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Pilates – All abilities

Instructor – Rachel Gundle

  • Monday Evening 7.10pm to 8.10pm (Maximum 8 per class)
  • Monday Evening 8.20pm to 9.20pm (Maximum 8 per class)

Instructor – Emma Backshall

  • Tuesday Evening 5.15pm to 6.15pm (Maximum 8 per class)
  • Tuesday Evening 6.30pm to 7.30pm (Maximum 8 per class)
  • Tuesday Evening 7.45pm to 8.45pm (Maximum 8 per class)

Instructor – Lauren Northfield

  • Wednesday Daytime 11.00am to 12.00pm (Maximum 8 per class)

Instructor – Leah Payne

  • Monday Lunchtime 1.30pm to 2.30pm (Maximum 8 per class)
  • Tuesday Morning 9.30am to 10.30am (Maximum 8 per class)

Price – £8.00 per person per class – please make bookings for the classes with Maypole Health Reception


About Pilates

Pilate’s is a complete exercise method dedicated to improving physical and mental health and wellbeing. Pilate’s focuses on building your body’s core strength and improving you posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching, and conditioning exercises. You will increase your core strength (back, abdominals and pelvic floor), improve your flexibility and agility and at the same time tone your stomach and thigh muscles.

The Aim of Pilates

Pilates aims to promote ‘good posture’ and help realign the body. By correctly aligning the body & bring all the joints into their natural, neutral position, joints will remain healthy & stress free.

Pilate’s is a profoundly relaxing method of exercise and its slow, rhythmic movements relieve stress and leave most people feeling simultaneously calm and energized. This mental relaxation, in turn, helps your muscles become less tense.

In the long term, the effect of Pilates is to give your muscles a lengthened, toned shape rather than bulk.

Who is it for

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.

Before starting any exercise class, it is always advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury. Any of the practitioners at Maypole Health will be happy to advise if Pilates would suit the individual and the benefits it can bring.

Leah Payne

Leah Payne is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, a Beachbody PIYO Live Fitness Instructor and is Level 3 Reps registered.

Leah, choses STOTT Pilates for its contemporary approach to the original Pilates method and for its focus on anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

With a background in dance, Leah has been practising and teaching Pilates for over 15 years. Leah holds a strong passion for helping others learn how to use Pilates to their benefit to obtain and maintain a strong, healthy and flexible body.

Emma Backshall

Emma has worked in the health & fitness industry since 1997 and has a wealth of experience in various fields. These include Pilates, Yoga, Personal Training, Nutrition & Weight Management, Stress Management and Group Exercise.

Emma is passionate about promoting health, fitness & wellbeing from both a physical and mental/emotional perspective. She draws upon her knowledge across the fitness & mind body spectrum to provide bespoke Pilates classes for her clients at Maypole Health.

Emma is a master trainer for the ChiBall™ Method and used this method in her classes.