Who is Pilates for?
Everybody! Young or old, including those with:
• Postural problems
• Back pain
• Stress-related conditions
It can also help athletes wanting to enhance their performance. There is no age limit on learning Pilates.
How often do I need to do Pilates?
It is recommended at least twice a week. However, even one class a week is better than none and I will always encourage you to do some homework, especially if you are using Pilates to help with your rehabilitation.
What Should I Wear To A Pilates Class?
Something that you are comfortable in and that does not restrict movement – leggings, tracksuit, t-shirt etc.
What can I expect in the class?
We begin with a warm up session, about 10-15 minutes, to prepare the joints and muscles and avoid injury.
Then it’s a series of Pilates exercises at different levels, some standing and some on the mat sitting and lying down; don’t worry about getting anything wrong as I will guide you to which level is suitable for your needs. All classes are non competitive, we all work at our own pace to suit individual needs.
The last 10 minutes of class consist of relaxing and stretching out all of the major muscles, to return the body to it pre exercise resting stage.
What should I bring with me:
I provide mats and any other equipment we may use such as bands, and rollers. Just bring a bottle of water and a cushion/towel if required. If you have your own mat and wish to bring it with you then please do.
- Do not eat a heavy meal immediately prior to a class
- Do not drink alcohol
- Do not participate if you are feeling unwell
- Painkillers can mask the signs of pain so you may wish to avoid taking them before a class
- Pilates is a fitness regime, so as which is normal practice, if you are on medication or have any illness or injuries that you feel may be affected by exercise, always consult your doctor first