Course title:
Pilates for Health
Tutor:
Susanna Heath
Course ID:
C2527557
Start date:
21/01/2022
End date:
25/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 21 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Fri 28 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Fri 04 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Fri 11 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Fri 18 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Fri 25 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 28 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 25 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

It is a progressive course and caters to all abilities from beginner to intermediate. Choose the exercise that is best for you, with explained watchpoints and tactile feedback queues.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

It is a progressive course and caters to all abilities from beginner to intermediate. Choose the exercise that is best for you, with explained watchpoints and tactile feedback queues.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Wear loose bottoms: should be able to squat and move the leg freely. Mat or towel on the carpet. Cushioned mats are comfier than yoga mats for pilates. You want these extras: chair, band, light hand weights, cushion, towel, block. (These can be supplemented with home items.)
Course aim:
This course will implement pilates to strengthen weak and misfiring muscles that lead to bad posture and postural pain
Course description:
Pilates is a series of dynamic stretching bodyweight 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 their body's needs. The tutor will introduce the key principles of pilates, which will target various parts of the body: e.g., legs, arms, glutes, core, obliques and upper back. This course will also help you to recognise and address the postural issues which can result from extended use of computers etc., for online workshops or in the workplace.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Learn how to exercise safely with Pilates
2. Submit your health and wellness questionnaire digitally through an online platform: Canvas
3. Use of body awareness through pilates for the learner to self assess their own posture, eg when accessing digital courses online
4. Use of pilates to strengthen key postural muscles to prevent pain and discomfort with maintaining correct posture, for example with correct office equipment during digital workshops or in the workplace.
5. Use of pilates to bring awareness to the key muscles that are often weak or not firing correctly, which can result in bad posture and, therefore, pain through bad posture when using digital platforms.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk