Welcome to The Studio Norfolk

Welcome to the Norfolk Studio, set in a beautiful relaxing location with stunning views.

It is easily accessible from Aylsham, Roughton, Reepham, Cromer, Sheringham, North Walsham, Holt, Norwich or anywhere in North Norfolk.

We can be difficult to find on your first visit, so if you haven’t been to us before, why not look at our How to find us page. Please take a few minutes to explore what we offer and see how we could help you. Pilates, Yoga, Biomechanics, Personal Training, Postural Assessment, Sports Massage and Functional Fitness.

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The Studio Norfolk offers a small range of specialist exercises classes for up to 6 people per class.

The I Move Freely Pilates is a modern programme Anne has created specifically for people restricted by tightness and/or pain.  She has used the principals of Pilates for core stability, combined them with Bio Mechanic techniques for the release of tight muscles, and finally added exercises designed to combat back pain. This has moved Pilates from its origins and brought it up to date with current research.  The addition of bio mechanic and back exercises give the extra benefits of all round core stability, improvement in back health, and better posture.

If you are looking for increased strength and flexibility and don’t have any back or knee injuries then our Freestyle Fitness Yoga classes may suit you.  This is not a spiritual experience, there is no meditation nor relaxation element. Extreme postures that exceed the normal range of movement are avoided. You can expect to improve flexibility and strength within 10 weeks. In addition you can learn how to identify your bodies stabilizing muscles and use them effectively and efficiently to improve your posture and move with confidence

See here for our timetable.

Biomechanics A new approach to reducing aches and pains.

Biomechanics really can improve many painful conditions, often following just one session. As a Bio Mechanic Coach Anne uses Bio Mechanic principles within the I Move Freely Pilates group classes but you may wish to consider a one to one session:

Why consult a biomechanics coach?

  • Recurrent injury. If you have a recurrent injury, our Biomechanics Coach will be able to determine whether there are any biomechanical problems that may be causing it to occur repeatedly; a series of exercises would then be prescribed, to help minimise the risk of recurrence.
  • Pain. If you experience pain, for example when running, sitting at a desk or working in the gym, a biomechanics coach can establish whether that pain has a biomechanical cause. If so she can then prescribe remedial exercises to treat the pain.
  • Optimal performance If you are looking to improve your performance in a particular sporting or physical task, then our Biomechanics Coach will be able to  prescribe tailored exercises to help you achieve your goals.

Personal Training with Functional Fitness – the ultimate personalised training experience for the way you live your life.

Functional Fitness is concerned with giving people the level of fitness that they need to cope with their normal every day life. For example; if you are not a gymnast, why train for extreme flexibility?  However, you do need to be able to reach your feet to tie your laces, which is often a cause of back injury. We concentrate on those capabilities that you will use every day, intially core stability and subsequently more specific exercises e.g. for parents to combat back problems from lifting or carrying their children.

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Classic fitness training, often using machines and weights, restricts movements to a single plane of motion for safety reasons.  However this is not the way we move in every day life, so can result in imbalanced muscle development, and hence, an increased risk of injury.
Functional Fitness ensures that we exercise the muscles we use in our life, to the level required.  Building a programme of exercises that target individual, and groups of, muscles to match your lifestyle.
In this way you can train your body to be capable of doing real life activities in real life positions, not just to lift a weight in an idealised position on a machine at the gym.

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Postural Assessment

Do you suffer from recurrent pain or stiffness in the shoulders, neck or back?
It is often the case that this is caused by a postural imbalance.

We are pioneering a new approach to alleviating these issues by addressing the root causes rather than treating the symptoms.

Most of us are walking around with less than perfect postures although we may be quite fit and healthy.  We may not be feeling any pain but could be building up problems for the future.

The postural imbalances may cause stiffness and/or pain which we accept as normal or part of the ageing process.  Any length of time we spend in one position, for example, at a desk, using a computer, or driving a vehicle, can exacerbate these aches and pains.

These symptoms may be relieved by a massage or visit to a chiropractor but often recur.  Postural assessment and correction may provide a long term solution. It is based on small changes to daily habits and regular tailored exercises.  The exercises are small, simple, quick to perform and can be done in the comfort of your own home.

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Sports Massage You don’t have to play sport to benefit from a sports massage.  If you have tightness or pain in a specific area, a sports massage can help provide relief.

Relaxing Massage

In addition to sport massage with its tangible results we also offer the more relaxing massage techniques.  These are ideal for stress relief, the release of tight shoulders and for anyone who needs to relax but prefers a lighter touch.  Choose from Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage or a regular Body Massage.

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