Anneke originally trained as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates® in 2009. She is a fully comprehensive Pilates teacher, qualified to teach all levels of Matwork and Equipment Pilates. She also holds a Level 3 certificate for designing Pre- and postnatal programmes.
Anneke has worked with golfers, runners, cyclist and hikers to help them achieve their training goals. She has been practising Pilates and Yoga since 2004 and is a keen mountain hiker herself. She is passionate about movement and wellbeing and how this directly influences our life.
She continues to attend regular training and workshops throughout the world and has been influenced by many inspirational teachers and movement forms. She has attended and is an ambassador for the FAMI (Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries) workshop hosted annually at Mt Sinai Hospital, New York. She is also a Slings Myofascial Training® Practitioner and a Buff Bones® instructor. Her classes are energetic and aim to build strength through flowing functional movement.
Wednesdays 9.30-10.20 + 10.30-11.20 and Fridays 9.30-10.20
Pilates for over 60s
First time, taster sessions £10
5 class pass £55 (expire after 2 months)
10 class pass £100 (expire after 3 months)
No drop ins. Contact Anneke to be put on the waitlist.
Joseph Pilates once said; “If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at the age of 60 you are supple and strong then you are young."
As we age we need to exercise smarter not harder. Pilates is an intelligent choice and can form an integral part to your general wellbeing. It is safe and gentle on joints, heart and lungs, but also requires a level of concentration that not only gets the most out of your body, it is also a great workout for your brain. Pilates helps improve flexibility, posture and strength, in short it improves the way you move which in turn helps you to live a better life. The class environment is also great for making new friends.
This class will focus on improving joint mobility and core strength. We will also work on improving balance, co-ordination and posture. Classes begin with standing warm-up routine, before moving down to ‘the mat’ for floor based exercises. Open to all levels of experience.
11.30-12.20pm Postanal Pilates Courses
This class will run when there is demand, if you have a group of at least 6 mums together Anneke offers a 5 or 10 week course please get in touch to arrange a start date.
This class is designed to reintroduce movement to your body in a safe and healthy way. Special attention is paid to rebuilding core strength through low intensity workouts.
We will look to strengthen you from the inside out, focusing on your abdominal's as well as your pelvic floor. We also help to strengthen your back as well as stretch and release all those tight muscles. The class will include focussed breath work to help with you feel a sense of relaxation.
Postnatal Pilates Classes are a maximum of ten Mothers and their babies. Babies can lie next to you or sit in a car seat, whichever suit you and your baby. Before starting Post-natal Pilates you must wait six weeks after a natural birth and eight - twelve weeks after a cesarean, however, always consult your doctor before starting the class.