Mat Pilates

Duration: Up to 1 hour, but the actual exercise session runs for approximately 40 minutes. We leave time for questions at the end

Frequency: Once a month

Cost: Free of charge

Who can attend the class?

Anyone with a cancer diagnosis from point of diagnosis and beyond. IMPORTANT: it is recommended you do not attend a session until at least 12 weeks after an operation and whilst the exercises covered are very gentle, please check with your nurse or consultant before booking that you are safe to do so. If you have a PICC line, please also check with your nurse or consultant before booking.

What can I expect from the class?

Our volunteer, Janice Watson, is a Northampton based Pilates instructor with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. Her specialisation in teaching Pilates came about after her own cancer diagnosis in 2016. After surgery, Janice knew she still wanted to keep active but in a safe way. Pilates is a great way to achieve this and Janice is very excited to be running these classes and hopes everyone who attends benefits from it as much as she has done and continues to do so. This is what we aim to cover:

1. Increased coordination

2. Gradual increasing of flexibility and mobility

3. Increased confidence

4. Reduced risk of injury

5. Controlled breathing techniques

6. All in the comfort of your own home

After the class you will receive a recording of the exercises for you to follow at home, along with a link to Janice’s Instagram page if you’d like to follow her.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself in loose fitting clothing, which is easy to move in, and a comfortable space to work in with preferably a Pilates mat if you have one. You might also want to bring some water.

How do I book onto a class?

Simply click the button below and book onto the class that is most convenient for you.

If you have any questions before making a booking, please email: [email protected].

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