Train with Scoliosis & Spinal Fusion

Live Online classes

We work interactively via an online video call to guide you through each session, offering feedback and corrections where necessary, gaining an understanding of how your body works and moves to ensure that your pilates practise is effective and enjoyable.

Each 45 minute session provides a chance to connect with your body, taking time to reset and breathe before getting back to the everyday grind.

Joining a group class will also give you access to our private community facebook group where we provide a space to keep in touch and get involved with other members.

You will also gain free access to our wonderful on-demand studio, a fantastic resource for additional scoliosis movement sessions throughout the week.

See our different class types below and our weekly timetable

BOOK YOUR TASTER SESSION

Join us for a taster session to see if our unique approach to movement is for you.

Book in below and we can catch up to see which session would work best for you:

TASTER SESSION

Live Online classes

We work interactively via video call to guide you through each session, offering feedback and corrections where necessary, gaining an understanding of how your body works and moves to ensure that your practise is effective and enjoyable.

Each 45 minute session provides a chance to connect with your body, taking time to reset and breathe before getting back to the everyday.

Joining a group class will also give you access to our private community facebook group where we provide a space to keep in touch and get involved.

You will also gain free access to our wonderful on-demand studio, a fantastic resource for additional movement sessions throughout the week.

See our different class types below and our weekly timetable

BOOK YOUR TASTER SESSION

Join us for a taster session to see if our unique approach to movement is for you.

Book in below and we can catch up to see which session would work best for you:

TASTER SESSION

Class timetable

Select a Class below to subscribe to a weekly membership

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Tuesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

No events available!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Membership is £35 a month which includes:

  • Weekly specialised 45 minute online pilates class, rotating through various equipment to keep things fun and challenging
  • Ability to ‘catch-up’ any missed sessions on a separate day or week
  • Additional supplementary exercises/support via Facebook members-only Facebook group
  • Personal support via email outside of class
  • % of membership donated to SAUK
  • Free cancellation

Inclusive of FREE access to our On-Demand Studio for Scoliosis and Fusion friendly Pilates & HIIT workouts at your fingertips

Fancy two classes a week? We love to see it! You’re so welcome for £54 per month.

TASTER SESSION

Class timetable

Select a Class below to subscribe to a weekly membership

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
7:00 PM
7:45 PM

UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
8:00 PM
8:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 PM

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
8:00 PM
8:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 PM
UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM
7:45 PM

Tuesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
7:00 PM
7:45 PM

UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
PILATES SCOLIOSIS
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
UNDER 16s PILATES
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
PILATES SPINAL FUSION
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

No events available!

Pilates 

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

What is Pilates?

Pilates can be defined as exercise that aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing (NHS).

Why is Pilates good for Spinal fusions and Scoliosis?

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 a more  low-impact route to a stronger, more mobile body. 

Low-Impact HIIT 

Both Hope and her twin sister have grown up with Scoliosis that has not been corrected by surgery. Hope has a lot of experience with adapting her favourite cardio & strength training moves to be suitable for us scoli’s and has trained specifically to understand spinal fusions too.

Hope provides the perfect mix of bringing sunshine to her sessions, whilst giving an opportunity to literally punch out your stress – it’s a great outlet, working to improve cardiovascular function in a fun and safe way.

What is Low-Impact HIIT?

HIIT by nature is high impact…we teach a modified cardio called ‘LISS’. This stands for Low Impact Steady State – the perfect alternate to popular HIIT sessions, providing a less jumpy alternate to cardiovascular exercise. Our LISS sessions are wonderful for increasing energy levels and keeping fit with an instructor you trust.

Why is Low-Impact HIIT good for Spinal fusions and Scoliosis?

By lowering the impact of key movements, LISS is safe for spines that need a little TLC. Improving Cardiovascular function is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and look after our bodies, the same for anyone without scoliosis too.

Cardiovascular health can impact pain levels, sleep quality, lung capacity and stress management – it’s really important for all of us.

We run these classes for a mix of those with scoliosis & spinal fusion as the moves don’t use any crunching or bending – we of course avoid the devil…BURPEES! None to see here thank you 😂

16 & Unders Pilates

Having her spinal fusion at just 7 years old, Lottie knows what it’s like to grow up feeling a little different. She has a baby fusion and a baby curve – a fun cocktail!

Lottie is passionate about growing a connection with our bodies through both pushing ourselves to build confidence, and slowing it down through relaxation, looking inwards. This approach is transformative for those with long term pain, or anxiety around their condition.

What is 16 & Unders Pilates?

The same as our main Pilates classes, these sessions use a mixture of specialised movements to build strength and mobility. Based on Pilates principles, we’ve adjusted to create a safe methodology focusing on building core strength to support our spines, whilst mobilising through the rest of the body.

 

Why 16 & Unders’ Pilates for Spinal fusions and Scoliosis?

We were keen to create a class that not only gave younger people the chance to keep strong from the get go, but also to connect with others in a similar age group to form strong emotional support too.

One of our key missions with Build & Breathe is to create the support we wish we had had around our diagnosis and surgery – this is the first step. Building a community of younger people has been a really powerful insight into how strong we can be post-op – we’re already noticing a huge difference in wellbeing.

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Our clients feel the stretch.

Eversince having my spinal fusion surgery, I have always wanted to find a yoga or pilates class that helps to increase my strength and flexibility. Once I found Build and Breathe Pilates and learnt of Emily's own spinal fusion, I knew I had found the right class for me! Emily's stellar pilates skills and intimate knowledge of scoliosis and spinal fusion, has enabled me to make great progress in my pilates journey. Her classes are always varied, challenging and fun! As a result, I have seen real improvements in my core strength, balance and especially my flexibility which I didn't was possible due to my extensive fusion work. Emily's attention to detail, empathy and infectious positivity make her a truly wonderful teacher! Don't hesitate to sign up for a class especially if you have scoliosis or spinal fusion. You will love it!

Joe

Group client since 2020

I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for all the amazing work you do! I’m so glad I found your page, a year on and I think I’d be lost without your classes/ on demand studio! I always come away from your class feeling physically and mentally stronger. You’re a true inspiration, thank you. I’m so bad at focusing on what I can’t do, but your classes help me remember all the amazing things we can do, so thanks for that! I look forward to your class every week, you’re such a lovely soul!

Bronagh

Group client since 2021

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 2020

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 exercise, 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 & 1-2-1 client since 2020

After only a few weeks I can already see the improvement both in class and in my day to day activity, and the progress that I’m making that is really motivating. I’m finding that regular Pilates is really helping with my pain management - before when my back was a bit twingy I’d take paracetamol, but now I do a few stretches to ease the pain! Whether you’ve had a spinal fusion or not, you’ll gain so much from Em’s classes. Her enthusiasm and positivity for Pilates and the difference it can make to your life is totally infectious and you’ll find yourself falling in love with it too!

Olivia

Private client since 2020
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