A beginners course in Pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, alignment, breathing and posture. Suitable for all.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Pilates mats 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.
Drinking Water; Students wishing to have water in the studio should bring a bottle, as the fountain there is designed for bottle filling only.
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.
A beginners course in pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement and stretch. We will learn fundamental pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, balance, body alignment and better movement patterns.
In the gentle Pilates course we cover a series of gentle exercises and stretches to strengthen the body, improve balance and increase flexibility. Please note, some exercises are mat-based, and therefore carried out on the floor.
Is your balance as good as it used to be? Can you still stand on one leg without swaying? What happens when you close your eyes? The gradual loss of our sense of balance can catch us unawares. The aging process, injury and inactivity can all contribute. This course will introduce you to exercise to help you on the path to better balance.