Pilates is a comprehensive set of dynamic exercises that strengthen and stretch the body. Pilates works the full body to enable balanced muscle development and increase wellbeing.
A strong body ensures that the head, neck and body are well supported, and back and knee pain are minimised. Pilates assists general toning, recovery programmes and development training for sportsmen and women. The exercises are readily adapted to suit different body types and needs. Pilates is suitable for men and women of all ages.
What to expect
Open classes are available both daytime and evenings (please see timetable for sessions). All our Pilates classes are small to ensure quality teaching. The exercises are done barefoot and on mats. Just turn up in comfortable clothes, mats are provided and feel welcome, no need to book. These classes are one hour in length and open to all levels.
The beginner classes focus on developing awareness of core muscles, alignment and stretching and provide time to grasp new exercises; intermediate classes provide experienced clients with a more challenging precision workout at a higher pace and level.
A few general reminders:
- We supply mats, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.
- If you can, try not to eat an hour and a half before a class (life is busy, bananas are a great snack if you have to eat).
- Try not to over hydrate before a class—a little water goes a long way. We supply filtered drinking water!
- Bring a towel.