Cath Hopkinson Discussing mental Health First Aid

Cath has been teaching Mat Pilates since 2001 and Apparatus equipment since 2007.

"Thank you very much for your invaluable advice and instruction which has demonstrated the effectiveness of expertly taught Pilates.

I hope you appreciate the difference you have made."

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Sometimes we need Extra Help

Chronic Pain Management

Everone's pain is different, so we are too...

Cath has been teaching Pilates since 2001 and had a unique teaching position within the NHS to deliver Pilates courses to patients with chronic pain.  Cath spent 8 years working with pain consultants, specialist physiotherapists and undergoing training not offered to many Pilates teachers.

Up to the end of 2017 Cath was the exercise consultant to two chronic pain charities is Preston and Blackpool (SMILE), and the British Lung Foundations Breathe Easy exercise groups (Preston and Leyland), but had to reluctantly step down due to commitments at her Longridge studio.

From her experiences, Cath knows that whilst pain is a physiological process it has deep roots in other body systems, not least the emotions.   With Cath, you not only learn how to move safely and within your tolerances, but also a lot of techniques to help you manage pain on a daily basis.

This resulted in her undertaking various training courses: Level 3 Adapting Exercise for the Independently Active older Adult, Level 4 Respiratory exercise Specialist and Level 3 Pre and Post Natal.

Cath is also the author and course director for CSI Scoliosis, a one-day course for Pilates teachers and Personal Trainers, which sets out a routine for people who have scoliosis (curvature) of the spine.

Relaxation

Tense muscles can be very painful, but how do we truly relax them?

We have all experienced muscle tension: in our neck, back, head, but what causes it, and more importantly, how do we get rid of it?

Muscles can be in spasm or feel tight enough to go into spasm.  We can help with this.  We have muscle relaxation moves that reduce the tension and allow the body to move more freely, using iMovefreely techniques.

We show you how to manage this at home and have a tension-free, and pain -free body.

Muscle relaxation also is also controlled by our breath: the way we breathe directly affects muscle tension.

When did you truly relax everyone muscle in your body so it was left lighter and tension free?

Combined courses of Sleep Help and Relaxation are available.

Sleep Help

I just can't get no sleep...

Insomnia is an every day (sorry, every night) occurrence for many people.

Being sleep deprived can be dangerous and life-threatening.

There are so many reasons why we cannot sleep, but there are many ways of helping you sleep.

These include:

  • Lifestyle factors
  • Internal stressors
  • Pain and discomfort
  • External stressors
  • Food and drink
  • Your bedroom
  • Your nighttime routine

In our specialist course, we look at all of these factors and you leave with a blueprint to better sleep.

Combined courses of Sleep Help and Relaxation are available.