What should I expect from a Pilates Class?
The Classes are approximately 1 hour long with a maximum of 7 people in a mat class. The class size is kept small so that I can give individual attention to class participants. I will put together a class using a selection of the exercises from the Pilates repertoire. The exercises will systematically work the main muscle groups and concentrate on stabilisation, alignment and breathing.
As a person's understanding of the principles of Pilates and strength improves the exercises will be increased in intensity and difficulty. Even the simplest of exercises can present a challenge if done with thought and control.I will require you to complete a health questionnaire before you start your classes and if you are in any doubt whether you are able to exercise then please consult your doctor beforehand.
WHAT TO WEAR
Soft, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in, jeans and skirts are not appropriate. Please make sure that you wear socks as we remove our shoes in class, thick socks during the winter months is preferable.
WHAT PILATES CAN DO FOR YOU....
Increase postural awareness
Lengthen and stabilise the spine
Increase muscular tone, especially abdominals
Aid in the reduction of aching joints
Gaining greater mobility and flexibility
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PILATES?
It is particularly suitable for... anyone who has a back!!... and for those who are experiencing:-
Poor posture and rounded shoulders
Neck and shoulder discomfort
Joint stiffness and pain
Muscle aches which can be caused by any of the following -