Group Mat Work

Please note you must take either a Beginners course or attend some private sessions before you can join the Improvers or Advanced matwork classes.

I have student teachers working alongside me during some classes.  This is purely voluntary and I would not want it in any way to have a detrimental affect on your experience in class.  If you’re not happy with this please come and talk to me.

BeginnerImproversBarre ConceptAdvancedFoam Roller Class
Diane's beginner class

About Beginners pilates classes

The Beginners class is ideal if you’re new to Pilates – or haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking to refine and practice your technique at a gentler pace. Smaller class sizes provide an ideal environment to learn and practice pilates techniques.

You must take either a beginners course or attend some private lessons before you can join the Improvers or Advanced matwork classes.

Bring/Wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Socks are useful for some of the exercises.
  • You need to provide a mat and head cushion for classes held at Twickenham Library

Venue

1st Floor, Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT.
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Class size

12 people maximum

Intermediate pilates class in twickenham

About Improvers pilates classes

After completing a beginners course or attending some private 1 to 1 sessions you will be ready to join the Improvers class. The Improvers class still allows you to work at your own pace you’ll be introduced to more challenging pilates excerises.

Bring/Wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Socks are useful for some of the exercises.
  • All other equipment is provided for classes held at St Mary’s C of E School.
  • You need to provide a mat and head cushion for classes held at Strawberry hill golf club and Twickenham Library (Diane can help with equipment for the library – please contact her).

Venue

St Mary’s C of E, Middle Site, Strafford Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AD.
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1st Floor, Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT.
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Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Wellesley Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW2 5SD
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Class size

12 people maximum

Diane's Barre Concept Ballet class

About Barre Concept

Barre training is growing in popularity and has a celebrity following including Madonna, Denise Richards and Natalie Portman to name a few. Barre incorporates the precision of Pilates with the positions, moves, grace and technique of ballet. Add to this the alignment of yoga and the strength from sports conditioning and you will have all of the aspects of a typical Barre workout.

The combined elements of the different methods fuse to form a challenging and exciting workout, which stretches and sculpts the muscles, whilst burning fat. This workout produces dramatic results that sculpt and redefine the entire body, and better still you don’t have to be a dancer!

Bring/Wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Footwear: You can wear socks, bare feet or ballet shoes.
  • You need to provide a mat for classes held at St James Parish Hall and Twickenham Library (Diane can help with equipment for the library – please contact her).

Venue

1st Floor, Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT.
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St James Parish Hall, 29 Radnor Rd, Twickenham, TW1 4NE
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Class size

12 people maximum

What is a Barre Concept class like?

Here is a taster of what you might expect to do in a Barre Concept class. Taught by founder of Pilates Union and creator of BarreConcept, Emma Newham.

Advanced pilates classes

About Advanced pilates classes

Please do not be put off by the word ‘advanced’, as long as you are injury free and have been doing pilates for a while and are able to work sensibly, then please come along and have a go.
The class is made up of an hour and a quarter of hard work, exploring some of the full classical mat exercises breaking them down to suit each individual (so you still work within your own range) then 15 minutes of stretch and relaxation.

Next advanced session: 2nd December 2017 11.30 – 1:00pm – £20

Bring/Wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Socks are useful for some of the exercises.
  • You need to provide a mat for classes held at Twickenham Library (Diane can help with equipment for the library – please contact her).

Venue

1st Floor, Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT.
Map, parking and public transport information for Twickenham library.

Class size

12 people maximum

Foam Roller pilates classes

About Foam Roller pilates classes

Rolling on the foam roller allows us to passively massage our muscles and other tissues, improving circulation and releasing tension. Like any form of deep tissue massage, rolling on the Foam Roller feels like a mix of pain and pleasure that is not everyone’s cup of tea… and yet, used well, it can help relieve nagging pains and avoid injuries related to muscle tightness.

It can also provide a more challenging take on some traditional pilates exercises.

Next foam roller session: 18th November 2017 11.30 -12.30 – £15

Bring/Wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Socks are useful for some of the exercises.
  • You need to provide a mat for classes held at Twickenham Library (Diane can help with equipment for the library – please contact her).

Venue

1st Floor, Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT.
Map, parking and public transport information for Twickenham library.

Class size

12 people maximum