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Pilates sessions

Pilates for MS – Fridays from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Following the success of the Pilates course last year, we are pleased to announce we will be making Pilates a regular part of the MS-UK Online experience, with weekly classes specifically tailored for people living with MS, designed and taught by highly qualified and experienced Pilates teacher Amanda Kemp every Friday.

However your MS affects you, Amanda will deliver smart workouts to challenge and improve your movement, daily function and your understanding of Pilates whether you are a beginner or you have practiced Pilates before. The emphasis of the classes will be on the understanding and the practicing of correct movement patterns in relation to all areas of the body for different movements. Through this approach, it will promote stronger connections between the neural pathways and allow for increased efficiency when performing daily tasks.

The classes will be split into two thirty-minute sessions each week with the first at 11:30am focusing on exercises from seated and the second session at 12:15am from either a standing or floor position. The classes will allow for you to go at your pace and each exercise to be adapted to your level of practice.

Session 1 – 11:30am – 12pm – Seated

Session 2 – 12:15pm – 12.45pm – Supported standing

What to expect from the course:

CREATE new neuromuscular connections focused on the four quadrants of the body and spinal mobility

CHALLENGE the body by experiencing new movement patterns

APPLY movement principles to work on gait, balance and strength

EMPOWER you to feel confident and in more control of your body

Pilates on the mat – Saturdays 9:30-10:15am

In addition to our regular Friday Pilates sessions, we are introducing our new mat Pilates classes with the floor-based workouts breaking down the classical Pilates mat repertoire in an accessible way. The classes are for all abilities focusing on the challenges of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Each week you will explore how to promote new neuromuscular connections throughout the body to create stability rather than gripping patterns and reduced spinal mobility. You’ll learn how to apply movement principles to work on gait, balance and strength. These classes are suitable for all, whether you’re familiar with Pilates or a complete beginner.

You’ll learn new ways to help you use movement to manage weakness, spasticity and fatigue, some of the most common symptoms of MS, and to help keep disability at bay.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the class live as each week the recording will be sent out.

Each session has a suggested donation for each session of £5, but you can donate as much as you like. (Please note there is a minimum of £1 required).

How to book

If you would like to know more or you are having trouble registering, please contact us at register@ms-uk.org.

Before taking part in any of our online exercise classes, you should be aware that all exercise participation comes with its own risks and consideration must be made to any underlying conditions. Please read through our health screening questions. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions or you are unsure, please consult your GP / medical practitioner before taking part in the classes.

Please read our Health Screening Questionnaire before taking part in the exercise session.

About Amanda Amanda Kemp 1.jpg

Amanda has been teaching Pilates since 2005 and practising it for even longer. Amanda says ‘I love how it enables you to create freer movement and get yourself out of pain. Pilates is perfect for managing and improving long-term conditions. It works the whole body from the inside out to create a lengthened body, stable joints, balance, strength and flexibility’.

Amanda is experienced working with individuals with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and stroke.

You can find out more about Amanda on her website.

How to book

If you would like to register for this workshop, please click on the button below. The suggested donation for the workshop is £5, but you can make a donation of your choosing from £1 to attend.

If you are having trouble registering or would like to know more about this workshop, please contact us at register@ms-uk.org.

Please note we will be recording the workshop and we will make it available for you to watch again.

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