- You are in pain and nothing seems to help for long. You've tried your GP and physio and chiropractic and stretching and you've maybe even had surgery, but the problem persists, or keeps coming back. You worry that maybe you're just "not fixable" - which feels miserable.
- You have a chronic condition, and you want to feel empowered to take control of your own health and to do what you can to improve your condition. But where do you find an exercise class that will even allow you in? You want to feel cared for by an expert instructor you can trust.
- You'd like to do yoga, or pilates, or similar, but the classes you've tried don't seem to cater for absolute beginners and it's demoralising when the instructor makes it look so easy. You wonder if "It's too late" - but truth is, you've never been able to do these moves. You want a class pitched at your level, where you feel accepted, and made to feel that you can do it.
- You're tired of the cookie-cutter approach to fitness, big classes, and instructors shouting from the front (even in Pilates classes). You want an exercise regime that is tailored to you. One that empowers you to understand how your body works and what you need to become stronger and fitter.
- You love to dance or play sport and you want to improve your performance, but injury niggles, or postural issues are holding you back. You want more balance, more strength and to be better protected from injury.
- You've suffered some physical trauma (an accident, child-birth, etc) and you know you can’t just throw yourself back into exercise. You want to be able to trust that your instructor knows what they’re doing.
What’s possible for you…
Over the years I’ve worked successfully with hundreds of people with a whole heap of different fitness goals, many with injuries or physical limitations too:
- people with: frozen shoulder, non-specific back, neck or shoulder pain, sciatica, lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, spondylitis, neurological conditions, abnormal curvatures of the spine, stroke victims, fused spines, prolapsed discs, wheelchair bound, MS, and more
- pregnant women and new mothers (not to mention grandparents who suddenly find themselves doing a lot more lifting than they've been used to)
- serious sports people (footballers, golfers, dancers, horseriders, rugby players, fitness instructors, cyclists, even extreme marathon runners…)
- men and women who haven’t exercised in years
I truly believe that everyone can benefit from the Douglas Method, but you will see the best results if you are:
- willing to become more aware of your body and how it functions and to apply this mind-body awareness in the classes. (Don’t worry if this is new to you – you’ll soon pick it up.)
- prepared to take responsibility for your health and practise the exercises outside of class. Just a few minutes (10-15) every other day would dramatically improve your results
- ready to go beyond “one-size-fits-all” approaches and learn what works for you
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