A Healthy & Happy Life Is Within Reach....

 

Helping women take control of those "Oops Moments" through online pelvic floor and women's health education & training programs.

Corvid-19 

I currently have no plans to reintroduce mat classes in the foreseeable future as it is not currently possible to maintain social distancing and adhere to Covid-19 guidelines.  However I am running studio/Apparatus sessions at Mulberry House on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and at Blue Sky Pilates on Wednesday mornings.

I am Teaching Pilates Apparatus at Mulberry House and Blue Sky Pilates with appropriate social distancing and coronavirus precautions.

Online Classes ​​

08:00am Tuesday Gyrokinesis 

08:00am Thursday restorative Pilates mat class

Current In-Person Sessions 

Tuesday & Thursday 09:00am to 13:00pm

Mulberry House Pilates Studio/Apparatus One-2-Ones

Wednesday 09:00am to 13:00pm

Blue Sky Pilates Pilates Studio/Apparatus One-2-Ones & small groups 

Current Special Offers

  • £120    Online Adore Your Pelvic Floor Course  introductory offer usually £150

  • £  99    2 x One-2-One Apparatus sessions at Mulberry House when booked before 1st November 2020 (usually £120)

Contact Me Now to Book

Specialist Services 

Pelvic Floor Health 

  • Do you pee when you laugh or sneeze?

  • 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 and have an online program designed just for you.

Neck & Shoulder Tension 

  • Do you suffer from chronic neck and shoulder tension?

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

  • Feel your posture getting progressivly 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. 

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.

Live Online Group Classes Currently Available at 8am every morning

or 

join the recorded class at your leisure  

Monday 

Restorative Pilates 

What are you looking for in a class?

  • Just starting out in Pilates or wanting to work on the basics?

  • Looking for a Pelvic floor safe class.

  • Need a class that will help you manage low back pain.

  • Looking to help chronic neck and shoulder pain.

What I call "Restorative Classes" focus on the fundamentals of Pilates.  Posture, mobility, flexibility, core strength, and good breathing/pelvic floor function.  

Which makes these classes ideal for both beginners and those who are advanced but want a gentle "restorative" class to relax and find their centre.

Tuesday 

Gyrokinesis

Class

  • 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.

Wednesday

Intermediate

Mat Class

Looking for a slightly more challenging class.

Want to start working towards the advanced repertory

But still want to Looking for a class that is a balance between challenging your core while still working on mobility, posture and balance?  

Intermediate Pilates Class.  This class is for those of you who have been doing Pilates for a while but are still looking for a class that will work on core stability and mobility. 

Thursday

Weighted

Pilates

  • Want to improve your strength and add weights to your workout?

  • Looking for a class that will help maintain bone density and is osteoporosis safe?

These classes are designed for you to use small weights however there is no need to use weights if you don't have any or prefer not to use them. 

These classes are designed using the osteoporosis safe "BuffBones" programming however that are suitable for everyone who would like a simple weights class focusing on postural alignment and spinal/axial elongation

Friday

Advanced

Pilates

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

  • Always wanted to try the advance repertoire but didn't think you were ready? 

  • Missing your reformer workouts?

Advanced Pilates for those of you looking for a challenge or to improve and refine your Pilates Practice.

These classes are for those of you who are injury free and have been doing Pilates for a while and would like to explore the Advanced Repertory. 

In these classes we will explore the advanced repertory as well as the exercises that Mr Pilates called Reformer on the Mat.  These exercises replicate the Apparatus exercises but on the mat.

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 

 

Fiona's women's health classes seem really gentle but I feel much stronger even my 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

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.

 

 

 

 

Currently Online Only

Thursday 08:00am 

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

09:00am to 13:00pm

 

Tuesday @ Mulberry House

Wednesday @ Blue Sky Pilates  

Thursday @ Mulberry House 

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.

Currently Online Only

Thursday 08:00am 

Wunder Chair

  • 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

Online Courses

Adore ❤️ Your

Pelvic Floor

This course is in three parts.  Online you have

17 week functional training program.  Which is basically 17 weekly exercises "homework" sessions which take you from the basics pelvic floor engagement through to full function... ie being able to add running, jumping lifting, what ever activities you want to enjoy or incorporate back into your life.

