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 an Individual Learning Plan.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please read the following information carefully. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately. You will need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirt or dresses are not suitable for this activity. Most people practice Pilates in socks or bare feet. Students need to have a mat to work on and may wish to bring a towel. Please bring water and avoid eating one and 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. Students can progress and achieve a deeper understanding by practising, continuing with future health and fitness classes and working with other teachers.
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.