Lets Get Stretching – 25min video

3rd Video and 3rd Outfit 🙂

This video is a 25 min session focusing on stretching the lower body including hips, legs and feet.
Cost is £3.00 – remember you can watch it as many times as you wish.
No need for special equipment.  The stretch session is all in kneeling or seated.
The video is perfect for those people who are seated all today, or equally have just finished a workout.
More videos on their way ASAP – including a standing lower body stretch session.

Email me for further infomation at emmasandersuk@gmail.com.

Or send me your contact detail sand I’ll add you to my email marketing list, and keep you up to date with Lichfield Pilates.

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OUT NOW – Pilates Class Videos

With classes currently on hold due to COVID-19 I’ve released 2 new videos:

Video no. 1 – 20 min class no equipment needed (Cost £2.50)

Video no. 2 – 40 min class, you just need a rolled up towel (Cost £5.00)

These videos are open to past and present clients who have completed a PARQ Health Form.

If you are new to Lichfield Pilates and would like to purchase one please contact me at emmasandersuk@gmail.com so I can discuss your needs and send you a PARQ Health Form if required.

Once you have paid I will send you a link to the video on YouTube.

I am currently working on a full series of videos to keep us all moving while we are away from our normal classes.

Take care and hopefully see all my lovely clients soon.

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September Class Timetable Released Today

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break so far.

I’ve released the September class timetable today, if you could book your space before Friday 19th August that would be fantastic.

We will be using the soft Pilates weights in September. Please remember you can still participate in all the class without the weights, they are just an optional extra.  We will also be using the mini loop bands to work our legs even harder should you wish.

September 2017

Booking Form

PARQ – Please complete if you are a new client or are returning from injury/operation


I look forward to seeing you all in September.

Best Wishes Emma




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2015 Summer Timetable

Holiday season is upon us and although I won’t be running all my usual classes I will be putting on some evening classes to keep you moving over the summer.

Classes are open to all my existing clients and of course any new clients wanting to give it ago.  Although if you haven’t attended one of my classes before please contact me before you arrive as I will need you to complete a health questionnaire.

I look forward to seeing you in class.  

July Timetable 2015

August Timetable 2015


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What clients are saying about my sessions…

I am very happy to say when I asked my clients if they would be kind enough to give me some feedback they came back with the following.

 After reading these testimonials hopefully you can see Pilates really is for everyone. I work with over 120 people a week and they are all different and it’s a pleasure to work with them all.  Here is some of their feedback.

 Client Testimonials

 “Emma’s enthusiasm and commitment to Pilates is second to none. Her varied classes are a great mix of challenge and fun whilst being well structured and clear to follow. She is very professional and attentive ensuring every movement is done correctly. Over the past year I have improved my core strength, posture and flexibility and would highly recommend trying out a class.”

Rachel B, Lichfield


“Emma works with my daughter on a one to one basis and is very understanding of Lauren’s condition; she is always very friendly, professional and helpful to aid Laurens recovery from a brain tumour.  During the time Emma as been doing Pilates with Lauren we have seen a big improvement in her posture, strength and general well being, Lauren always looks forward to her sessions.”

Julie P (Laurens Mum), Yoxall


I thoroughly enjoy being taught by Emma. She understands precisely the workings of the muscles and the exactness of the exercises, but more than that, she is supportive and encouraging to each member of her class and their individual needs. I regularly recommend Emma’s classes to people that I know.

Tom S, Lichfield


Having medical problems I thought Pilates was out of my reach.  From my very 1st lesson, Emma has adapted moves for my ability, she certainly knows her job.  Pilates gives me energy, my body is changing, I am becoming more flexible in my movement.  Pilates is changing my life for the better.    

Sue H, Burntwood


I have been going to Emma’s Pilates classes for just over a year and can highly recommend them. Emma is an excellent teacher who explains the moves really clearly and gives different options of how to do them so you can join in whatever level of fitness you are at. You don’t get hot and sweaty but you definitely work hard and it is incredibly satisfying when you can do a move you found impossible when you started!

Diane N, Lichfield


I was a complete novice when I joined Emma’s class; I have been delighted with what I have learnt. Emma makes the classes’ enjoyable but hard work; she is obviously very knowledgeable and inspires confidence. I feel my body is getting stronger every week. The moves we learn vary from week to week which means that we never get bored. I would recommend Emma’s class to anyone thinking of taking up Pilates.

Ruth K-G, Lichfield


 Pilates has improved my running. Since I started Emma’s Pilates class, I have noticed a definite improvement in my running technique. I feel stronger in my core which means I suffer less with fatigue, and I feel lighter on my feet – fantastic!

Louise G, Lichfield


As a club Hockey and Golf player I have found Emma‘s Pilates classes have improved my range of movement, helped me keep injury free and enable me to feel stronger and fitter during matches.

During the classes the focus is on quality of movement, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and I would recommend to any sportsman to include Pilates in their programme to maintain and improve general fitness “.

David E, Lichfield


Since taking up Pilates my core strength and physique has benefited no end. Emma’s classes and one-to-one instruction has really improved my fitness. The classes are fun, there’s a really supportive atmosphere and it feels like we’re constantly progressing! It’s perfect for males wanting to get into shape.

