Allison Pearlman has been teaching yoga for over 24 years and Pilates for over 6 years. She trained with the British Wheel of Yoga as well as pre and post natal and kids yoga trainings. She has a CYQ Level 3 in Pilates and is a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals and is DBS checked.
Allison teaches privately in client’s homes, in physiotherapy clinics, for the NHS and in clubs such as David Lloyd and Nuffield Health.
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Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. Created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, it is a well-established, proven form of exercise, which uses breathing and exercises focused on precise movements to target specific parts of the body.
There are many reports on the health benefits of Pilates, with the general consensus being that Pilates helps improve posture, muscle tone and flexibility, core strength and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
Pilates classes frequently provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain by strengthening the muscles that support the spine and strengthening core muscles to stabilize the body.
In addition to general health benefits, Pilates also leaves you with a slimmer waist, toned stomach and a leaner appearance.
Pilates is suitable for people of all ages, fitness and health.
It is also excellent for injury rehab as it is a gentle way of strengthening weak areas and raising activity levels. As with all exercise programmes, it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.
Yoga benefits every body shape and stage of life – kids, teens, pregnancy, middle and advanced years.
Yoga brings about inner and outer strength by uniting the body with the mind through the practice of physical postures, meditation and breath work.
Students come to class for a myriad of reasons — maybe you want to improve your flexibility or perhaps your goals are different and you would like to achieve a heightened state of mental awareness or a sense of peace. All of these are possible.
- Strengthens and tones the core muscles
- Increases muscles definition throughout the body
- Improves flexibility
- Strengthens the joints and contributes to better bone health
- Supports the function of the circulatory and respiratory systems
- Increases capacity and strength of the lungs
- Massages and encourages fresh oxygenated blood to the internal organs
- Balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
- Aids better quality and more restful sleep
- Supports digestive health
- Reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety
- Helps to build resilience to the effects of stress and anxiety
- Improves cognitive function, boosts memory and sharpens concentration
- Increases overall body awareness
- Increases the neurotransmitter dopamine, which lifts the mood and helps you feel happier
- Improves your relationship with yourself, which in turn helps with improving your relationships with other people