What is Fitness Pilates?
Fitness Pilates is more of a functional approach to the traditional Pilates class. It still applies the main principles of Pilates such as Breathing, Centering, Concentration, Balance and Control. But it also involves more functional movement for every day life. We don't spend our life lying on the floor so my class consists of a warm up, standing exercises and floor exercises which are all designed with fitness in mind. Fitness Pilates will improve overall body strength with the main emphasis on your back and core muscles. It will also help to improve posture, mobility, joint problems and tone your body. My class is also designed to be fun and not too serious! There is a lovely relaxation section at the end to really help you unwind and relax. So...why not give it a go? It's real 'you' time.
How does it work?
Pilates exercises target the key postural muscles building strength from within creating a girdle of strength around the torso. Joseph Pilates called this the Powerhouse. The core centre of the body (the lower back and abdomen) are supported and strengthened, enabling the rest of the body to move freely. The principles of Pilates are concentration, breathing, relaxation, body alignment, flow and body awareness. You will definitely feel the benefit.
Wednesdays @ Ridgeway Academy
£5 per class