 Sean B, Elford


Emma is the only one of a number of professionals I have seen who really explains things thoroughly to me which allows me to fully understand how each move will help me and how my body works. I have a narrowing of my spinal cord which affects the strength of my leg muscles, Emma is able to explain how my muscles work and get the best out of me at every session.  We have been working together for 6 months on a one to one basis developing an exercise programme that works for me.  I also attend her classes; she adapts some of the moves so I can feel it working correctly in my leg muscles.   I really enjoy my weekly sessions and can feel my posture and strength improving.  Above all Emma is friendly and professional.

Amy B, Lichfield


If you would like to join one of my classes or book a private session please contact me on 07764 199380, alternatively email emmasandersuk@gmail.com.

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October 2014 Class Timetable

Bookings now being taken for October classes.

Lichfield Pilates October 2014 and Booking Form.

Existing clients have until the final class of the month to re book and secure their place.

Saturday people have until Saturday 28th September.

Monday people have until Monday 29th September.

Thursday people have until Thursday 25th September.

Friday people have until Friday 26th September.

If you are a new clients please contact me to register your interest and book on.  Some of my busier classes have a waiting list, spaces will be allocated on a first come basis.

New classes always being added so please feel free to get in touch if there is a particular time or day you are looking for.

Early Saturday morning class now starts at 8:30am so enjoy the extra 10 minutes in bed.

The popular Monday evening class is be held at Queens Croft High School from Monday 6th October at 8pm.

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Class timetable September 2014

I’m pleased to release the new timetable for September 2014, including the new Monday evening class to be held at The Bowling Green Pub.

Click on link for directions to The Bowling Green Pub, please note if you use the Pub car park there is a charge. The new class will be held at 8pm on Monday evenings, spaces are limited so book your space early to avoid disappointment.

Download the full September 2014 Class Calendar and Booking Form now.

Please let me know your plans before Tuesday 26th August to secure your place and forward payment before Sunday 31st august.

All September classes will incorporate the fantastic new Mini Loops which I was recently introduced to at the JPilates Annual Instructors Conference.  I’m looking forward to class planning and trying out some new moves with the Mini Loops on my upcoming summer holiday.

LICHFIELD PILATES will be closed due to holidays from the afternoon of Saturday 2nd August to Monday 18th August.

If you wish to be added to my monthly email newsletter please email me at emmasandersuk@gmail.com or check me out on Facebook.

I wish you all a wonderful summer and hope to see you in class in September.



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Summer Timetable 2014

Feedback from clients is that you want classes to continue over the summer/school holidays.  So I have decided to run a selected number of classes over July and August, timetables attached.  Over the Summer I will be running one class on a Saturday morning at 8:20am, one Monday morning class at 10:00am, two Thursday evening classes at 7:05pm and 8:10pm and no Friday morning class.  I plan to re start all the classes again September along with a new Monday evening class.  The new Monday evening class will be held at The Bowling Green Pub in Lichfield City Centre and run from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.  Spaces will be limited so please let me know if you want me to allocate you a place.

Have an amazing summer, keep those bodies moving!

July 2014 Class Timetable

August 2014 Class Timetable

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Original Principles of Pilates

As a Pilates Instructor I want to introduce people to the original principles of Pilates (breathing, centring, concentration, control, precision and flow) and also the widely excepted fundamentals (alignment, stabilisation, mobilisation and flexibility/stretching).  Here is a quick look at each of them.

Joseph Pilates original principles


Breathing enhances natural movement and aids relaxation.  In Pilates its important to breath in wide and full allows the ribs to open, correct breathing patterns can enhance the connection between the deep abdominal muscles, pelvis floor and diaphragm.


The centre is also referred to as the core, the muscles that provide stability allowing the body to function efficiently.


Concentration allows the mind body connection of the technique.  Concentrating on each movement and the correct use of the muscles will give balance to the body.  Concentrating on breath encourages focus and a flowing rhythm.


Control is improved with practise and it is the ability to perform each movement without excessive muscle tension – each move should eventually look almost effortless.


Precision is the key element which distinguishes Pilates from other forms of exercise.  The movements are felt much more profoundly through small corrections to alignment and execution.


The body should fluidly move through the exercises without fast and slow sections to the move but a constant flowing speed. 


As the Pilates method has evolved and research has been published new fundamentals have become integral to the Pilates technique.


Good alignment/posture is when you are placing the least strain on your body; placing minimal wear and tear on joints and correct muscle length is maintained. 

Pilates works the body in neutral pelvis, therefore allowing neutral spine.  Learning to find and maintain neutral in and outside of the Pilates session is extremely beneficial for good posture and back health.


The core can be defined as a group of deep muscles creating a cylindrical effect around the spine providing stability and support.


Mobilisation can be defined as the movement of joints and soft tissue through full range of motion.  Pilates sessions aim to move the spine through all planes, flexion, extension, lateral flexion, rotation and neutral.

Flexibility and stretching

Flexibility is the ability of the muscle and the joint to move through a full range of motion. 

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