Sabrina Severo at a June Conquer Gravity Pilates class in Portobello Edinburgh

Trigger Point Pilates

Why come to a Trigger Point Pilates™ class?

Trigger Point Pilates logoMany of us now undertake high intensity exercise on a regular basis.  We run, we do CrossFit, we lift weight. This can create muscular imbalances, stress on the body and often injuries and/or chronic pain. We live our lives in front of a screen, standing or sitting still for prolonged periods. All of this leaves us sore, injured or with restrictions in our movement.

During the session you will discover how to undo muscular restrictions, enhance Functional Movement and learn exercises that help treat Myofascial pain.

Does any of this ring true?

  • Pilates, Yoga and core training are great but how do you release a body from inside out?
  • How can you as a student move with ease through an exercise series when you are in pain or chronically tight in the lower back, upper back and or neck?
  • How can you move when you feel constant muscle tension and back pain due to your life style?
  • Nagging pain stops you from moving and instead you feel like you tense up!
  • How can you release when you have a constant deep buttock pain or pain deep inside between the shoulder blades from a free weights class, HITor Spin™ class?
  • How can you recover more quickly post rehab or after an injury or operation?

How do you prevent your body from going snap?

There is a well-established solution, Trigger Point Pilates™ is a fantastic programme created by Lydia Campbell, originally for her own rehab. After eight knee operations, chronically tight scar tissue meant she had to learn to walk again. She couldn’t drive to the physiotherapist so she had to do it alone time and time again with almost non weight bearing exercises or movement for five months at a time and lead a functional life, still presenting, teaching and educating. Combining her knowledge of functional Pilates, Sports remedial therapy with 7 years of Myofascial Clinical training. She created a unique programme that works! Developed over 10 years of teaching and getting great results from clinic clients and TTP classes.

Trigger Point Pilates™ has evolved. It is a combination of Pilates based exercises combined with Myofascia Release which is traditionally a hands-on therapy. Learn a mat work class/system, discover how to apply the principals of Self – Myofascia Release (SMR ). Releasing myofascial trigger points that can often interfere with proper core initiation and provide improved proprioceptive awareness to the user. The method uses one’s own body weight, movement, the breath and equipment to create the soft tissue release.

The training method helps alleviate chronic pain conditions and constant muscular tightness, undoing muscular restrictions and enhances functional movement. At the end of a class one feels light, lengthened and able to move with total ease.

In fact it’s a great warm up and cool down class for high intensity training. From the professional athlete to the enthusiastic dancer, everyone loves it.

Lydia Campbell, founder of Trigger Point Pilates in the UK says:

My classes are packed and I attract medical professionals. Doctors, Surgeons and Physios have attended my classes for years to get fixed enabling them to function pain free in their stressful working week. They completely understand what is happening to their bodies and love the release on their backs, necks, shoulders, pelvis, hamstrings and feet. Many exercise at home once they have learnt the basic repertoire of exercises, using the Trigger Point Pilates™ equipment. Many of my clients who travel on long haul flights and suffer from regular back problems are given my programme to release necks, backs and hamstrings on their trip, they love the release.


You will be able to buy the equipment if you wish, but there is no obligation and all equipment will be provided for you to use on the day.  Our classes are held periodically and when there is demand.  Please contact us for more information.