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Courses

Pilates Improvers/Advanced 

Booking Info
  • TutorTBC
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelImprovers/Advanced

Thu 11 Jan, 8pm – 9pm | 10 wk Term £67 (£61) | 18+ | Improvers/Advanced

Working at a faster pace, this class is for those who are experienced with The Pilates Method and wish to challenge and refine their technique incorporating more advanced repertoire in their practice.

Who is this course for?
This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is suitable for students wishing to move on from improvers level with more challenging exercises. You should have completed mac’s Pilates Improvers course or a similar course elsewhere, have a clear grasp of the Pilates 8 Principals and be prepared to work at a quicker pace.

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.

What will you learn on this course?
This course is for those who have already taken Pilates classes and wish to refine their technique. You will be taught a series of advanced level mat based exercises designed to challenge your strength, coordination and flexibility and expand your repertoire. On this course you will work at a much quicker pace than the beginners or improvers class.

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.

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.
  • Are there any additional costs?
  • 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?
Ruth Jacombs


Please note: Terms run wc Mon 8 Jan 2018 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 19 Feb 2017 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 22 Mar 2018 *

*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.