What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise method that focuses on the core muscles, i.e. the group of muscles in you back and abdomen that offer strength and stability during movement. It helps develop flexibility while building up the strength to support mobility and increase your fitness levels.
Pilates with a physiotherapist can help you understand your body in depth and develop an awareness of your core and posture muscles in a safe and relaxed environment. It is an ideal choice wether you are looking to improve your general fitness, work on a specific issue, or if you are recovering from an injury and would benefit from a professional environment.
At the Slow Club, each participant has a specialist Pilates assessment before joining the classes to make an ad-hoc plan that works on your specific strengths and weaknesses.
About the Slow Club:
Slow Club is a small Pilates company which aims to promote health and injury prevention, foster good exercise practice, slow down from our hectic lifestyles and tune into the body to understand how it moves, with precision and care.
Slow Club was started in 2017 by Catherine Borra. Cath is a physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, who relocated to South East London via New Zealand and Italy. She enjoys getting her clients to learn more about their bodies and develop confidence and strength through movement.
Her main professional interests are in helping her clients strengthen and rebalance the pelvic area, understand the complex mind-body relationships that can affect posture
and movement, and the management of persistent pain syndromes.
Cath is qualified as a running specialist with the Running Clinic, and she practices Western acupuncture as an accredited member of the ACCP, and continues practicing in an NHS musculoskeletal Physiotherapy clinic and in the Women’s Health sector.
She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council