Beginners’ class: Introduces the Pilates basics. The focus is on improving your posture, muscle strength, joint mobility and giving you a unique insight into how the body works as an integrated whole rather than just a set of muscles. Exercise repetitions are kept low so proper form is maintained and classes are small enough to ensure as much individual attention as possible.
Improvers’ class: Builds on the basics. Muscle strength and endurance are increased without compromising freedom in the joints. As the repertoire becomes more familiar, transitions between each exercise become more dynamic and free flowing.
Intermediate class: Assumes familiarity and confidence with all the Pilates principles to a level which requires less guidance and demonstration by the teacher. You are now working hard while moving with grace and ease.
Mixed Level class; Will often be a group of people who are attending when not able to make their regular class. Sometimes, it will be a mix of ages and abilities so exercise are modified or adapted to each student’s level of ability.
ZOOM CLASSES ONLINE
Convenient when a ‘live’ studio class is not possible. You can be part of a class ‘community’ or take a private class. Enhanced verbal instruction and correction is offered in place of the usual ‘hands on’ cueing.
Students with their own home studio can also experience a ‘live’ Zoom class with me on a one-to-one basis
Recordings will be made available for a limited time after the ‘live’ classes
CLASSES OR ONE-TO-ONE TUITION
This is a matter of personal choice as well as affordability. While you get to enjoy the social interaction of a group class, the occasional one-to-one will help you gain a deeper understanding of the Pilates concepts. You can then apply them in class or adapt the exercises to your own particular goals
What our clients say
Pilates has been amazing for me. I was recommended Sharon by a physiotherapist who felt working on my core muscles would alleviate my lower back pain, she was right. Performing exercises slowly and correctly has helped me use and feel the muscles I should be engaging and has given me a much better sense of and connection to my body. Pilates has changed my body shape completely and was the first stepping stone to reengaging with exercise and reinvigorating body confidence after having three children. Sharon's nurturing, "you can do this" attitude and gentle but determined enthusiasm to help put my body right has kept me coming back for more - I always walk out of the studio rejuvenated, knowing that I have been physically challenged and am getting stronger with each visit.
Sharon has been teaching me pilates for around 10 years. She has really helped my lower back problem and her classes are always enjoyable too.
The work Sharon and I have done together over the last 3+ years has really felt like a partnership. She brings ambition, precision and the highest, highest standards, and I have to put in the focus, the effort and the self control. Studio Pilates with Sharon has been about building strength as well as rehabilitation, and she really knows what she's talking about.
I've noticed that Sharon prioritises her own on-going learning, and she shares the practice and wisdom that she learns generously with her clients. Pilates with Sharon is not for those who want an easy time! She really pushes her clients to know what they should be doing (and why), and to make week-on-week progress. She is hands-on, making constant adjustments in order to improve what her clients are doing, but always with delightful grace and a sense of fun.