Pilates & Zoom

Private  Practice located at: Marriott Regents Park Hotel

128 King Henry's Road

London

NW3 3ST


Contact us on: 07930 981 215

Pilates


Endorsed by the medical profession, Pilates enhances mobility and overall strength and flexibility. It is proven to relieve pain and stiffness and mobility issues by improving posture, back and joint problems.  It is therefore, a useful tool to sports training, improved performance and for rehabilitation.


Pilates is for:

  • Core Stability
  • Joint Health and Efficiency
  • Back Strengthening
  • Improved Posture
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mobility
  • Fitness
  • Stretch and Tone
  • Abdominal Strength & Contouring
  • Body Conditioning
  • Fitness in Pregnancy


At The Osprey Clinic, we provide Pilates matwork classes. These may include the use of free weights, stretch bands and gym balls.


Group classes are scheduled to meet all levels of fitness, from beginners to advanced levels and the age range is from 15 to 85.  We have a maximum class number of five to ensure a high level of teaching supervision. An introductory private session, to address the basic principles of The Pilates Method and to assess individual goals and health history, is required before joining a group class.

Currently discontinued due to social distancing limitations.

 

Group Class Timetable:

Mon       11 -12pm             Intermediate/Advanced

Tue        5.40-6.40pm        General

Wed       10.15-11.15am     Beginner/General

Thu        5.40-6.40pm        Beginner/General

Fri         11-12pm              General/Intermediate

Currently discontinued due to social distancing limitations. 



Private classes are tailored to your individual needs either at your home or at our studio.


A full initial assessment includes:

  • Evaluation of any spinal or joint problems
  • Consideration of your health history
  • Fitness objectives.


This forms the basis of a tailored exercise programme.


our Private Pilates clients tend to progress faster in developing good Pilates technique, strength and flexibility by having 'one to one' sessions. These allow you to focus totally on executing each exercise with precision, without the distractions of being in a group class. Fitness goals are continually reassessed together with your instructor, taking into account individual ability and achievement, to ensure progress within set time frames is achieved.


Private sessions  may  be geared towards the following:


Fitness Training

One to one Pilates sessions consider your individual fitness requirements. This may be for toning or conditioning specific areas of the body, such as  the abdominals, or to improve overall fitness or sporting performance.  By developing excellent core muscle strength other physical activities are executed more efficiently. For this reason, sports people commonly incorporate Pilates training into their fitness regimes.



Pain Management and Remedial Therapy can also be achieved with regular Pilates sessions.  Private sessions will be required initially, but it may be possible to join a group exercise class as you progress, depending on your condition. Combined sessions of Manual Therapy and Pilates may also be considered to help you to make better progress.



At the Osprey Clinic we also provide classes,

as follows:


Pilates for the Older Person

Pilates offers a gentle approach to exercise for health and mobility for the older age groups.  More and more, people are starting to exercise in later life, when the body starts to display the physical effects of wear and tear. Pilates helps you to cope with degenerative changes in the spine and joints and to maintain mobility. Also, following joint replacement surgery and the rehabilitation process, it is important to maintain joint mobility and muscle balance through regular exercise. In addition to offering private classes, our small group classes are an opportunity to exercise with others in a fun and friendly environment.


Pilates for Advanced Fitness Training

Many people wish to progress to Advanced Pilates for the challenge of mastering movement techniques which challenge the body in a similar way to dance or gymnastics. These exercises demand ultimate core strength, stamina, balance, concentration, coordination, controlled breathing pattern, postural awareness and control.


At The Osprey Clinic, advanced exercises are broken down initially, into manageable patterns of movement to enable the individual to gradually progress to advanced level.


Pilates for Pregnancy

During pregnancy it is inadvisable to take up a new form of exercise, in general.  However, a gentle Pilates programme can be designed to suit your level of fitness and individual needs taking your overall health history into account. At The Osprey Clinic we work with pregnant women only from the 17th week of pregnancy if you are new to Pilates. Our instructors are fully trained and experienced in working with pregnant women.  A thorough understanding of health problems in pregnancy is important to ensure  safety for you and your baby and certain exercises are contraindicated during the different trimesters.  Your instructor will provide you with suitable exercises for each stage of your pregnancy and at a manageable pace.




Pilates sessions are now offered via Zoom, to enable our clients to exercise in the comfort of their own homes.


You can choose from Scheduled Group classes,

Private Zoom classes or Build Your Own Group Zoom class with upto 8 participants.


