Pilates at Maidstone YMCA

Pilates classes in Maidstone    Pilates at YMCA Maidstone

Bookings & Contact

For appointments or for further information
please call 01622 762802 or email



About Pilates

Pilates is a whole body exercise system that works on strengthening, elongating and restoring balance to the whole body, as well as improving overall posture.

Pilates can be effective at addressing underlying structural imbalance that can cause altered or impaired movement or create pain. Pilates can be used to aid with the following;

  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Poor posture
  • Antenatal and post pregnancy aches
  • Sports Injuries

For further information or to book please contact us.

Pilates Prices:

Classes £8 per class payable in a 6 week block

Classes 1 hour long and are kept smaller to 10 people per class allowing for the instructors to provide correct instruction with corrections and adjustments helping you to achieve your Pilates goals.

Private Classes either small groups or 1:1 sessions £40 per hour

Many people enjoy the chance to have private Pilates sessions to greatly improve problem areas or generally tone up.

About Gemma

Gemma Dawson, Pilates Teacher in Maidstone

Gemma is a registered Osteopath with the British Osteopathic Association and the General Osteopathic Council. She practices Osteopathy throughout Kent and at the Whitstable Osteopathic Practice.

With a keen interest in providing her patients with a self-maintenance programme, Gemma started using the Pilates method to increase mobility and spinal stability.

Gemma enjoys keeping active with cycling, trampolining and swimming. She has two horses who provide her with valuable insight into the importance of balance, not only in the saddle but also within the body.

About Andrea

Andrea Creary, Pilates Teacher in Maidstone

Andrea has been teaching Pilates since 2007 and practising for 15 years. She trained with The Pilates Foundation in London and in that time has been teaching general matwork classes, and working privately with small groups and individuals.

Originally from a nursing background, Andrea finds this experience invaluable in helping people improve their quality of life through Pilates. This may involve improving core strength, flexibility and general fitness, rehabilitation of injuries and joint conditions, or simply working towards a better sense of well being.

Andrea is experienced in working with clients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, as well as people who have had major surgery. Following the birth of her first child, Andrea started working more specifically with pregnant and post natal women, and has advanced her training in this field by training with Rachel Rafiefar (A thoughtful body).

About Fran

Fran Thompson, Pilates Teacher in Maidstone

Fran qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2007 at Kings College London and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists. She has worked for the NHS and in the private sector as both a physiotherapist and Pilates instructor.

Having practised Pilates since 2000, Fran went on to train as an instructor with the APPI from 2008-2010, and she has since acquired experience in pre and post-natal Pilates, reformer Pilates and Pilates for children and teenagers. She enjoys working with clients on an individual basis, as well as doing group work for both rehabilitation and general fitness. Her special interests include hyper-mobility, scoliosis, ante and post natal, arthritis (including juvenile) and ACL reconstructions.

Previously a competitive gymnast and coach, Fran now enjoys dancing, swimming, cycling and, of course, Pilates!


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