Lucy previously worked in the NHS for 13 years as an Occupational Therapist, many of those years as a Macmillan Occupational Therapist. Lucy then retrained as a Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. Her previous career has given Lucy a good understanding of the human body, and mind, helping her to develop excellent skills in observation and communication which she now applies in her Pilates teaching.
Before joining a class Lucy will do an initial one to one session, this allows her to look at your posture, teach you how to use your core muscles and start some basic exercises. Pilates is quite specific so this session helps you to understand how the exercises should feel, and makes it easier to follow the exercises.
Posture is a key element of Pilates and is constantly taught and corrected throughout the Pilates class. Poor posture is a major contributor to back and neck problems. Despite sounding simple it takes practise and help to correct posture, attending a Pilates class can greatly help to improve posture and therefore reduce pain.
Pilates classes are proven to reduce recurrence of back pain and help individuals to manage ongoing back and neck problems.
Pilates emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability. From this central core, the Pilates method works by adjusting the intensity of each exercise through the use of differing limb movements and resistance to strengthen and balance the muscles. During classes a variety of equipment is used to assist/challenge the client depending on ability.
An initial individual session is required before joining a group class. The cost is £40. This appointment takes 50 minutes.
To book an individual session, please click here.
Classes cost £9.50 per class, and are payable in blocks. This means at the beginning of the block you pay for the 4 weeks (or however long the block is).
|Monday||10.00am||St Stephens and West Church Hall, Broughty Ferry|
|Monday||6.00pm||St Stephens and West church Hall, Broughty Ferry|
|Monday||7.00pm||St Stephens and West church Hall, Broughty Ferry|
|Wednesday – Higher Level Pilates 1/2 Hour||6.45pm||Ferry Good Health Clinic, 214 King street, Broughty Ferry|
|Thursday||9.30am||Ferry Good Health Clinic, 214 King street, Broughty Ferry|
|Thursday – Beginners class||5.45pm||Ferry Good Health Clinic, 214 King street, Broughty Ferry|
For more information about Pilates classes in Dundee, please do not hesitate to contact Lucy on 07305 985534 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org