Laura Baynes PhysioPilates

Physiotherapist-led Pilates classes in Norfolk, UK

Welcome. Laura is a Chartered Physiotherapist & Certified Pilates Instructor living and working in Norfolk. She has been practising physiotherapy since 2005 and using Pilates clinically as well as teaching classes since 2007. Laura began her physiotherapy career in Cambridge, before heading to New Zealand and Australia to work. Born and bred in Norwich, Laura felt drawn back from the southern hemisphere to her home county in 2010 and here she set up her own Pilates business. Laura continues to work clinically as a physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health.

Laura resides in Norfolk with her husband and three children. She enjoys running, swimming, climbing, hiking, surfing and skiing. She has found very beneficial carryover from Pilates to these activities, as well as in the management of her scoliosis (spinal curvature) in day to day life. Pilates has also been fundamental during Laura’s pregnancies; in preparing her body for the birth of her eldest in 2019 and her twins in 2021; and to the restoration of the core and pelvic floor in her post-natal body.

Pilates

Laura teaches matwork Pilates which takes place on a mat and consists of precise, flowing movements coordinated with breathing. It is named after Joseph Pilates, who developed this body conditioning exercise for ‘…the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease’. (Joseph Pilates)

Prehab for- and rehab after- an operation, recover from an injury, prepare for labour and restore your body post-natally, manage a condition or maintain a beautifully balanced body in one of Laura’s small, friendly classes.

Laura teaches classes of no more than 10 attendees. The classes are varied and progressive. They include the use of small equipment, such as resistance bands & foam rollers and regular technique checks. Being a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Laura uses her sound knowledge of the mechanics and pathomechanics of the body to ensure that attendees are exercising to suit and benefit their individual body.

The classes are made up of a standing start- tuning into the breath and body as well as challenging the body’s balance systems. This is followed by exercises on the mat in various positions (which can be modified to suit the individual) with a mindfulness-based meditation to finish to calm the body and nourish the mind.

Classes

Tuesday am in Hempnall, South Norfolk
  • 9-10am: Mixed level
Tuesday pm in Postwick, East Norfolk
  • 13:10-14:10; Beginner-Improver
  • 14:20-15:20; Intermediate- Advanced

Classes are £12.50 each, paid for in monthly blocks. Tuesday afternoon classes are recorded and emailed to all clients to repeat in the week or archive for a rainy day. Once at least six studio classes with Laura have been completed, one can choose to solely do the weekly recorded class (for a reduced block price).


” Laura is such a skilled and intuitive teacher , her classes have made such a fundamental difference to my physical resilience. Brilliant for learners and those more advanced”

Sue, Norfolk
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