Joseph Pilates said “Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit”. He developed Pilates as an exercise system based on the classical Greek ideal of a person balanced in body, mind, and spirit and it is now recognised worldwide as a form of exercise for your whole body.
Pilates improves strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. The rhythmic exercises help elongate and tone your muscles as well as develop strength in your abdomen, lower back and buttocks, giving a strong body core.
Beginners Pilates Course
Our Pilates course for beginners teaches you the Pilates techniques you need to do our weekly or more advanced courses. This 6 week instructor led course takes you through the fundamentals of Joseph Pilates teaching. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of Pilates and will have started developing a stronger core to take you to the next Pilates level.
Once you have completed the beginners Pilates course then you are ready to join our Pilates classes. In the classes our Pilates instructor will teach you to use your mind to control the muscles to achieve a full body workout. This will help you to improve your flexibility, strength, endurance, muscles and coordination. Our Pilates classes are based on doing exercises on the floor on mats. This floor-work enables you to focus on strengthening and streamlining core postural muscles while improving body alignment, freedom of movement and your overall fitness and tone.
Pilates is a class many of our members really enjoy and come back to time and time again. It is a calming form of exercise that helps develop a strong core, good posture and balance. By improving your core stability you will find day to day activities easier and it help with other forms of exercise too.
Fitness Suite Core Stability Classes
In addition to our Pilates classes, we have two classes to help you develop your core and your flexibility which are held in the Fitness Suite. Each of the classes is for six members at a time, with an instructor taking you through the 30 minute class. You can choose from Ab Attack or Stretch and Flex. Ab Attack is an intense abdominal based session focussed on improving your core strength and stability. For a more gentle session, Stretch and Flex teaches you new ways to move your body, combining a mixture of dynamic and static stretches.