Chair Pilates Classes

About Chair Pilates

Benefits of Chair Pilates: 

Exciting news! Michelle’s new weekly Chair Pilates class is launching soon. The first class on 23rd July is FREE for everyone!*  Come and give it a try to enjoy a healthier, more active and social lifestyle!

Rediscover the joy of movement with Michelle’s new ‘Chair Pilates’ class. This gentle yet effective workout is designed to help you recondition your body, promoting ease and confidence in movement—all from the comfort of a chair!

Chair Pilates is ideal for beginners, seniors, individuals with limited mobility, or anyone preferring a more gentle workout. Safe for all fitness levels, this low-impact chair-based exercise routine boosts strength, increases bone density, enhances flexibility, balance, and posture, and helps reduce pain.

What to Expect:

Join us for a 45-minute session in a friendly and supportive environment that includes:

  • Warm-up exercises to prepare your body

  • A comprehensive seated Pilates routine targeting key muscle groups, with modifications to suit your pace

  • Gentle stretching to enhance flexibility and relaxation

  • You will experience a supportive and friendly environment as we gently exercise to relaxing motivational music.

  • Each 45 min session includes a balance sequence, joint mobilisation, and exercises for posture, strength, and flexibility.

  • Modifications will be shown allowing you to proceed at your own comfortable pace. 

Primary Muscles Targeted:

  1. Neck Muscles: Improves posture, helps correct muscle imbalances and reduces strain.
  2. Shoulder and Upper Back Muscles: Supports arm movements and shoulder stability, vital for carrying out daily activities such as lifting and housework.
  3. Core Muscles: Enhances stability, balance, and posture; reduces back pain.
  4. Spinal Mobility: Increases flexibility and reduces stiffness and pain. Improves range of motion.
  5. Arms: Important for daily tasks like lifting and carrying. Prevent muscle atrophy as we age.
  6. Gluteal Muscles (Glutes): Essential for hip and knee health, promoting good posture and reducing lower back pain.
  7. Hip Adductors/Abductors: Stabilises hips and improves mobility and decreases your risk of injury. 
  8. Knees: Improves knee stability and mobility, helping reduce risk of injury.
  9. Quadriceps: Crucial for standing, walking, and knee strength.
  10. Hamstrings: Supports hip and knee movements, essential for walking and climbing.
  11. Tibialis and Calf Muscles: Controls foot movement and balance,  helping prevent falls. Improves knee health and aids in walking uphill.
  12. Foot and Ankle Muscles: Enhances balance and foot strength. Reduces risk of injury

Safety and Preparation:

  • Arrival: Please arrive a few minutes early.
  • Health Questionnaire (PAR-Q): Complete online during the booking process or fill in online here:  PAR-Q Link
  • Consult a Professional: Check with your GP if you have health concerns or are unsure if this class is suitable for you.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring a water bottle or water is provided in the kitchen from the tap.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear clothes that allow a full range of motion. A cushion for back support is optional.
  • Listen to Your Body: Avoid pushing beyond your comfort level, always listen to your body and stop if you feel any pain.

Consistency Encouragement:

  • Regular Exercise: Consistent exercise not only enhances overall physical and mental health but also improves balance, strength, and flexibility, while reducing the risk of falls and managing stress levels effectively. Regular participation in Chair Pilates classes and dedicated practice outside of class will maximize these benefits and contribute to your long-term well-being.
  • Stay in Touch: Feel free to ask me any questions about your progress or if you have any concerns.

How to Book:

 The best way to secure your spot is through my online booking system. It’s quick and easy, and you can manage your bookings convenientlyBook Online  If online booking is not accessible for you, please confirm your attendance by any the following methods;

  •  Email:
  • Phone/Text: 07857 661483
  • Facebook: PPillarPilates Direct Message
*Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Future class bookings cost £6 per session and are subject to the same  terms and conditions  At this time, the class is available to book either by cash at the door (Free on 23rd July) or via the online booking portal; Book Online as I appreciate that access to the internet is not available for everyone. 
For tips on how to book using the online booking portal visit: How to Book Online
I look forward to meeting you all on the chair! 
Michelle 🙂

Chair Pilates Venues

Extra venues will be added to the schedule soon!

Hougham Village Hall, The Street, Dover CT15 7BG

Tuesdays 11.15 am – 12

Free Car Park on site (when full use street parking).