Vital Pilates

Exciting News! Vital Pilates is expanding!

I am very excited to announce that Vital Pilates is opening a second space – Chew Valley Studio! Vital Pilates – Chew Valley Studio is based within J M fitness in Winford and will be opening on 1st July 2017. We will be running equipment 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 sessions and group mat classes. Vital […]

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Will I feel sore after a Pilates workout?

The Question This is a question I have been asked more often recently, particularly by new clients who haven’t ached after their Pilates session and wondered if they should have and if they have worked hard enough. The Answer I believe that you shouldn’t feel sore after a Pilates session. However, if you are new […]

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October Challenge – The Results!

I decided to put on this challenge to get people exercising on a regular basis and to see how that made them feel. During the month I was interested to see if I noticed any improvements in my clients practice. I started to talk to my clients about the challenge two weeks before and gave […]

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Exciting News! Over 60s Gentle class starting at Vital Pilates

From January 2017 we will be running a weekly class that is specifically designed for people over the age of 60. These classes will be more gentle than our normal classes and will take into account the increased risk of osteoporosis and arthritis, the exercises will be safe and effective and modified to accommodate any […]

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Exciting News! – Vinyasa Flow Yoga starting at Vital Pilates

We are very excited to announce that we will soon be adding Vinyasa Flow Yoga to our timetable. Tracy is a registered 200 hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and runs regular classes and workshops as Empower Yoga. She is part of the 200 hour teacher training team with Sally Parkes Yoga, specialising in […]

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October Challenge

October is Self Practice Month We are challenging all our clients at Vital Pilates to practice Pilates for 10-30 minutes every day during the month of October. Home exercise sheets will be given out the week before the challenge to help you get started and also a progress log for you to keep track of […]

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Prenatal Pilates

Pilates during pregnancy can be very beneficial, it can help strengthen postural muscles, reduce back pain, improve posture, increase energy levels, improve circulation and promote relaxation. First Trimester The first trimester is a time when the body is getting used to changing hormone levels and women may suffer from morning sickness and start to get […]

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Vital Pilates video Introduction

I’ve recently featured in a short video for Clifton Chiropractic Clinic, where I’m talking about Pilates and Chiropractic care and how well they seem to work together. If you have a spare 47 seconds please take a look. Thank you.

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What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?

The Question? I often get asked by clients, particularly new clients who have just started Pilates and clients who not done any Pilates before but have done some Yoga. The Answer The simple answer I give is Yoga primarily works on flexibility and Pilates primarily works on stability.  In Pilates we do work on flexibility, […]

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My 9 Day Cleanse

Why? I normally start each new year with a dry January – no alcohol for one month.  This is because for me it always feels like a good start to the new year ahead.  This year I decided to do the ‘Clean 9’ by Forever Living. This is a 9 day cleanse, which comes in […]

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