A Private Introductory session is necessary before starting regular Zoom Classes. This is provided at the studio or on Zoom and includes medical history evaluation as well as posture or injury assessment, as appropriate.


Choose from Scheduled Group Classes, as follows:

Tuesdays    5.40pm - 6.40pm

Thursdays  5.40pm - 6.40pm

Friday        11am - 12pm.


If you are unable to see a convenient class time, please email your preference for other times, as we constantly receive new enquiries for different class times. We will then be able to consider scheduling additional classes in due course.


Private classes are tailored to your individual needs either at your home or at the studio.


A full initial assessment includes:

  • Evaluation of any spinal or joint problems
  • Consideration of your health history
  • Fitness objectives.


This forms the basis of a tailored exercise programme, which aims to meet your fitness objectives.


Our Private Pilates clients tend to progress faster in developing good Pilates technique, strength and flexibility by having 'one to one' sessions. Private classes allow you to focus totally on executing each exercise with precision, without the distractions of being in a group class. Fitness goals are continually reassessed together with your instructor, taking into account individual ability and achievement, to ensure progress within set time frames is achieved.


Private Pilates classes on Zoom are available, as follows:

  • Fitness Training
  • Weight Management
  • Flexibility and Body Conditioning
  • Pain Management and Remedial Therapy
  • Pilates for the Older Person
  • Pilates for Advanced Fitness Training
  • Pilates for Pregnancy (from 17weeks only)








 

Rehabilitation


Rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates is tailored to your individual needs, following injury or surgery and may form an essential part of the rehabilitation process. 


Core stability training is fundamental to Pilates  Rehabilitation, enabling the body to build strength  initially in deepest muscular layers. This provides a  solid foundation for the repair and reconditioning of  other muscle groups.


Pilates is a body-wide conditioning method. So, whether you have suffered a sports injury or are recovering from spinal or bunion surgery, or an infection, Pilates will help you to regain your strength and flexibility gradually over time, and to return to your normal activities.


For example, Abdominal and Pelvic Floor strengthening contributes  the recovery of hamstring, groin, knee and other lower limb injuries. 


With respect to Shoulder Injuries, Pilates Rehabilitation works to develop correct posture of the entire shoulder girdle and give strength and support to the paraspinal muscles in the neck and upper back. This improves the healing process and protects the body against recurrent strains.


Rehabilitation sessions start with:

  • Medical case history.
  • Discussion about any diagnosed health conditions.
  • Assessement of the injured area.
  • Consideration of any X-rays, Scans, Medical Reports and Consultants' letters.


Initially,  you will be given a programme of gentle rehabilitation exercises specifically aimed at improving the injured area, as well as exercises for core stability and posture.


Exercises are generally slow and repetitive in the early stages of rehabilitation and develop in their complexity as you progress.  Working against resistance and using free weights over time, will enable you to regain your strength, flexibility and muscle balance to give the body the best chance of a full recovery.


Zoom Pilates Classes










“I wanted to do Pilates to gain core strength and tone my body, post having children. Gina John, founder of The Osprey Clinic, would come to my house to train me at my convenience and we would train for an hour at a time. I learnt a lot about Pilates and how to use my muscles properly. My body changed dramatically and for the better.

Gina has a warm and gentle character. She knows so much about all levels of fitness and Pilates and was professional at all times. When I had a back injury, Gina could also help me with my back pain. She supported me with back stretches and extra exercise so it wouldn’t be re-occurring. I got fit and healthy at the same time. Many thanks Gina!”   


Sadie Frost




“I joined Gina’s Pilates classes at The Osprey Clinic, seven years ago as a very unfit middle aged woman with zero coordination! From the outset Gina gave me the confidence and motivation to believe that I could improve. From a tentative start I now attend classes twice a week and have a private class on Sundays.

Gina’s medical knowledge and professional training means that she is able to give individual informed advice and ensures that every person has an individual safe programme. The classes are varied and enjoyable and can be a lifeline after a stressful job whilst the private class is individually tailored and is more intensive including the use of the Swiss ball.

Gina is an excellent teacher. I can say this with confidence as a teacher trainer. She also has emotional intelligence and can make everyone feel good about themselves and confident. Classes are offered at a broad range of times to suit all lifestyles.

I am hooked on my classes which I believe have improved my posture, confidence and wellbeing and I recommend her without hesitation, as would the rest of the class.”


Lynda, North London


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