Pilates

Ref: C2527112

Pilates is a series of dynamic stretching body weight movements that are excellent for developing muscle awareness. The course will follow a progressive program of pilates, designed to strengthen and stretch the body and has been proven to help mental health. The course will follow a program allowing the learner to work at their own pace, strengthening and progressing the exercises to suit the needs of their body. The key principles of pilates will be introduced and various parts of the body will be targeted: eg: legs, arms, glutes, core, obliques and back.

Course aim

Pilates is a series of dynamic stretching body weight movements that are excellent for developing muscle awareness, strengthen and stretch the body and promote functional safe movement patterns in day to day living.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn how to engage my core muscles
  • Be able to coordinate leg and arm movements whilst isolating them from the trunk/joint.
  • Have progressed from pre-pilates movements to higher levels (as long as it is safe to do so).
  • Be able to identify starting positions: rest, single table top, double table top, chest curl/abdo prep
  • be able to see how the safe movement patterns taught in class can be implemented in day to day life eg: picking up heavy objects, posture etc. (five weeks isn't long enough for it to be habitual)

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A pilates mat or towel on the floor, if it is not too slippery. A hand towel and cushion. A chair. A theraband or dressing-gown belt. light dumbells or cans or bottles of water.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Pilates

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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