Pilates for Health

Ref: C2527557

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.

Course aim

This course will implement pilates to strengthen weak and misfiring muscles that lead to bad posture and postural pain

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • 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.

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

  • Learn how to exercise safely with Pilates
  • Submit your health and wellness questionnaire digitally through an online platform: Canvas
  • Use of body awareness through pilates for the learner to self assess their own posture, eg when accessing digital courses online
  • 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.
  • 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 be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

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.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Pilates for Health


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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