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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Caroline Ings-Chambers
  • Course Code W24SCIO07A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course grounds students in the Pilates technique, in addition to helping them stay supple through Yoga based stretching. Begin each lesson with Pilates exercises to improve postural alignment, develop core strength, and tone the major muscles groups of the upper and lower body. End the session with thirty minutes of Yoga based stretching for hips, hamstrings, shoulders and back muscles to leave the class feeling more flexible and relaxed.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Increase postural and core strength around the spine
  • Effectively engage core muscles in the abdomen and back
  • Tone muscles of the hips, legs, and shoulders using the Pilates method
  • Breathe effectively for Pilates exercises and Yoga stretching
  • Feel more flexible and relaxed

Class format and activities

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

Entry requirements

Anyone interested in Pilates and Yoga Experience of Pilates is not necessary, all levels welcome

What you need to know before you enrol

This course is very useful for people who would like to increase their core strength, improve their posture, feel generally fitter, toned up their muscles, and increase their range of movement. 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 advancing Pilates practice