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Pilates, Barre, Functional Range Conditioning, Rehabilitation

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Movement Therapy

Change happens through movement and movement heals

Pilates

Many injuries are caused by muscular imbalances within our body – our posture, the way we walk, bend over, sit down, lie down or exercise, overtime, can cause physical imbalances.

When this occurs the body is more perceptible to strains, pulls, tears or worse. Pilate’s exercises are designed to bring your body back into balance through specific movements that both strengthens and mobilises your entire physique in a healthy way.

Barre

Barre is a ballet inspired workout that uses a unique combination of isometric exercises (small intense movements) alternated with stretching. 

Barre strengthens the core postural muscles, promotes balanced muscle development, improves mobility, co-ordination and stability.

In this dynamic class you’ll use a combination of bodyweight resistance, light props, work at the ballet barre and high repetitions to exhaust all major muscle groups. Particular focus is given to activating and toning the arms, thighs, seat and core.

This class is low impact and is suitable for all fitness levels. Choreography changes in every class to ensure you don’t plateau and to keep your muscles guessing.

Pilates and Barre can positively change the way you sit, walk, run and even sleep. They are both popular because they are suitable classes for all levels – precise and adaptable so they are perfect for injury rehabilitation, advanced participants and for beginners.

At Falmouth Active Health we only teach in small groups so we can provide individual attention to all our participants.

Our instructors

Philippa Barsanti

    Pip studied Pilates whilst travelling and living in New Zealand that greatly influenced her path, shifting focus onto injury prevention and rehabilitation. 

    With over ten years teaching experience culminating in a vast array of training
    techniques, Pip has evolved a style of teaching that is fun, precise, and pushes
    you to achieve your goal. Whether your goal is pre or post-natal, rehabilitation
    or simply conditioning the body to perform at its best.

    Pip originally trained as a sprinter from the age of 8 years old. Injury led her into
    coaching athletics during her teens. She then went on to study Contemporary
    Dance and fell in love with movement, and all things physical. Training to be a
    Personal Trainer after University brought her back into the world of fitness;
    working in a variety of settings with people from all walks of life.

    Her quest to gain more knowledge led her to become a Yoga teacher, bringing
    strength, power and flow into her classes. She studied Pilates whilst travelling
    and living in New Zealand that greatly influenced her path, shifting focus onto
    injury prevention and rehabilitation. On moving back to the UK she ran a
    boutique Barre fitness studio in Bristol, finding success in challenging the
    balance, coordination and core strength of many.

    With over ten years teaching experience culminating in a vast array of training
    techniques, Pip has evolved a style of teaching that is fun, precise, and pushes
    you to achieve your goal. Whether your goal is pre or post-natal, rehabilitation
    or simply conditioning the body to perform at its best

    Amanda Brown

      Amanda is a highly experienced yoga teacher who draws from several styles of yoga and other movement modalities – such as Feldenkrais.

      Amandas therapeutic background as a cranial sacral therapist deepens her intelligent and intuitive understanding of the human body. Her style of teaching is particularly suited to anyone carrying an injury.

      Amanda teaches on the mobility workshops.

      Amanda has been teaching yoga for 30 years. Following her fine art degree she started studying Iyengar yoga in Australia and continued to intermediate level in the UK. During this time her curiosity led her to study other styles of yoga  and particularly more somatic movement through Feldenkrais.

      Amanda teaches several classes a week from intermediate to therapeutic yoga. She contributes to several teacher trainings around the UK encouraging enquiry into how and why patterns might be manifesting in our system and how they influence our lives off the mat.  She also focuses on short level 2 trainings that are intended to provide inspiration, empowerment and fresh insight to experienced teachers.

      • Level 3 Pilates Instructor
      • Level 4 Lower Back Pain
      • Pre and Post Natal Level 3 Pilates
      • Level 3 GP Referral
      • Level 3 Sports massage

       

       

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