Pilates & MELT

Pilates classes are based on the original mat work exercise developed by Joseph Pilates, which is a unique system of stretching and strengthening, resulting in a body that is stronger and better balanced. It develops body awareness, improving and changing the bodies postural and alignment habits and increasing flexibility and ease of movement. Pilates releases stress and improves posture. 

The climate controlled studio is designed to bring in light creating balance and calm to the space. Our small classes are limited to 6 people to ensure you get the personal attention you deserve, whether a complete beginner or more advanced in your practice, we endeavour to help you to get the most from every session.

 

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. This revolutionary approach is backed by the latest science and acclaimed by hundreds of thousands of devoted MELTers!

New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living; a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body architectural support and optimal mind-body communication. Manual therapist Sue Hitzmann has transformed ground-breaking neurofascial science and hands-on therapies into a one-of-a-kind treatment method called MELT. Using specialised techniques, a soft body roller and four different small balls, MELT rehydrates the connective tissue, rebalances the nervous system and restores space to compressed joints.

MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and live pain-free. For anyone who wants to stay active, mobile and independent - MELT is a must.

MELT is also for active younger adults and athletes who want to maintain a fit, healthy body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear.


Your Pilates & MELT teachers

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Emma Yeates

 

Emma is a Level 3 Pilates instructor with Pre and Post Natal training. She has a back ground in the fitness, massage and beauty industries with a special interest in improving physical and mental wellbeing.

Having endured years of back problems herself following an injury and pregnancy complications, 6 years ago she finally attended a Pilates class and has never looked back. Experiencing the huge improvement in her own physical health has made Emma very passionate about the benefits of Pilates.

Emma’s classes will focus on improving posture, core muscle strength and pelvic floor muscles, using a variety of small equipment to make the participants feel strong and lean. The Prenatal classes will aim to keep you mobile and relaxed during your pregnancy while focusing on your pelvic floor muscles and breathing. The Postnatal classes gently help to strengthen the muscles weakened by pregnancy (core and pelvic floor) regain muscle tone and de-stress.

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Anne Hume

 

Anne Hume is a Stotts trained Pilates Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer.
Actively involved in a variety sports over the years, she knows how beneficial it is to keep your body in tip top condition, preventing and overcoming injuries.

All levels are welcome to the classes which will be varied, using a variety of equipment. Exercises can be adapted to suit those with injuries, health conditions, or new to pilates.

Anne has been involved with Pilates for some time and recently trained as a Stotts Pilates Instructor having experienced the positive benefits of a stronger back, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. She would love to help clients achieve their goals especially with improving their posture, strengthening back/core stability muscles, and helping with rehabilitation after an injury.

Anne has worked with a wide variety of elite sports people especially in tennis, squash, netball and running. She has helped clients of all age groups and abilities, whether it be sport, occupational or general wellbeing, always passionate and enthusiastic as ever about helping clients reach their goals. In the past Anne has competed in netball at county level and has been very much involved with tennis, squash, racketball and running.

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Julie Ann Moore

 

Julie is the only Level 2 qualified MELT Method instructor in Hampshire and runs Introductory Workshops and Classes.

Having suffered with chronic back and hip pain following a total hip replacement, Julie Ann discovered MELT and was amazed at how this simple self-treatment technique got her out of pain and off all pain medication, which she had been taking for a number of years. Wanting to help others in a similar situation Julie Ann trained with the creator of MELT, Sue Hitzmann, in the US to become a MELT instructor and has completed the Hand & Foot, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.

Julie Ann has also assisted Sue Hitzmann as a ‘teaching assistant’ at instructor training in the UK.

The MELT Introductory Workshop is a pre-requisite to taking MELT classes and is a 1.5 hour session to take you through what MELT is and how it can help you. Working with the specialised MELT balls and soft roller, Julie will show you the key techniques used.

Weekly beginner and Intermediate Classes run for 1 hour and are designed to help you to become familiar with the techniques so that you are confident in doing the moves at home.

Pilates session times

Monday AM 9.30 for 1hr Pilates with Emma
PM 19.30 for 1hr MELT with Julie Ann
Tuesday PM 18.25 for 1hr Pilates with Emma
PM 19.30 for 1hr Pilates with Emma
Wednesday AM 9.30 for 1hr Pilates with Emma
PM 19.30 for 1hr Pilates with Emma
Thursday PM 18.00 for 1hr Pilates with Anne
Saturday AM 9.30 for 1hr Pilates with Emma

Pilates session fees

Pilates classes – course of 6 weeks
Classes are small with a maximum of 6
  £72