Pilates for Parkinson’s



Sasha Baggaley
Cluny Gardens, Morningside, EDINBURGH, EH10 4RW
0131 620 3780
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


MONDAY: 2:45pm - 3:45pm / 4:00pm - 5:00pm
FRIDAY: 9:45am - 10:45am / 10:45am - 11:45am / 12:00pm - 1:00pm / 2:00pm - 3:00pm


COVID-19 Service UPDATE...

While the regular on-site Branch activities are suspended due to the coronavirus situation, our Pilates Instructors, Sasha Baggaley and Anna Noonan are creating short exercise videos to help keep people moving and active – they are for everyone not just regular class participants. If equipment is needed, this is mentioned at the start of each video, so you can pause it and get set up, but in general not much equipment is required and anything that is, should be available in your home.

If interested in live Pilates sessions with Sasha via the Zoom platform, please contact Sasha via sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org.

As the Branch is supporting facilitators’ online work, you may consider making a donation to the Branch via our JustGiving page but please do not add Gift Aid as the Branch is not allowed to claim it where a service has been provided in relation to a donation. It would also help our Treasurer if you identified the activity e.g. Pilates.

Sasha’s Videos

Please see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmru6zMfIBFMfC__j0bPBHwFKqGuvbmii

Anna’s Videos (latest first)

Gentle Seated Pilates 2: https://vimeo.com/403493581 (15mins)

Gentle Seated Pilates: https://vimeo.com/401342387 (10mins)

Normal service details...

With Neurophysiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Sasha Baggaley

These sessions, organised by Parkinson’s UK Edinburgh Branch, are for people with Parkinson’s. Carers are welcome to attend.

Pilates is about core stability. With regular attendance, as your core strength develops so will stability throughout your entire torso, which can help with some of the mobility and postural issues of Parkinson’s. It also works to promote flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. By helping reduce the effort placed on the body during everyday activities it can also help lower fatigue levels. The class begins seated then moves on to mat work. Where necessary, exercises are adapted for the individual.

Day: Monday
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm / 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Christ Church, Morningside, EH10 4DD
Cost: £3 per session

Day: Friday
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am / 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: Morningside Parish Church, 2 Cluny Gardens, EH10 6BQ
Cost: £3 per session

Day: Friday
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Conservatory at Pollock Pavilion, 227 Ferry Road, EH6 4SP.
Cost £3 per person.
The Pavilion has a small car park and the location is served by the Lothian Bus service.

Those completely new to Sasha’s classes are entitled to two free trial sessions.

Payment is by cheque to Edinburgh Branch Parkinson’s UK at the first session or after the two free trial ones. If cheque is not possible, cash can be placed in an envelope with your name on it. There is a maximum of 12 participants per session but the maximum number of PwPs that can safely be instructed and monitored is 10 which means there is space for 2 care-partners if they wish to book a block. All equipment is provided.

To find out more or to book, please contact Sasha on 0131 620 3780 or sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org.

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