Pilates classes last 60 minutes and begin with exercises concentrating on body and
spine 'alignment' (correct posture), core muscles and the Pilates breathing technique.
A warm-up follows with mobilisation exercises to get the circulation flowing, and
the body prepared for exercise. The main part of the class focuses on building core
and muscular strength, increasing flexibility and joint mobilisation with a range
of Pilates moves. Classes end with stretching and relaxation to prevent muscle stiffness
and injury. (Top)
2. How are the classes organised?
Older Adult/Recovery and Mixed Ability classes run on a rolling 6-week course basis.
Classes cost £30 for each 6-week block (£5 per class), or a £6 drop-in fee. Places
are limited, so booking is recommended. Please read the Terms & Conditions before
3. What happens if I miss a class?
If you are unable to make your usual class, please call me on 07968 228840. Fees
are non-refundable for missed weeks. (Top)
4. What should I wear?
You should be barefoot or in socks. Comfortable clothing is best (yoga or gym wear)
but should be fairly close-fitting so posture and joint position can be clearly seen.
Bring a warm top. (Top)
5. What should I bring?
A bottle of water and a small towel, and your own Yoga/Pilates mat and block if you
prefer (mats and blocks are provided). (Top)
6. Can anyone practise Pilates?
Pilates is an ideal form of exercise for everyone from dancers and top athletes to
first-timers, those with specific medical conditions and injuries, and regular exercisers.
It has proved to be of huge benefit to both men and women and can really improve
your quality of life. (Top)