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Pilates

Pilates heightens concentration of the mind, control & range of movement, actively improves proprioception, influencing balance & awareness.

Lucia holds Pilates classes at:

  • Stalisfield Village Hall, Stalisfield Rd, Faversham, ME13 0JE on Thursday mornings at 10:00
  • MBD Equestrian Centre, Shadoxhurst, Ashford TN26 1LY on Wednesday evenings at 18:30

Costs

£10 per class, concessions for pre-paid blocks of 6

Bespoke classes 1-4 from £15 per class, concessions for pre-paid blocks of 6 at Wincheap, Canterbury

1-2-1 @£35 per class, concessions for pre-paid blocks of 6

  • £15/person - 45 minutes x 3 people in a class
  • £20/person – 55 minutes x 2 people in a class
  • £35/person – 45 minutes x 1 person in a class
  • £25/person - 30 minutes x 1 person

Follow the link opposite to book and email me for a client medical history form & Exercise questionnaire.

Horse Massage

Massage breaks down adhesions - accumulated tension in the muscle tissues- stimulates blood supply, the oxygen & nutrients help the muscles bounce back. Toned muscles need to feel spongy, not solid.

Lucia offers a mobile service to come to the yard where your horse is based.

Costs

  • £35 - ½ hour
  • £45 - ¾ hour
  • £60 - 1 hour

Human Massage

Massage breaks down adhesions - accumulated tension in the muscle tissues- stimulates blood supply, the oxygen & nutrients help the muscles bounce back. Muscles need to feel spongy, not solid. Tendons need to feel like soft Tagliatelle, not tight guitar strings.

Costs

  • £25 - ½ hour
  • £35 - ¾ hour
  • £40 - 1 hour

Lucia is based at Hope Spinal Wellness in Canterbury, CT2 7JL, Monday & Tuesday

Classes available to all: Riders & non-riders

Do you have any of the following symptoms?
  • Lower back pain
  • Forward head carriage
  • Stiffness in neck & upper body
  • Tension in shoulders & elbows
  • Tight hamstrings
  • Tight hips & buttocks
  • Crooked seat
  • Odd stirrups/leg length
  • Excessive arm & leg movement
  • All of these causes can be addressed, engaged & strengthened:

Classes focus on:

  • Improving concentration
  • Lateral Breathing
  • Movement Control
  • Co-ordination & Balance
  • Core activation
  • Muscle strengthening & stabilisation
  • Developing pace & precision
  • Body control & use of muscles in isolation
  • Relaxation

Online appointments by Smoothbook

Why do Pilates?

As we get older our muscles naturally reduce in size, therefore more effort is needed to prevent this deterioration. Generally, people lose about 1 percent of their lean muscle mass per year after age 40. You may see these changes start as early as your 30s, but most people see the biggest changes between their 40s and 50s.

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HOW Physical activity can help

Exercise can prevent many age-related changes to muscles, bones and joints - and reverse these changes as well. It's never too late to start living an active lifestyle and enjoying the benefits. Research shows that: Exercise can make bones stronger and help slow the rate of bone loss. Older people can increase muscle mass and strength through muscle-strengthening activities. Balance and coordination exercises, such as tai chi, can help reduce the risk of falls.

Physical activity in later life may delay the progression of osteoporosis as it slows down the rate at which bone mineral density is reduced. Weight-bearing exercise, such as walking or weight training, is the best type of exercise for maintenance of bone mass. There is a suggestion that twisting or rotational movements, where the muscle attachments pull on the bone, are also beneficial. Older people who exercise in water (which is not weight bearing) may still experience increases in bone and muscle mass compared to sedentary older people.

Stretching is another excellent way to help maintain joint flexibility. See your doctor before you start any new physical activity program. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, are elderly or have a chronic disease.

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