The class can also include sections to target upper body and core, making it a total body toner!
Joseph Pilates wrote his book “Return to Life with Contrology” which outlined 34 mat work exercises for people to do at home. Mat work was born and the fantastic thing about it is you can do it anywhere!
It’s a great place to learn the basic principles of Pilates without the distraction of equipment. Claire’s Online Pilates has a wide range of mat work with some small equipment thrown in to target every muscle!
Reformer Pilates is done using the Pilates reformer machine which was invented by Joseph Pilates. The springs add resistance which means it can tone every part of the body. When a celebrity says they do Pilates you can bet it’s on a Reformer!
Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes too as it allows you to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs. For example if you have had knee surgery or a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables you to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using a lighter resistance than their body weight, speeding up recovery through controlled movement.
The Reformer can look a little scary at first! Start with a Beginner Reformer class, no matter your fitness level, and you’ll realise that it is the most versatile and effective piece of exercise equipment ever made… plus it’s great fun!
With 50% of women and 25% of men over 50 suffering from Osteoporosis it’s a world wide epidemic. Exercise is a fantastic way of increasing bone density but the wrong movements can increase the risk of fracture. Long term effects of Osteoporosis can lead to pain, deformity and one in four people die in the year following a hip fracture.
Build your Bone Density workouts help reduce the risk or fracture and, practised regularly can help build bone density and improve posture.