Our studio for pilates in Hampstead is fully equipped to offer you bespoke one-to-one and small group classes. Our instructors are trained by Alan Herdman so you can be sure that you are receiving the highest level of pilates training in a luxurious, private setting.
Contact Matt Roberts Pilates Hampstead to find out more 0207 433 3301.
PILATES HAMPSTEAD TIMETABLE
THE ALAN HERDMAN METHOD
Pilates is a very precise, intelligent exercise system, where the message is 'Quality, not Quantity'.
You are taught to align your body perfectly before starting an exercise, and then to isolate individual muscle groups and work them without putting strain on other areas. If you are used to the pumping rhythm of an aerobics class or the ache in your muscles after lifting weights, you will be astonished by the gentleness of Pilates. The exercises are deceptively simple, even minimal, and so effective that you needn't perform more than ten repetitions of each at a session.
Within weeks of starting you will notice that your stomach is flatter. Your muscles will feel more toned and your joints will be looser and more supple. Some people even claim to get taller as their spine is stretched and straightened. Your posture in everyday life will improve as you strengthen the body's central core muscles, helping you to stand straight and hold your upper body correctly.
Those with back problems will learn to build up their weaker muscles while protecting the spine and relieving strain on injured areas. Once you understand why you have been suffering back pain, and that postural misalignments have been contributing to your problem, you will have the tools to alleviate and prevent any future trouble yourself.
Pilates requires total concentration, as you breathe to enhance the effectiveness of the movements and focus on the feelings in your muscles. Joseph Pilates liked to quote Schiller: "It is the mind itself which builds the body". Others have called Pilates "the thinking person's exercise system", because you learn how your body works and what you need to do to keep yourself healthy.
ABOUT ALAN HERDMAN
Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates Method. There he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who had been trained by Pilates himself. Although well-regarded amongst New York's dance fraternity, Pilates was unknown in the UK at that time and Alan returned in 1970 to set up Britain's first-ever Pilates studio. Among his first clients were actors, dancers and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries.
Alan now lectures on Pilates around the world, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person's Guide to Pilates (2003) and Pilates: Creating the Body You Want (1999). He runs a training course for Pilates instructors and, as well as running his own studios, he and his assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally.
MATT ROBERTS HAMPSTEAD PILATES TRAINER PROFILES
Caroline is originally from Vancouver, where she pursued a career as an independent contemporary dance artist touring across Canada and internationally. Caroline discovered pilates during rehabilitation from repetitive back injuries due to the demands of her dance career.
In October 2010, she received her Pilates teacher certification for Mat and all exercise apparatus through the Physical Mind Institute of Canada. Caroline moved to London in 2011 to continue her exploration of pilates with Alan Herdman.
Carlo grew up in Italy and his love of pilates was nurtured by his mother and sister who own a pilates studio in Milan. Carlo's background comes from Alexander technique and pre/post natal.
He came to London to train as a teacher with Alan Herdman and now also works with Alan at his Seymour Street Studio.
Arran trained in dance at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and musical theatre at The Royal Academy of Music before going on to work in west end musicals, theatre and contemporary dance productions.
Arran then qualified as a pilates teacher with Alan Herdman and he now teaches for his Canary Wharf studio. He also works with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year boys at the Royal Ballet Upper School in Covent Garden.
As a Mechanical Engineer who has always enjoyed a range of sports, Reem found the perfect synthesis in Pilates. Working with the structure of the human body from its foundations up, she finds great joy in the freedom of movement and overall enhanced quality of life offered when a system works as it should do (the perfection of a system).
Reem has been practicing Pilates for over a decade with Alan Herdman and having qualified under his expert tutelage, specialises in Apparatus, Mat-work and Rehabilitation. With a system that promotes strength, flexibility, stability and general awareness, she thrives at engineering creative solutions for each person as a unique individual.
A classically trained ballet dancer, Elaine studied at The Royal Ballet School. Having danced professionally with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, she then took a personal trainers course in 2005 with the YMCA and qualified in weight management and level 3 gym work.
Elaine started training in Pilates from the age of 12 and, at a later stage, decided to train with Alan Herdman to become a pilates teacher. She currently teaches at The Royal Ballet Upper School as well as at the Hampstead studio.
REFORMER PILATES AT MATT ROBERTS CHELSEA
Our private studio in Chelsea is the home for One to One Reformer Pilates sessions which are available throughout the day or if you prefer you can join our weekly evening class, strictly limited to small numbers to provide more personalised tuition.
Pilates promotes correct posture and breathing, enhancing mobility and stability throughout the body and is the ideal compliment to any exercise routine. All our teachers are qualified Physiotherapists and experienced Clinical Pilates instructors, who are among the best in the industry.
You don't have to be a member of our training centre to attend our pilates sessions. Simply sign up to a course of classes or book and pay on a weekly basis. Private group bookings can also be arranged. To book a Pilates session in your nearest Matt Roberts centre please click on the links below. Alternatively you can fill in our online enquiry form opposite and a member of our staff will call you back.
Contact Matt Roberts Chelsea to find out more 0207 581 9199.
MATT ROBERTS CHELSEA REFORMER PILATES PRICES
020 7581 9199
020 7491 9989
020 7433 3301
020 7626 0888