Modern Pilates is a contemporary and updated approach to Pilates exercise.
The programme has been designed by Cherry Baker and physiotherapist Chris Norris & associates.
Modern Pilates runs in-depth teacher training programmes throughout the UK. This programme of exercise has been featured in Health and Fitness, Zest Magazines, Sky TV and has been represented at many of the UK’s major health and fitness
Modern Pilates has been involved in training many physiotherapists and exercise specialists who use Pilates extensively in the rehabilitation of back injury and muscle imbalance.
The home of its founder and main tutor Cherry Baker is the little town of Glossop, Derbyshire.
Cherry, John and their team of practitioners are pleased to announce that they now have a new home on Surrey Street Glossop. The Fitness and Rehabilitation Studio is a one minute drive from Tescos and less than a five minute walk from Glossop town centre, twenty minutes drive from New Mills, Marple and Strines.
What will I gain from Modern Pilates?
Modern Pilates is a method of exercise that will condition and tone the body. Its methods are very different from many traditional types of exercise. The aim is to work muscles from the inside out, creating a stronger flatter mid section, improved posture, muscle balance, realigning the spine and improving both the function and appearance of the body.
Modern Pilates is a relaxing and individual programme which works both the body & mind. Modern Pilates is also aimed at relieving stress and can help improve sleep patterns and tension, specifically in the neck and shoulders.
Who is Modern Pilates For?
Everybody! Modern Pilates is recommended by for those recovering from back problems, weak abdominals (core stability), stress incontinence and poor posture. Modern Pilates is an ideal form of rehabilitation. There are specialist classes for the older adult and for those with special needs such as MS, hip, knee replacements and arthritis (see attached timetable). Modern Pilates is also
an ideal additional type of exercise for runners, advanced fitness enthusiasts and dancers who will benefit from increased flexibility and core stability.
Beginner’s classes are suitable for post natal mums and will help increase function and repair of the pelvic floor along with suitable exercises for the mid section. Tension and muscle imbalance can occur from both breast and bottle-feeding; as it is easy to adapt poor posture when new mothers are stressed and tired. Modern Pilates will not only exercise all the right muscles but will give mum that time out she deserves. (See timetable)
Normal Modern Pilates classes are ideal for pregnant mums up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. We offer specialist classes for pre and postnatal mums who can continue to work with a specialist tutor throughout the whole of their pregnancy.
(See attached timetable and biography on Cherry Baker)
Why Choose Modern Pilates?
Modern Pilates is a training programme that is taught by physiotherapist and advanced exercise teachers. Modern Pilates training programmes are only offered to physiotherapist, sports therapist and experienced and qualified exercise teachers and personal trainers. Modern Pilates teachers have to pass extensive theory exams present case studies and plan both progressive and remedial programmes. The final assessment is based around hours of observed teaching and a final practical assessment.
It is worth noting that there are many types of Pilates classes around, some Pilates based classes are run by teachers who have only taken a couple of days training. Whilst these classes may be taught by excellent teachers they are not ideal if you have more specialist needs, recovering from injury or want a more personal session.
Modern Pilates delivers small group personal training, classes numbers are limited to 12 beginners and 15 intermediate clients. Classes run on a course basis only. Clients are screened and given individual advice and attention throughout the class. We also offer private group personal training sessions with between three and six clients and personal training on a one-to-one basis
is available upon request.
What to look for in a Pilates Class
- As a new client you should be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding health, well-being and injury.
- Classes with 12 or fewer participants are more appropriate for beginners.
- The teacher should show individual attention, expect to be individually helped or corrected.
- The teacher should constantly be observing and communicating with both the group and individual clients.
- Classes are better when they run on a course basis to allow teachers to get to know clients individually and prescribe specific exercises or adaptations.
- Classes should use a variety of teaching aids, full length mats, blocks, bands and various support methods for individual use. Expect to see pillows, lumbar rolls and other equipment.
- Teachers should be able to offer adaptations and should have equipment such as blocks and supports to enable them to do so.
Background to Pilates.
Pilates is not new. It is an exercise discipline that gained popularity with dancers in New York during the 1920s. However Joseph Hubertus born in Germany during the 1880s originally developed some of his methods with prisoners of war who had lost limbs or suffered injury.
His work with dancers was far removed from his earlier remedial work. A lot of his methods were drawn from Tai Chi and Yoga. Unfortunately we only have material from his later days of practice and many of those exercises are very unsuitable for the general public!!! Modern Pilates combines the best principles of Pilates with sports science and research from the 21st Century. Simply that! Modern Pilates is a modern contemporary approach to an old exercise discipline.
Here’s footage of Beginners Pilates Level 1+ and Pre-Natal
TRY OUR WEDNESDAY 8.15PM CLASS.
Specifically aimed at those with no experience of Pilates and also those with specific injuries. This class needs to be pre booked due to limited spaces. Contact reception on 01457-858 555 for more details.