Berkshire Pilates Classes

Are you trying to find a local Pilates class in Berkshire? Maybe you have been referred to Pilates classes by your GP, chiropractor or physiotherapist?

Sophie Howlett Pilates TeacherSophie Howlett teaches classes in Reading and Caversham. She runs beginners’ Pilates classes as well as classes for intermediate levels, antenatal Pilates classes and private 1:1 sessions.

The benefits of Pilates can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you are an athlete in training or recovering from injury, a stressed office worker or someone who spends too much time driving a van or carrying heavy equipment. Pilates can help you rebalance your muscles and relieve back pain as well as help prevent injuries by showing you how to use the right muscles for the right jobs.

Pilates targets the body’s deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out. It helps to rebalance the body and to bring it into correct alignment. It helps to reshape your body, which should become longer, leaner and more toned. Pilates improves your posture and works to provide the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

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Using both concentration and relaxation, it is a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension in both the mind and the body. Body Control Pilates offers a comprehensive programme of exercises for both mat and machine work. They are adapted from the ‘classical’ exercises developed by Joseph Pilates.