Pattie Thornley (Body Control Pilates Master Matwork Teacher, Register of Exercise Professionals Level 4) Pattie has had over 30 years of bodywork experience. After qualifying as an instructor of Shintaido, a Japanese martial art, she studied shiatsu in England and went on to train in Amma, traditional Japanese massage, in San Francisco. She worked as an Amma practitioner for 13 years, based in major companies in the Bristol area (BBC, Hewlett Packard, AXA Sun Life) before training as a Body Control Pilates instructor. Pilates is now her passion and since 2002 she has dedicated her time solely to teaching Pilates.
2.00-3.00 - Beginners
3.15-4.15 - Intermediate
2.00-3.00 - Intermediate/Advanced
Age range: 15+.
Pilates is a safe, gentle and incredibly effective form of exercise, that is used by many professional athletes and dancers alike. It is often prescribed by doctors, osteopaths and physiotherapists for people with chronic problems, such as back or neck pain, arthritis, pain or injury, ME and repetitive strain syndrome, among others.
The controlled, progressive approach of Pilates teaches good movement skills step-by-step, which lead to improved posture, core strength and flexibility. Pilates targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. It helps to reshape your body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It is also a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension.
It is important that people with no previous Pilates experience do a fundamentals workshop to cover the basic Pilates principles. This is true for the first time exerciser and even someone who has exercised all their life. Thereafter Pattie runs classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
Before your first session you will be asked to complete an enrolment form, where you can give details of any injuries or conditions to ensure that you exercise safely.
All classes work to a maximum group of 12. This means that every student can have close supervision and support. If you are joining a group class you will need a certain level of functional mobility to get up and down off the floor.
Pattie teaches nine different classes in various venues in the Bristol area.
For more information about classes: 0117 929 4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org