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Pilates for All - Online Live

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Delivered online
Mixed Level
11:00 - 12:00
10 weeks

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners. Students that enrol on this course will have access to the four other Pilates classes delivered by Nicola Jefcoate.

Pilates is a form of body conditioning that focuses on strengthening and stretching the whole body. Pilates can help improve posture, muscular strength, mobility, flexibility and breathing techniques as well as help relieve tension and stress. A variety of exercises are performed whilst focusing on technique and control from the core muscles. Each class will have a varied theme and will build upon skills as you learn week by week.

Themes will include:
• Using core muscles effectively
• Practicing lateral breathing
• Practicing muscular strength and endurance exercises
• A working knowledge of how to improve standing posture
• A working knowledge of how to improve sitting posture
• Improving spinal mobility
• Improving balance
• Identifying how to work at a comfortable level depending on your own ability

After this short course you should be able to: Identify your core muscles and be able to use them in exercises; Put the essentials of good posture into practice in everyday life; Practice introductory Fundamental Pilates exercises; Have a working knowledge of some basic stretches that can be used at home as required to relieve everyday muscular tightness.

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 practiced between classes.

Minimum and maximum numbers apply to enrolments in each class.

How will I be taught?

Demonstration, group and individual tuition. You will receive personal feedback during each class. Your tutor will discuss your progress with you and give you further feedback as required. You will be encouraged to record your progress.

What do I need to have with me?

You will need comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement, preferably a T-shirt and soft trousers or leggings. A fleece may keep you snug when we relax. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirts or dresses are not suitable for this activity. You will be exercising in socks or bare feet. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately.

Students should have a hand towel or small head cushion and water available and will need a mat to work on. Please avoid eating a large meal 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

What do I need to join the course

No previous experience is required. Just bring an enthusiasm to learn.

Pilates is suitable for people of all levels of fitness as it is a gentle low impact form of exercise, however, you will need to be able to get down onto a floor mat, and back up again to get the most from the class. Occasional seated work is fine. This class is suitable for beginners and people with some experience. You will be introduced to the Fundamentals of Pilates with opportunity to progress if you have prior experience; you will work at a level that suits your body. It is suitable for people with common orthopaedic conditions. You may contact your tutor to discuss this further.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/103531/K/NC.