Fitness Pilates is based on the original teachings of Joseph Pilates and effective exercise design for today’s lifestyle. The principles of Pilates focus on postural alignment and core control. A stronger “core” and good posture is important and will strengthen your body against potential injury and prevent and reduce pain.
The Fitness Pilates class offers an alternative to “classic” Pilates and includes a complete workout for the body, helping to increase muscular balance and strength and improve posture. We focus on functional exercise for everyday life and so the class includes a standing section as well as floor exercises and stretching.
The class is challenging but safe and designed to increase strength and endurance, improve balance and flexibility. The main focus is to increase the strength of the back and core muscles, improve posture, mobility and stretch to lengthen tight muscles and correct imbalances.
As an instructor I offer alternatives and adaptations for the exercises so that all participants can work at their own level and progress. Classes are suitable for any age, or level of fitness, but if you have specific back or health problems, please consult your doctor before starting the class.
All participants have the option, in the standing sections, to work on a mat in bare feet, or use the floor with training shoes. Some Pilates mats are available to use but please bring your own if you have one.
In this class we will often use equipment as an option, to add variety and challenge. The equipment is supplied and includes bands, mini balls, gliders, foam rollers and light weights.
If you have any questions about the class please contact me.