Northants Pilates is owned by Karen Grinter who runs several Pilates classes each week at the Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation Centre. Pilates is an exercise system devised by Joseph Pilates to promote good alignment, breathing technique, balance, strength and flexibility. When taught correctly it enhances physical fitness, relaxes the mind, and reduces back pain and injury.
Most classes are based around mat exercises that are designed so that you can do them anywhere, whether lying down, on all fours, sitting or standing which is the traditional form of Pilates. In order to further challenge the body, Karen also developed ways to incorporate the Fitness sCircle, Swiss balls, weighted balls, foam rollers, poles and resistance bands into your workout.
In addition, they use a range of machines developed by Joseph Pilates, including the Reformer, Trapeze Table (sometimes called the Cadillac), the Split Pedal (Wunda) Chair, Ladder Barrel and Arc Barrels. These offer a different workout to the mat exercises and they can be modified for any level of fitness.
Classes run for 75 minutes and include a variety of mat exercises and usually end with guided relaxation/release/stretching.
For more information contact Karen on 01933 413700 or email from the ‘contact us’ page on
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