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Pilates

[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.

Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the whole body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity. This is a low impact form of exercise and can produce noticeable results from the very first session, including the reduction of aches and pains, alleviation of anxiety, depression and stress-related symptoms.


Pilates Mixed Ability [W]
Thursdays 11:15-12:15
19 Sept (12 wks), £78
16 Jan (10 wks), £65
23 Apr (10 wks), £65
Tutor: Gaynor Mitchell
www.gaynor-the-trainer.co.uk

A friendly and welcoming mixed ability mat-based Pilates class aimed at those who have at least two years’ experience of Pilates and are able to do the basics. You will learn a variety of mat-based exercises and techniques to further your knowledge, extend your range of movement, improve balance and co-ordination, increase strength and flexibility, and improve posture, whilst maintaining a strong core throughout. We will make use of small Pilates equipment from time to time to add variety and fun.


Pilates Beginners/Improvers [W]
Thursdays 12:20-13:20
19 Sept (12 wks), £78
16 Jan (10 wks), £65
23 Apr (10 wks), £65
Tutor: Gaynor Mitchell
www.gaynor-the-trainer.co.uk

Ideal for both beginners and improvers, this is a friendly and non-competitive mat-based class aimed at increasing Pilates knowledge, learning and improving technique, with the introduction of new exercises which will increase flexibility and strength, improve posture, balance and co-ordination, and strengthen the core. You will learn how to use the specific muscles required for each movement of the body. Suitable for all, irrespective of age, gender or ability/disability. Small Pilates equipment will be used occasionally to add variety.