We’re excited to be bringing another new set of our Active Ostomates: at Home Pilates classes


We’re delighted that a new set of eight weeks of Pilates classes with Heather Oakes will run from 9.15am to 10.15am every Thursday from October 19th to December 7th. To register for the class just complete the form at the bottom of the page.

You will be sent an acknowledgement email, and a zoom link for the classes will follow in the week leading up to the first session. 

Heather talks about the classes

“When we move better, we feel better.  Pilates is a fantastic way to ease into exercise as the movements are gentle, with no impact and you are reminded to take things at your own level. If you have recently had surgery your body will need time to heal, but in the fullness of time there should be nothing you cannot do normally.  Pilates is a journey as we have to create mind body awareness where there perhaps wasn’t any before.  Take your time, there is no rush.  Classes normally start in a standing position to align your body, reset your posture and help you learn the most beneficial position for you and your posture type.  After the initial warm up we transfer to the floor or a chair for a series of exercises.  If any of these positions may cause you discomfort, there are always options available.  The exercises will flow with stretches in between,  and the class will fly by as the concentration required to perform such small movements with correct technique and engagement is phenomenal.  Please try to have a towel and cushion available for the class”

About Heather:

“I’d love to have you in a Pilates class and hope to see you soon. I’ve been teaching Pilates for over 20 years, and love helping people both physically and mentally.  I have a relaxed teaching style and try to make sessions as fun as possible while keeping everyone safe, and the exercises effective.  In sessions I will offer lots of options for exercises enabling you to choose the option that suits you best on that day, and if there’s ever a time you need an option and I’ve not mentioned one, always ask, and I’ll happily work with you to find one you enjoy.  I previously taught and assessed Pilates courses nationwide as well as writing training courses for other instructors to further their skills.  At home I’m mum to a 7 year old boy and am studying Osteopathy to further develop my teaching.”

To sign up just complete the form below. A  joining link will be sent to you approximately five days before the first class.

By ticking this box you are confirming that you are physically fit enough to participate in these sessions. If you have any medical conditions, injuries or are taking any medications that affect your heart rate then please seek advice from a healthcare professional prior to registering. Participation in these workouts are therefore on the understanding that if any injuries occur as a result of the workouts, then Colostomy UK are released from any liability now or in the future for conditions that may be acquired from participation.

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