The Physio Fit and Pilates studio has been running for a number of years and was founded by Aimee Clayton and Jessica Nicholson. The studio offers a variety of specialist classes including mixed ability mat work, pre and postnatal as well as one to one training.
Taught by experienced Physiotherapists. We are fully certified Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute trained instructors, our Pilates classes are completed in a non competitive environment with no previous experience necessary.
As health professionals, we welcome individuals with spinal conditions such as osteoporosis, low back pain, sciatica as well as post joint replacements, general musculoskeletal conditions, postnatal and more.
You can find all the times and relevant information of our courses on our timetable.
What is Pilates?
Practised since the 1920s, Pilates is a holistic approach to health and fitness. Exercises are performed on a mat utilising a variety of small equipment challenging the body continually.
The human body is susceptible to learning dysfunctional movement patterns and Pilates is designed to re-educate your body and improve its function.
This improvement is not just about exercising your whole body but achieving a perfect balance between your body and sense of self. Pilates emphasises the connection between physical and emotional health.
Pilates provides core stability and strength training essential for the health of the spine, as well as key relaxation techniques to help focus the mind and body. Pilates classes can reduce musculoskeletal pain, improve posture and coordination, boost your general fitness and alleviate stress and anxiety. Professional athletes and dancers are also known to use Pilates to drive athletic performance and to recover from injury.
If you are a fitness enthusiast or even entirely new to fitness classes, our Pilates classes will suit your needs. What makes Pilates so universally beneficial is that the apparatus is adaptable for all levels, whether you need beginners support and recovery, or a challenging workout with intensive body conditioning exercises.
‘Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality’
Joseph Pilates, inventor of Pilates
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy, Kings College London (2006)
BSc (hons) Sports Science
Aimee qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2006 from Kings College London and prior to this achieved a first class degree in Sports Science. Aimee quickly came to realise her passion lied in musculokskeletal outpatients and began to develop her skills in this area. In 2009 Aimee began working at the leading Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, gaining specialist experience in orthopaedic conditions, notably spinal pathologies where core stability is key. From here Aimee went on to work with the Ministry of Defence for 6 years becoming highly skilled in rehabilitation.
From 2009 she started her training in matwork 1 Pilates using it as a core treatment for patients with a variety of conditions. She quickly developed a love of teaching and enjoyed providing lasting benefits for patients. Aimee went on to gain qualifications in matwork 2 and 3 Pilates with the Australian Institute of Pilates and passed her APPI certification exam becoming a fully qualified APPI instructor. Currently Aimee works with a variety of patients using her pilates techniques to rehabilitate individuals to a high level, including athletes and the civilian population through her classes.
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy, Northumbria University (2009)
BSc (hons) Sports Science
Jessica qualified as a Physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 2009 and prior to this achieved a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Jessica has gained clinical experience as a Rotational Physiotherapist and this has allowed her to work in a variety of hospital settings. These include musculoskeletal orthopaedics at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford, neurological rehabilitation, post-operative recovery/maternity at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and community rehabilitation at Abingdon Community Hospital, Oxfordshire.
Further to practicing as a Physiotherapist Jessica is a dedicated Pilates teacher, training under the renowned Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute umbrella. She has completed matwork levels 1 and 2 along with pre-post natal Pilates. Jessica developed a passion for teaching going on to complete her matwork certification becoming a fully certified APPI instructor. She is a dedicated mum of two and understands the importance of exercise from a young age to promote core stability and posture.
Our Courses & Fees
MONDAY: 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
This class is an opportunity for beginners to exercise in a relaxed environment. It is aimed at improving posture and muscle strength, increasing fitness and reducing anxiety/depression. It is also an opportunity for new Mums to return to exercise aiding post-partum recovery using the APPI repertoire. We welcome all little ones and aim to create a fuss free, fun environment for Mums to socialise.
MAT WORK (BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS, MIXED ABILITY)
TUESDAY: 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
WEDNESDAY: 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
FRIDAY: 05:45 PM - 06:45 PM
This class caters for beginners to advanced clients working on a mat using the APPI mat work exercises also utilising a variety of small equipment. It aims to improve mobility of the spine, strength and posture.
PILATES FOR CHILDREN
MONDAY: 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM
Our children's class promotes fun exercise for children, targeting posture, co-ordination, strength and balance. The exercises are based around the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates mat work programme. Taught in a fun relaxed, non competitive environment, it can be tailored for children with musculoskeletal conditions such as hyper-mobility.
TUESDAY: 06:45 PM - 07:30 PM
High intensity exercise with Pilates to cool down. Quick short bursts of 30 seconds followed by toning Pilates moves.
WEDNESDAY: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mixed ability pilates class tailored especially for the over 50s, also suitable for conditions such as Osteoporosis. Using the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute Matwork repertoire to build on core strength, mobility, balance, to keep you fit and healthy. Taught by experienced Physiotherapists that know your needs. We use a variety of small equipment to continually challenge your body.
We encourage people to book a block of 6 sessions to achieve the most benefit for £45. Drop in sessions can be catered for. One to one training £40. Please give 24 hours notice for cancellations.
Clinic Located In Bampton West Oxfordshire
How can we help?
Back and neck pain
Foot and ankle pain
Shoulder and elbow pain
Specialist hand injuries
How can we treat you?
Manual therapy / mobilisations / manipulation
Massage to include trigger point release and soft tissue release
Expert self-management advice
Initial consultation £45.00
Follow up £38.00
Please note for our Physiotherapy appointments we require at least 24 hours notice for cancellation, otherwise you will be charged the full appointment fee.
It's very hard work for me, but it's so worthwhile despite my disability. The ladies are very professional and helpful. I honestly couldn't ask for more.
I have really enjoyed the post natal Pilates sessions with the ladies especially as I can take my baby along too! They are very professional, friendly and everyone in the class is very welcoming. Since having my little one it's hard to get out and do something for yourself so this is fun whilst helping you recover from pregnancy/birth and beyond.
Following multiple herniated discs I was looking for exercise that would help reduce pain, increase my mobility and avoid surgery. The first session was tough but I felt so much better the next day. I have been attending for the past 6 weeks and the difference is remarkable. I cannot thank you enough for the difference you and your class have made to me.
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