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A balanced body

Emma Logan experiences a session of fitness pilates with Jackie Allen from Fitness Solutions UK...

Jackie Allen has a strong reputation as a specialist instructor specialising in Fat Loss Fitcamps, Pilates and Yoga.

Having suffered from back problems and then being diagnosed with scoliosis, Pilates is an essential part of my weekly fitness routine to override these conditions. I have also found Pilates the only effective way to help shed the ‘Mummy Tummy’.

What is Fitness Pilates?
Fitness Pilates attacks the roots of bad posture by toning little-used muscle groups in the abdomen, torso, upper and lower back, while incorporating a slow breathing technique to energise the body. Fitness Pilates moves are designed to work the muscles of the whole body (abdominals, lower back, thighs, buttocks, calves, arms, shoulders) and to gently lengthen them. The result is a body that is properly aligned and at less risk of injury. It is a no-impact class suitable for men and women of all ages, levels and abilities, is a good way to relax and unwind and also helps to prevent osteoporosis.

Why We Love It:
Fitness Pilates is challenging, yet a safe exercise that promotes a balanced body, a longer, leaner, toned shape, superb posture, a flat stomach, a strong back and increased mobility and flexibility. It also increases strength and endurance, improves balance and co-ordination, all without producing over developed or bulky muscles.

Jackie Allen’s classes will challenge you without you realising it at the time. She uses various routines and specialised props to aid in deeper muscle work including mini-balls and bands. One also leaves the class stress-free with a deeply refreshed mind.

Jackie Allen runs Fitness Pilates classes at Fitness For Less gym in Cheltenham on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6pm. Please see the website for details of other classes, special offers and further information.;
Tel: 07831 680086