|Group leader||Janet Hoad|
|Group 1 – 2.30-3.30pm|
|Group 2 – 3.45-4.45pm|
|Venue||Christian Centre, by St Martin’s Church|
|Waiting list?||Yes – join waiting list|
Tutor: Tina Westwood
Cost: £7 per session, paid by cheque at the start of each block of 6-8 weeks
Pilates is a low-impact workout designed to strengthen the centre of the body, tone muscles, improve posture and increase flexibility. Exercises are done sitting or lying on an aerobics mat. Each exercise is done slowly with precision and targets specific muscle groups.
Sessions start with a warm-up to mobilise the joints and muscles. Each exercise has specific movements and specific breathing, with few repetitions.
Pilates differs from other forms of exercise in that it concentrates on the deep muscles essential for stability. It will improve your body awareness and, through specific breathing techniques, teach you how to maximise your abdominal control and strength.