Monday 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Monday 7.45pm to 8.45pm
Wednesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Contact: Emma Pearson
These mat-based Pilates classes strengthen and tone the muscles providing a completely balanced workout. With a focus on core strength, re-alignment and improving posture and flexibility the exercises are performed in a controlled, flowing manner, with each individual working within their range
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body. Before starting any exercise programme, it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.
There’s some evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. The use of apparatus enables someone with back pain to perform exercises with support. For the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to the individual and vetted by an appropriately qualified health professional. Pilates teachers are not medically qualified and cannot prescribe, treat or offer therapy.
Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout. If you want to lose weight, you’re advised to combine pilates with a healthy diet and some aerobic activities, such as swimming, walking and cycling.
My name is Emma Pearson and I have been in the fitness industry for over 15 years, teaching a variety of group exercise classes.
My focus is now on Pilates and I am passionate about the great benefits the practice of Pilates can bring. I would be delighted to welcome you to a Pilates class, whether you are completely new or have some previous experience.