This week our very own Rhea Malkin was featured putting freelance journalist and www.relaxyaselftohealth.co.uk founder, Helen Gilbert, through her paces in our Cheyne Walk pilates studio.
Due to ongoing chronic health issues, Helen was keen to try out a less intense form of exercise that would not overly raise her body temperature but strengthen her muscles, so our sports therapist and Stott Pilates graduate Rhea, suggested reformer pilates.
Our studio is equipped with state-of-the-art specialist equipment including reformers, a trapeze table, ladder barrels and a Wunda chair to help clients engage the deep abdominal muscles that are essential for stability.
This means that patients who have difficulty performing pilates on a mat, for instance those in pain, do not have to miss out on the benefits of this fantastic workout.
Pilates is a conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall core stability, posture, strength, flexibility and muscle tone.
We use it to treat patients with chronic pain and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis, orthopaedic and sports injuries, osteoporosis and scoliosis of the spine as well as mothers–to-be with pre or postnatal postural alignment issues, and for rehabilitation and ongoing care.
Pilates is also fantastic for athletic conditioning. Rhea, who completed her first Ironman in the European Championship in Frankfurt last year, credits a one hour pilates session twice a week for improving her core strength and flexibility.
To read out how Helen fared in her reformer pilates session with Rhea, check out her review here: https://relaxyaselftohealth.co.uk/wellness/7-reformer-pilates-myths-busted
If you’d like to book an individual reformer pilates session with Rhea or any of the Team please call reception on: 0208 662 1155
Please look at the video before and after Helens Reformer Class,