A little about me…
My name is Corinne Hutchinson. I live in Maidenhead with my husband and 2 children.
I have always enjoyed fitness and exercise, was a keen hockey and netball player in my school days. After having my children, I injured my back through exercise and carrying the babies on my hip which lead to a herniated disc in my lower back. This is how I found Pilates and fell in love with it. I now manage my injury through self practice of Pilates regularly. It has allowed me to live pain free, run again and lift weights.
I currently run a number of MAT and MOTR Pilates classes over the course of the week in different venues. I also have my own Reformer studio in Hurley where I work with clients on a 1:1 and 1:2 basis. I have worked with a variety of bodies and a huge range of injuries in order to help re-balance muscles, strengthen, stretch and tone muscles, mobilise joints, strengthen the core and deep stabilising muscles to build the blocks to support the body. Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise for everyone bringing the mind and body together amongst many other benefits.
The traditional form of Pilates on the mat on the floor. We use multiple small equipment in classes and all classes are modified and adjusted for those attending.
In 2020 I launched new MOTR classes in Maidenhead, a form of Pilates on a roller that takes reformer exercises to a portable piece of equipment. It is great fun and is all about the whole body connection. You can see example videos of how the MOTR is used on my social media.
My Reformers are Balanced Body Clinical Reformers that have a moving carriage along with the Tower and they also change into the non-moving Bench. It has so much variety to it and assists the body in so many ways but also challenges it. The Reformer is great for those with injuries but also fit and able bodies. An amazing piece of equipment that really helps to strengthen as well as mobilise, increase flexibility and work on control and flow of the exercises.
I also teach Pilates Therapy on a 1:1 basis and am Level 4 Exercise & Therapy qualified. This involves working with clients with specific injuries to identify dysfunctional movement and create more efficient movement patterns.
You can find me on social media @cozpilates.
What is Pilates?
Pilates not only strengthens the core muscles, it tones and strengthens all muscles throughout the body. It mobilises joints leaving you able to move more freely. Pilates helps to stretch, increasing the flexibility of muscles and re-balances them correcting any postural issues. I love the mind body connection making you have to really think about what you are doing to fire up specific muscles. Coordination, balance, concentration, precision are additional big Pilates principles too. I ❤ control and the flow of the moves from one to another. Not forgetting the breathing which helps connect deep abdominals and pelvic floor therefore assisting movement efficiency as well as bringing calm and relaxation 🧘♀️. On top of all of this, it helps mental well-being.