Pilates is a system of exercises which are specifically designed to target the core stability muscles. These muscles are particularly important for the strength and stability of the back. In the majority of cases, following an acute episode of back pain the function of these muscles is inhibited. Should these muscles not be re-trained, extensive research has shown the incidence of back pain recurring is as great as 80%. We have 2 Pilates teachers at Well Woman that speak both Spanish and English. See our class descriptions below or go directly to our class schedule.
Zoe is a clinical Pilates expert. It doesn't matter about size, shape, previous levels of fitness or injury. Niggles and injuries are in fact very welcome. Prior to a class you will attend a personalised 1:1 assessment and muscle activation session so that you can get the absolute best out of the classes. You will leave each class feeling longer, leaner, stronger and each time a little bit wiser about your problem, why it is there, and how to get it better for the future.
When: Mondays & Wednesdays at 10h
Monday evenings at 19h
NB. To enter a Pilates class you must have had at least one private class or Physio session for assessment purposes. Fisioplus Pilates classes are very specific and objective focused, it is not like going to your local gym for classes. After that you may try a class with no obligation to sign up for free.
Private Pilates session 1:1 - 70€
bono of 5 classes for 300€
Fisioplus Pilates Classes (max 5 per group)
individual class pay as you go - 20€ and bono of 10 (classes 2*wk) - 160€
If you’d like to inquire about a session, you can email Zoe directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call her at 687033017.
Zoe is a UK trained Chartered Physiotherapist with 14 years of clinical experience. Over the years she has worked in many clinics and hospitals throughout London alongside some of the UK´s top Spinal, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgeons as well as recognised and well thought of Sports Physicians.
See Zoe's full bio
Post Natal Pilates
A fun class with an emphasis on strengthening the pelvic floor, abdomen, and upper back, ideal for postpartum recovery.
When: Tuesdays, 10 am – 11 am
Bring your baby along, meet other mothers and work on your pelvic floor at the same time! Each class is taught in English by a qualified Modified Pilates Instructor and UK trained physiotherapist. Before joining a class you need to be at least 6 weeks post vaginal birth or 12 weeks post caesarian section.
Cost: €15 per class or €40 per month
There is a maximum number of 8 per class so please secure your place in advance. Babies are welcome!
If you’d like to inquire about a session, you can email her directly at email@example.com.
Lucy qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 from the University of East London in the UK. She worked for the National Health Service across various London hospitals until 2007 when she began working in the private sector. In 2012 she moved to Barcelona with her family and started working the following year. See Lucy's full bio
A private or semi-private pilates session allows one of our instructors to help students of all ages and backgrounds--whether you are new to pilates, or you have a specific fitness goal in mind and want professional assistance.
The Well Woman Centre offers the ideal setting to work on your personal fitness goals. All the materials are provided for you, the space is warm and inviting, and our pilates instructors are very gifted and eager to help you reach your fitness goals.
Currently our centre has 2 pilates instructors open to offer private classes. There is also the option of coming with a small group if you want to enjoy the practice with friends or a loved one. See our instructors full bios and come for a free class
I met Zoe when I was living in Barcelona and saw her both as a physiotherapist and for Pilates training on many occasions. She is highly qualified, lovely to talk to, always gets great results and above all, really knows her stuff. I have recommended many other people to her, including those who, like myself, had quite serious problems with their back. She’s a natural healer as well as being great company.
When I left Zoe’s practise I felt like I had a new back! It was soooo light and relaxed! It is amazing how she can SEE the imbalances and weaknesses, and the different methods she applies to relax and balance the back. I was impressed by all the knowledge she has and explanations she gave, it opened a whole new view of physiotherapy and health for me. And I like her concept of teaching you exercises to train the weak areas yourself, so you can become “independent” of her and any kind of therapy and improve your general state of health. Thanks, Zoe!
As a keen outdoor sportsman I put all sorts of strains and stresses on my back. Zoe not only treats the problem but also provides useful exercises to try to help me prevent the pain from returning. I highly recommend Zoe for treating sports injuries and back issues in particular!
I went to see Zoe originally as she been recommended to me by half of the Barcelona ex pat community! I have had many injuries as a squash player. Consistently she has put the different problems right and I highly recommend anyone who needs good physio treatment!
Lucy is great, she’s a physiotherapist from UK and has excellent knowledge about all the things that you might struggle with after the pregnancy (worn out pelvic floors, aching backs, lost muscles, a few more pounds etc). It’s also really nice to get out and meet other mums and you can take your baby with you, which is also very convenient.
In the day and age of needing a different doctor for every different problem, today’s MD’s either don’t know or don’t care about how different ailments affect each other. Lucy is the first treatment professional I have visited in my 55 years that looks at and cares very much about the relationship and interaction between all aspects of the human body. She treats you as the ’whole’ rather than as independent aches and pains……. thoroughly comprehensive, including the psychological aspects of chronic pain. Terrific!
I wanted to recommend Lucy’s Mama & Baby Post Natal Pilates class on Tuesday’s at the Well Woman Clinic on Calle Casp. You can take your baby. Not only do you build your core strength back up, but Lucy shows you how to hold yourself when you push your stroller, hold your baby, breastfeed etc, so you can carry building it up, and not do more damage, the rest of the week. No one cares if your baby cries and you have to stop and nurse in the middle of class. No one minds if your baby cries and you only get to do ten minutes of the exercises. I found this to be a haven, a sanctuary for mind and body in the early days. I started going with my baby when he was six weeks old. He’s now six months and we’re still going, and plan to carry on. I come all the way from Sant Cugat for this, that’s how good it is.
I started going to Lucy’s pilates for mums classes when my daughter was six months old. I had been feeling a bit stiff and achy but hadn’t been able to do any exercise because I didn’t want to pay for childcare as well as a class and didn’t really want to leave my baby with someone else. The classes have really helped me eliminate all the aches and pains that I thought were inevitable when carrying a baby, breastfeeding, pushing a buggy, etc. Lucy’s background as a physio comes into its own as she is able to make sure that everyone is doing the exercises properly and as a mother herself she is able to give tons of posture and other tips which have made all the difference in allowing me to feel free and mobile again. I definitely recommend her classes to any mums, no matter how long ago you had your child, I’m still going almost 18 months later because the exercises are so useful, there’s such a lovely vibe and we all have a good laugh. I also come in to Barcelona every Tuesday especially for the classes and my daughter is now almost two!