Pilates goes outside for the summer

Come and join us outside for the Summer Pilates Workshops being held in Chatillon.

The classes are all based on different aspects of Pilates from breathing and relaxation to strengthening your core muscles and re-balancing your body. Each of the workshops will be between 45-60 minutes and they will be repeated at least twice during the summer so if you cant make one date hopefully you will be around for a different one.

A glass of juice will be provided at the end of each class.

Click here for workshop information, class times and booking.

P3 Pilates moves to La Vielle Ferme for the winter

P3 pilates is very excited to be moving for the winter term.  From January to April all of my classes will be held at LVF in Samoens.  Thanks to the LVF family I have use of a wonderful bright room with plenty of space.

This winter stay healthy using the Pilates method as a natural preventative measure to keep yourself warm inside and out, and keep your immune system boosted.

Pilates has sound science-based effects on the internal systems as much as it does the musculoskeletal system. Yes, it will make us look good – tighten abs, lengthen the spine, improve posture. But the unseen, deep and health providing effects of doing Pilates are immeasurable.

Pilates exercises, while including the major muscle groups of the whole body, focus the work of the intrinsic muscles of the body which sit deep within joints and internal structures. Being able to work into these deep regions means that we will create much deeper circulatory responses and movement of fluids like lymph that clean out our bodies of toxins. It also offers us a direct stimulatory effect on internal organs, and thereby stimulation of the functions and chemical responses of systems such as the respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems, which have a direct effect on our immunity and wellbeing.

With reasonably close access to the GME you can come to my early morning class on Tuesdays to do a morning warm up to get all the joints in your body moving, increase circulation of your blood and oxygen around your body, increase lymphatic circulation to remove toxins from the bodies tissues, and create internal metabolic heat.  All ready for a day on the slopes.

Or have a more relaxed morning and come to my later classes knowing that all the benefits of Pilates will keep you warm this winter.

Practicing Pilates can also help you to stay injury free so that you can enjoy a long winter season whether it be on the slopes of off.

Please click here for class times and bookings.

I look forward to seeing you all this winter.


How can Pilates help your skiing or snowboarding?

3 of the main fundamentals of Pilates are Alignment, Breathing and Centring.  By incorporating these into your skiing/snowboarding you can help improve your ability and also prevent unnecessary injury.

In my Skilates class I will be focussing on using Pilates exercises to:

Increase your range of movement and flexibility in your joints – allowing your knees and hips to move freely and equally on both legs will improve your technique.

Ensure your alignment is correct – making skiing parallel so much easier when your ankles, knees and hips are correctly aligned.

Strengthen your core muscles – everything will work much better if all your deep muscles are working properly to protect your joints

Re-focus on your breathing – understanding how your breathing works to encourage good movement is fundamental to Pilates and once you have mastered this you will be amazed at how your breathing can help or hinder your movement whilst on the slopes.

My Skilates class will be held at LVF on Thursday 12h30 – 13h30.  Open to all.  Click here to book

P3 Pilates in Samoens

As winter approaches the Autumn term has started with classes running in Chatillon and now a new one in Samoens which has proven to be very popular.  Thanks to a wonderful space at LVF Alps  I am now offering a lunchtime class on Tuesdays 12h30 – 13h30.  There are 4 classes left in this block, with space for a couple of drop ins each week, just check availability before you turn up.

After the Toussaint holidays I will be running another block of 4 weeks, with classes in Chatillon and Samoens, with the run up to the ski season why not sign up for my Skilates course – a short sharp shock, where we will be focussing on strengthening your joints, stabilising your core and mobilising your body to help prevent injuries this winter – more information to come.  For more information on any of my classes please feel free to contact me.