This 8 week Introductory Programme will help you move better and feel better.
Designed with the complete beginner in mind, this programme offers you the 1-2-1 and community support of an in-person class. I'll guide you through a structed path to help you achieve a strong and supple body, free of tightness, tension, aches and pains.
If you are new to exercise, haven’t been very active for a while, or are recovering from an injury, joint or muscular problem, Pilates is a gentle way to get your body moving again.
This programme is ideal if you want to truly want to understand all the foundational exercises and basic Pilates principles. It offers support and flexibility to work at your own pace, building a solid base on which to progress your Pilates practice.
“Discover how easily you can move by mobilising your body with gentle Pilates exercises”.
The 7 Elements to a Successful Pilates Practice
Pilates isn't just about going through the motions of the exercise. There is much more to it. There are 7 Elements I teach to help your get the most of a regular Pilates practice.
#1 Flexibility and Suppleness
Pilates is a great way to improve flexibility. We focus on reducing tight muscles which can restrict your movement and maintaining your joint health so you can retain full range of movement. It’s when we lose this movement that problems occur.
#2 Strength and Stability
The core muscles are designed to support and stabilise the spine, particularly the lower spine, during movement. Pilates will make you aware of how to work these deep core muscles that other forms of exercise often don’t.
Without good mobility we experience reduced movement in our joints. The more your move your joints, the better movement you will have.
To ensure good posture it's important that you are set up correctly before starting an exercising. It ensure you body is in it's correct alignment and doesn't put excess stress and strain on your joints.
#5 Breathing and Relaxation
Pilates helps you focus on breathing deep into your lungs, expanding the ribcage and mobilising the middle back which can often be a little stiff. It also has a calming effect on your mind, reducing muscles tension, stress, and allowing yourself to focus on the moment.
Engagement of the deep core abdominal muscles gives us a corset of strength and support from within our body. It also gives us the stability to move well every day, so we can enjoy our hobbies, such as swimming, walking, tennis or golf.
Often overlooked, our balance is something we should work on regularly. Our balance declines as we get older, so practising often ensures we are less likely to fall over!
What people are saying.
"I had frequent bouts of pain from lower back especially, but neck and shoulder too. Now I can exercise and move about more. I have less specific areas of pain and feel my movement is much easier"
~Mrs C, Bewdley
“Natalie is a talented and very well organised teacher who knows the needs of her clients well”
~Mrs V Pardy, Worcestershire
"Thanks to Pilates exercises, I’m now able to do three-mile walks again"
~Lynda Prescott, Wyre Forest
“Great Pilates lessons in the comfort of my own home”
~N. Almond, Worcestershire
My Experience of Pilates
Like many people, I discovered Pilates to help strength my back after the birth of my daughter. I’ve continued doing Pilates ever since and now I want to share the benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible.
I see the biggest results with beginners who have never done Pilates before. Within weeks they tell me how much better they start to feel, how they feel more stretched and supple, feel their bodies moving easier, and the improvement they feel in their own wellbeing.
I work mainly with women over 50 years of age, so I understand the challenges you face as you get older. And as I creep closer to that age myself, I realise that keeping your body moving and staying active is of great benefit to your overall health.
“I see the biggest results with beginners who have never done Pilates”.
‘I can’t believe that these simple exercises are so good for you’ - Sarah’s Story
Sarah joined my classes in the hope that being more active would alleviate her aches and pains. She was waking in the morning feeling stiff and had recurring mild back pain. She hadn’t done Pilates before, so she joined my beginners programme which took her through all the basic exercises at a nice slow pace. After attending one class every week for four weeks, she approached me at the end of the class one day to tell me how much better she was feeling. She wasn’t feeling as stiff in the morning and she just found it easier to move, and more importantly, she hadn’t had any back pain for two weeks. ‘I can’t believe that these simple exercises are so good for you’, was the one comment she made which really stood out for me.
“The basic exercises are often the most powerful”.
The Elements Introductory Pilates Programme
I’ve now taken my beginners course that I have taught to hundreds of women, and put it into an online format that you can do at home.
What makes this programme different to other online courses, is the ongoing support. You'll have access to 1-2-1 sessions with me and also group support sessions, as you work through the programme at your own pace during the 8 weeks.
Each exercise is fully explained and demonstrated, so you fully understand what you need to do to perform the exercise safely.
Health consultation before you start
4 Individual support sessions
4 Group support sessions
50 Instructional Videos
A detailed progressive plan
Full demo and instructions for each exercises
Also…. bonus course including
5 Day Balance Challenge
The Online Studio Collection
(5 Beginners Sessions recorded live to help you enhance the method for great movement)
4 Part Health and Wellness Video Series to continue your Pilates practice at the end of the programme
When you've finished the programme, it doesn't end there!
Get 2 weeks access to my LIVE Health and Wellness classes for beginners including the recordings.
That actually makes the programme 10 weeks!
Why do Pilates at home?
It's a home-based programme that feels like a one-2-one session!
This programme is specifically designed for Beginners and the over 50s.
Low impact workouts that can help keep your body mobile and supple.
Workouts to improve your posture and core (abdominal) strengthen.
Short videos that you can easily fit into your day.
The perfect solution if you prefer to exercise at home.
Ideal for the complete beginner.
Exercise that makes everyday movement easier.