Learn the technique of Pilates which combines strength, stretching, breathing and balance to focus upon developing flexibility and posture.
What will you learn on this course?
Pilates is a total mind and body conditioning method suitable for everyone regardless of age and fitness level.
On this course you will be introduced to Classical Mat exercises that will develop a foundation understanding of Pilates. It will build strength and flexibility through considered and corrective movement patterns and exercises. It will give you an understanding of Pilates terminology and theory as well as improving your own body awareness. The class will progress you from fundamentals through to more complex and demanding exercises that will continue to challenge and progress your body.
Pilates, the workout choice for dancers, gymnasts and fitness enthusiasts, is a proven method that has the potential to transform your life through corrective movement. Pilates exercises are designed to give you strength, suppleness, grace and skill – which will be reflected in the way you walk, play and work.
Muscular imbalances or the way in which we move can lead to pain and injury. By targeting the deep abdominal and spinal muscles, Pilates aims to improve the overall core stability and posture and correct the muscle imbalances through exercise.
Pilates can make you look and feel better. It relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of well-being while expanding body awareness. You can expect to develop better posture and muscle tone.
These classes are delivered in a warm friendly way aimed at educating you about your bodies and gradually introducing new exercises as the course progresses.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is suitable for beginners and you don’t need any previous experience of Pilates.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You must be able to lie down on a mat on your front and back. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
If you suffer from a medical condition we recommend that you take advice from your doctor before doing any physical exercise. All students should inform the tutor of any ongoing health problems or injuries.
Do you need to bring anything?
Please bring water and wear comfortable clothes to move in preferably tight fitting so that the instructor can correct where appropriate. This class will be taken in bare feet.
You must bring your own Pilates mat and you may like to bring a small cushion or towel to act as a head support. The additional equipment listed below would also be very beneficial and allow you to get much more out of your Pilates workout.
- Medium – Pilates Band for muscle toning and stretching approx. £3.99
- 22cm diameter Soft Ball – inflatable Pilates ball approx. £3.99
- Pilates Head Block – to raise the head in reclining postures for correct alignment approx. £2.49
- All items are available from online retailers. Please contact us for more information.
- A Pilates mat (approx. £15) along with any of the optional equipment listed above must be provided at your own expense.
Who teaches this course?