Pilates for Parkinson’s

With Neurophysiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Sasha Baggaley

Pilates is about core stability. With regular attendance, as your core strength develops so will stability throughout your entire torso, which can help with some of the mobility and postural issues of Parkinson’s. It also works to promote flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. By helping reduce the effort placed on the body during everyday activities it can also help lower fatigue levels. The class begins seated then moves to mat work. Where necessary, exercises are adapted for the individual.

The contribution towards class costs is £3 per session bookable in a block, the length of which varies from term to term but the total for any block is based on £3 per session.

Sessions are:

MONDAYS 2.45 – 3.45pm AND 4.00 – 5.00pm, Christchurch Morningside, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD. The summer 2019 dates are 8th July to 5th August giving a 5 week block; so the total contribution is £15. Note, there is no entry to the room before 2.40pm and there is no parking at the venue but it is well served by the Lothian Bus service. When booking please specify the time slot required. Disabled badge holders may park in the single space in the church grounds or on the road outside. 

FRIDAYS 12.45 – 1.45 in the Conservatory at Pollock Pavilion, 227 Ferry Road, EH6 4SP. The summer 2019 dates are 28th June to 2nd August giving a 6 week block so the total contribution is £18. N.B. Pollock Pavilion will need to close early during the July and August school holiday period, hence the earlier time for this class instead of the usual 2-3pm. The Pavilion has a small car park at the side and the location is served by the Lothian Bus service. 

FRIDAYS 11am – 12noon, Morningside Parish Church, 2 Cluny Gardens, EH10 6BQ. The summer 2019 dates are 28th June to 2nd August giving a 6 week block so the total contribution is £18.  There is on-street metered parking around the venue and the location is well served by the Lothian Bus service.

To find out more or to book, please contact Sasha via sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org.