Pilates: Body Conditioning

When and Where

Dates
12 Sep 2019 - 12 Dec 2019 (19.5 hours, 13 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 19:30 - 21:00
Location
Oasis Academy Southbank

Cost

Full fee
£165
Concession fee
£130
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Caroline Ings-Chambers
Course code
HFI070A

What you will learn

This course offers a sustained approach to developing core strength, range of movement, and overall co-ordination skills working with the Pilates method. Practical work involving exercising with the Pilates method. Students will learn how to develop co-ordination skills, effective breathing, postural awareness, core strength, flexibility and mobility. Tutor demonstrations and coaching instructions will be provided for all exercises. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, receive individual advice on technique, and learn about how the core muscles work. Visual materials in the form of hand-outs and power point presentations are included as part of some lessons.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Align my spine
  • Locate and engage core strength, to effectively support spine and posture
  • Practise Lateral Breathing, which helps with effective use of the core strength
  • Co-ordinate movements using the Pilates method
  • Practice a sequence of exercises of increasing intensity, working with the Pilates method
  • Increase mobility, flexibility and range of movement
  • Understand how Pilates is relevant to posture, everyday movement, and fitness activity

Class format and activities

Practical work involving exercising with the Pilates method. Students will learn how to develop co-ordination skills, effective breathing, postural awareness, core strength, flexibility and mobility. Tutor demonstrations and coaching instructions will be provided for all exercises. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, receive individual advice on technique, and learn about how the core muscles work. Visual materials in the form of hand-outs and power point presentations are included as part of some lessons.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements -- however if a Student suffers from an injury or condition that could be made worse by exercise they should consult with their Doctor or Physical Therapist before beginning the course. Adaptations and modifications can be provided to suit different injuries and conditions, if unsure please contact the Department administrator. This course is not suitable for women who are pregnant.

What you need to know before you enrol

A considerable portion of every lesson will be taught lying on the floor, if this could prove to be a problem, please consult with the Department Administrator. Please also see above at section 4.

For further information please email healthandsocialcare.enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

What you will need for your class

Loose comfortable clothing that can be layered up for warmth or down for coolness.

What you can do next

Further Pilates courses, or Dance courses.