I’m starting this 6 weeks beginner course to encourage young people to try Pilates.

All these older women are becoming physical and mindful ninjas right under our noses using Pilates! And us younger folk, who are particularly susceptible to over stress, computer posture, and social media pressure to conform to body ideals, could really benefit from this technique too. If you’re under 30 ish and at all curious about encouraging a healthy relationship with your body come along, all genders welcome.

Come and learn the principles with the beginners course, then you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to join the ongoing improvers class starting in July. Even if you don’t want to continue to the improvers class, these Pilates principles can enrich your daily life, and any sport you enjoy.

Time

Once a week on Fridays for 6 weeks. 15:30 – 16:30. Starting May 31st – 5th July.

Once you have completed the beginners course you can join the Improvers Class: Fridays 16:40 – 17:30 Starting July 5th onwards into the unimaginable future…

Free Taster classes on Friday 10th May 15:30 – 16:30, and Saturday 18th May 9-10am.

Pricing

The 6 week beginners course is £42. You need to sign up to all six classes because it takes a few classes to embody the principles. The improvers class will then be drop-in £7.

A bit about my background…. I started Pilates initially because my mum was a Pilates teacher. I approached it with foreboding at the age of 12/13, kind of thinking it was witch craft because no one else I knew in our village knew what Pilates was. And it certainly was witch craft! I felt so calm and my body felt so at ease after just 40mins. When I had knee pain, or back pain, Pilates fixed it. It got me through my exams, by helping my focus and energy levels. I’ve used it to ease and prevent aches, pains and stress ever since. After school, I did a dance degree, where Pilates was the survival tool kit.

However this was a very intense degree, and coupled with the stress of my dad passing away, I became physically and mentally fatigued. I’ve found my way back to health by developing a more sustainable attitude to movement that focuses on de-stressing and being inspired by the bodies ability just as it is right now. I teach Pilates to encourage mind/body connection, and feelings of wellbeing in the body. Funnily enough, I’ve also found this approach to be far more effective in creating strength than when I was stressed and constantly working hard.

I’ve trained in Pilates because I want to share this incredible technique with more young people, I highly recommend you come try it!