A general course in Pilates, suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience, incorporating breath, whole-body movement and stretch. We will learn fundamental Pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, strength, balance, body alignment and movement patterns.
Who is this course for
A general level Pilates class training the whole body - co-ordinating the upper and lower musculature with the body's centre. We will work a number of muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements, elongating at the same time as they strengthen and stretch. The workout will be challenging but it will also leave you relaxed, energised and revitilised.
The students will learn fundamental Pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, balance, body alignment and better movement patterns.
Pilates is a holistic practice, training the whole body. With regular practice you will improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, alignment, breathing and posture.
If you have specific injuries or health problems please get advice from a medical practitioner before enrolling.
What does this course cover
The practice of Pilates, a system of movement that strengthens the core muscles of the body. Movements involve standing, seated, kneeling and lying down postures. Offering a range of variations in all exercises.
Pilates sessions will relieve stress, tension and promote a feeling of well being. Pilates movements are often small but precise, requiring full concentration of mind and body, which are united into each movement.
Pilates exercises are not static or isolated; fluidity is key and movement should flow.
- Engage the postural muscles of your core before you move your body in everyday situations
- A range of Pilates moves displaying correct alignment and control of your body.
What will it be like
- Tutor will be verbally and physically demonstrating the movements as the class join with her.
- Tutor will be giving verbal feedback as well as visual feedback to correct their movements and postures.
At the start: Tutor observes technique, student self assessment
On the course: Combination of instructor and student assessment on the techniques and moves.
At the end: As above
What else do you need to buy or do
Pilates mats and props are provided, Those who wish to have extra padding can bring a large towel. Students should wear loose comfortable clothing and avoid eating a heavy meal before class.
What this course could lead to
Continue with Pilates either at the Mary Ward Centre or elsewhere. Places on the next term are not guaranteed, students who wish to continue must enrol in advance
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’