Keep on moving with free online Pilates classes devised by a physiotherapist
Physiotherapist Victoria Adie knows the importance of keeping our bodies moving.
The Brighton resident has been a NHS physiotherapist for 12 years and currently works in West Sussex.
She said: “Our bodies are designed to move therefore it is really important to try and find suitable activities that we can safely do in isolation.
“With a lot of people now working from home we can do a lot more sitting than we might usually do therefore it is really important to stretch and move regularly to keep a healthy spine.
“I also think it is really great for our mental well being to take a moment for ourselves to do a short workout whether that is some relaxing stretches or a harder strengthening class.”
Through her work as a physiotherapist Victoria says that she often teaches Pilates exercises to her clients as it has a huge benefit to help many conditions such as lower back pain.
Alongside being a physio she has been teaching Pilates for seven years.
She launched her website Pilates Live after the birth of her son.
“As a physiotherapist I know the importance of pelvic floor and core exercises after having a baby and I am really passionate about spreading that message,” she said,
“However, the reality of trying to get to Pilates classes with a baby feels almost impossible. Therefore we wanted to try and make something that people would be able to do for free at home and that is how the idea started.”
There are classes available for all levels and tutorials on how to do various Pilates exercises, engaging your core and pelvic floor muscles.
Victoria added: “We also have a new class for kids to help keep them entertained and active at home.
“There are also relaxing Pilates classes, classes for runners, post work class and much more. There are various different lengths of classes ranging from ten minutes to an hour class. We are continuing to add new classes every week.”
Key to keeping the momentum going with exercise Victoria says is to find what you enjoy.
“I would recommend looking through the website to find classes that suit them best. We have categorised classes by difficulty and class length to make this user friendly
“I hope many people can get lots of benefit from the classes but as with any exercise it is always important to listen to your body and work at your level.”
On the current UK lockdown situation, she said: “We hope in this really difficult time for many that we can offer something positive for people to do at home.”
To view the classes, visit www.pilateslive.co.uk
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