In a one to one lesson you receive individual attention with a programme designed for your needs, each move is taught slowly with individual (*hands on) correction. Teaching points are specific to your ability so that you can gain confidence in yourself, build strength and improve agility to join a regular class. To do this you will need to be able to keep pace with the rest of the class. This may take just one lesson or perhaps a block of lessons. If this is not possible, it is important you see improvements, feel stronger and well. You will be encouraged to continue your practice with 5 or 10 minutes exercise every day between sessions. A worksheet designed for your specific needs will be written and given to you for your home practice.
The benefits from exercise are for everyone. One of my oldest clients, is a man aged 85 years. The improvement he has made over the past 8 weeks has been so significant it’s not far short of a miracle. The lessons we have had together have been pure joy, he now has so much more movement in his spine, he can rotate, flex forward with rotation, extend backwards and bend sideways. His shoulder mobility has improved so much, he can stand with his back against a wall and lift his arms to touch the wall. His arm strength has improved, where he has increased the number of standing push ups from 5 to over 20 in one set. We also work on leg strength and hip mobility which is also improving each week. But most important is the quality of life, freedom and confidence he has gained. He can now walk from his home to the high street and back. This is something most of us take for granted but is a lifeline to someone who can’t.
Many people suffer from ongoing back pain. This can be caused by inactivity, sitting for many hours at a desk. It may be be due to a repeated movement, perhaps lifting, carrying a bag on one shoulder or from many hours standing. It is really important you get professional advice from a qualified physiotherapist or osteopath if there is severe back pain, however if it is intermittent, occasional back ache, then Pilates or Yoga may help. You will need to start slowly and a one to one lesson is the perfect way to get the individual attention for your needs.
Here are a few testimonials from one to one clients:
"I chose to have 1-1 lessons with Pauline as I wanted to explore something new to improve my overall health, wellbeing and fitness. Over the years I have joined many gyms and never stuck to them and so I thought the 1-1’s would provide some focus to help me to commit to doing something healthy at a time convenient for me. I enjoyed the 1-1’s as I got to learn the Pilates moves thoroughly and as I became confident I started attending Pauline’s classes which I am happy to say I have stuck at for the past 8 months and really enjoy." Emma Houston
"As one of Pauline's older clients I had never done any kind of fitness course before and was very nervous about trying something new. With Pauline all my anxiety quickly disappeared. Pauline's courses are a joy to attend but having 1:1 is definately the icing on the cake and well worth it even if you only have a few and then attend a course. It helps your confidence grow. I love being able to take things at a pace that is just right for me. I am amazed at how much stronger my core muscles and back are. I have had back problems for many years but have found Pilates very therapeutic for my back. My physio also recommends Pilates. I think it is so important to have confidence in your teacher and feel they are very well trained. Pauline has been in the fitness field for quite a number of years and really knows her stuff. You are taught at various levels so that you can try a move even if it is at level one to begin with. It is the same on the courses (I have attended several including Yoga which is fantastic too), which helps your confidence grow. With gentle direction she helps you to adjust your move if not quite getting it right. I am so glad to have found Pauline. Thank you for your wonderful courses and 1:1 sessions." Anne
"I thoroughly recommend some ‘one to one’ training. For me, it has ensured I get the most out of the exercises in class and at home. We addressed relieving tension in the shoulders and correcting technique." Sara Sherwood
If you are interested in a one to one lesson, please contact me to discuss your needs. This could be anything from 1 hour to a block of 6 weeks. Please send me your comments and share this blog with anyone you feel would enjoy reading it.
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*Hands on. Your teacher will always ask permission to touch you, if correction is needed. If you don’t want to be touched, this is fine, extra teaching points and explanation will be given.