Pilates for Mixed Ability
Start date: 18th Sep 2020
Time: 09:20 - 10:20
Duration: 12 weeks
Tutor: Jo Pearson
Course code: 20AU014
This course is for;
Everyone! Whatever age or fitness ability. Pilates is a safe and invigorating form of exercise, designed to improve your health and wellbeing. Pilates is used to improve physical strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, coordination, as well as correcting alignment and posture and enhancing body awareness. All exercises work on all major muscle groups, with a particular focus on mobilising and strengthening ankles, knees, hips, back and shoulders. See it as your weekly body MOT!
Students will have the opportunity to explore all levels of Pilates moves; fundamental, intermediate & advanced, in a safe environment & at a speed to suit each individual.
Becoming much more aware of posture, alignment, deep quality breathing and creating an internal resistance so that we build strength from the inside out.
Each week, we perform a varied routine of all ability Pilates exercises from the Joseph Pilates repertoire, that 40 years on, is still helping to restore, revitalise and improve our overall health and wellbeing, reversing our natural physical decline.
By the end of the course students
Will be confident in choosing and using simple appropriate practices to meet personal needs and lifestyles and have a fuller understanding of Pilates, its benefits, how to achieve and how to maintain it. Tutor support and guidance will be given throughout the course and students will know how to work safely and modify the practices to suit their own needs.
Pilates is low impact, preserving joints however, you will feel worked! The aim is for you to leave each lesson feeling taller, stronger, more mobile and relaxed in both mind and body.
The NHS recommend 150 minutes a week of cardio and at least 2 or more days a week of strength training. So adding Pilates to your weekly exercise routine as part of your strength training, alongside your cardio exercise (be it walking or running etc) is the perfect combination, keeping you strong, fit and healthy.
This course is low impact, but please check with your GP before starting if you are unsure about its suitability.
Please also complete the health questionnaire and email to firstname.lastname@example.org