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A Healthy & Happy Life Is Within Reach. 

Helping fabulous women like you...

  • Take control of those "Oops Moments" and "Sneeze Pees".

  • Get back to the active life you want after your prolapse diagnosis.

  • Support with strategies to deal with chronic pelvic pain.

  • Improve pelvic floor function wether that is strengthening a weak pelvic floor or releasing a hypertonic (overactive) pelvic floor. 

  • Support to help you thrive through peri-menopause and beyond.

Great News! I'm Back in the Studio

In-person Pilates Studio sessions available in Edinburgh and Haddington for One-2-Ones and Open Studio (shared*) Sessions.

*Please note the shared/studio sessions currently have a maximum of 2 or 3 people dependant on the studio to maintain covid-19 safe social distancing 

Specialist Services 

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Pelvic Floor Health 

  • Do you pee when you laugh, sneeze or jump?

  • Have an uncomfortable prolapse?

  • Are you always desperate to go to the toilet but only have a dribble when you get there? 

  • Feel you will never get back to exercising or feel young and sexy again?

  • Missing out on joining in activities with your family? 

I offer both One-2-One coaching as well as an online program designed just for you.

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Neck & Shoulder Tension 

  • Do you suffer from chronic neck and shoulder tension?

  • Are you always popping aspirin for debilitating tension headaches caused by poor posture?

  • Feel your posture getting progressively rounded and not sure how to reverse it?

I offer One-2-Ones, group session and workshops that address all these issues.  Get in touch and we can discuss options that will work best for you. 

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Chronic Lower Back Pain 

  • Are you in constant pain?

  • Afraid to move in case you make your back worse?

  • Find being in chronic pain exhausting?

  • feel you cant cope with work commitments let alone have fun?

I offer One-2-One Coaching, Group classes and workshops that will give you the tools you need to take control of your life and get moving again.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pain conditions can be incredibly debilitating and isolating.  I know I have suffered with back pain since a spinal injury when I was seven and have had chronic puedendal neuralgia since an attack on the subway in 2011. 

 

These experiences have totally changed the way I teach as I have had to learn to work WITH my nervous system to allow me to function at all. 

I also use mindfulness, CBT and hypnotherapy to help with pain management and down regulation of pain. 

Success Stories

My prolapse symptoms are not only improved, I have taken up running again   -   V. B,   Edinburgh 

After 20 years of minor incontinence I had just accepted that this was my lot.  After one term of women's health classes with Fiona I no longer plan my life around staying close to the loo and am loving it.   -   G. T,  Edinburgh 

 

I signed up to Fiona's women's health classes by accident. They seemed really gentle but have made a huge difference to my core.  I feel much stronger even my regular advanced Pilates classes feel much easier                   -    G. R,   Edinburgh 

Fiona was the first Pilates teacher I have worked with who very gently tackled my neck injuries head on, rather than just telling me not to do half the exercises in class.  For years I would take to my bed several times a week.  I rarely get headaches now, when I do they aren't as bad.  Best of all I join in with activities with my children I wouldn't have thought possible three years ago   - H. J,  Stirling

Group Classes

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Studio Apparatus

  • Working on something specific?

  • Want a more Personalised program than a group mat class can offer?

  • Your familiar with the apparatus and don't really need a One-2-One?

"Studio Apparatus" sessions are taught in small groups (up to 4).  Each person in the group is working on their own personalised programme on the Pilates Apparatus under my supervision.

Available

 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

@ Pointe Ahead Pilates

Wednesday 

@ Blue Sky Pilates  

Thursday

@ Complete Movement

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Reformer Classes 

Want to take your Pilates mat class to the next level?  The Reformer can...

  • Increase resistance to improve strength.

  • Challenge balance and coordination.

  • Improve posture.

  • Challenge your core.

  • Improve your mobility and flexibility 

The Reformer can be used to both refine your pilates practice as well as adding 

group classes of a maximum of 4 people.  

Wednesday 17:15pm 

Pointe Ahead Pilates

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Tower Classes

Want to try a Pilates Apparatus class? But don't feel comfortable with the idea of the Reformer's moving carriage then why not try a Tower class.   

You have the addition of springs and bars to help you to refine your movements or increase the challenge of your session...  Giving you a session that will help you to improve your mobility, and work your core without any crunches leaving you feeling energised and possibly taller. 

group classes of a maximum of 4 people.  

Wednesday 18:30pm 

Pointe Ahead Pilates

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Wunder Chair Classes

  • Looking for a challenging class that will take your Pilates practice to the next level?

  • Want to improve strength, balance and mobility?

  • Like the idea of small group classes using Pilates apparatus.

Possibly the most challenging piece of Pilates apparatus.  Many of the exercises are performed standing, sitting and some weight bearing through the hands which requires more balance, coordination and strength.  These are small group classes with a maximum of 6 people.

Not Currently Available

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Gyrokinesis 

  • Really tight neck and shoulders?

  • Feel tight but stretching doesn't help?

  • Just want to move?

  • Feel like your joints need oiling?

  • Have fibromyalgia and want a gentle class to get you moving?

Gyrokinesis is a gentle but powerful movement class that will take your spine and joints through all ranges of movement leaving you feeling invigorated and centred.

Not Currently Available

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Pilates Mat

What are you looking for in a class?

  • Pelvic floor health.

  • Bone density. 

  • Manage low back pain.

  • Explore the Classical/Advanced repertoire.

  • Neck and shoulder pain.

The Variety of classes I teach mean I will have a class for you.  Get in touch and find out which class is right for you.

 

 

Not Currently Available

Online Courses/Subscriptions

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Free 5 day
Pelvic Floor Course

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Adore ❤️ Your
Pelvic Floor

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Release Your Neck & Shoulders

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Pilates to Manage Lower Back Pain

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Love ❤️ Your Feet

I'd love to hear from you, please get in touch... contact me 
 
  email:   fiona@fionacarterpilates.com
  mobile:   07530  164418

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