Pilates is a safe and effective system of mat-based exercises with occasional use of small pieces of equipment, designed to improve strength, posture, flexibility, mobility and mental clarity. It was created in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, who said, “After ten sessions you’ll feel better, after twenty sessions you’ll look better and after thirty, you’ll have a whole new body!” Vikki’s brand of Fitness Pilates is an evolved version of the original thirty-four Pilates exercises and takes a more contemporary and functional approach to the original method.
A Fitness Pilates workout is for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or super fit. Sessions can be run on a 1:1 basis, in an intimate class format, or with small groups of friends at home and online. So, if you would like to …
- Correct your postural imbalances
- Obtain a more toned and flexible body
- Achieve a flatter stomach and stronger core
- Gain more flexible joints
- Develop longer, leaner muscles
- Improve your posture
- Enjoy a sense of calm and improve your well-being
… then Fitness Pilates may be just what you are looking for. After very few sessions, you will notice less back pain and discomfort, and even without trying you will start to stand taller and sit with a better posture.
With Pilates now being recognised by doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths as the solution to many back and joint problems, including injury rehabilitation, Vikki is delighted to offer twelve classes in Welwyn village, with the help of her colleague Seeko, who teaches two of them, to help you solve these problems. When your body doesn’t feel good, you don’t feel good, so curing any issues will make you happier, healthier and even feel younger.
There is no age limit to Fitness Pilates and Vikki’s clients range from teens to ninety-plus. Indeed, Vikki is exceptionally proud of the participants of her Super Seniors class on a Wednesday morning, whose flexibility and stamina would put many twenty-somethings to shame!
Ante/Postnatal Pilates – Bring the Baby: This friendly class helps mums return to fitness by gently and safely introducing the correct exercises to rebalance the pelvic organs after carrying a baby and childbirth. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other mums too. Antenatal ladies can also join these sessions or can be assured that if they attend ANY of Vikki’s other classes, they will be given the relevant teaching points and alternative exercises, in order to make sure the exercises are relevant and safe whilst carrying their baby.
Many new mums don’t understand the importance of making sure their tummy muscles close up properly before returning to more strenuous exercise and this class will help them understand all about this. Diastasis Recti is a condition that most women have once they have given birth, but given time and the correct exercises, this condition goes away naturally. If the abdominal wall is stressed too early, however, a problem could occur leaving a weak core, a hole between the abdominals, back pain and a “pregnant”- looking tummy.
All face-to-face classes are run as half-termly courses, and booking is essential as there are limited spaces on each course.
For online “Fitness Pilates and HIIT at Home with Vikki”, please go to the Online Pilates page and subscribe to start your 7-day free trial.
For 1:1 sessions through Zoom or face to face, or for small groups of friends at home, please contact Vikki for more information.