When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Caroline Ings-Chambers
  • Course Code W23SCIO05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course combines the benefits of cardio-vascular training with the toning effects of Pilates based movements. Each lesson begins with an easy to follow cardio warm up segment to music. Toning work in standing, lying and seated follows. Exercises focus on working with a stable core and utilize Pilates based toning methods to shape up legs, hips, abdominals, back and arms. At the end of the class, stretch and release muscles and joints in a relaxing cool down segment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve CV fitness
  • Locate and engage core strength, to effectively support posture
  • Co-ordinate movements using the Pilates method
  • Practice a sequence of exercises of increasing intensity, working with the Pilates method to tone major muscle groups of upper and lower body
  • Increase mobility, flexibility, and range of movement


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Practical class involving tutor demonstration and explanation of exercises and stretches Total body approach Guidance from tutor on technique and alignment Relaxed friendly atmosphere

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course. Previous experience of Pilates is not necessary. The course is for anyone interested in Pilates based movement, increasing their fitness levels, working with a total body approach to toning and strengthening muscles.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course is very useful for people who would like to feel fitter and enjoy greater ease and freedom of movement during the course of everyday activities in their daily life. Students who have suffered major injuries, or who suffer from joint, back or other muscular pain should be cleared for exercise by their doctor or physiotherapist before joining the course. The course does not offer physiotherapy, although adaptations and modifications can be provided to suit different physical conditions and ability levels

    What you need

    Comfortable clothing suitable for movement. Much of the work will be in seated or lying, so an extra layer of clothing may be needed for warmth.

    What you can do next

    Continue with stretch related practices such as Yoga and Pilates.