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 is an effective & enjoyable form of exercise to help optimise your posture, tone and suppleness, as well as rehabilitate or manage any injuries or condition.
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)
Laura teaches classes of 10 max. The classes are varied and progressive. They include the use of small equipment, such as resistance bands & foam rollers and regular technique checks. Laura screens all attendees so that she can tailor participation to suit each individual and their goals. She always wears her ‘physio hat’ when teaching to ensure attendees exercise safely and effectively.
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. The classes aim to mindfully stretch, strengthen and balance the entire body.
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).