Sunday, 22 May 2022

Learning Pilates can help with flexibility, joint and back pain

PILATES ABC Henley is owned by Pilates devotee Alyth Yealland.

PILATES ABC Henley is owned by Pilates devotee Alyth Yealland.

“It’s such a rewarding job watching my clients’ progress as the weeks go by,” she says.

“I keep classes deliberately small so I can spend time with my clients and teach them how to improve and develop existing movement patterns, thus benefiting everyone whether a beginner or a client with experience.

“The gentle, balanced exercises help improve everyday posture, flexibility, muscle tone, joint and back pain. Pilates is also a wonderful way to relax. I am thrilled by the current increase in clients starting over the age of 70.”

The beauty of Pilates is it can be taken up by all ages with equal effectiveness.

Movements are choreographed to suit the individual, adapting or offering alternatives dependent on their needs. Beginners are welcome and a free taster class is available to all newcomers.

Alyth teaches Pilates for all levels. She also teaches Pilates for antenatal and postnatal clients, diastasis recti (separated tummy muscles), arthritis, breathing, falls prevention, hip and knee replacements, osteopaenia/osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and scoliosis — either in a private session or in a group class.

Pilates ABC Henley holds classes for the community in Henley, Crazies Hill, Hurley, Knowl Hill and Sonning Common. For more information, call Alyth on 07521 699265, email or visit

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