Pilates | Dartford Adult Education Centre

Pilates at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Pilates at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Price: £5.00 Starts: 07/11/2017 Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Tutor: Laura Turner Ends: 12/12/2017 Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 6 weeks

You need to attend an interview before enrolling.

About this course

Pilates is a form of body conditioning that concentrates on building strength from the core of the body. It can help improve posture, muscular strength, mobility and breathing technique. A variety of exercises are performed, flowing smoothly from one to the other whilst focusing on technique and control. This Pilates class in Tunbridge Wells will have varied themes and will build upon the last class. Themes will include: standing with correct posture, basic knowledge of alignment; breathing patterns; working the abdominals; movements to help improve back and spinal mobility, hip, thigh and leg exercises.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Use core muscles effectively
• Practise lateral breathing
• Perform muscular strength and endurance exercises
• Have a working knowledge of how to improve standing posture
• Have a working knowledge of how to improve sitting posture
• Identify how to work at a comfortable level depending on your own ability

You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group. Although there is no specific work set outside of the class, students will gain most benefit if exercises are performed regularly and practised between classes.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a qualified and experienced Pilates tutor. Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through all sequences. Activities will be adapted to suit individual needs and capabilities. You will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely and be encouraged to monitor and record your progression on the course.

Your tutor will discuss your progress with you and you will be encouraged to use a Fitness Log as part of a Person Goals Sheet.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need your Pay As You Go Payment slip. You will also need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirts or dress are not suitable for this activity. You should wear shoes with a soft sole. Sandals, boots or any footwear with a high heel are not recommended. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately. Students need to bring a mat to work on and may wish to bring a towel. Please bring water and avoid eating one and a half hours prior to exercising.

What can I do next?

Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you. Alternatively visit our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.

What do I need to join the course

No previous knowledge or experience is required.
This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. At this level you will learn all of the basic principles and technique before being introduced to more challenging exercises. This is also a good level for anyone recovering from injury or illness.

Please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in this class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Back or knee

If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

About the Tutor: Laura Turner

Laura is a qualified teacher of Pilates with experience of teaching in Adult Education and the private sector.

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Getting there

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code DAR/61618/F/NC.
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