Core and Flexibility for Athletes

Pilates for runners is for athletes who want to improve their flexibility, strength and balance. All three are commonly lacking in runners and make you particularly vulnerable to injury



 Pilates teacher Cathy Kwan

Pilates teacher Cathy Kwan

Core Flexibility for Athletes

This is a high level class aimed at those with no back pain or current significant injuries.  As your fitness improves, the exercises get progressively harder.

Prepare to improve your performance, and get some excellent tips on how your body works.

Six classes cost £60 or £12 a drop in session.  

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To book your place, call 01273 561844. Numbers are limited so please act fast.


Catherine Kwan BAppSc (Phty), MSc (Manip Physio)

Cathy trained as a physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia and now has 20 years’ experience in the profession. In addition to running pilates courses at Dyke Road Studio, she also runs her physiotherapy practice. Click here (link missing) for more information

The class package includes an initial 45-minute consultation with physiotherapist Catherine Kwan. She’ll assess your condition to ensure the classes will benefit you, and determine the areas on which you need to focus. She’ll also introduce you to the key elements of the classes. 

The exercises are specifically designed to help you:

  • Strengthen and tone the supporting muscles in your lower back, neck and trunk and reduce pain
  • Improve your body alignment and posture
  • Improve your balance and co-ordination
  • Improve your confidence in your movement

All exercises are based on the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) method. It's a form of exercise clinically proven effective for back and neck pain and widely taught in the UK.