Fit, Strong & Flexible PILATES
with Carla Armour
My Fit, Strong & Flexible Pilates program offers a refreshing opportunity to connect
your Body, Mind, Heart & Soul as Mr. Pilates envisioned it to be.
Building Awareness through focus and Concentration.
Connecting to your CORE through Breath and Centring practices.
Building Trust through release and realignment so you can move with Control in a state of Flow deepening your Precision during each session so you can Surrender to the beauty & bliss of your body at ease.
Because learning to live at your CORE is a process not a one-off event, I recommend a monthly subscription with practice at least 3 times a week. Having the class recordings also allows you to review and do short segments of the classes on your own.
With a Monthly Subscription of just $86/£66 you can attend an unlimited number of classes each month.
You also have access to ongoing workshops and wellbeing talks as well as shorter on-demand sessions at your fingertips.
Of-course you also have the option of doing just 1 LIVE online class for $9.50/£7 if you prefer.
My delicious Classical Pilates Class followed by Q&A on Wednesdays at 6pm BST / 1pm EST are an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the Pilates exercises and philosophy for just $15/£12. This class is included in your monthly subscription.
Live ZOOM PILATES classes with
Spring 2021 Schedule
11:30am UK Summer time (BST) = 6:30am EST
& 6:pm UK Summer Time (BST) = 1:pm EST
#MidlineMondays - Reconnect & Align
Set yourself up for a balanced and focused week. In this class, we will focus on symmetry, alignment, compensation patterns, deep core awakening and tension release. Establishing precision connection, placement & movement.
We will include the Pilates Magic Circles for those who have one.
11:30am BST = 6:30am EST
#WorkoutWednesdays - Rhythm & Tempo
This is a faster-paced deep core Classical Pilates based class.
Beginner clients may want to include some bands or blocks for support.
11:30am & 6:pm BST = 6:30am & 1:pm EST
#TherapeuticThursdays - Breath & Balance
A rehabilitative class bringing you to a place of meditative surrender & trust. Strengthening, lengthening and supportive for all abilities.
Therabands and straps will be included.
6pm BST = 1:pm EST
#FlowFridays - Spirals & Openings
A very stretchy, deep flow class focusing on diagonal lines with spiral work to unlock any tension from the week.
Balls and other props may be included.
11:30am BST = 6:30am EST
Some of the well known benefits of Pilates:
A full mind-body connection & mastery
A renewed understanding of breath and the relationship of using breathing to manage physical and mental stress
Improved posture through a strong core and improved skeletal, muscular balance and recruitment patterns
Improved balance and coordination of movement
Increased flexibility, strength and endurance
Specific training for Peak Performance in an active lifestyle or sport
Reduced incontinence and improved bowel movements
Prescribed for Pre & Post Natal and Pre & post-Op Orthopedic clients
Injury prevention and rehabilitation
Excellent for mature clients
Integrate correct recruitment of your core,
Open up tight areas and strengthen weaker ones,
Understand and develop new neural pathways to move intelligently,
Learn to switch on your Powerhouse to ensure you are physically balanced,
Move with focus so you are injury and pain-free, feeling fit, strong, and flexible in body, mind & spirit.
I incorporate the Pilates Principles throughout our practice which insists on safe controlled movements, a deep self-awareness, emphasis on proper energizing breathing, centering before movement, increasingly creating flow and ease while challenging your execution for increased precision.
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference,
in 20 sessions you will see the difference,
in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.”
Joseph Pilates. Return to Life through Contrology, 1945
A little of Carla's Pilates & Fitness journey...
My first forays into the Fitness industry in the 1980s as a Dance Aerobics and Reebok Step instructor using the exercises and concepts from ‘Mail Order pamphlets’ of the Art & Science of Contrology (the original name of the Pilates method). In 2004 I went on to train as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Comprehensive Pilates Instructor (Mat & Equipment Repertoire) from Conscious Movement Education (formerly Renee Watson Pilates) in South Africa, whose qualifications are recognized internationally by REPs, PMA, HFPA, Body Excel and ETA. I am proud to be on the Conscious Movement Education roster of lecturers for Pilates Instructor Training and practitioner workshops. I certified as a Life Coach in 2007 taking courses with Coaching Academy and New Insights. Being able to employ my experience as a practicing Artist in tandem with the above training enables me to work on a deeply personal and comprehensive level with clients. I am First Aid CPR Certified and Fitpro Insured.
In addition to the above, I have attended workshops and conferences both in the UK and abroad. I have been honoured to experience the teachings of some great Pilates Elders and Industry Luminaries such as Kathy Grant and Mary Bowen (both now deceased), Lolita San Miguel, Rael Isacowitz (BASI), Alan Herdman, Kathy Corey, Renee Watson, Brent Anderson, Alan Herdman, Tom Meyers, Elizabeth Larkham, Alycea Ungaro and others.
My extra workshop training and experience includes Pilates for Pregnancy, the application of Props and Small Apparatus, Pilates for Shoulder Girdle Stability, Pilates for the Mature Clients, Pilates Current Research & Lower Back Care, Pilates Mat for Better Bones & Better Balance and Anatomy Trains.
It gives me such pleasure to support my clients on their journey, equipping them with the knowledge and skill to incorporate principles and practices of excellence and high performance into their daily lives.
With passion & commitment,