Improves posture, mobility and flexibility.
Mat-based - also improves strength and muscle tone in core, buttocks, thighs, arms, shoulders and back.
Pilates focusses on strengthening and balancing the body, with focus on the core muscles.
Pilates improves posture, balance and flexibility with minimal risk of injury when compared to more strenuous forms of exercise. This class can be modified to provide a gentle strength training or a challenging workout which makes it great for both beginners and for people who already exercise regularly.
Health benefits include:
Good posture, muscle tone, strong abdominal muscles, flexibility, improved balance, reduced stress and an overall sense of well-being.
Fitness Pilates is based on the fundamentals of Pilates. As well as focusing on core strength, the class will also incorporate mobility, flexibility and balance exercises and will often finish with a few minutes relaxation. Chilled out, easy listening popular music will be used as background music as opposed to 'working to the beat', so everyone can work at their own pace. It's a no pressure class suitable for most. Not recommended during pregnancy.
Pilates with Alexandra: Wednesday 45mins @ 12:30pm | Thursday @ 6.15pm
Pilates with Michaela: Tuesday @ 11am | Thursday @ 12.15pm
Michaela is a qualified and fully certified APPI Pilates matwork instructor. APPI being recognised as one the the most rigorous and reputable Pilates teaching institutes in the World.
Michaela's Pilates is a unique and effective form of exercise which focuses on developing your core abdominal, back, hip and shoulder muscles to create a stable base from which you are able to correct your posture, and improve
tone and flexibility.
The aim of the Pilates technique is to carry out a sequence of movements in a flowing and controlled way which co-ordinates mind, body and breathing. Pilates is about quality of movement, and re-learning correct movement patterns and postures. It will improve your balance and co-ordination as well as boosting your energy levels.
With moves designed specifically to help those who are new to Pilates, recovering from injury or who'd like to progress from a beginner, this class you will develop the skills to create an evenly conditioned body, improve flexibility, engage and strengthen your core correctly and prevent and rehabilitate problem areas.
In this class, Michaela teaches multiple progressions so the client always comfortable and working at a level thats appropriate.