Pilates

Each class will work to balance all muscle groups' strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. Pilates mat is a challenging yet safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your every day movements.

BENEFITS

  • improved flexibility
  • increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
  • improved posture
  • rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
  • improved physical coordination and balance
  • improved concentration
  • increased body awareness
  • stress management and relaxation.

Timetable

Teachers

Jane Howarth

Jane Howarth

Jane has a deep love for Pilates and has spent over 20 years practising it.  After realising how well it developed her posture and restore inner core strength she trained 4 years ago to become a Fitness Instructor/ Pilates Teacher; specialising in Orthopaedics, Pre/Post-natal and currently studying GP
Exercise Referrals.  She believes is balance; equally important to challenge the body but also including an element of relaxation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. IS THIS CLASS FOR ME?

Pilates is designed for all fitness levels and recommended for beginners. You will burn fat, increase fitness levels, create a strong core, improve circulation and increase flexibility. Practised on a yoga mat so there is zero impact protecting your joints and muscles.

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Apart from your yoga kit and dry clothes for after class, you will need a water bottle and a yoga mat. If you don't have these or would prefer not to carry them, you can hire a mat for £1. If you forget your water bottle you can borrow one of ours for free.

Q. WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Please arrive 15 minutes before class to get ready for a prompt start.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Shorts or leggings are best. The most important thing is you feel comfortable, but most people who practise this class regularly tend to wear gym clothes. There are changing cubicles at the studio for before and after class.

Q. WHEN SHOULD I EAT?

Come on an empty stomach. Don't eat anything heavy 2-3 hours before class. Drink plenty of water before and after class. You lose electrolytes, such as magnesium, sodium and potassium, through your sweat and a good natural way to replenish these is coconut water which is available to purchase at the studio.

Q. HOW DO I GET TO THE CLASS?

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