Pilates is a fusion of Eastern and Western forms of exercise based on six principles: concentration, breathing, centering, placement, relaxed control, fluidity of movement. It can be seen as an exploration of the effect of the breath on the use of the abdominal muscles and dynamic alignment. Practitioners may see improvements in body awareness, graceful movement, postural balance, muscular stamina, and in general health.
Pilates consists of a series of exercises that address the body as a whole; strengthening the centre, lengthening the spine, building muscle tone and improving posture and flexibility. Working from the inside out Pilates is also an excellent rehabilitation system for back, knee, hip and shoulder injuries. Each session is conducted calmly with concentration and controlled breathing. You will leave the class physically and mentally refreshed with a feeling of well-being.
Tina is passionate about creating a balanced attitude to health and wellness and maintain that it is never too late to improve your health and fitness. She has been practicing Pilates for more than ten years and is a fully qualified Pilates Foundation mat-work instructor. One of the many reasons she decided to teach Pilates was the whole idea of helping a person improve their quality of life whether it be to improve core strength, to train better, or to rehabilitate an injury or joint condition.
Levels of Pilates
Beginners classes are designed for complete beginners.
Improvers classes are for those with a least 1 years experience.
Open Level classes are for all levels.
Drop-in classes are on a first-come, first-served basis, and paid for at the time of the class with no advance bookings.
* Please note that under very exceptional circumstances including under-subscription or teacher illness we regret that a course or class may be cancelled or rearranged. Bodywise will make every effort to inform those concerned of any change or potential change. If an event has been paid for in advance then the individuals will obviously be eligible for a credit note/refund of the amounts equal to the unused proportion of the original payments and, if requested, will be given assistance as to how they may continue with their practice at Bodywise.