SPB Body Method
The SPB Body Method Signature Series is a culmination of 20 years spent transforming both her own physique and those of an array of clients globally and as a result, she has developed a range of workouts that cater to women wanting to build strength, manage injury, return from pregnancy or simply start their fitness journey. SPB’s workouts are built on repetitive movements, which use body resistance and light-heavy hand weights to build strength & endurance in the major muscle groups without bulking up. Arms, tummy, glutes, legs and back, whatever your target zone of work there is a workout or series just for you.
Her programs focus heavily on the leg muscles, with high repetitions of motions like leg lifts, kicks, and deep bends.
Repeated arm movements using your own resistance and light hand weights strengthen shoulders and arms. You will repeat the same movements in block groups of 3-5 sets as you progress through the program, repetitions range from 10-50reps, which will make you sweat and tire out your muscles.
Sara Picken-Brown has become one of Londons most respected Yoga, Pilates and Barre teachers.
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A non-impact, full body focused class to help you build muscle, burn calories and support joint health. ‘GlowFusion‘ combines mat Pilates, Barre/Balletfit, functional fitness conditioning and strength training principles to achieve your mind-body goals.
‘Glow’ is a culmination of 20 years spent transforming both her own physique and those of an array of clients globally. The result is the development of a range of workouts that cater to women wanting to build strength, manage injury, return from pregnancy or simply start their fitness journey. Workouts are built on repetitive movements, which use body resistance and light hand weights to build strength & endurance in the major muscle groups without bulking up.
Arms, tummy, glutes, legs and back, whatever your target zone of work, there is a workout or series just for you. Her programs focus heavily on the leg muscles, with high repetitions of motions like leg lifts, kicks, and deep bends.
Repeated arm movements using your own resistance and light hand weights strengthen shoulders and arms. All set to a fun and uplifting sound track which will make you sweat and tire out your muscles creating that all important goal physique and have you feeling strong, capable and ready to take on your world.
Session target zones: Shoulders, Abs, hamstrings & Glutes.
If yoga is not your thing, but you know you need to work on your flexibility, then this 45min ‘Stretch’ session is just what you need. Focusing on the key areas of shoulders, hips, hamstrings and quads this session brings the science of body care together with the everyday pain and posture correction techniques used by athletes, dancers and physiotherapists. Go at your own pace and start to move with more ease everyday.
Session Target Zones: Hamstrings, Chest, Shoulders, Upper Back, Diaphram Release
STRONG BODY 30
Get your strength hit and support both bone health, muscle preservation, cardio health and your neurological & hormonal health in this 30min functional fitness non-impact weight based session.
Target full body with movements like squats, lunges, shoulder press, press ups.
Classic Classes Offered
A non-impact program focused on core, back and hip strength as well as mobility. Dynamic Pilates takes the principles of traditional Pilates Method of ‘muscle imbalance rehabilitation through controlled precise exercises’ and dials up the intensity. Taking the ‘isolate, fatigue, stretch’ principles in combination with added resistance load, the fitness principle of ‘time under tension’ and musicality awareness, this program works the overall physique for one of the most effective body-sculpting workouts.
With a focus on the core and a playful use of bands, hand weights and pilates ball, these workouts are great for co-ordination mastery by challenging and refining the brain-body connection and blowing out the cobwebs on the habitual movement patterns we sometimes get stuck in.
A trained classical ballet dancer, Sara used the principles of her own Dynamic Pilates method during injury rehabilitation, over the last 20years this program has evolved into its current format with inclusions of functional mobility training and mindfulness breath techniques.
If you have ever found traditional Pilates ‘a bit slow and boring’ then this session is designed just for you; Sara’s classes are always fun, engaging, challenging and empowering.
Power Yoga incorporates the athleticism of Ashtanga, with dynamic sequencing of poses. The term “power yoga” was seeded in the 1950’s but became popular during the mid-1990s when two American yoga teachers who had studied with Ashtanga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois refined what they had learned more accessible to Western students.
A 60min Power Yoga class focuses on stamina, flexibility, posture, and mental focus. Like all physical activities, it also relieves tension and releases toxins through sweat. Due to the long posture holds and focused breath work, you will burn calories and condition the muscles.
Sara has practiced yoga since the age of eighteen when it was introduced to her at Ballet school. Practicing on and off through her Fitness career, she completed her 200 hour Power Yoga training in 2019 in London. Her teaching style combines the discipline of her dance and athletic career with the playfulness that comes from connecting with ones body in motion. For Sara, movement means ‘life’ and ‘joy’, her classes offer students the space dial in and switch gears from daily life. Sara’s classes sometimes use music, offering direct technique instruction with the invitation to play with postures. Life can be complicated and busy, for Sara, coming to the mat is about simplicity and refinement peppered with a little fun.
Meditation for Beginners
Perfect for beginners to meditation and mindfulness, classes typically last 30min with shorter breath sessions offered from 10min-20min online.
Typically session with Sara will include three areas of awareness: breath management, visualisation and body awareness.
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.
Barre & FloorBarre
Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class – combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Most classes incorporate a ballet barre and use classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches. Barre also focuses on high reps of small range movements. A low impact workout for the full body with a strong focus on core, legs, hips and back. Sessions use pilates ball and 1kg weights to increase intensity and target fat burning in the work zone.
Sara’s Barre Burn Classes typically last 45min.