Pilates expert Joanne Cornish has opened The Pilates Hub in Whalley building on the huge success of her long-established studio in Longridge. Photography: TVPAV.com

The benefits that Pilates has on your body are many and varied, as expert Joanne Cornish has encountered over many years in practice.

Joanne’s clients can testify that Pilates has taken them on a journey that has led them to achieving a stronger and healthier body that is more balanced, thanks to the exercises and movement classes that Joanne and the team run.

The Pilates Hub at the Sidings in Whalley along with Joanne’s Longridge Pilates studio, are among the most well equipped in the region giving clients the very best opportunity to improve personal fitness, muscle strength and flexibility – as well as giving clients who may have encountered injury, the perfect way to rehabilitate through a specifically designed regime that is ultimately safe.

Developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany in the late 1800s, Pilates is an exercise method that creates longer, leaner muscles, using specialist equipment such as the Reformer – a sprung exercise frame designed by Joseph Pilates, that works abs, lower back, hips and glutes and is also focused on alignment and accurate muscle engagement. This leads to improved posture, better balance and core stability.

Pilates was introduced to the UK in 1970 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon with over 12 million people engaging in this massively successful regime that is known for its positive effects on physical wellbeing.

“Pilates is different to many forms of exercise that you may have experienced before so it’s important that you master the basics to ensure that you exercise safely and obtain the maximum effect. The benefits are endless,” says Joanne. “The Reformer has been around for a long time, but it is only relatively recently that it has become mainstream, due to athletes and celebrities promoting the benefits on social media.”

A qualified Pilates Foundation teacher for almost a decade, Joanne works alongside a team of independent qualified instructors, who run Reformer classes using exercises that integrate the whole body, re-educating it and restoring it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.

At the newly equipped Pilates Hub in Whalley, which is open four days per week, Reformer group classes are offered along with semi-private sessions of small groups of up to three: “This enables clients to receive one-to-one personal attention, while keeping costs down as well as being sociable and fun,” adds Joanne, who teaches all ages and abilities.

From January 2020 The Pilates Hub in Whalley will be running semi-private sessions and Reformer classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Pilates Hub
Lancashire House
The Sidings, Whalley BB7 9SE
07908 336769



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