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Living with Scoliosis and Spinal Fusions can leave us feeling wrapped in cotton wool. It’s hard to know what exercise works for you, and to trust an instructor to help you feel safe whilst getting strong.

Pilates at Build & Breathe

With her T4-L5 spinal fusion, Pilates trainer Emily is perfectly placed to guide you along this journey, whether you’re hoping for core strengthening and pain management, through to a powerful, sweaty session.

Pilates for Scoliosis and Spinal fusion is a fantastic tool to connect with your body through strength and mobility, understanding how to manage and mitigate pain, increase your core strength and love your body inside and out.

Try our specialised Spinal fusion Pilates, aiming to strengthen our core as well as above and below our rods, build your own brace with our Scoliosis specific Pilates, or join our main group sessions for low-impact route to a stronger, more mobile body. 

Cardio at Build & Breathe

Growing up with scoliosis, LISS trainer Hope is passionate about living a healthy life with our curvy spines. Looking at improving our cardiovascular function in a fun and safe way, Hope is the ray of sunshine we all need! 

LISS stands for Low Impact Steady State – the perfect alternate to popular HIIT sessions, providing an alternate that is safe for our spines. Our LISS sessions are wonderful for increasing energy levels and keeping fit with an instructor you trust.

Our classes are split into those with fusions, and those with bendy scoliosis spines to ensure all movements are fully adapted, meaning you feel at ease. Try our LISS sessions to enjoy fitness in a fun, safe way, leaving you feeling brighter and energised each time.

Build, Breathe, Mobilise & Empower

Living with Scoliosis and Spinal Fusions can leave us feeling wrapped in cotton wool. It’s hard to know what exercise works for you, and to trust an instructor to help you feel safe whilst getting strong.

Pilates at Build & Breathe

With her T4-L5 spinal fusion, Pilates trainer Emily is perfectly placed to guide you along this journey, whether you’re hoping for core strengthening and pain management, through to a powerful, sweaty session.

Pilates for Scoliosis and Spinal fusion is a fantastic tool to connect with your body through strength and mobility, understanding how to manage and mitigate pain, increase your core strength and love your body inside and out.

Try our specialised Spinal fusion Pilates, aiming to strengthen our core as well as above and below our rods, build your own brace with our Scoliosis specific Pilates, or join our main group sessions for low-impact route to a stronger, more mobile body. 

Cardio at Build & Breathe

Growing up with scoliosis, LISS trainer Hope is passionate about living a healthy life with our curvy spines. Looking at improving our cardiovascular function in a fun and safe way, Hope is the ray of sunshine we all need! 

LISS stands for Low Impact Steady State – the perfect alternate to popular HIIT sessions, providing an alternate that is safe for our spines. Our LISS sessions are wonderful for increasing energy levels and keeping fit with an instructor you trust.

Our classes are split into those with fusions, and those with bendy scoliosis spines to ensure all movements are fully adapted, meaning you feel at ease. Try our LISS sessions to enjoy fitness in a fun, safe way, leaving you feeling brighter and energised each time.

Exercise for Scoliosis at your Fingertips

Our on-demand studio is NOW LIVE! We want to empower you to feel strong in your body, wherever you are and whatever time you have.

Our video library is updated every week with diverse Pilates sessions to suit your level and your mood.

Our On-Demand studio is split into key sections of ‘Build’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Mobilise’ and ‘Empower’, featuring everything from challenging strength sessions through to targeted relaxation to aid you during a flare up. 

You’ll also gain access to our 28-day Introduction to Pilates course to get you started if you are a complete beginner!

All workouts have been carefully developed by our founder Emily who has a spinal fusion – our unique adaptive style of Pilates is therefore scoliosis and fusion friendly and avoids crunching or excessive rotation through the spine to keep our backs healthy and happy.

We’d love to see you on the mat, you can sign up below:

Exercise for Scoliosis at your Fingertips

Our on-demand studio is NOW LIVE! We want to empower you to feel strong in your body, wherever you are and whatever time you have.

Our video library is updated every week with diverse Pilates sessions to suit your level and your mood.

Our On-Demand studio is split into key sections of ‘Build’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Mobilise’ and ‘Empower’, featuring everything from challenging strength sessions through to targeted relaxation to aid you during a flare up. 

You’ll also gain access to our 28-day Introduction to Pilates course to get you started if you are a complete beginner!

All workouts have been carefully developed by our founder Emily who has a spinal fusion – our unique adaptive style of Pilates is therefore scoliosis and fusion friendly and avoids crunching or excessive rotation through the spine to keep our backs healthy and happy.

We’d love to see you on the mat, you can sign up below:

The Scoliosis Handbook Course 2021

We’re excited to announce our lovely Emily is the new trainer for the Scoliosis Handbook Course.

Our next run is on the 12th & 13th June 2021. 

