Ref: C2522958

Mat exercises to stretch the whole body whilst strengthening the core, at a gentle pace. Followed by meditation to help calm the mind.

Course aim

This course aims to use Pilates to help you strengthen and stretch your body to improve posture, core and lower back. Pilates helps with balance, breathing and wellbeing.

Who is the course for?

Women Only. Students must be a member of WHIST

What topics will this course cover

Gentle strengthening exercises on a mat to improve the body and help with aches and paid. You will see the benefit of improved posture. All levels welcome and no previous experience necessary.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Demonstrate 3 Pilates exercises to help strengthen the core Understand how Pilates helps improve posture Understand how Pilates helps improve balance and breathing Demonstrate some de-stressing techniques Understand how pilates can help ailments and keep the body strong

How will I know I'm making progress?

keep notes over the course, demonstration, questions. Also students will know and feel different which they note

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

comfortable clothing

Reading and information sources

none but can read up about pilates

What could the course lead to?

progress next level

Download full course outline

Pilates Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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