  

The online "Adore Your Pelvic Floor" course.  this would usually be taught in 4 one hour workshops however by putting this course online I have been able to increase the amount of information I am able to give you... While making the individual instructional videos shorter.  So You have the option to binge watch the course or watch short videos as and when you find the time.  You are also able to rewatch the videos as often as you like.

I have also created a Private facebook group just for this course and will hold regulary LIVE workshops on Facebook so you have access to me directly and can ask as many questions as you like.  (If you hate FaceBook I can also host these on Zoom so you're covered either way.

Total hours = 10

Includes Printable worksheets 

£150

Release Your Neck & Shoulders

In this online course we will review common neck problems and altered movement patterns that affect the neck causing pain and disfunction.

 

 
This workshop includes a simple review of the anatomy of the neck and shoulder girdle.  So you can understand for yourself how and why this area can hold so much tension.

 

This course also gives you simple exercise programs that can help improve poor posture and address chronic tension headaches, and discomfort in the neck and shoulders.

Total hours = 4

Includes Printable worksheets

£30

Pilates to Manage Lower Back Pain

This course is not designed to diagnose or treat an acute injury.  However, it will give to a better understanding of the anatomy of the spine and pelvis as well as some common musculoskeletal imbalances that cause low back pain.  

 

We will also cover the mechanism of pain and how to use movement and pilates as a "tool-kit" to help manage and prevent future flare-ups and give you the confidence to get moving.

This course will also give you plenty of ideas and tips to help you keep moving if you are finding working from home playing havoc with your posture and impacting on your health. 

Total hours =4

Includes Printable worksheets 

£30

Love ❤️ Your Feet

Our feet form the foundation of our body, providing us with an adaptable balanced contact point to the ground from which we move. 

 

The strength and mobility of our feet can influence our overall alignment and subsequently the health of the joints all the way through the body - for example knees and hips. 

 

Yet most of our foots' life is spent in a cast (shoes) I am in no way saying don’t wear shoes, however, we need to know how to keep our feet mobile and strong to keep them healthy and doing their job well.

This online course covers:

An overview of the anatomy of the feet.

Common problems.

How to keep the feet mobile.

How to strengthen the feet. 

Quick tips and ideas on all things feet... anything from a foot hangover cure for those nights that you were up late dancing. tips to deal with planter fasciitis.

Total hours = 3

Includes Printable worksheets 

£30

Pelvic Floor Health 

Men Only

I am putting on these works shops in response to increasing demand from you Gents to run an educational class on pelvic floor function just for you.

This is a two hour workshop and is jam packed with information about you pelvic floor..... the anatomy of the pelvic floor, how it functions, how to train your pelvic floor, how your lifestyle impacts your pelvic floor and what to do to keep your self healthy 

These are small group workshops with a maximum of eight people.

2 Hour work shop £40

Next date:  TBC

90 minute Gyrokinesis class

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.

In this is full 90 minute class you are able to enjoy the fluid choreography which will challenge your core while leaving you feeling limber and invigorated  

These are small group workshops with a maximum of eight  people.

90 minute work shop £15

Next date:  TBC

Classical 34

​A series of three 90 minute master classes that explore the classical Pilates repertoire.  

 

The Ideal workshop for those of you looking to refine your current advanced matwork practice or for those of you who have been doing Pilates for a while and are looking to explore the advanced exercises for the first time.

We will be breaking the 34 exercises that make up the Classical/Advanced Pilates mat class and using Kathy Grants "Before the 100" repertoire to help you refine and improve your understanding and execution of the exercises. 

While modifications will be explored in these classes, these classes are not suitable for beginners. 

These are small group master classes with a maximum of six people.

Three,  90 minute work shops £50

Next dates:  TBC

I'd love to hear from you, please get in touch... contact me 

 

  email:   fionacarterpilates@hotmail.com

  mobile:   07530  164418

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email:     fiona@fionacarterpilates.com

 

phone:    07530 164418

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