Course title:
Pilates for Runners
Tutor:
Susanna Heath
Course ID:
C2527615
Start date:
10/01/2022
End date:
14/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 10 Jan 2022 20:00 PM - 21:00 PM 1
Mon 17 Jan 2022 20:00 PM - 21:00 PM 1
Mon 24 Jan 2022 20:00 PM - 21:00 PM 1
Mon 31 Jan 2022 20:00 PM - 21:00 PM 1
Mon 07 Feb 2022 20:00 PM - 21:00 PM 1
Mon 14 Feb 2022 20:00 PM - 21:00 PM 1
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 6
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 6
Date
Mon 10 Jan 2022
Times
20:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
1
Date
Mon 17 Jan 2022
Times
20:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
1
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
20:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
1
Date
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Times
20:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
1
Date
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Times
20:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
1
Date
Mon 14 Feb 2022
Times
20:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
1
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
6
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
6
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (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
£19.20 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 plodding around the block to longer distances. Choose the exercise that is best for you, with explained watchpoints and tactile feedback queues. You don't need to have done pilates before.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

It is a progressive course and caters to all abilities, from plodding around the block to longer distances. Choose the exercise that is best for you, with explained watchpoints and tactile feedback queues. You don't need to have done pilates before.

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 for Pilates. Useful extras: chair, band or belt, light hand weights, cushion or block. (Use items that you already have at home.)
Course aim:
To increase knowledge of muscles used during running and learn ways to implement Pilates to reduce chances of pain or injury whilst running.
Course description:
This course will benefit the runner through the use of breathing, strengthening of key running muscles and challenging muscles that are underutilised through running but are essential to balance .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, whilst allowing the learner to work at their own pace, 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.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Know how to use appropriate Pilates warm up exercises before a run
2. Submit a health and wellness questionnaire digitally through an online platform
3. Use body awareness through Pilates to self assess your own posture and balance.
4. Experience appropriate Pilates moves to strengthen key postural muscles to improve posture and balance, preventing or reducing pain and discomfort particularly when on long runs or when fatigued.
5. Experience using Pilates to bring awareness to the key muscles that are often weak or not firing correctly, which can result in pain.
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