Fitness Pilates is a functional approach to the traditional teachings of Joseph Pilates. Using all the main principles of Pilates and with functional exercises that reflects our every day life.
Pilates is also effective for sport specifics and fantastic for both men and women.
In this class we use exercises that focus on balance, posture, alignment and body awareness. Throughout our day we move in many different planes and directions so it makes sense to strengthen and train your body in this way to vastly reduce the risk of injury.
Focusing on and recruiting the core muscles you will learn to find and maintain the neutral posture of your spine while you stand, sit, are prone or in supine positions.
- Improve posture, balance and flexibility
- Learn body awareness and alignment
- how to move more efficiently and effectively
- Strengthen and lengthen almost every muscle in your body
- Strengthen your back and core
- Facilitate’s your ability to optimally function occupationally and recreationally
- Relieve stress and anxiety
You will look leaner, longer and more toned with fantastic posture, better mobility and flexibility.
Poor posture results in headaches, a rounded back, imbalances in your body, back issues all of which can effect your day to day life and sleep.
Posture is key to holding your body correctly which will positively impact your life, your sports performance and reduce your risk of injury. Everyday niggles will soon melt away and after my sessions you will walk away with the knowledge of how to improve your posture, alignment and move better.
My class is a challenging yet safe, low impact and suitable for men and women of all ages, levels and abilities. Each exercise can be performed at different levels of intensity with modifications where needed and you are encouraged to do what feels right for you. This is YOUR class.
The session changes weekly using bands, mini balls, intervals, weights and more so your body is challenged to avoid boredom and reaching a plateaux. If you need any advice on equipment get in touch.
Here is a free workout below:
Classes are online, face to face and available for catch up:
Monday’s 7.30pm United Reformed Church Hall & online & catch up
Wednesday’s 1.15pm United Reformed Church Hall & online & catch up
Men on Mats Wednesday’s 6pm Helensburgh Parish Main Hall
Beginners Pilates Thursday’s 10.15am Online or catch up
What you need and wear to classes:
This class is in bare feet or socks. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink to stay hydrated throughout the session and a mat.
What to expect:
We all know how it is when we try something new or that we haven’t done for some time. There is always a period of adjustment to new exercises and it may feel unnatural. This is all normal. Over time you will become used to the moves and some you may have already done in another class such as squats, lunges etc.
REMEMBER I always give you options throughout the session. I show you how to progress the move and the different levels from basic upwards. What I ask of you is that you listen to your body at that exact time and only do what you can. NEVER feel you have to keep up with me or anyone else in the session. This is your class, your workout, you do what feels right for you. It is always best to stay at the basic level until you have mastered it and if feels right then you can move on. If we push on too quickly then we often run the risk of injury because we may be doing the exercise wrong. You advance at your own pace, observe the exercises and enjoy what you are doing.
Fitness Pilates Back Care
Fitness Pilates Orthopaedic Conditions
Fitness Pilates Older Adults
Fitness Pilates Barre & Balance
The videos are 15 minutes or less so its achievable even in a busy day. This programme is for everyone new to Pilates, getting back to pilates, a Pilates diehard, for men as well as women. You do it from home at a time that suits you, you can repeat it whenever you feel like.
Bonus videos for warm up and stretch and on achieving your perfect pilates posture.
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