LAURA BAYNES PHYSIOPILATES

PHYSIOTHERAPIST-LED PILATES CLASSES IN NORFOLK, UK

Welcome. Laura is a Chartered Physiotherapist & Certified Pilates Instructor living and working in Norfolk. She has been practising physiotherapy since 2005 and teaching Pilates classes since 2007. Laura began her physiotherapy career in Cambridge, before heading to New Zealand and Australia to work. Born and bred in Norwich, Laura felt drawn to her home county in 2010 and here she set up her own Pilates business. Laura continues to work clinically as a physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health.

Laura resides in Norfolk with her husband and three children. She enjoys running, swimming, climbing, hiking, surfing and skiing. She has found very beneficial carryover from Pilates to these activities, as well as in the management of her scoliosis (spinal curvature) in day to day life. Pilates has also been fundamental during Laura’s pregnancies; in preparing her body for the birth of her eldest in 2019 and her twins in 2021; and to the restoration of the core and pelvic floor in her post-natal body.

PILATES

Mindfully stretch, strengthen and balance your body

Laura teaches matwork Pilates which takes place on a mat and consists of precise, controlled, flowing movements coordinated with breathing. It is named after Joseph Pilates, who developed this body conditioning exercise for ‘…the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease’. (Joseph Pilates)

Laura teaches classes of no more than 10 attendees. The classes are varied and progressive. They include the use of small equipment (such as balance pads, resistance bands, weighted balls & foam rollers) and regular technique checks. Being a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Laura uses her sound knowledge of the mechanics and pathomechanics of the body to ensure that attendees are exercising to suit and benefit their individual body.

The classes are made up of a standing start- optimising alignment and tuning into the breath & pelvic floor as well as challenging one’s balance, nourishing bone health and strengthening in functional positions. This is followed by exercises on the mat in various positions (which can be modified to suit the individual) with a mindfulness-based meditation to finish, to train the brain and quieten the mind.

It is recommended that adults perform at least 2 strength sessions per week and older adults work on balance twice per week (UK CMO, 2020).

Tuesday am in Hempnall, South Norfolk
  • 9-10am Mixed level
  • 10:10-11:10 Mixed level

These classes are £12.50 each (includes the class recording) and payment is made in monthly blocks.

Tuesday pm in Postwick, East Norfolk
  • 13:10-14:10 Beginner-Improver
  • 14:20-15:20 Intermediate- Advanced

These classes are £12.50 each (includes the class recording) and payment is made in monthly blocks.

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