It is important to have consistency in your Pilates, one class every now and then just won't cut it ! All research suggests you need to attend at least twice a week to get the full benefits of Pilates.
If you are unable to attend regularly, you should try to do a little at home and we have exercise sheets for you to follow. You don't have to do the whole routine with all the repetitions but little and often is ideal.
Pilates is a technique of mindful exercise requiring a great deal of inner focus, concentration and control. All current research points to how much more effective being mindful makes any exercise programme so we are really ahead of the game in our classes. You need to be mindful in all your forms of exercise and make sure you have your powerhouse turned on whatever you do.
Both mindfulness and functional training are linked, you really have to pay attention to your powerhouse if you want to exercise functionally and gain all the benefits. These benefits include, improved strength and flexibility, coordination and balance, no matter what level you are working at whether super advanced or just starting your Pilates journey.
If you feel this might help you, please discuss it with me and I will organise a session to demonstrate their correct use.
We are still a drop off point for used bras and underwear for the Uplift organisation which sends these items to pacific countries where they are needed. You can leave them with us and we make sure they get sent on.
Our timetable remains largely unchanged for now but Carla's baby is due towards the end of April which will change some things for a very short period. Val will be able to cover most of her classes. We will keep you up to date on this.
The only real change is that Thursday night's beginner class is now more intermediate than beginner so well done to everyone who is in that class, now working at a much higher level.