Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.
We created Gentle Pilates in 2011 as a specialised class for people with existing back/joint/mobility problems who were not able to manage a beginners level class. Belinda has attended a Back Care Specialised Workshop with Body Mechanics in Ware and has eight years of great experience of working with clients who have all sorts of conditions and complications that cause them pain on a day to day basis. This session also works very well for older adults or anyone recovering from an illness or operation, although we do need clients to be able to get down and up from the floor unassisted.
“I feel the key is to move slowly, learn correctly and build confidence both in yourself and me as an instructor. Pilates will greatly improve your daily quality of life by making your back and core muscles stronger. Your back should be less vulnerable and more easily managed during difficult periods of spasm; and pain in general should happen less often.” Belinda Nuttall.
“In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body.” Joseph Pilates.
The class is usually on a Friday morning at 10.30am in Studio 2 at the Latton Bush Centre in Harlow and is 50 minutes long. It is currently running on Zoom and with catch up videos that you can do in your own time. All you need is a mat and a reliable internet connection to participate. We expect our Gentle Pilates class to be back Face to Face early June 2021.
Classes can be attended via a Monthly Membership Subscription from £25 a month which gives access to 1 online live class a week up to £39.50 a month which gives unlimited use of classes, whether on Zoom or Face to Face and access to the recordings of the sessions via their membership account. Classes can also be purchased as a 6 week block for £48 to be used over a 9 week period allowing access to 1 live class a week, whether on Zoom or Face to Face when permitted term time only or as a single class at £9 per class payable in advance online (subject to availability).
UPDATE: due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, many of our classes are currently being delivered Online – see our BeBody Online page for more details. When permitted we also have a limited timetable of socially distanced Face to Face classes where venues are large and numbers are limited. Please see our current timetable for details.