Stay Strong And Surgery Free With Pilates
Says Vanessa Pearce at the London Pilates Studio
Some people think of Pilates as a ‘girlie workout’ says Vanessa Pearce of the Chiswick based London Pilates Studio: “This attitude vanishes once they try it out for themselves and see how challenging it is. It was after all, created by a cigar smoking, whiskey-drinking boxer, acrobat, and gymnast named Joseph Pilates.”
Locals who work out at London Pilates Studio, are often referred by a GP: “Clients often arrive suffering from back or neck pain or problems with joints and quite quickly become committed to the discipline,” says Vanessa.
“Although you want immediate results, you never want to feel pain, just invigorated and relaxed at the end of your session.” Vanessa works alongside physiotherapist Alan Watson in his BiMAL Medical Centre and integrates workouts into therapeutic and rehabilitation programmes.
The London Pilates Studio programme strengthens the core and alleviates problems in joints and muscle. This class will stabilise your body’s core to improve posture and develop muscle strength – key to playing sports such as tennis, football, rugby and golf, and activities such as cycling, swimming and climbing.
Workouts can be tailored for small groups as well as for individuals. There is a maximum of four people per session - it's all about quality not quantity! Best of all, there is no expensive gym membership or joining fee. Just pay as you go or get a discount by booking a block in advance – up to you!
Stay strong and surgery free
Vanessa has been a fitness instructor for 12 years, and following an additional four years’ intensive study is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor. She is a highly qualified practitioner, and professional choice of local physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
“I pay special attention to strengthening the lower back, shoulders and neck. We spend a lot of time sitting at desks and in cars and Pilates helps to correct your posture, open up your chest, so you stand up straight and strong. I aim to achieve an absence of pain and I have clients that tell me that their exercise programmes have kept them out of surgery. This means a lot to me.”
June 20, 2011