Our small and unique Pilates classes run each day Monday to Saturday with daytime and evening sessions available. 1:1 appointments and pre and postnatal options are available.
Are you looking for Pilates classes in Medway? City Way Health Clinic on New Road, Rochester offers small and personalised classes in a clinical environment. Each client receives personal attention and clear corrections as well as postural analysis and advice from highly trained and qualified instructors. Pilates is a proved and effective way to condition the body and support the muscles closest to the spine, therefore helping to stabilise the core and prevent back injury or pain. We are pleased to be able to offer this local service in the large studio space for people in the Medway towns of Strood, Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham, Rainham and further afield.
How can Pilates help me?
Pilates emphasises correct spinal and pelvic alignment as well as controlled breathing and stresses the importance of smooth, quality, flowing movement to help you have control over your body and become in tune with its needs. Regular Pilates develops a strong core, flat abdominals and a strong back by working the deep abdominal muscles and activating the trunk, shoulder girdle and pelvis. It also helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles which are so important in our everyday lives.
Can anyone do Pilates?
Pilates is a gentle form of exercise in as much as it is mainly performed in sitting or reclining positions which is low impact. However, the great thing about Pilates is that it is adaptable and the more comfortable you become with the technique, the more the exercises can be adapted to challenge the individual.
What if I already train regularly?
Pilates can benefit your training by lengthening muscles and bringing an added flexibility which will help you to avoid injury. Muscles are strengthened and elasticity and joint mobility are improved and as Pilates is a whole body workout, no muscle goes unworked, nor is it over worked. You will benefit from a balanced body that is less injury prone and both sports and day to day activities will become more efficient and easy. Many professional sports teams and athletes practice Pilates as part of their training to improve performance and balance the body. Pilates helps you to retrain the body to move in a more efficient and safer way that will help you to effectively work all of your muscles so as not to create muscle imbalance – a leading cause of back pain.
Pilates and Osteopathy – a winning team against back pain
Regular Osteopathic treatment is a highly successful, evidence based method to treat and prevent back pain, however, it is essential that patients follow the stretch and exercise plans given to them by their Osteopath if they want to stay pain free and hold off pack pain for longer. Pilates is an excellent way to support your Osteopathinc treatment and take charge of your own pain management and back pain prevention.
Pre and Post Natal Pilates
Pilates is a safe and effective way for you to exercise both during and after your pregnancy. We offer both pre and post natal Pilates Pilates from our Rochester clinic as a 1:1 or !:2 if you would like to come along with a friend.
We are hoping to start Prenatal Pilates classes - please contact the clinic and register your interest and availability.
How do I get started?
If you have any questions about Pilates and what we can offer here at the clinic, please call us on 01634 403403.
Group classes will be a maximum of 8 people per class call the clinic or book here to secure you place.
We also offer 1:1 or 1:2 classes if you would prefer a more individual approach. Please call the clinic for availability or click here to book online.
Not sure if Pilates is for you? Come and have a trial class - £15 for 30 minutes one to one or one to two if you want to come along with a friend.
Pilates Price Iist
Group Sessions (Maximum of 8 per class):
£50 for 1 Hour Class x 6 weeks (£45 if paid in advance)
Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates
£34 for 1 Hour Class x 4 weeks
£37 per hour
£25 per person