Pilates

We provide small group Pilates classes, taught by expert teachers, who will give you plenty of individual attention and who will improve your practice, at the right pace for you.

We offer a wide range of Pilates classes so we will have a class that is right for you.

Pilates provides you with a whole body workout loved by sports stars and celebs.

Pilates builds core strength and improves your posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.

Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles providing you with a complete body workout. You feel muscles working that you didn't even know that you had!

"After a Pilates class at the Hummingbird Centre you emerge feeling refreshed, both mentally and physically, and ready to face the world again. Always worth it."

Janice, Chelmsford

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Please look at our class schedule for details of all our classes and book yourself in and pay online with our easy to use online booking system.

Please register via Book Online or alternatively, feel free to pop in, say hello and sign up in the studio. We look forward to meeting you.

Our Pilates classes are small groups and use a range of small equipment such as gym balls, magic circles, foam rollers, resistance bands, weighted balls and mini balls, to add different dimensions to your practice, increasing the challenge and keeping our classes varied and interesting and unlike those of the mainstream gyms.

We pride ourselves on being a specialist studio and have a wide variety of classes and instructors with a varied knowledge base to ensure that we have a class that is right for you.

We offer:

  • Beginners classes
  • Intermediate classes
  • Advanced Pilates classes
  • One to one sessions
  • Reformer one to ones

Key benefits of Pilates:

  • Improves core stability, general muscle strength and flexibility
  • Improves posture and optimises muscle balance
  • Toned body shape
  • Leaner physique
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Prevents injuries/ aids rehabilitation
  • Reduces back pain
  • Helps to prevent ante and post natal lumbopelvic problems
  • Promotes Relaxation
  • Relieves stress

Pilates builds core strength and improves your posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.

However, Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles of the back, abdomen and pelvis; providing you with a complete body workout. You feel muscles working that you didn't even know that you had!

Pilates is a complete exercise method that was developed by Joseph Pilates and has been developed further to benefit those with back pain. Pilates tones your muscles without adding bulk, increasing your flexibility and agility and at the same time toning your stomach and thigh muscles.

It helps you to develop an awareness of how your body works, helping your mind and body to work in harmony.

Pilates is based on eight key principles:

  • Relaxation
  • Alignment
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Routine
  • Breathing
  • Centring
  • Flowing Movement

Reformer Pilates

The reformer is the most famous piece of Pilates equipment. Reformer Pilates does exactly what it says: reforms the body!

The reformer uses resistance in all planes of motion to work your core muscles, arms and legs.

The amount of resistance used is gradually progressed to increase the difficulty of the exercises.

Benefits of using the Reformer:

  • Challenging, toning Pilates workout
  • Increased strength
  • Increased stamina
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved fitness
  • Improved posture and body awareness
  • Injury prevention/ rehabilitation
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Reduced muscle tension and improved muscle balance
  • Stress relief

Reformer Pilates provides you with the ultimate Pilates workout! We are sure that you'll reap the benefits of using this piece of equipment like we have!

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