Pilates

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Mat

In each class you will be taken through an increasingly challenging series of Pilates exercises designed to build core strength. By targeting the deep architectural muscles of the body, posture will improve and an overall longer + leaner look achieved. Mat Pilates is suitable for everyone, with exercises being adapted to suit every level and any limitations.

Mat Pilates is often prescribed by GPs to those suffering injuries (particularly back issues) and is known for it’s rehabilitative qualities.

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HIP

High Intensity Power Pilates is the brainchild of Lisa Bradshaw. This involves more dynamic exercises than regular Mat, is faster paced and coordinates bigger ranges of movement. The aim is to get onto your feet, find your global muscles and challenge them. This will definitely make you sweat and is great for improving bone health and increasing your heart rate.

We recommend HIP™ as an additional class to your regular mat practice, complementing rather than replacing it. 

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Springboard

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Antenatal

Invented by Ellie Herman, the Springboard is a wall-mounted resistance machine that provides an invigorating full-body workout.

Springboard classes incorporate mat work, props, leg and arm springs, and more.

Clifford Studios is one of only 2 studios in London offering these classes and Jo trained privately with Ellie in Brooklyn, NYC in order to bring this innovative take on the Pilates method to Barnes.

 

In these small classes  - maximum 6 - we focus on preparing the body from birth.  

The classes are inclusive and friendly, offering an opportunity for expectant parents to meet others at the same stage of pregnancy/parenthood.

Pilates helps ensure the body is in the best condition possible to cope with these changes. 

 

Dance

Our adult dance classes are open to all abilities - whether you went to classes as child or have never danced in your life. As dance is a skill, we recommend regular attendance in order to get the most out of our classes. We have trial Tap + Ballet shoes for your first sessions and then you can purchase through our shop. With DDMix + Barre, we exercise through dance however with Tap + Ballet, we teach you how to dance; exercise being a welcome benefit.

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Tap

We currently offer 2 tap levels; Intermediate + Experienced. For total beginners, please attend at least one of our 90 minute weekend workshops before joining the Intermediate class. Please click the button below to register your interest in a workshop.

The class is led by Ellis; an inspiring and professional teacher qualified to a high level with the ISTD.

Coordination and technique are developed through short exercises and routines;  improved fitness and strength being a great bonus to learning a new skill.

Each week steps are repeated and developed, along with sequences and dances learned; so it will be beneficial to attend regularly rather than dropping in and out.

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Ballet

Our adult ballet class is open to all aspiring ballerinas! 

The class is led by Lucy; an inspiring and professional teacher qualified to a high level with the RAD.

Coordination and technique are developed through short exercises and routines; improved fitness and strength being a great bonus to learning a new skill.

Each week steps are repeated and developed, along with sequences and dances learned, so it will be beneficial to attend regularly rather than dropping in and out.

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Barre

Barre utilises the body’s own resistance in conjunction with weights and other small equipment. Exercises are performed at the barre and on the mat. Small isometric contractions are integrated with an interval training approach that burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness. 

This workout is suitable for everybody; various modifications are given throughout the class to cater for all. Each teacher brings a different approach to the Barre so don't expect the same class style from all!

Please add your details below and we will let you know when the next Tap workshop is taking place.  These usually happen on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and are scheduled based on demand. Each workshop is priced at £15.00 for the 90 minutes and will be scheduled when we have 4 students signed up. There will be a maximum of 8 students per workshop.  

Strength + Cardio

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TRX

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Sweat + Stretch

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Sweat + Strength

'TRX' stands for Total Resistance Exercise. It was created by the US Navy SEALs and requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer; a portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.

These exercises develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

 

The aim of this class is to improve strength + flexibility.

Each session consists of a 5 minute warm up followed by 25 minutes of creative HIIT (Tabata + EMOM - every minute on the minute) combinations. We finish with a dance inspired 15 minute stretch set to music. Our bodies are so warm from the cardio section that stretching is highly effective at this time!

Trainers are worn for this class and all props + equipment provided.

Using the TRX, this class alternates between strength based and cardio exercises - switching on and off the straps to keep you on your toes.

Sometimes the strength training will be on the mat and sometimes using the TRX; the same applies to the heart rate raising sections.

Trainers are worn for this class and all props + equipment provided.

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Vinyasa Flow

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Yin

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Power

Focussed on linking the breath with movement, balance, core strength and flexibility. Vinyasa Flow allows you to feel healthier and stronger as well as explore your own potential and take on new challenges in a positive way.

Time on your mat should be nurturing, fun and uplifting.

A slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time.

By holding the postures for prolonged periods of time the stretch is allowed to reach the myofascia of the body. This helps maintain healthy joints and releases fresh blood cells around the entire body, including the organs. Deeply relaxing and challenging at times.

A strong and intense workout with accessible postures that challenge the body in new ways. Inspired by traditional yoga, you will open up typically tight areas like shoulders, hips and hamstrings.

Expect a high energy session that will strengthen and tone as well as leave you feeling more flexible than ever before.

Participants see sports performance improvement in other areas and pain reduction from the very first class. 

Class Levels

Beginner
New to the exercise type or exercise in general. Expect a slower paced class with the opportunity to ask questions and check positions/execution.

Intermediate
Some prior experience of the exercise type and generally body aware. Expect to follow instructions to maintain the flow of the class.

Experienced
Prior experience of the exercise type and extremely body aware. Expect a fast paced class with more complex choreography and/or non stop action! 

Please ask if you would like help choosing a level. As a rule, we believe you get out of a class what you put in, regardless of level. A beginners class can be a great opportunity to focus on your posture or technique - it will never be too easy! We do expect you to read the class description and be aware of the level of class you are attending.