Written by Caroline Freedman, an experienced PT with a spinal fusion, and Liz Bord, cardio rehab lead at Aspire Leisure centre at RNOH, The Scoliosis Handbook Course is designed to help you move safely and effectively with scoliosis and spinal fusions. Throughout the course, we will offer a unique, inspiring, insight into exercising safely with these conditions.

The course will earn you 8 CPD points and is YMCA and CIMSPA endorsed. Courses will run over two mornings on consecutive weekends to allow you time to put your learning into practise throughout.

We hope to see you in the courses soon, you can find out more information and get started here:

scoliosis handbook Emily Hale
scoliosis handbook Emily Hale

The Scoliosis Handbook Course 2021

We’re excited to announce our lovely Emily is the new trainer for the Scoliosis Handbook Course.

Our next run is on the 12th & 13th June 2021. 

Written by Caroline Freedman, an experienced PT with a spinal fusion, and Liz Bord, cardio rehab lead at Aspire Leisure centre at RNOH, The Scoliosis Handbook Course is designed to help you move safely and effectively with scoliosis and spinal fusions. Throughout the course, we will offer a unique, inspiring, insight into exercising safely with these conditions.

The course will earn you 8 CPD points and is YMCA and CIMSPA endorsed. Courses will run over two mornings on consecutive weekends to allow you time to put your learning into practise throughout.

We hope to see you in the courses soon, you can find out more information and get started here:

In Support of CALM

We’re proud to say that 10% of monthly profits from online classes are donated to the wonderful, wonderful people at the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

CALM is a leading a movement against suicide – this is the biggest killer of men under 45 and causes 18 deaths every single day. CALM are incredible, providing a free and confidential helpline and web chat every day of the year for anyone who needs to talk, building strong communities to help people open up and ask for the support they need, and using striking campaigns to highlight the devastating effects of suicide to raise awareness.

I strongly believe that our physical and mental wellbeing are joined at the hip and with well planned movement we can see huge improvement in mental health. As we work on our own wellbeing, we’re able to help support CALM, helping those at a point of crisis.

If you ever need someone to talk to, you can find CALM’s services below

THE CALMZONE
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mental health support calm

In Support of CALM

We’re proud to say that 10% of monthly profits from online classes are donated to the wonderful, wonderful people at the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

CALM is a leading a movement against suicide – this is the biggest killer of men under 45 and causes 18 deaths every single day. CALM are incredible, providing a free and confidential helpline and web chat every day of the year for anyone who needs to talk, building strong communities to help people open up and ask for the support they need, and using striking campaigns to highlight the devastating effects of suicide to raise awareness.

I strongly believe that our physical and mental wellbeing are joined at the hip and with well planned movement we can see huge improvement in mental health. As we work on our own wellbeing, we’re able to help support CALM, helping those at a point of crisis.

If you ever need someone to talk to, you can find CALM’s services below

THE CALMZONE
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Our clients feel the stretch.

I started doing Pilates last year with Emily. She is a fantastic teacher, always going the extra mile with clients and always making the classes varied and enjoyable.

Gary

Group client since May

I found Emily through Instagram and quickly signed up to her classes. I was only just one year post op when I signed up for her scoliosis classes, and very nervous about getting back into exercise. I definitely shouldn’t have been worried at all! Em is so kind and caring and genuinely is concerned about her clients. If I’ve had a niggle or concern she’s always been able to help quickly, making me feel so much more confident in my body! Thanks Em!

Emily

Group client since September

Well... what can I say about Em at Build Breathe Pilates? She is AMAZING!! I started classes during lockdown, I was super nervous and sceptical but after my trial class I knew I had found someone so unbelievably special! Em's classes are SO much fun and I always feel really in tune with my body. After having a spinal fusion 13 years ago and being so frustrated with exericse, I am happy to of finally found someone who truly understands. Since starting pilates with Em, I rarely get pain anymore and I am so much more confident with the way my back looks. The BEST thing about classes with Em, is my mental health. I used to be so anxious but now, I have seen a massive improvement and I couldn't be more grateful. I feel completely in tune with my body and my mind. I also do private one to one classes with Em once a week which i've found so so beneficial, I really like working one to one with Em! Thank you so soooo much I am so glad I found you xx

Charlotte

Group client since May

As a Pilates newbie, I didn’t really know what to expect. Em made me feel totally welcome and relaxed and every session has made me feel so much better. My normal exercise like running has already seen a huge benefit and can’t wait to continue my pilates journey. Ash, 45 year old man!

Ash

Client since March 2020

I just have to say thank you for another wonderful class! These sessions alongside your morning sessions on Instagram have really changed my lockdown and have made me feel much better about everything that's going on ? For as long as you are able to have classes online I will be there!

Eden

Client since March 2020

Such an incredible Pilates tutor and amazing human being – if you’re looking to keep (or become) active, flexible and strong while at home, definitely contact Em and give this a go – highly recommended!

Anna

Client since September 19

Emily’s classes are fantastic so happy we still get to do Pilates on a Wednesday!

Amy

Client since October 2019