Class Level Descriptions
Introduction to Pilates – designed for those who have little or no previous Pilates experience, or if you have had a break from Pilates and are looking to get back into it again. It is a progressive 6 week course, which allows you to gradually get to grips with the basic exercises and breathing techniques. The classes will focus on the key principals of Pilates and will help develop your strength, tone, flexibility and improve your posture. You will be closely monitored by our Physiotherapist Pilates instructor who will tailor the exercises to your needs, and adjust any exercises which you are having difficulty with.
Beginner – You will learn and reinforce the basic principles and work on correct muscle patterning, increasing core strength and correct breathing but gradually introducing some more challenging progressions for those who need to move on. This level should not be rushed! Some clients prefer to stay at this level if it’s best for them.
Improver – For those who have a very good grasp of the basics and want to be challenged with tougher exercises. The focus is on increasing core strength, stamina and more complex patterns of movement. Many clients will remain at this level and feel huge benefits from regular classes.
Intermediate – For those clients are ready for even more challenging exercises for the core and co-ordination. A faster pace, working towards increasing stamina as well as flexibility and strength. The aim is for movement to become more flowing and dynamic so the body becomes evenly strengthened and toned. Clients must have the ability to know their own bodies and how far to push themselves. Essential to have a complete grasp of previous levels.
40 minute Rehab – This class works on your balance, bone health and overall tone and flexibility to keep you moving efficiently despite any injuries or difficulties you may be experiencing. Delivered at a level that allows everyone to participate.
Stretching, flexibility & Relaxation – This class is suitable for anyone who has a range of movement loss, from athletes who need to improve flexibility for performance or if you need to improve the range required for everyday activities. You will be introduced to a comprehensive approach that includes stretching, strengthening and relaxation. The goals of this class are to move with grace and ease, and this is experienced as enhanced awareness of your movement.