|Course or lesson||cost|
|Pilates course (group class): example – 1 hour x 5 weeks||£47.50|
|Private one-to-one lesson – 1 hour||£40.00|
|Shared private lesson per person – 1 hour||£25.00 pp|
|Semi-private lesson per person – 1 hour (3 people)||£20.00 pp|
|Small group private lesson per person – 1 hour (minimum 4 people, maximum 6 people)||£15.00 pp|
Classes and Private Tuition
Classes are run on a course basis, as participants need to learn the basic principles before progression to more challenging exercises may be made.
A beginner’s course can be taught on a one-to-one basis in a series of one hour lessons with fees payable in advance. Or, you may join an existing studio class to continue your development.
Class numbers are strictly limited. Should you miss one or more classes during a course, subject to availability, you will be offered an alternative class. This must be taken by the end of the current term. No refunds will be given.
|9:15 am – 10:15 am||9:15 am – 10:15 am|
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm||10:45 am – 11:45 am|
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|7:30 pm – 8:30 pm||7:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
Much of what we do on a day-to-day basis is done subconsciously. This includes our posture. For example, the way we sit at a table, sit in our cars, carry our children or stand whilst waiting for a bus. Sometimes we form bad habits, repeatedly carrying out an action, or exercising in a way that doesn’t combine muscle balance with stretching and strengthening.
Since how we treat our bodies directly affects the way we feel, particularly as we get older, it is important that we improve our body awareness and connect mind and body, so that every action we take is a consciously controlled movement.
A gentle workout of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises will help improve your immune system, posture, develop agility and assist circulation.
Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and some classes are designed especially for the over 60s.
What is Pilates?
Pilates was invented by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and was considered revolutionary in its day. It involves exercises that are subtle, yet effective and can achieve great results in both posture and in the quality of movement. It also differs from conventional conditioning classes by focussing on the deep stabilising muscles – building a solid foundation for a stronger body.
Pilates may help to:
- connect mind and body
- improve muscle strength
- improve tone and flexibility
- promote good posture
- improve breathing
- relieve back pain, neck pain or tension
- help to improve sleep patterns
- improve lung function and blood circulation
- improve pelvic floor function, reducing the risk of injury and incontinence
- correct poor muscle and postural balance