Pilates is a whole body workout which will help you to develop a leaner and more toned body, as well as improving your flexibility.
The classes are mat-based and vary each week by using different pieces of small equipment such as the flex-band, foam roller and mini-stability ball.
The exercises performed are a contemporary approach to the original exercises taught by Joseph Pilates himself.
People with low back pain can benefit from Pilates as it strengthens the deep stabilising muscles of the torso which attach to the spine.
Pilates Class Levels:
Beginner: These classes are ideal for anyone who is new to Pilates, or anyone who is looking for a gentler class such as those recovering from an injury, recently had a baby or suffer from back pain. These classes are excellent for building a good understanding of the Pilates principles.
Intermediate/Advanced: These classes are ideal for anyone who has previous Pilates experience and would like to challenge themselves. These are fast paced classes where the exercises are more advanced and there is more of a cardio element. They are nor suitable for those new to Pilates, recovering from an injury or who have recently had a baby.
Mixed Ability: Everybody is welcome to come along to these classes regardless of fitness level or previous Pilates experience. As the classes are mixed ability a variety of options will be offered for some of the more difficult exercises, and individual adaptions will be made, to allow the classes to be tailored to your level.
Basic Vinyasa Yoga classes:
This is a gentle Vinyasa style class with an emphasis on alignment, form and safety. It is a basic level class where everyone is welcome regardless of flexibility, fitness level or previous yoga experience.
Vinyasa Flow is an off shoot of Astanga Vinyasa. Whilst Astanga is fixed sequences, Vinyasa yoga is made up of creative flows of asanas (poses), created by the individual teacher.
Pilates and Yoga Fusion classes:
The Pilates and Yoga Fusion class combines the core stabilisation and strengthening exercises of Pilates, with the flow and flexibility benefits of Vinyasa style Yoga. This provides the best of both practices in the one class.
All classes are Mixed Ability where everybody is welcome to attend.
All levels are catered for.