Pilates Classes Cycle
My classes run on a cycle of 7 different sessions: weighted ball, basic band, band combinations (two muscle groups at the same time), o-ring, Pilates circle, basic mat-based, and mat-based plus. After the 7 weeks, the cycle begins again, making the classes varied and interesting. See more details of the classes below.
Pilates Mat Based
- All the basic pilates moves, no equipment focusing on these principles - centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow.
- Strength training without the use of weights (tube/band) using two muscle groups at once, great for coordination and whole body fitness.
Pilates Weighted Ball
- Great for posture, coordination, core strength and aligns the body
Pilates Mat Based
- Much like number 1 - no equipment but adding some slightly more challenging moves.
- Involves small resistance movements, great for core strength and rehabilitation post injury.
- Much like class 2 but concentrates on one muscle group at a time.
- Helps you to isolate specific muscles, great for the pelvic floor, spine mobility, core strength and whole body toning.
End of cycle
About Our Pilates Classes
I have worked hard to develop classes that are structured so that they are suitable and affordable for everyone. I take payments for short blocks of 4 weeks and allow flexibility for you to miss a week without losing that payment by transferring to another of the 13 available classes within the week.
My classes run on a cycle of 6 different sessions: weighted ball, basic band, band combinations (two muscle groups at the same time), o-ring, Pilates circle, basic mat-based, and mat-based plus. After the 6 weeks, the cycle begins again, making the classes varied and interesting.
Each class is £5.50 (1 hour duration), and 4 classes are paid for at a time, which is £22. This means that you can join the class whenever suits you. My classes run throughout the year, except when I am on holiday, or when it is a bank holiday. I have found that over the years most people do not like long breaks in between classes (which you may normally get with terms), so this works well and maintains the continuity. I only ask for a single payment for your first class, as it is so important to ensure it is a class that suits you.
I supply all of the equipment, which will be laid out on your arrival so that everyone has an appropriate space. I always give a free 15 minute introduction for beginners before their first class, allowing us to go over the basics before it begins. I am also then able to answer any questions and concerns that you may have. This helps with the integration and confidence.
I always emphasise that all Pilates classes are run differently depending on who your instructor is. All instructors are trained slightly differently, and rely on their own experience and personality to run their class. I believe it is important to adapt the method of instructing to the clients. You cannot expect a person in their 60s to perform the exact movements as someone in their 20s. It is also important to identify people who have been referred with an injury, so I can cater to their needs. Therefore, I believe the introduction before you begin your first class is very important.