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Pilates And Stretch

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.
  • Who is it for?

    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.

  • What does it 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.

    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 I need to buy or do?

    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.

  • What could it 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.

Available Courses

Pilates And Stretch

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.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 12:45 to 14:15
Course Code:635
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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29 September 2023 – 15 December 2023
Friday, 13:15 to 14:45
Course Code:633
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 13:15 to 14:45
Course Code:634
£112 / £39
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Gentle Pilates

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.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:30
Course Code:641
£102 / £36
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:30
Course Code:639
£102 / £36
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:30
Course Code:640
£102 / £36
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Pilates And Stretch - online

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. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:632
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:630
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:631
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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GENTLE PILATES - Online

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. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class.

26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 15:45 to 17:00
Course Code:636
£101 / £35
12 Meetings
Online Course
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09 January 2024 – 06 February 2024
Tuesday, 15:45 to 17:00
Course Code:637
£101 / £35
5 Meetings
Online Course
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For more information contact The Departmental Administrator at admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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